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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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ICATEE Outlines Loss of Control In-Flight Progression

Dr. Sunjoo Advani, Chairman of the Royal Aeronautical Society’s ICATEE (International Committee for Aviation Training in Extended Envelopes), provides a very interesting and informative presentation addressing industry challenges, solutions and expected progressions in loss of control in-flight mitigation through enhanced … Read the rest of this entry

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Strong ICATEE Presence During the EASA Conference on Maintaining Control

On 4 and 5 October, EASA (The European Aviation Safety Agency) held a conference entitled “Staying in Control – Loss-of-Control Prevention & Recovery”. The meeting was attended by over 250 delegates from the global aviation community to meet and share … Read the rest of this entry

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Annual International Flight Crew Training Conference, London

The Royal Aeronautical Society’s Annual International Flight Crew Training Conference brought together the key players from government, airframe manufacturers, airline operators and training providers. A keynote speech given by FAA Administrator J. Randolph Babbitt reflected the FAA’s commitment to maintaining … Read the rest of this entry

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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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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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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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