New FAA Training Rule Stresses Stall Recovery

By John Croft
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology
November 11, 2013

Airlines and training providers will have five years to upgrade flight simulators to comply with a new FAA rule for more comprehensive and scenario-based training of pilots, including extended simulator envelopes to practice recovery from stalls.

The amendment to existing training requirements, as well as two other recent FAA rules, comes as a direct consequence of the February 2009 crash of the Colgan Air Bombardier Q400 near Buffalo after the captain inappropriately responded to a stall-warning-system alert. The update is included in the FAA's Part 121 training program and crewmember qualifications rules.

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