New York (October 13, 2015) – FlightSafety International announces that Upset Prevention and Recovery training for the Gulfstream V aircraft is now available at its Learning Center in Wilmington, Delaware. The training is provided using the first flight simulator expanded aerodynamic model for Upset Prevention and Recovery Training qualified by the United States Federal Aviation Administration’s National Simulator Program.
“The ongoing expansion of FlightSafety’s industry-leading Upset Prevention and Recovery Training program demonstrates our commitment to enhance aviation safety and leadership in training and simulation technology,” said David Davenport, Executive Vice President.
The Upset Prevention and Recovery Training course presents compelling scenarios based on actual aircraft incidents. This allows pilots to safely experience and recover from in-flight loss of control and extreme high-speed events in a way that would be far too dangerous in an aircraft. It also helps them to increase their knowledge of aerodynamics and develop new skills that are critical to safe operations.
“Loss of control in-flight is reported to be the leading cause of fatal accidents over the last 20 years,” said Dann Runik, Executive Director, Advanced Training Programs. “Successful response to in-flight loss of control requires careful, effective preparation and training.”
The FAA qualified expanded aerodynamic, flight control, and motion models developed and incorporated into the simulator are based on actual aircraft flight test information, wind tunnel testing, and analytical data. This includes low speeds that replicate deep aerodynamic stalls and extreme high speeds beyond VMO, the maximum airspeed at which an aircraft is certified to operate, and beyond MMO, the maximum operating Mach number of an aircraft.
Upset Prevention and Recovery Training joins a series of new, advanced courses designed to help pilots develop and maintain core airmanship. They include Rejected Takeoff Go/No-Go, Energy Management, and CRM/Human Factors Line Oriented Flight Training (LOFT).
FlightSafety International is the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations. The company provides more than a million hours of training each year to pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals from 167 countries and independent territories. FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full flight simulators at Learning Centers and training locations in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.
By Steven Phillips