Flight Research has introduced its newest training program for helicopter pilots learning upset recognition and recovery training.
The new course teaches students how to recover from and be prepared in abnormal situations. It offers training on three aircraft including an AugustaWestland A109, Bell Helicopter 212 Huey and a MBB Bo 105.
The Mojave, California-based company's chairman and CEO, Bill Korner, said loss of control in-flight is a leading cause of aviation accidents, for both fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft. He said flight departments should have proper training for these situations.
The company said various benefits to receiving the training include reducing "startle effect," increasing knowledge of aircraft capabilities and aviation terminology, and supplying information for safety management systems.