Emergency Manoeuvre Training

“Pilots often wonder:
‘How I would react if I suddenly lost control of my aircraft
What if I ended up upside down, in a spin, or in a dynamic stall?
Could I handle the situation?
What could cause me to lose control during a turn to land?’
This course is designed to answer these questions, restore confidence and improve safety. In fact, the course covers sequences that I believe should be a compulsory part of the private and commercial pilot licence syllabus.” – Phil Unicomb, CFI

The Royal Newcastle Aero Club offers Emergency Manoeuvre Training as a separate stand-alone course and is of great value to any pilot (GA, RA or glider). The course is mandatory before commencing formal aerobatics training. The course is aimed to prevent the same old accidents happening time after time and is very practical. In accordance with the aerobatic syllabus, the Royal Newcastle Aero Club can tailor the course to suit each pilot’s individual requirements.

All emergency manoeuvre training is carried out in out Pitts S-2A, but is designed to be completely transferable to other aircraft types. EMT is a course in defensive flying training and is far more than just spin training.

In brief, the course covers the following practical situations and issues:

  • Aircraft mishandling and inadvertent loss or partial loss of control
  • improving yaw awareness
  • understanding stalling, dynamic stalling, and mishandling at or near the stall by examining common scenarios which follow taking the aerofoil beyond the critical angle of attack at any airspeed and in any attitude
  • Emergency spin recovery (considering 16 basic spin types)
  • Rolling “G” awareness (most common cause of airframe overstress and failure)
  • Defensive flying – high performance direction reversals limiting forward penetration, e.g. in collision avoidance and blind valley recoveries
  • Advanced unusual attitude recoveries, e.g. recovery from sudden inverted or near inverted attitudes resulting from severe turbulence/mountain wave effect (rotor) and recovery from vertical and inverted stall awareness.
  • And more!


For more information, contact Phil Unicomb at RNAC on (02) 4932 8888.