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Breathing easier: After years of T-6 hypoxia scares, the Air Force thinks it has the fix

For instructor pilot Maj. Kinsley ?Trigger? Jordan, the first clue that something had gone seriously wrong was when he suddenly tasted something metallic. Jordan was in a T-6 Texan II, on the back half of a routine training sortie with a student pilot near Vance Air Force Base in Oklahoma in early November 2017. The student was practicing basic touch-and-go landings at a nearby airport when Jordan became cognizant of the metallic taste. He first wondered if he hadn?t eaten enough for lunch, or if he had unknowingly bit his lip and drawn blood.

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