Recurrent training for jet and turboprop pilots performed in actual airplanes may go the way of the dodo if insurers have their way. I well recall once failing an engine on a student, now an American Airlines captain, while conducting a multiengine training session. In his haste to act, the student shut down the operating powerplant. As we drifted in complete silence toward the prairie below, I realized that reality training is dynamic, yet fraught with potentially lethal outcomes. ...


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