Airframe Icing and Loss of Control In-flight — More than just a weight issue

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Airframe icing and its affect on an aircraft is a complex issue.  Icing adds weight to the aircraft and alters the characteristics of the airfoil.  To prevent or remove airfoil icing, anti-ice and de-ice systems are employed.  These systems, however, …

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Graduated Approach to Upset Prevention and Recovery Training

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ICATEE Upset Prevention / Recovery Training (UPRT) vision of graduated approach includes academics, sims, and on-aircraft training in aerobatic platforms.

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Evolving Upset Prevention and Recovery Training guidelines

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Our thoughts on this resource: We found this article on deficiencies in Upset Prevention and Recovery Training to be very informative.  The authors, Paul “BJ” Ransbury and Dr. Janeen Kochan, identify 7 key deficiencies in current Upset Prevention and Recovery …

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Experts Urge “Sweeping” Changes in Pilot Training

Training for airline pilots should utilize more-realistic simulators and focus more on manual flying skills, according to a new report by a panel of experts, The Wall Street Journal reported this week. The 54-page report, which was requested by Congress, …

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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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