The European Center for Advanced Inflight Recovery (ECAIR) is the first European center for pilot skills development and research relating to aircraft upset prevention and recovery (UPRT) as well as loss of control in flight (LOC-I).
While simulators effectively teach pilots to fly within the normal flight envelope, retraining is required in relation to upset prevention and recovery from unexpected situations.
ECAIR’s courses enhance a pilot’s situational awareness and airmanship by teaching them how to recognize, avoid and if necessary recover from potentially catastrophic situations. We are already compliant with the new EASA ED-D 2015/12/R (Executive Director Decision) and with the rule making process (RMP) regarding LOC-I(RMT.0581&. 0582).
ECAIR instructors are highly experienced pilots in flight envelope exploration and upset recoveries. They are experimental test pilots with aeronautical engineering degrees or airline pilots with fighter pilot background.
The key aims of our UPRT training are:
Building a greater theoretical understanding of UPRT, increasing pilot skills in preventing, recognizing, and, if necessary, recovering from an upset
Exposing pilots to the psychological & physiological effects of upset situations
Exposing pilots to aircraft upsets in a controlled environment in order to build confidence in applying a timely and appropriate recovery action
Building awareness of how inappropriate actions increase the likelihood of accidents when unexpected loss of control in flight (LOC-I) events occur
UPRT FOR INSTRUCTORS
When starting a UPRT project, operators should first select an individual or a team to be charged with the design and implementation of the programme. This team should form the core-group of instructors to setup the UPRT program
The training course stipulated in SPO.SPEC.MCF.120 comprises ground training followed by a demonstration of techniques for the checks in flight and failure conditions in a full flight simulator (FFS) or aircraft.
Realistic training for pilots and aircrew of all experience levels with control response time similar to the actual aircraft.
Designed to give pilots background knowledge concerning:
– spatial disorientation and
– causes of illusions
– and confront aircrew to Spatial Desorientation using a specific generator of desorientation & visual illusions.
It is a simple, inexpensive and very demonstrative machine.
It is not as maneuverable as aerobatic planes, but it corresponds perfectly to ECAIR’s UPRT training needs.
Its performance and ‘side-by-side’ seat configuration are well suited for UPRT instruction.
It allows execution of upset prevention maneuvers and recoveries at the flight limit and focuses pilot awareness on certain unforeseen situations.
It is suitable for both private and professional pilots.
GROB 120 AF (on request)
This is a versatile aircraft with aerodynamic characteristics that are similar to those of transport aircraft with high wing loading. It is less maneuverable than aerobatic planes, but it corresponds perfectly well to ECAIR’s UPRT training needs.
Its performance and “side-by-side” seat configuration are well adapted for training purposes, and it is often used by airlines and armed forces.
It is perfectly adapted for flight maneuvers on the limit and to build awareness of certain unforeseen situations.
Note: only available subject to a minimum demand volume.
You can see a short in-flight video here:
This turboprop aircraft, the fastest in its class ( TAS 320kts to FL 260), can be used for training sequence at high altitude at FL 300. With modern avionics in the cockpit (full glass Garmin 1000 cockpit) it creates a similar environment to larger airliners.
It will give pilots the opportunity to fly and maneuver manually at various altitudes and especially at high altitude above FL250. This allows pilots to better analyse and identify the different aerodynamic behaviours of their aircraft at low, medium and high altitude.
You can see a short in-flight video here:
VARIABLE STABILITY LEARJET
ON REQUEST with our partner Calspan
This jet is unique in its kind because it can simulate, on the same flight, the flight control laws of 15 different types of aircraft.
It can therefore reproduce all the real problems experienced by aircraft during accidents. This aircraft, mainly used for flight tests, can also be used to demonstrate loss of control in flight and other unexpected phenomena.
This is the ideal aircraft to train TRI / TRE airline pilots and technical pilots.