FlightSafety International has begun offering an advanced rejected takeoff go/no-go recurrent course for Gulfstream G550 pilots that reviews and reinforces the skills and lessons learned in its initial course. “In addition to gaining proficiency in the go/no-go decision-making process, this invaluable course gives pilots another opportunity to fly their aircraft in the safe environment of a simulator under the high stress and demands of an emergency return to the airport after takeoff,” said FlightSafety senior v-p of operations Dann Runik.
A four-hour simulator session will present pilots with up to 13 new scenarios in which they have to decide whether to continue or abort a takeoff. The course is also designed to help validate an operator’s specific takeoff briefings by testing them against a variety of airports, environmental conditions, and weights.
It’s currently being offered at FlightSafety’s learning center in Savannah, Georgia. Later, it also will be offered at the company’s centers in Dallas; Long Beach, California; and Wilmington, Delaware. Similar courses are being developed for the Gulfstream G650 and G280 that are expected to be available later this fall.