Upset Training Offered by Tucker/jetAviva Partnership
Sean Tucker’s Tutima Academy of Aviation Safety, which provides aerobatic and upset recovery training in King City, Calif., has partnered with light jet brokerage jetAviva to offer a light jet upset recovery course. In Information for Operators 10010, the FAA noted, “The category of loss of control (LOC) continues to outpace other factors as the leading cause of fatal accidents in the last 20 years.” An FAA/industry work group co-chaired by Airbus, Boeing and the Flight Safety Foundation in 1998 published training guidance for airline pilots in the form of the “Airplane Upset Recovery Training Aid.” The InFO recommends that pilot training programs incorporate applicable sections of the training aid, although recovery techniques should adhere to those specified by the aircraft manufacturer. The Tutima/jetAviva upset recovery training targets light jet pilots and pilots who are planning to fly light jets, to help prevent loss-of-control accidents. The three-day course costs $3,900, which combines flights in an Extra 300L or Pitts S-2B/C with an emphasis on loss-of-control scenarios and psychology. Training can also be done at a customer’s location at additional cost to cover expenses.