VFR Training

In the VFR contact program, students have the option to fly in the rear cockpit of the L-39 Turbojet or rear cockpit of the TF-51 Mustang. UAT instructors teach the prevention, recognition and recovery of unusual attitudes and upsets that occur in day VFR conditions. Attitudes covered are:

  • Nose up
  • Nose down
  • Overbank
  • Combination of pitch and bank
  • Stalls

The VFR Training program combines both a ground and flight syllabus which cover the following aspects:

Ground

  • Definitions of unusual attitudes and inadvertent upsets
  • V-G diagrams
  • Zero-G and its benefits
  • Asymmetrical loading
  • Radial G
  • Power management
  • Baseline maneuvers and recovery options
  • Optimum recovery techniques

Flight Using Visual Contact References:

  • Aircraft familiarization
  • Aircraft handling/warm-up
  • G-Ex, G-Cal, and zero-G exercises
  • Recognition of and approach to full stalls with recoveries normal and accelerated
  • Baseline nose high maneuvers
  • Baseline nose low maneuvers
  • Eyes-closed entries to nose high unusual attitude with recovery
  • Eyes-closed entries to nose low unusual attitude with recovery
  • Inadvertent upset recoveries
  • Video debrief

On-board aircraft video cameras capture the flight for a post-flight debrief with instructors and a personal copy is provided for future reference.

 

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