This upset recovery training course is designed to teach pilots how to effectively recognize departure from controlled flight as well as upset scenarios and methods to properly and safely recover from these conditions. It is designed to take pilots to an advanced stage of learning – and includes potentially lifesaving techniques under actual in flight conditions – in situations where the majority of aircraft accidents and fatalities occur due to pilot recognition failure and/or improper recovery procedures.
Upset Recovery Training Course Details
Our course is from 2 to 4 days in length depending upon an individual pilot’s needs and experience. Each course, consists of both academics and flight training. We use a variety of training aircraft, such as the Sabreliner, the MB-326 jet trainer, the DHC1 Chipmunk, the T-67 Firefly and the NDN-IT turbine Firecracker depending upon the background and requirements of each student.
Upset Recovery Training Techniques
Every student will experience upsets from extreme nose high and nose low angles of attack and progressive bank angles from 70 to 180 degrees. These are done in a variety of configurations from clean to take-off and landing, with various combinations of flaps, landing gear position and airspeeds. Spin recovery both upright and inverted are taught with neutral, pro- and anti-aileron spin input. Various stalls are also demonstrated and taught for correct recognition and recovery techniques.
Cameras are installed on the tail of the training aircraft and the entire mission and cockpit conversation is recorded. This footage is then used in the post-flight mission debrief, where mistakes can be discussed and lessons reviewed.
The importance of immediate and correct identification of the situation and proper application of controls are emphasized. At the conclusion of the course, the recording is presented to the student along with a graduation certificate.
Upset Recovery Training Requirements
We can easily tailor the training to individual requirements by adding high altitude stall training in the Sabreliner, as well. Because the Sabreliner stalls much the same as a heavy transport jet, this experience can be invaluable (and potentially lifesaving) for both corporate and airline pilots.
Also, check with your insurance carrier, as some will offer discounted premiums for those completing this course.
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.