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NBAA Flight Plan Podcast: Taking a Closer Look at Preventing Loss of Control In-flight Accidents

NBAA Flight Plan is a weekly podcast by NBAA that provides an overview of important developments affecting NBAA members and the aviation industry. The following podcast features APS president Paul ‘BJ’ Ransbury discussing how to prevent Loss of Control In-flight (LOC-I):

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One of most pervasive issues before NBAA’s Safety Committee is the issue of loss of control inflight (LOC-I) accidents and how to prevent them. Paul “BJ” Ransbury, the committee’s lead for the Loss of Control Working Group, said traditionally the focus in preventing these accidents has been on distraction and automation management, pilot monitoring and situational awareness – but those lines of defense are great until they don’t work. Ransbury said the focus should also be on recovery training, and specifically stall threats, as nearly 50 percent of LOC-I accident are related to a stall in some way.

Further Information on Preventing LOC-I:

  • What Is LOC-I?: Read an in-depth explanation of Loss of Control In-flight and its relevance to the aviation industry.
  • Required Intensity for Upset Training: In order to embed the skills a pilot needs to recover from an upset, training must strive to ensure those skills have become second nature. This article discusses the intensity of training required to give pilots the best chance of retaining upset prevention and recovery skills and being able to call up on them even during a highly stressful and time critical event.
  • Get the Full Story: This article discusses the essential elements of Upset Prevention & Recovery Training as well as what to look for in a provider.

*You can subscribe to NBAA Flight Plan on iTunes or Google Play Music, or listen to past reports on the NBAA Flight Plan website.

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