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Gripen E_SWE_BRA

Training to fly Gripen

In part 3 of the training for Gripen video, test pilot Major Abdon undergoes hypoxia symptom recognition training where he learns to handle decreased oxygen pressure at altitude.

Gripen E_SWE_BRA
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“It was very important for me to understand how my body would behave in case of lack of oxygen, and what actions I should take in a situation like this,” Major Abdon says. “I believe now I am prepared to start the course with the Swedish Air Force and do a great job,” he adds.

Major Abdon is a Brazilian Air Force Test Pilot in training for the Gripen Programme, and is undergoing a five month course in Såtenäs, Sweden. He feels honoured to be a part of the Brazilian Gripen programme and believes he will go back to Brazil and make valuable inputs as a Gripen pilot.

“All the instructors received me well, they gave a lot of valuable knowledge for me as a pilot and also as a representative of the Brazilian Air Force,” Major Abdon says.