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FlightSafety and Flight Research forge partnership
By combining FlightSafety International's type-specific simulator training with Flight Research's in-aircraft instruction, the two companies hope to reduce flight accidents caused by loss of control from the pilots.

FlightSafety International and Mojave, California-based Flight Research are launching a joint upset recovery training programme. This offering aims to reduce loss of control in flight accidents by fusing FlightSafety International's type-specific simulator training with Flight Research's in-aircraft instruction.

This upset recovery training will give pilots the opportunity to experience in-flight upset with real gravitational forces, vestibular excitation and mental stress that can only be delivered in an aircraft, building upon FlightSafety's simulation programmes that replicate scenarios that cannot be safely accomplished in an aircraft, such as very low-level stall events. Using technology and the aircraft provides the most thorough training possible against loss of in-flight control, the greatest cause of fatal aviation accidents for more than a decade.

“We share a mutual safety obsession with Flight Research, so working with it to develop this enhanced upset recovery training makes perfect sense,” says Brad Thress, president and CEO of FlightSafety International. “This innovation to upset recovery training demonstrates our commitment to providing the best in immersive training and preparing aviators who are capable and confident in every situation.”

Flight Research CEO Bill Korner adds: “As the leading provider of in-flight upset recognition and recovery training we are very pleased to be partnering in joint upset recovery training with FlightSafety, the leading provider of simulator-based training. Because we share a strong commitment with FlightSafety for innovative and state of the art training, which better prepares pilots and advances the safety of flight, this is a natural fit for us and demonstrates our continuing focus on training excellence for today's aviators.”

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