International specialists from 45 organizations have identified “critical” knowledge, skills and attitudes that professional pilots must have to prevent airplane upsets and to recover from an inadvertent upset. They recommend graduated — that is, one step at a time — enhanced upset prevention and recovery training (UPRT) that can be supported by the existing pilot training infrastructure.
Simulation plays a large part in the proposed training program. But a simulator can provide only so much realism. Another step: On-aircraft training in an all-attitude, all-envelope, aerobatic-capable aircraft with a trained instructor early in a professional pilot’s development.
Wayne Rosenkrans details how the International Committee for Aviation Training in Extended Envelopes (ICATEE) of the Royal Aeronautical Society is completing the last of several near-term deliverables to the global aviation community, specific civil aviation authorities and the air transport industry. [Download PDF 9M]