Unintended/Inadvertent Entry into Instrument Meteorological Conditions (U/IIMC)
Rotor Safety Challenge (RSC)
Tracks: Operations, Pilot, Safety
Instructor: Todd Bufkin, Bell Training Academy (BTA)
This course has been developed so that following approximately eight hours of procedural and theoretical training, pilots will have comprehensive knowledge of IIMC and upset recovery and a thorough understanding of avoidance techniques.
We will use various aircraft flight simulation training devices to assist pilots in safely recognizing and avoiding the onset of IIMC. Participants will also learn and practice techniques to safely recover from IIMC and unusual attitudes. If desired, one of the two simulation sessions can be replaced with a flight in the aircraft utilizing the ICARUS vision-restricting training device, allowing the pilot to feel the actual aircraft in the IIMC environment.
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Todd Bufkin is the chief flight instructor at Bell Training Academy.