The Element of Surprise

CAT magazine issue 1 2014 has published a new article on the need for startling scenarios as part of  Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) for airline pilots. Accident statistics show that Loss-of-Control In-Flight (LOC-I) is still the number one threat and the category with the highest fatalities. The crew’s startle reaction is the leading catalyst that can take an upset airplane into an LOC-I condition. Startle management is one of the elements that should be trained, according to the authors. The article furthermore discusses stall tactics, use of aerobatic airplanes, stall models and stall training requirements for flight simulators.

To read the full article, please refer to the online version of CAT magazine issue 1 2014, page 18-21.

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