“When Disaster Threatens, Instinct Can Be a Pilot’s Enemy”

In the wake of the Air France crash over the Atlantic in 2009, the aviation industry is realizing that many pilots are not adequately trained to overcome impulsive reactions during a loss of control. The New York Times has posted an interesting article on loss of control in flight and the need for a different approach to train pilots to deal with these situations. In the article, the word is given to several persons who are involved with upset recovery training and in the investigations of recent air incidents that have taken place and which were contributed to loss of control in flight.
 
Please visit the New York Times Europe Page to read the whole article.
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