The U.S. government has issued a proposed training document for pilots on “stall event and stick pusher demonstration training” that involves using flight simulators, the manufacturers of which helped develop the document.
On Dec. 13, 2011, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) posted a Federal Register notice—Advisory Circular for Stall and Stick Pusher Training—announcing the circular’s availability and seeking comment on the document that are due Jan. 12, 2012.
The goal of the proposed advisory circular “is to provide training, testing and checking recommendations designed to maximize the likelihood that pilots will respond correctly and consistently to unexpected stall warnings, aerodynamic stalls, and/or stick pusher activations,” the notice says. “The advisory circular provides guidance for operators and training centers in the development of stall and stick pusher event training to include stall prevention, recognition of an approach-to-stall or actual stall, familiarity with stick pusher systems and the correct procedure to recover from those conditions.”
The proposed advisory circular was developed based on a review of recommended practices developed by simulator manufacturers, major aircraft manufacturers, labor organizations, air carriers, training organizations and industry representative organizations, the FAA says.