Tuesday, August 14, 2012Paul "BJ" Ransbury - - 15:30 - 17:00 Upset Recovery Training - Concepts and Strategy
This presentation on the Loss of Control In-Flight (LOC-I) threat answers several key questions for pilots. Why are professional pilots still losing control of commercial airplanes? How does comprehensive Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) aid a pilot’s growth towards developing effective knowledge, skills and attitudes to reduce their risk of LOC-I? Real world loss of control events will be presented, in a non-threatening non-critical manner, to augment the magnitude of the challenge to corporate aviation by LOC-I.
In a report issued by the Commercial Aviation Safety Team and published by Boeing in July 2011, Loss of Control in-Flight (LOC-I) represents the most severe cause factor in fatal commercial aviation accidents over the past 10 years, from 2001 through 2010 – even more than Controlled Flight into Terrain (CFIT). Where CFIT can be economically addressed through the integration of ground proximity warning systems and synthetic vision instrumentation augmentation, technology does not currently offer a reliable “quick fix” to LOC-I. An industry-wide technological in-cockpit solution to LOC-I is unlikely in the foreseeable future.
Effective LOC-I interventions do exist through enhanced pilot awareness and specialized upset-specific training.