- In large transport aircraft, an unusual attitude is usually defined as a nose up pitch attitude greater than 25 degs, a nose down pitch attitude greater than 10 degs, a bank angle greater than 45 degs or flight within these parameters but with airspeeds inappropriate for the conditions.
- An upset is not necessarily a departure from controlled flight (i.e. a stall/spin) but it does include abnormal attitudes and gross over/under-speed conditions as defined in the Preface above. Avoidance and Recognition are as important as recovery, if not more so. Effective monitoring by both pilots of the flight path and of each other cannot be over emphasized
- Effective monitoring by both pilots of the flight path and of each other cannot be over emphasized. Even on those aircraft with fly-by-wire primary controls and envelope protections, pilots must remain aware that certain system failures can degrade these protections in which case the recovery actions outlined.
Upon completion of this course the participants will be able:
- to provide flight crew members with sufficient knowledge in recognizing and avoiding situations that may lead to airplane upset
- to recognize the cause of an upset as well as the recovery which must begin as soon as possible;
- to improve the pilot’s ability to recover control of an airplane that has exceeded the normal flight regime;
- to increase awareness of potential upset situations and knowledge of aerodynamics
- Course content
- Flight Dynamics
- High Altitude Maneuvering and Performance
- Causes of Airplane Upset
- Airplane Upset Recovery
- 4 hours