The European Aviation Safety Agency has published a proposal for new rules on pilot training which covers the topic of Loss of Control In-flight.
The ‘Notice of Proposed Amendment’ to the rules proposes to integrate upset prevention and recovery training (UPRT) requirements and provisions into EU pilot training. The main focus of the new training standards is on pilots who intend to pursue a pilot career with a commercial airline.
Loss of Control – In Flight has, and continues to be, a major contributor to fatalities in the commercial aviation industry. Aircraft upsets are sometimes unavoidable but they are mostly recoverable by use of appropriate and correct piloting techniques.
EASA has set a foreseen entry into force date of the proposed requirements and provisions of April 2018, but BESTPILOT trainees already have access to an optional UPRT module as part of the programme.
To provide the most comprehensive upset prevention and recovery training we have teamed up with Ultimate High Academy, based at Goodwood aerodrome, Chichester. The academy boasts a wealth of highly experienced pilots with a range of experience from military to senior commercial flying and provides unparalleled UPRT to general aviation and commercial pilots.
The UPRT programme comprises:
Theory based knowledge
Aerodynamics with particular focus on AoA, causes and contributing factors of upsets, G-awareness, energy management, flight path management, recognition of potential or impending upset situations, upset prevention and recovery techniques, system(s) malfunction, human factors, safety review of accidents and incidents relating to aeroplane upsets.
On Aircraft Competency based training
Steep turns, maximum rate turns slow flight stalling: clean, in turn / high AoB, accelerated, cross controlled upset recovery:
- Nose below / above horizon
- Nose High / Wings level, nose Low / Wings level
- Nose Low / High speed, nose Low / Low speed
- Nose High / High speed, nose High / Low speed
- High bank angle, from manoeuvre, ballistic (vertical)
- ‘Startled’ – various scenarios
- Trim extremes
During this fantastic 3 day, 6-profile training package, trainees will fly 4 sorties in the former military Bulldog and 2 sorties in the Extra 300.
To discuss how we can help you with UPRT training, or our MCC/JOC + employment assistance programme, BESTPILOT, please contact Philip on 01789 296916 or [email protected].
You can view the BESTPILOT online brochure here.