FlightSafety International is adding five more business aircraft types to its advanced upset-prevention and recovery training program, which includes the Beechcraft King Air 350. Courses for the new types will become available between now and the end of this year. According to the company, locations and start dates will vary by aircraft type.
The FlightSafety program uses the only flight simulator expanded with aerodynamic, flight control and motion models specifically for upset prevention and recovery training that is qualified by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s National Simulator Program. According to the company, the models developed and incorporated into the simulators include low speeds that replicate full aerodynamic stalls and extreme high speeds beyond VMO and MMO.
Of particular interest to European operators, the company explained that its advanced upset-prevention and recovery courses exceed EASA requirements. The courses are aircraft type-specific and include manufacturer-approved techniques and procedures for recovering from upsets due to aerodynamic stall, as well as high-speed/Mach events well in excess of the certified maximum speeds.