A couple of incidents have directed pilot training towards a review of basic training.

Pilots learning to fly by instruments are told to ignore their sensations and believe what the instruments are showing.

The effect of suddenly changing position from nose down to nose up plus an increase of speed can make the pilot feel that the nose is going too high or too low. It’s the same feeling that you get when your car is in ‘cruise control’ and you go up or down hill … you get a distinct impression of gaining or losing speed. This is something that is useful for fearful flyers to know about because it accounts for stories about too fast, too slow, too steep and so on. From a passengers point of view you just can’t know what the plane is doing.!

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