The U.S. Air Force Air Education and Training Command and the T-6 System Program office has selected Insta Pilot’s Breath Monitor (IPBAM) as one of the methods for monitoring the T-6 oxygen system and physiological performance of aircrew in flight.
The IPBAM will provide insight into the performance of both the aircraft system and aircrew to identify potential issues in flight and build historical data trends. This effort will help keep aircrew safe while in a flight environment and will work to minimize the number of unexplained physiological episodes (UPEs) that have occurred on board the T-6 aircraft.
Insta Pilot’s Breath Air Monitor has been developed together with the Finnish Defence Forces and it has been in use since 2018 with good results. During 2019, IPBAM was successfully flight tested by U.S. Navy with the F-18 platform and by U.S. Air Force with the F-16 platform. This effort with T-6 is another testimonial on the ability of IPBAM to support multiple aircraft platforms.
Insta was one of the first companies to address the rise of physiological episodes across aircrafts and Insta Pilot’s Breath Air Monitor has helped aircrew already on three continents.
Photo: U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. David Richards