If a collaborative European effort succeeds, pilots are likely to become intimately familiar with Desdemona — no, not Shakespeare's Venetian beauty who eloped with Othello, but rather a new flight simulation concept for teaching aviators to recover from flight upset. The European Commission's Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport launched the “Simulation of Upset Recovery in Aviation” (SUPRA) project in January 2009 to optimize standard simulators for such training, and to ...

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