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CAA publish stall and spin advisory animation
Jun03

CAA publish stall and spin advisory animation

https://youtu.be/gkPABHoEVlM?si=oD6Twn009euWSfR8 The UK CAA has released a short advisory animation recounting a 2021 incident when a stall/spin training exercise nearly ended in tragedy. The flight was conducted in a T67 Firefly out of Shoreham Airport. The instructor reports that the student had safely conducted a couple of left-hand spins, recovering each time to an altitude of around 5,500ft. The student was then asked to...

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Lowering full flap during go-around led to stall/spin
Aug22

Lowering full flap during go-around led to stall/spin

The student pilot began flying in June and first flew solo in mid-August after 22 hours of instruction. The student flew nine flights subsequently which included instruction in flying glide approaches. Before the accident flight, the student had flown 27 hours with an instructor and three hours solo. The pilot had been taught low speed handling, with and without flaps extended, earlier in the PPL syllabus as a prelude to being taught...

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Dealing with Tail Rotor Problems
Sep26

Dealing with Tail Rotor Problems

When I was learning to fly helicopters, I practised all sorts of emergencies with my instructor. We performed simulated engine failures numerous times – into wind, downwind, and in the hover. We talked about what you would do if you had an engine fire, if the governor failed, or if a warning light came on. We simulated vortex ring, sometimes known as ‘the helicopter stall’. And we also discussed tail rotor problems… but...

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Recovering Aviation UPRT is valuable and necessary. At the same time it highlights some deep issues for the future of piloting
Aug17

Recovering Aviation UPRT is valuable and necessary. At the same time it highlights some deep issues for the future of piloting

The increasing focus, in recent years, on Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) as a key safety goal in training for professional pilot licences, whose specifics are discussed elsewhere in this issue, is certainly something to be welcomed. The safety spotlight shifts from place to place as aviation evolves. For a long period, after the birth of aviation more than a century ago, ‘safety’ was centred on manual aircraft handling...

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New Aerobatic Scholarship from Ultimate Aerobatics
Feb09

New Aerobatic Scholarship from Ultimate Aerobatics

Ultimate Aerobatics, in partnership with Total UK Aviation Fuels, is offering up to two pilots the opportunity to achieve their aerobatic dreams with a scholarship to take them on the first step of their journey to aerobatic competition. Up to two five hour scholarships are available which will give successful applicants a training award towards the EASA aerobatic rating, allowing them to compete at British Aerobatic competitions....

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