London-based Global Aerospace, Inc., an aerospace insurance provider, announced a new partnership with Calspan Corporation as part of the SM4 Safety program. Calspan and Global have designed a unique program to provide a comprehensive Upset Recovery Training course, which includes actual in-flight simulators, to qualified global aerospace customers.
Loss of Control (LOC) in-flight is indisputably one of the leading causes of aircraft crashes and crash-related fatalities and airmanship skills is currently listed as one of the NBAA Top 10 Safety Focus Areas. We recognize that pilots in our industry have become increasingly dependent upon automated systems and many do not have the opportunity to regularly practice and develop their airmanship skills. Calspan’s Advanced Maneuvering & Upset Recovery Training (AM-URT) program will provide customers with genuine and technically advanced upset training specifically designed for business jet pilots.
“We have found that pilots can excel in a ground-based simulator, but when presented with the same conditions in-flight, they often freeze,” said Lou Knotts, engineering test pilot and president of Calspan.
“Calspan’s URT training program significantly enhances the skills and confidence of the pilots who complete the program, as they gain real-world loss of control experience and obtain the knowledge they need to correct for upsets,” Knotts added.
Source: Global Aerospace
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