February 06, 2017
The Flight Research Upset Recognition and Recovery Training combats the number one cause of worldwide fatal aircraft accidents. Flight Research, Inc. is the only provider of URRT in supersonic aircraft for professional pilots.
Mojave, CA – February 2, 2017
— Flight Research instructor and former NASA astronaut Billy Oefelien just gave a certificate of completion to the first ever civilian professional pilot to complete upset training in supersonic flight. Oefelien says, "It is a wonderful experience to train pilots to this ultimate level of competence and prepare them to save lives through this course."
This is High-Performance upset training in supersonic aircraft using the T-38 Talon, the same aircraft used to train military pilots. Highly experienced
instructors teach professional civil pilots to understand the characteristics of transonic and supersonic flight by relating aerodynamic theory to practical flying.
VP of Operations, Scott Glaser, explains why this course is unique and the first of its kind. "Civil jet aircraft have evolved into extremely high performance machines. Unfortunately, pilot training has not evolved at the same pace. These aircraft are capable of very high altitudes and speeds, approaching supersonic, where airplanes behave differently than they do at slower speeds. As such, a different set of skills is required to deal with upsets in this flight regime which are not taught to civil pilots.
FAA Advisory Circular 61-107A details that a number of corporate jet airplanes have been involved in catastrophic loss of control during high-altitude/high-speed flight. Airplanes unintentionally exceeded the speed of sound during upset with catastrophic results due to lack of pilot training. Flight Research provides the solution to fill this training gap, HiPer URRT."
Flight Research URRT meets all FAA, EASA, and ICAO upset training compliance standards. It is a necessary part of any safety and training program as the most robust and comprehensive upset training in the world.
Tune in to see Flight Research, CEO Bill Korner address Loss of Control and pilot training on
Fox Business Network this Sunday.
About Flight Research, Inc.
Flight Research leads the aviation industry in professional URRT, Flight Test Support, Spaceflight Orientation, Aircraft Maintenance, and Aerospace Research and Development. Founded in 1981, Flight Research operates a fleet of more than 40 aircraft and is headquartered at 1062 Flight Line, Hangar 161, Mojave, California 93501. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: 661-824-4136
January 25, 2017
Airing Sunday 02/12/2017
Flight Research Inc. President and CEO Bill Korner will be featured on Fox Business
Sunday, February 12th at 5PM Eastern in a sponsored segment dedicated to pilot safety on the set of Worldwide Business with Kathy Ireland.
September 17, 2016
August 09, 2016
MOJAVE, Calif., Aug. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Flight Research, Inc. (FRI), the Nation's leading provider of Upset Recognition & Recovery Training, is proud to offer a revolutionary advanced Upset Recognition and Recovery Training (URRT) Course – High Performance URRT or HiPer URRT.
Modern commercial jet aircraft operate at very high altitudes and very high speeds. Upsets in such flight conditions are magnified intensely and hence very specific piloting skills are required to safely recover. Pilots who have already completed the training in FRI's core URRT courses can add to their skill level as HiPer URRT specialized training teaches the actions necessary to safely recover from upsets in high dynamic environments.
Pilots will experience an intensive 1+ day training program that includes academics which build on FRI's world renown and industry leading jet URRT program. Training is culminated by a dynamic flight in a Northrop F-5 where students experience the effects of high altitude and high speed common to all high performance aircraft. More importantly, pilots learn to effectively maneuver and recover from potential upsets approaching high Mach, transonic effects and related conditions. There is simply no better advanced training than HiPer URRT.
Since 1981, Flight Research Inc. has been providing upset recognition and recovery training in jet, turboprop and general aviation aircraft. Customers include owner operators, corporate flight department pilots as well as commercial airline pilots. In addition, Flight Research's testing division provides high-performance flight platforms and comprehensive testing and development facilities for manufacturers of aircraft, avionics and weapons systems. The company's support division provides aircraft, personnel and facilities to assist customers in maintaining the highest levels of mission readiness in their aviation operations worldwide.
or contact Flight Research at 661-824-4136 x 115
July 14, 2016
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June 27, 2016
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MOJAVE, Calif., June 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Bill Korner, Chairman and CEO of Flight Research, states that 'Loss of Control In-Flight' is the leading cause of aviation accidents today, and this applies to helicopters as well as fixed wing aircraft. It is important that every flight department recognize that their crews should be well prepared for any situation that would arise. In order to be the best flight crew, it is necessary to be able to recognize and recover from various abnormal situations, as well as properly operate in the broad environments that helicopters often operate.
Flight Research, the leader in Upset Recognition and Recovery Training (URRT) announces its newest training program for helicopter pilots. This course is designed to expand the flying skills and expertise of all helicopter pilots from private to professional commercial aviators. Students will fly in a variety of platforms from our fleet of over 40 aircraft including the Augusta A109, Huey B212 and BO-105, each specifically selected and tailored to the training needs of each student. Thanks to this fleet, pilots will have the opportunity to be exposed to any or all three typical rotor systems (fully articulated, teetering, and rigid). This is simply the most advanced helicopter pilot training available in the civilian world today.
The courses utilize the Augusta A109, Huey B212 or MBB BO-105, giving pilots the opportunity for exposure to all three rotor systems (fully articulated, teetering, and rigid), as well as basic and augmented flight control systems. The H-URRT curriculum focuses on blocks of ground school training that address a multitude of subjects, including:
Flight activities include:
Benefits of the H-URRT Program include:
About Flight Research
Located in legendary Mojave, Calif., Flight Research Inc. has been providing upset recognition and recovery training in jet and turboprop aircraft since 1981. Customers include general and business aviation pilots and crews, as well as commercial airlines and freight carriers. In addition, Flight Research's testing division provides high-performance flight platforms and comprehensive testing and development facilities for manufacturers of aircraft, avionics and weapons systems. The company's support division provides aircraft, personnel and facilities to assist customers in maintaining the highest levels of mission readiness in their aviation operations worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.flightresearch.com; Instagram @flightresearch; twitter @FlightResearch; Facebook @flightresearch
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.