Guidance – Training Methods
The invaluable guidance issued in recent years on the structure of Upset Prevention and Recovery Training by ICAO, the FAA, CAAand EASA has put the industry on the right track. This very guidance must frame compliant solutions. However, that same high-level guidance fails to address essential features to drive aviation safety solutions that have the highest likelihood of advancing large-scale antidotes to LOC-I.
Without this additional detail, the flight training industry is left to itself to try to teach something that’s intended to be a paradigm shift yet fundamentally limited by the industry’s deficiencies in the required competencies. We should not be surprised by few changes to the severity and rate of occurrences of LOC-I accidents. After all, a solution intended to be a paradigm shift to overcome LOC-I, when being delivered by the very same instructors following similar training methods thatUPRT training integrated with proven-effective and transferrable instructional techniques across training platforms, the use of all-attitude-capable piston and jet airplanes, and advanced flight simulators are necessary to effectively install the necessary KSAs to assure safety.
Drawn together harmoniously over a few days, with a mutually supportive training outcome built in, each component creates an engaging learning environment that equips pilots with resilient skills that can be trusted to protect the crew in a wide diversity of unpredictable and often life-threatening situations.
The integration of these three facets of integrated UPRT creates a comprehensive and holistic program that drives optimal results for professional pilots. Yes, as a GA pilot, integrated UPRT solutions maximally mitigates your risk.