Now the leading cause of airliner hull losses and fatalities, loss of control is driving improvements in training to help pilots recognize and recover from aircraft upsets in flight. Stall is the number-one cause of upsets leading to loss of control. Pilots are well trained, aircraft have protection systems and yet we are still getting upsets. Why? Because loss of control in flight is rare, unpredictable and catastrophic—and pilots are not adequately trained. ICATEE is in the final stages of developing new tools and guidelines for upset prevention and recovery training (UPRT) to address concerns raised by LOC-1 accidents including Colgan Air 3407 and AF447. Read the full article on aviationweek.com.
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