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Also known as airsickness is caused by the brain receiving mixed signals about the state of the body. Usually, student pilots will experience this on the first flight lesson, it will go away after a couple of lessons. If you are prone to motion sickness avoid lessons in turbulent conditions. Also, keep the lessons short until you get comfortable in the aircraft, then move on to longer flight instructions periods.

Some symptoms of motion sickness are discomfort, nausea, dizziness, sweating, and vomiting.

If you experience motion sickness during a lesson, let the flight instructor know, he or she will give you a few techniques to overcome motion sickness.

​If any of the symptoms happen inflight, you can try a few things to help.

  • Open fresh air vents

  • Focus on objects outside of the airplane.

  • Avoid unnecessary head movement.

Keep in mind Dramamine is not a good medication to take as a pilot, it can cause drowsiness.


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