We’ve been training pilots in Upset Recovery & Prevention for 30 years and we’re still one of a few organisations in the world who specialise in this training.
In recent times there have been many unfortunate aircraft accidents. These have been attributed to poor pilot training and lack of unusual attitude and stall awareness throughout all areas of civilian aviation, including the airlines. Several of these have received significant media attention. The problem in our opinion is the fact that many of the recovery skills and emergency manoeuvres which were once mandatory have disappeared from modern day flight training curricular.
Essential skills like stall and spin recoveries are either not taught or are taught very poorly due to inadequate understanding or lack of qualification by many instructors, even ‘experienced’ ones. And most modern aircraft are not approved for spin training. That doesn’t mean you can’t unintentionally spin one!