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Loss of Control In-Flight

Loss of Control   In-Flight

Position

A strong upset prevention and recovery training (UPRT) program provided throughout a pilots career is an effective means to mitigate loss of control in-flight incidents.

Introduction

Loss of Control In-Flight (LOC-I) has been a contributing factor in aircraft accidents.  LOC-I incidents are typically induced by aircraft systems, environment conditions, and/or pilot actions.  Additionally, the loss of control may startle, as well as confuse the flight crew which can delay an effective response.

The pilot must be well trained and have recency of experience in order to effectively recover from any upset.  UPRT should be provided throughout a pilots career, and focus on skill development to prevent, recognize and recover from such events.

Tougher penalties needed for shining lasers in planes

Pilots are calling for tougher laws and penalties to deter people shining lasers into cockpits of planes.
NZALPA files proceedings in High Court RESA

NZALPA files proceedings in High Court RESA

Pilot Assistance Programme announced

The New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association has approved a Pilot Assistance Programme which uses Psychologist trained and supervised volunteers to provide members with advice and triage support for mental health issues.

New Zealand Pilots voice safety fears following Wellington runway announcement

New Zealand Pilots voice safety fears following Wellington runway announcement

Pilots concerned about safety following announcement to have a runway extension under the recommended international regulation
New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association welcomes opportunity to comment on proposed rules for unmanned aircraft by Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)

New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association welcomes opportunity to comment on proposed rules for unmanned aircraft by Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)

The New Zealand Air Line Pilots' Association welcomes the opportunity to comment on rulings for drones
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NZ Pilots Adopt Professional Standards Programme To Enhance Safety Margins

NZ Pilots Adopt Professional Standards Programme To Enhance Safety Margins

 

The New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association (NZALPA) has voted to adopt a Professional Standards Programme at its annual meeting in Auckland (19th June), in line with similar codes laid down by other professional groups such as those in medicine, dentistry, law and education.