Advisory Circular for Upset Prevention and Recovery Training and Advisory Circular for Stall Prevention and Recovery Training, 13592-13593 [2014-05287]

Download as PDF 13592 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 47 Tuesday, March 11, 2014 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2014–0128; Directorate Identifier 2013–NM–133–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes Correction In proposed rule document 2014– 04568, appearing on pages 11725 through 11728 in the issue of Monday, March 3, 2014, make the following correction: On page 11725, in the third column, in the third line of the SUMMARY, ‘‘Boeing Company Model airplanes’’ should read ‘‘Boeing Company Model 777 airplanes’’. [FR Doc. C1–2014–04568 Filed 3–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1505–01–D DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration recommended practices and guidance for academic and flight simulation training device (FSTD) training for pilots to prevent developing upset conditions and ensure correct and consistent recovery responses to upsets. AC 120–109A provides guidance and best practices for training, testing, and checking for pilots to ensure correct responses to impending and full stalls. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before May 12, 2014. ADDRESSES: Send comments identified by AC 120–UPRT or AC 120–109A using any of the following methods: • Aviation Safety Draft Document Open for Comment Web site: Go to http://www.faa.gov/aircraft/draft_docs/ afs_ac/ and follow the online instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Mail: Send comments to 1625 K Street NW., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20006. • Fax: Fax comments to 202–223– 4615. Attn: Susan Hill. • Hand Delivery: Bring comments to the 1625 K Street NW., Suite 300, Washington, DC between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robyn LaPorte, Air Transportation Division, Flight Standards Service, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: 202– 267–8166; facsimile: 202–267–5229; email: robyn.laporte@faa.gov. 14 CFR Parts 121, 135, and 142 Background [AC 120–UPRT and AC 120–109A] These draft ACs provide guidance regarding the new training requirements contained in the Qualification, Service, and Use of Crewmembers and Aircraft Dispatchers final rule published November 12, 2013 (FAA Docket FAA– 2008–0677). Advisory Circular for Upset Prevention and Recovery Training and Advisory Circular for Stall Prevention and Recovery Training Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of availability of proposed Advisory Circular for Upset Prevention and Recovery Training and proposed revision to Advisory Circular for Stall Prevention and Recovery Training, request for comment. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS AGENCY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is announcing the availability of proposed Advisory Circulars (AC) 120–UPRT and 120– 109A. AC 120–UPRT provides SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:13 Mar 10, 2014 Jkt 232001 Advisory Circular 120–UPRT The primary goal of this proposed AC is to provide recommended practices and guidance for academic and flight simulation training device (FSTD) training for pilots to prevent developing upset conditions and ensure correct and consistent recovery responses to upsets. This AC was developed based on a review of recommended practices developed by major airplane manufacturers, labor organizations, air carriers, training organizations, PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 simulator manufacturers, and industry representative organizations. This AC provides guidance to Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 121 air carriers implementing the regulatory requirements of § § 121.419, 121.423, 121.424, and 121.427. Core principles of this AC include: • Enhanced instructor training on the limitations of simulation. • Comprehensive pilot academic training on aerodynamics. • Early recognition of divergence from intended flight path. • Upset prevention through improvements in manual handling skills. • Progressive intervention strategies for the pilot monitoring. Advisory Circular 120–109A The primary goal of this proposed AC revision is to provide guidance and best practices for training, testing, and checking for pilots to ensure correct responses to impending and full stalls. This AC was developed based on a review of recommended practices developed by major airplane manufacturers, labor organizations, air carriers, training organizations, simulator manufacturers, and industry representative organizations. Core principles of this Advisory Circular include: • Reducing angle of attack is the most important pilot action in an impending or full stall. • Pilot training should emphasize teaching the same recovery technique for impending stalls and full stalls. • Evaluation criteria for a recovery from an impending stall should not include a predetermined value for altitude loss. Instead, criteria should consider the multitude of external and internal variables which affect the recovery altitude. • Once the stall recovery procedure is mastered by maneuver-based training, stall prevention training should include realistic scenarios that could be encountered in operational conditions, including impending stalls with the autopilot engaged and at high altitudes. • Full stall training should be led by the instructor, but must allow the pilot to experience the associated flight dynamics and execute a recovery. The agency will consider all comments received by May 12, 2014. Comments received after that date may be considered if consideration will not E:\FR\FM\11MRP1.SGM 11MRP1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 47 / Tuesday, March 11, 2014 / Proposed Rules 13593 electronic or written comments to FDA’s Division of Dockets Management. Comments on the scope of issues the Agency should include in the EIS may be submitted until April 18, 2014. 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Notification of public scoping meeting; extension of comment period for the Environmental Impact Statement. ACTION: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is announcing the extension of the public scoping period for Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), as well as a public scoping meeting to discuss the scope of the EIS for the proposed rule to establish standards for growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of produce for human consumption. FDA is holding a public scoping meeting as part of our ongoing efforts to seek public input on the issues and alternatives that we should consider when preparing the EIS and to provide information about the EIS process (including how to submit comments, data, and other information to the rulemaking docket), to solicit oral stakeholder and public comments on the scope of the EIS, and to respond to questions about the EIS. 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However, on August 19, 2013, we issued a Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Rule, Standards for Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption (NOI), based on additional information, including comments received, and upon further analysis. In the NOI, we explained that FDA has determined that the proposed action may significantly affect the quality of the human environment (21 CFR 25.22(b)), and therefore, an EIS is necessary for the final rule (78 FR 50358, August 19, 2013). In the NOI, FDA also announced the beginning of the scoping process and solicited public comments to identify issues to be analyzed in an EIS. The NOI asked for public comment by Submit electronic comments in the following way: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 47 (Tuesday, March 11, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 13592-13593]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-05287]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Parts 121, 135, and 142

