Antitorque Training: Evaluation of Effectiveness in Reducing Mishap Losses.
ARMY AGENCY FOR AVIATION SAFETY FORT RUCKER ALA
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This evaluation addressed the effectiveness of training for antitorque system malfunctions. An evaluation team composed of 11 analysts reviewed 121 mishaps meeting established criteria. Results indicated that emergency antitorque training was effective in those situations involving loss or impaired control of the antitorque system. In the case of emergency situations involving a loss of thrust or loss of component, present antitorque training appears to be less than adequate. The data supports continuation of emergency antitorque training. Results further imply that written procedures for coping with loss of thrust in the UH-1 and OH-58 should be reviewed for clarity and revised for ease of application. Further study should be conducted to determine the optimal course of action to take in the event of antitorque failure or malfunction. Author
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