Putting Loss of Control In-Flight (Upset) in Perspective:
Consistently, over the past 50 years of statistically analyzed accident history in commercial aviation, Loss of Control In-Flight (LOC-I) is indisputably one of the leading causes of airplane crashes and crash-related fatalities worldwide. Regrettably, current pilot training curricula, standards and certification requirements perpetuate this pilot-skill deficiency.
Patriots Jet Team Upset Recovery Training:
-You don’t use a baseball to teach your kid how to play football. You use a football.
-You don’t use a propeller driven aircraft to teach upset recovery to a corporate pilot. You use a corporate jet.
-We’re the only company certified and actively flying a corporate jet (Sabreliner 60) in the fully aerobatic envelope.
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The tail-slide is an aerobatic maneuver that starts from level flight with a 1/4 loop up into a straight vertical climb (at full power) until the aircraft loses momentum. When the aircraft's speed reaches 0 and it stops climbing, the pilot maintains the aircraft in a stand-still position as long as possible (this is greatly helped by thrust vectoring on newer fighter aircraft), and as it starts to fall to the ground backwards, tail first, the nose drops through the horizon to a vertical down position and the aircraft enters a dive. A 1/4 loop (push or pull) recovers to level flight.
The Piaggio P.136 was an Italian twin-engine amphibian flying-boat, with an all-metal hull, pusher propellers, a gull wing, and retractable landing gear.
The prototype first flew in late 1948, and completed certification tests in spring 1949. The Italian air force contracted 14 P.136s for coastal patrol and air-sea rescue. The aircraft was marketed in the United States as the Royal Gull, by Kearney and Trecker. Trecker received three aircraft, and components for another 29, but they also built a few on their own, under license.