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Pitts Special S-2C

ESSENTIAL FLYING SKILLS FOR AIRLINE PILOTS


A course constructed specifically for each and every airline pilot incorporating the 2014 ICAO Guidelines on UPRT Content



The course will be available in the UK / Europe / Middle East from an EASA FTO from Spring 2015



"ESSENTIAL FLYING SKILLS FOR AIRLINE PILOTS" COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • Consolidate and Develop Manual Flying Skills:
    • Angle of Attack Management
    • Sideslip Issues
    • Investigate Stalling Behaviour and Recovery Actions
    • Energy Management
    • Flight Path Management with Lift Vector

  • Improve Academic Knowledge:
    • Mechanics of Flight/Flight Dynamics relevant to pilots
    • High Altitude Considerations
    • Technical Failures
    • Instrumentation / Flight Guidance
    • Meteorology

  • Build Airmanship:
    • Long Term Avoidance Strategies
    • Maintaining Overall Awareness
    • Developing Sound Judgement
    • Decision Making in Adversity
    • Projecting into the Immediate Future
    • The Mental Flying Skills

  • Avoidance, Prevention and Recovery from Aircraft Upsets :
    • Immediate Avoidance Tactics - Maintaining Control
    • Three-Dimensional Awareness
    • Assessment of Unusual Attitudes
    • Appraisal of Relevant and Transferrable Recovery Techniques for FBW Aircraft
    • Practice Appropriate Recovery Strategy for a range of Upset Conditions

  • Gain Understanding of Human Causes of Upsets
    • "Startle" Factor
    • Transfer of Control
    • Disorientation
    • Case Studies
    • Physiological Limitations
    • Mental Preparation and Training

LOSS OF CONTROL IN FLIGHT (LOC-I) IS AVIATION'S GREATEST KILLER.

  • IT STEMS FROM AN EROSION OF ESSENTIAL FLYING SKILLS AND AIRMANSHIP ACROSS THE PILOT COMMUNITY.

  • BEING PREPARED TO DEAL WITH THIS REQUIRES EFFECTIVE INITIAL AND CONTINUATION TRAINING.

The aim is to equip future pilots with Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes to prevent future upsets.


The problems with Loss of LOC-I events are that they happen to be:

  • Unpredictable,
  • Extremely rare,
  • Usually catastrophic, and therefore...

THE TRAINING NEED IS CRITIAL


Negative training throughout the industry can be avoided by:

  • Appropriate UPRT instructor pilot background and qualifications, and
  • Improved simulator fidelity.

Implementation

Needs to be implemented using a graduated strategy that will avoid negative training and improve academic knowledge.


The "Essential Flying Skills for Airline Pilots" Course is designed to meet this need and is structured as follows:


  • Academic Element
    • Can also be taken in isolation,
    • Can be Instructor-led or taken on-line,
    • Includes Human Factors (HF) element,
    • HF conducted by current CRMI trained in UPRT skills

  • Flying (Airborne element):
    • 7 x 40 min flights in a high performance aerobatic aeroplane,
    • Additional modules may be undertaken if desired:
      •   Performance Flying, Turning and Manoeuvre,
      •   Spinning and Autrotation
    • Aim to develop Manual and Mental Flying Skills,
    • Harmonised with ICAO UPRT Element

  • Full Flight Simulator Training (Level D)
    • Formal Instruction in FFS (4hrs) combined with,
    • Groundschool and briefings (4 hrs),
    • May be conducted at a separate time from the airborne flying element,
    • Conducted by type-qualified TRI/TRE trained in the delivery of UPRT skills,
    • FFS may be at the choice of the customer at any worldwide location,
    • Training conducted in accordance with ICAO UPRT syllabus.

Contact by telephone: 01737 271014
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