Tag: upset recovery training



The Need for Stress during Upset Prevention and Recovery Training


  By Michael C. Newman   A pilot’s initial reaction to an unplanned aircraft upset is paramount to the eventual recovery or loss of control that follows. Fear, shock and extreme anxiety, often referred to as the startle factor of … Continue reading

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ETC’s UPRT Course Satisfies FAA Requirements for Training




  On November 12, 2013, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a final rule change to 14 CFR Part 121, which revised pilot training requirements for commercial air carriers. This ruling by the FAA, in conjunction with the International Civil … Continue reading

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Pushing Pilots Beyond Their Comfort Zones




  By Glenn B. King   The fact that most experienced pilots seek to master skills they hope to never need is the great paradox of commercial aviation. It causes pilots of all skill levels and experience to grapple with … Continue reading

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Pilots, Are You As Prepared As You Should Be?




By: Paul W. Comtois, Colonel (RET.)   Training for corporate and commercial pilots is largely confined to the normal maneuvering of an aircraft, or the “normal flight envelope.” Pilots train in Level-D simulators, which cannot replicate stress factors present in … Continue reading

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Understanding Human Limitations in an Aviation Environment




  By: Paul W. Comtois, Colonel (RET.)   Whenever I approach the topic of Loss of Control (LOC) in preparation for an academic session or a simulator scenario, I always remind myself of the actual environment in which pilots operate … Continue reading

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