FAA Encourages Pilots To Hand Fly More

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We found an article in Flying Magazines online version (see the original here) discussing a recent FAA safety alert.  The FAA is concerned that pilots are relying too much on automation, and not retaining proficiency in “hand flying skills”.  The article …

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AP IMPACT: Automation in the air dulls pilot skill

Automation prompts safety officials’ concern about pilots’ skills Airplanes are become increasingly automated, leading some safety officials to raise concerns that pilots might be losing their in-flight instincts, which could be troublesome when faced with an issue. Rory Kay, co-chairman …

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Instructor Standards: Cornerstone of Loss of Control Upsets

Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) is an unique and unprecedented challenge for the flight instructor pilot due the counter-intuitive aspects of prevention and recovery mitigation strategies. UPRT is often an individualized training process due to both it’s inherent technical …

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