The flight training community is divided on how to best deliver Upset Prevention and Recovery Training. Rob Mark's article from 2019 talks with experts about the rationale behind their respective extended envelope training approaches.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created many questions about aviation training: How do furloughed pilots maintain recency? How do flight schools continue their training when pilots are isolating at home? How will training organizations handle a surge of necessary type conversions if airlines overhaul their fleets in favor of more fuel-efficient aircraft?
The C-19-triggered deficit in training capacity is temporary. Growth, and the pilot shortage will eventually return. Now is the time to develop the Flight Academy of the Future, suggests Capt. John Bent, FRAeS.
Is UPRT working? Capt. Art Ziccardi, veteran international instructor, says “Yes, a good industry start, but the program is not without some turbulence. Loss of reliable airspeed simulator training remains problematic.”
So, here we are nearly ten years on from the first publication of the IATA Guidance Material and Best Practices for Pilot Aptitude Testing, putting selection in the spotlight, generating discussion and in some quarters, irritation. Nikki Heath looks at how best to select a future workforce.
In May, the IATA 75th Annual General Meeting unanimously approved a resolution to improve the air travel experience for people with disabilities around the world. Craig P. Kennedy takes a look at disability training programs.