Centrifuge-based simulation is expanding the flight envelope and providing what’s missing in upset recovery training—a realistic encounter with the violent forces generated during airliner upsets. “Pilots are a product of their training environment,” emphasizes U.S. Air Force Col. (ret.) Paul M. Comtois, director of upset recovery training and research at the National Aerospace Training and Research Center (Nastar) here. The 30,000-sq.-ft. facility is a subsidiary of Environmental ...

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