New course release: Flight Path Management at High Altitudes

infoWERK has developed a new course "Flight Path Management at high altitude", addressing the required knowledge on Flight Path Management during unreliable airspeed indication and other failures at high altitude.


As per AMC1 ORO.FC.120&130, operators above FL300 must integrate such training into their conversion and recurrent training programs.

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The new Flight Path Management at High Altitudes course is available for initial and recurrent training. The course covers the following elements which shall be covered over a period not exceeding 3 years: (for recurrent training)


  • High-Altitude Flight Physics: Gain an in-depth understanding of flight physics principles specific to high altitudes. Re-visit critical concepts such as the proximity of the critical Mach number and stall speed, pitch behavior, and the angle of attack compared to low-altitude flight.
  • Automation Interaction: Review the consequences of automation failures leading to autopilot disconnection. Learn how to navigate these situations effectively, considering the failure of autopilot, flight director, and auto-throttle/auto-thrust systems.
  • Handling Unreliable Airspeed and Failures: Develop the skills to promptly identify and respond to unreliable airspeed indications and other failures at high altitudes. Learn the effect of control inputs to ensure the aircraft remains within a safe envelope.
  • Fly-by-Wire (FBW) Degradation: Understand the impact of FBW flight control law/mode degradation on aircraft stability and flight envelope protections, including stall warnings. Acquire strategies to manage these situations successfully.
  • Stall Recovery Procedures: Master the prompt and accurate execution of stall recovery procedures as provided by the aircraft manufacturer. Differentiate between high-altitude and low-altitude stalls, and address them effectively.
  • Manual Control Takeover: Familiarize yourself with procedures for taking over and transferring manual control, particularly for FBW aircraft with independent side-sticks.
  • Task Sharing and Crew Coordination: Enhance crew coordination and task sharing in high-workload and high-stress conditions. Remember effective call-outs and acknowledgements to confirm changes in flight control law/mode.


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Future customers may apply changes to these course modules to meet their specific operational requirements.


For more information please contact us.




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