Twenty years after United 585, almost17 years after USAir 427 and hard on the heels of Colgan Air 3407, debate continues unabated on how best to train aviators in the art and science of upset recovery. Consider: In 2006, loss of control accidents overtook controlled flight into terrain “as the leading killer in commercial aviation,” says Flight Safety Foundation Director-Technical Programs Jim Burin. “Unfortunately, it’s been lengthening its lead every ...

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