Loss of Control In-flight (LOC-I) accounts for over 30% of all fatalities in scheduled commercial air transport, with failed stall recovery being the single most common cause for losing control of the aircraft. Following the recommendations by ICAO, FAA and EASA have introduced and are introducing new training requirements for Upset Prevention and Recovery Training or UPRT in simulators. Limitations in the current simulator technology set the limits for effective UPRT.
The AGL flight model has no limits to the flight envelope and allows flying into deep stalls and beyond. It can be added as an extension to existing FSTDs without affecting the certification or the QTGs. The following image illustrates the principle of adding an extension to an existing flight model. Just before the angle of attack exceeds the limits of the existing flight model, the simulation is gradually given over to the AGL Flight Model. Smooth blending ensures a seamless transition, invisible to the pilot and allows the simulator being flown deep into the stall.
Besides the extension, the AGL flight model can also be used as the sole flight model in new simulators and existing simulators going through extensive modernization.
The AGL flight model is set apart from all other solutions by its use of new technology: The flow field around the aircraft is computed in real-time instead of the traditional way of tabulating data into look up tables.
The AGL flight model has been proven to provide extremely accurate results through validation against flight test data, wind tunnel data and subjective evaluation by SMEs. Professional pilots have been especially pleased with the stall and spin characteristics of the model, providing unrivalled fidelity throughout the upset and possible recovery. The AGL flight model fulfills and exceeds the UPRT requirements set by FAA and EASA.
The real-time computation fluid dynamics (CFD) give the AGL flight model a number of advantages for UPRT use:
Contact us now to upgrade your FSTD to the latest technology and UPRT capability.
Loss of control is the most common cause of fatal accidents in commercial aviation, leading FAA and EASA to issue new regulations. An update from us to your FSTD allows you to fly the aircraft into deep stalls and beyond.
Train and demonstrate UPRT on a desktop PC with a flyable full envelope aeromodel.
Use our toolset to create a real-time CFD aeromodel from the aircraft geometry. Fine tune it to match QTG tests and let the aeromodel predict the handling qualities where the data ends, including stalls and spins.
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