Don’t get us wrong. We have the highest respect for simulator-based training, as far as it goes. But while simulators play a vital role in the training process, they simply can’t take you to the edge of the envelope or fully replicate the emotions or physiological impact of the actual experience. And at the edge is where you need to be – while flying an actual airplane – to learn how to recognize and recover from a deep stall or upset condition. Accordingly, there is a dangerous gap between simulation and actual conditions surrounding in-aircraft training.
And we can help you close it.
Flight Research is the only provider of Upset Recognition & Recovery Training in aircraft whose recovery performance closely parallels that of business jets and airliners. This advanced pilot training program is focused on training pilots to properly understand, assess and correct an upset condition and save their aircraft. It begins with specialized classroom training. Then, classroom knowledge is applied in flight, with qualified instructors who place the aircraft in pre-planned "out of control" circumstances. Pilots are then taught hands-on how to apply classroom knowledge to recover the aircraft safely.
Upset Recognition & Recovery Training in high-performance aircraft was once limited to military pilots. Flight Research has made this training available to any pilot who flies high-performance aircraft such as business jets, as well as large aircraft used by the airlines. The flight training is provided in the Aermacchi Impala and the Sabreliner 60.
The Impala is used because its recovery performance closely parallels that of the commonly used Gulfstream and Citation business jets. The Sabreliner is used because it shares aerodynamic characteristics with large aircraft, such as those manufactured by Boeing, Airbus and Embraer. The Impala is also equipped with functioning ejection seats, making it an even safer training platform.
Flight Research leads the industry in professional upset recognition & recovery training, as well as testing and certification for airframes, aircraft modifications, avionics and weapons systems. Call us today at 661-824-4136 and let's discuss your training or testing needs.