On August 11th, 2011, First Air Flight 6560 from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, to Resolute Bay, Nunavut was one nautical mile east of the runway and hit a hill.
On August 14th, 2013, UPS cargo plane 1354 was on final approach towards Birmingham, Alabama from Louisville, Kentucky when it struck trees and crashed.
Both accidents are examples of Controlled Flight into Terrain (CFIT). In both situations, the flight crew had control of the aircraft at the time of the collision and neither had indications of any loss of control.
Fortunately, data collected from IATA shows that the numbers of yearly CFIT accidents and aviation deaths worldwide have been dropping. Much of this improvement can be accredited to the introduction of Ground Proximity Warning System (GPWS) and Terrain Awareness Warning System (TAWS).
The CFIT course will help teach you not only how to use these key systems, but also understand the errors that lead to CFIT accidents in the first place.
This course covers the basic concepts of Controlled Flight into Terrain (CFIT), including: CFIT risks, flight crew errors leading to CFIT, and systems and procedures designed to prevent CFIT occurrences.
Module 1: Basic Concepts
Module 2: CFIT Risks
Module 3: Flight Crew and CFIT
Module 4: Terrain Awareness and Warning Systems
Module 5: CFIT Prevention
Module 6: CFIT Accidents
The course length is 1-2 hours. Each module has exam-generated system banked questions as well as reference material. Regulatory compliance with ICAO / EASA / FAA / Transport Canada and maintains compliance with IOSA standards.
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