Author Archives: ICATEE Chairman

ICATEE honoured by the RAeS

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The International Committee for Aviation Training in Extended Envelopes (ICATEE) was awarded a Specialist Team Bronze Award for the Committee’s exhaustive work in addressing the challenge of reducing the number of loss of control in flight accidents and in developing … Read the rest of this entry

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NOS National News Coverage of ICATEE’s Loss of Control Training Implementation Accomplishments

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Pilots must practice in reality how to prevent loosing control over their airplane and regain control in the case of an upset condition. The European Aviation Organization EASA is therefore changing the rules of training for commercial pilots; the USA … Read the rest of this entry

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UPRT: How to train the trainer

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Upset prevention and recovery training (UPRT) will take many airline pilots out of their comfort zone, exposing them to places unknown. For most of their instructors, too, these places until recently were unfamiliar territory. Dr. Sunjoo Advani, chairman of ICATEE … Read the rest of this entry

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Aerodynamic Stall Can Prompt ‘Brain Stall’

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When pilots face an unexpected event—and with the impressive levels of reliability these days, these are indeed very rare—often there is a cognitive freezing that causes confusion or reversion to reactions developed earlier. Even the most seasoned pilot may end … Read the rest of this entry

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The Element of Surprise

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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 … Read the rest of this entry

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Airplane Upset Recovery Training Aid Available Online

In 1998, the aviation community published the Airplane Upset Recovery Training Aid, providing pilots and instructors with the academic knowledge on airplane upsets. The latest version of this valuable resource (version 2 November 2008) can be downloaded from the Flight … Read the rest of this entry

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Manual Handling – CAT Magazine

Halldale Publications’ Civil Aviation Training (CAT) Magazine features an article on ICATEE’s deliverables in its 4th Issue of 2012. The article presents the philosophy behind the manuals, and discusses the potential impact the new ICAO Manual will have in helping … Read the rest of this entry

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Advisory Circular on Stall and Stick Pusher Training issued by FAA

The U.S. Department of Transportation and the FAA have issued an advisory circular on stall and stick pusher training. The core concepts of the training are parallel with the ICATEE principles. ICATEE supported this work, through the FAA Aviation Rulemaking … Read the rest of this entry

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ICATEE Article in the ICAO Training Report

Dr. Sunjoo K. Advani, Chairman of ICATEE, offers a new perspective on Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT). The article has been published in the ICAO Training Report Vol 2 No 1 (June/July 2012). You can read the full training … Read the rest of this entry

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BEA Report on Air France AF447 Urges Better Pilot Training

The French Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyse (BEA) has presented its final report on Air France flight 447, which crashed in the Atlantic Ocean on June 1 2009, killing all 228 people on board. One of the conclusion of the air … Read the rest of this entry

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