Can anyone help? Just arrived at the lovely airport of Mali Losinj after a fantastic flight across the Alps from Salzburg. Next is to route to Dubrovnik, Ioannina, Kithira & Megara before returning in stages back to the UK. But our O2 tank is running down (maybe there’s leak because we’ve only used it for about 5 hours so far x 2 and it’s a reasonably-sized one plus it’s a pulse demand O2D2). Anyway – does anyone have any idea of places down our route where we may top up? I think we have the European fitting but I can never remember the spec.
I’d be v grateful for any advice? We’ll almost certainly need oxygen for the Alps on the way home plus it’s great to use it at lower flight levels to reduce fatigue on long-distance flights.
Thanks in advance!
Should be a lot of diving shops in the area where you could refill it. However, that will not be premium five star aviation certified oxygen+. :)
If it’s portable oxygen just take the tank to scuba shop in Mali Lošinj. If you have transfilling hose with appropriate adapter, they should be able to help you. Of course, if they have big oxygen tanks – usually in dive shops which support blending different diving mixtures.
Should be a lot of diving shops in the area where you could refill it
If refilling at a dive shop just check this out …..
If it hasnt come out that well you can Google it Flying Mag / July 2002 / Aftermath
The dive shop that supports mix-diving has oxygen and analyzer that confirms content of filled tank.
That’s a really funny story about filling an oxygen cylinder with air. It requires a considerable amount of stupidity / carelessness, as well as some interesting bad luck since, in the scuba sphere, air normally comes from a compressor, while oxygen comes from cylinders which the scuba shop rents, so how do you get it wrong?
Very often scuba shops have “air-banks” or “nitrox-banks” for speeding up filling the tanks and to avoid running compressor at certain time of the day. Basically, they connect several big 50 liter tanks (10 or so) fill them with required mix to 230/240 bar and then from there fill divers’ tanks. That’s where error can come from and that’s why people who know anything about diving don’t dive without analyzing what’s in their tanks.