TRAINING
AIRCRAFT

UNLIKE OTHER SCHOOLS, OUR PROGRAM USES HIGH PERFORMANCE TURBINE AIRCRAFT IN ORDER TO CREATE THE MOST REALISTIC AND BENEFICIAL TRAINING ENVIRONMENT.

At Flight Research we carefully select aircraft for our training program that provide the most realistic environment and responsiveness for our business aviation and commercial airline students – while always maintaining a very high margin of safety. We do not use do not use purpose-built piston-engine aerobatic aircraft, simply because they do not properly replicate the physical or the sensory experience of an unexpected control upset in a turbine aircraft, nor do they allow effective teaching of proper recognition and recovery techniques when an upset occurs.

We utilize three primary aircraft in our advanced training program: The NDN-1T Turbo-Firecracker, the North American Sabreliner, and the Aermacchi MB-326 Impala. In addition, we also utilize the Slingsby T-67 Firefly for students requesting an initial basic introduction to all-attitude flying, prior to taking our two or three-day Upset Recognition & Recovery course.

Here’s a quick summary of our training aircraft, and their capabilities:

NDN-1T Turbo-Firecracker - Upset Recognition and Recovery Training AircraftNDN-1T Turbo-Firecracker
The Turbo-Firecracker is a purpose-built primary military trainer powered by the Pratt & Whitney PT6A. It is a retractable-gear aircraft well known for its ability to replicate the handling qualities of an advanced jet trainer, while remaining the forgiving, docile nature demanded of a good, all attitude training aircraft.

North American Sabreliner - Upset Recognition and Recovery Training AircraftNorth American Sabreliner
The Sabreliner is a beloved and robust mid-size aircraft that has served many roles – from executive jet to military trainer. Originally designed for the USAF as a military training aircraft, the Sabreliner is an extremely capable platform for upset recognition & recovery training from both strength and a maneuverability standpoints. It nicely replicates the size and aerodynamic characteristics of business jets, as well as the world’s primary airline population.

Aermacchi MB-326 Impala - Upset Recognition and Recovery Training AircraftAermacchi MB-326 Impala
The Impala is a well-proven military trainer flown by the air forces of 15 nations. It is an excellent all-attitude aircraft with predictable spin behavior and recovery performance that closely parallels the world’s most popular business jets. The Impala’s control forces are extremely well-balanced and it’s fun to fly – which combines to help make it an upset recognition and recovery teaching platform that is unequalled in the industry.

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.