[AC 120-UPRT and AC 120-109A]


Advisory Circular for Upset Prevention and Recovery Training and 
Advisory Circular for Stall Prevention and Recovery Training

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Notice of availability of proposed Advisory Circular for Upset 
Prevention and Recovery Training and proposed revision to Advisory 
Circular for Stall Prevention and Recovery Training, request for 
comment.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is announcing the 
availability of proposed Advisory Circulars (AC) 120-UPRT and 120-109A. 
AC 120-UPRT provides recommended practices and guidance for academic 
and flight simulation training device (FSTD) training for pilots to 
prevent developing upset conditions and ensure correct and consistent 
recovery responses to upsets. AC 120-109A provides guidance and best 
practices for training, testing, and checking for pilots to ensure 
correct responses to impending and full stalls.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before May 12, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Send comments identified by AC 120-UPRT or AC 120-109A using 
any of the following methods:
     Aviation Safety Draft Document Open for Comment Web site: 
Go to http://www.faa.gov/aircraft/draft_docs/afs_ac/ and follow the 
online instructions for sending your comments electronically.
     Mail: Send comments to 1625 K Street NW., Suite 300, 
Washington, DC 20006.
     Fax: Fax comments to 202-223-4615. Attn: Susan Hill.
     Hand Delivery: Bring comments to the 1625 K Street NW., 
Suite 300, Washington, DC between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robyn LaPorte, Air Transportation 
Division, Flight Standards Service, Federal Aviation Administration, 
800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: 202-267-
8166; facsimile: 202-267-5229; email: robyn.laporte@faa.gov.

Background

    These draft ACs provide guidance regarding the new training 
requirements contained in the Qualification, Service, and Use of 
Crewmembers and Aircraft Dispatchers final rule published November 12, 
2013 (FAA Docket FAA-2008-0677).

Advisory Circular 120-UPRT

    The primary goal of this proposed AC is to provide recommended 
practices and guidance for academic and flight simulation training 
device (FSTD) training for pilots to prevent developing upset 
conditions and ensure correct and consistent recovery responses to 
upsets. This AC was developed based on a review of recommended 
practices developed by major airplane manufacturers, labor 
organizations, air carriers, training organizations, simulator 
manufacturers, and industry representative organizations. This AC 
provides guidance to Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 
121 air carriers implementing the regulatory requirements of Sec.  
Sec.  121.419, 121.423, 121.424, and 121.427. Core principles of this 
AC include:
     Enhanced instructor training on the limitations of 
simulation.
     Comprehensive pilot academic training on aerodynamics.
     Early recognition of divergence from intended flight path.
     Upset prevention through improvements in manual handling 
skills.
     Progressive intervention strategies for the pilot 
monitoring.

Advisory Circular 120-109A

    The primary goal of this proposed AC revision is to provide 
guidance and best practices for training, testing, and checking for 
pilots to ensure correct responses to impending and full stalls. This 
AC was developed based on a review of recommended practices developed 
by major airplane manufacturers, labor organizations, air carriers, 
training organizations, simulator manufacturers, and industry 
representative organizations. Core principles of this Advisory Circular 
include:
     Reducing angle of attack is the most important pilot 
action in an impending or full stall.
     Pilot training should emphasize teaching the same recovery 
technique for impending stalls and full stalls.
     Evaluation criteria for a recovery from an impending stall 
should not include a predetermined value for altitude loss. Instead, 
criteria should consider the multitude of external and internal 
variables which affect the recovery altitude.
     Once the stall recovery procedure is mastered by maneuver-
based training, stall prevention training should include realistic 
scenarios that could be encountered in operational conditions, 
including impending stalls with the autopilot engaged and at high 
altitudes.
     Full stall training should be led by the instructor, but 
must allow the pilot to experience the associated flight dynamics and 
execute a recovery.
    The agency will consider all comments received by May 12, 2014. 
Comments received after that date may be considered if consideration 
will not

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delay agency action on the review. A copy of the advisory circulars is 
available for review at http://www.faa.gov/aircraft/draft_docs/afs_ac/.

    Issued in Washington, DC on March 5, 2014.
John S. Duncan,
Deputy Director, Flight Standards Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-05287 Filed 3-10-14; 8:45 am]
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