AAA Advanced Handling Skills Course – EMT & Upset Recovery Training
Don’t become just another aviation safety statistic! Learn the skills to SURVIVE!
According to continuing ATSB statistics, the second-highest primary cause of accidents in light aircraft is loss-of-control! The primary cause remains “collision with terrain” – mostly as a result of losing control! Don’t let THIS happen to you…
If you’re not comfortable about being near the edge of your aircraft’s performance capability, THAT IS WHY YOU NEED THIS COURSE! Too many people are killed because of a lack of understanding, recognition or recovery from impending or inadvertent loss-of-control!
The Academy’s AHS course is a defensive driving course for pilots. Commonly referred to as Emergency Manoeuvre Training (EMT) or Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT), the Australian Aerobatic Academy’s Advanced Handling Skills (AHS) Course consists of 5 lessons, designed to increase your flight safety by providing a greater awareness of aircraft capability and confidence in the ability to recognise, avoid and, if necessary, recover from unexpected adverse aircraft control events.
The course concentrates on confident and accurate aircraft control, stall / spin awareness training, emergency recovery techniques, and exposure to common emergency scenarios, including spins, unusual attitudes and engine failure scenarios.
Techniques and manoeuvres are learned in a controlled environment with strict performance parameters to maintain safety. Some aerobatic manoeuvres are used to demonstrate the full capability of an aircraft, as well as expose you to the likely adverse effects of incorrect or mishandled recovery techniques. This is backed up with comprehensive pre-flight briefings to gain a greater understanding of WHY and HOW pilots lose control.
Due to the condensed nature of the course, the aerobatic manoeuvres and spinning conducted are not available for endorsement. However, credit will be given toward the successful completion of an AAA Basic Aerobatic Course (BAC) based on competency if desired.
You don’t need to worry about how to fly a new aircraft type or learn local airport procedures! Our instructors will take care of that for you so you can concentrate on learning the techniques which may ultimately save your life!
If you are an Experimental aircraft owner, you may complete the course in YOUR aircraft! (subject to assessment and suitability) Our instructors are experienced in many different types of light aircraft including the popular Vans RV series. If you choose to use your aircraft, please note that some aspects of the course can only be completed in an aircraft with aerobatic capability. However, our instructors are available upon completion of the course to show you how your newly-learned skills apply in your regular aircraft within it’s limitations.