Federal Aviation Administration. FAA/Industry Training Standards Instructor Seminar. Presentation to: Frederick, MD/Instructors Name: Thomas Glista, FAA, FITS Program Manager Date: September 17, 2005. OVERVIEW. What is FITS? Why do we need it? Who is involved? Introductions.
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FAA/Industry Training Standards Instructor Seminar
Presentation to: Frederick, MD/Instructors
Name: Thomas Glista, FAA, FITS Program ManagerDate: September 17, 2005
FITS is a joint government-stakeholder initiative designed to reduce the total number of general aviation accidents.
This means using scenario-based training to effectively integrate:
“The airport runway is the
Most important mainstream
In any town.”
FITS Instructor Seminar, Frederick, MDSeptember 17, 2005
FITS Mission Statement:
Improve pilot learning to safely, competently, and efficiently operate a technically advanced piston or light jet aircraft in the modern National Airspace System (NAS).
Implement training that reduces the human error element and accelerates acquisition of higher-level judgment and decision-making skills.
Bottom Line: Structured way to teach pilot to safely, competently, and efficiently operate a technically advanced piston or light jet aircraft
Legacy vs. Technically Advanced Aircraft
Sophistication – Speed – Range - Single engine performance - Payload
All major OEMs now offering “glass cockpit” avionics.