Category Archives: UPRT Resources

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ICATEE Presentation to the Asian Aviation Community during the APATS Conference

The Asian Pacific Airline Training Symposium (APATS), held in Bangkok on 20 and 21 September, showcased the recent developments in pilot training in this region. Asia is currently the largest growth market in terms of the demands for pilot training. … Read the rest of this entry

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ICATEE meets at ICAO Headquarters

The ICATEE working group held its general meeting at the headquarters of ICAO in Montreal on September 6, 7 and 8. The meeting was attended by over 40 delegates from our diversified team of specialists. During these three days, the … Read the rest of this entry

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WSJ: Air France Crash Report Likely to Alter Pilot Training

French accident investigators on Friday are expected to release a report confirming their initial findings and offering new details of how pilot errors, combined with a fluke of cockpit automation, led to the 2009 crash of an Air France jet … Read the rest of this entry

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WSJ: Major Changes Building In Commercial-Pilot Training

Calling for fundamental changes in aviator training, a group of international experts has recommended that new airline pilots practice certain emergency maneuvers while flying small planes rather than sitting in simulators, which is the current practice. Read the rest of this entry

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LOC-I Indentified by GAJSC as GA Leading Cause (2001-2010)

The following accident analysis information was presented in the June 2011 Issue of Sport Aviation magazine … 10-Years of Accidents and Causal Factors THE GENERAL AVIATION JOINT STEERING COMMITTEE (GAJSC) and Safety Analysis Team (SAT) continues to focus on data-driven … Read the rest of this entry

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Aerobatics versus Upset Prevention and Recovery Training

Every year Boeing releases a statistical summary of worldwide commercial jet accidents covering the preceding ten years. For several years now, Loss of Control In-flight (LOC-I) has led controlled flight into terrain as the number one cause of both accidents and fatalities[1]. The trend is similar with regard to business aircraft[2]. Clearly, LOC-I is a major flight safety issue. Despite this fact there are currently no defined standards for the delivery of upset recovery training. Now that we understand why this conversation is important, let’s consider some ways we can alleviate the problem. Read the rest of this entry

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Deficiencies in Upset Recovery Training Methodologies

There are a number of research needs and deficiencies in training methodologies for upset/stall prevention and recovery training protocols. The verified program delivery outlined below integrates on-line computer-based training, instructor-led training, on-aircraft platforms and level D full flight simulators. Despite the content, sequence, methodologies and specialty topics delivered by a training organization, the success of any training program is directly related to the individual instructor’s ability to present a building block approach appropriate to, and tailored to, the individual pilot-in-training. UPRT is often an individualized training process due to both its inherent complexities and the widely varying experience levels of commercial pilots. Read the rest of this entry

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ICATEE Deliverables to Support ICAO Resources

In September 2010, ICATEE provided its first inputs to the FAA/Industry Stall/Stick-Pusher Working Group, recommending how to deal with Startle in simulation, and how to make better use of the instructor station in flight simulator training. ICATEE’s main output will … Read the rest of this entry

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What Really Can Be Done in Simulation to Improve Upset Training?

The Upset Recovery problem, Requirements, Upset Recovery Training needs, Technology gaps and possible improvements, Pros and cons of possible training solutions Read the rest of this entry

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ICATEE Training Group Deliverables – Executive Summary (London 7-8 June 2010)

This document is to supplement and assist ICATEE members in preparing for the June 7-8 2010 London ICATEE meeting. Through an introduction to the Graduated Strategy concept, it will clarify the purpose of the training matrix (attached); define the planned … Read the rest of this entry

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