Controlled Flight Into Terrain

Controlled Flight Into Terrain
The Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) module is designed for pilots flying turboprop and jet aircraft with a Terrain Awareness Warning System (TAWS) installed in the aircraft: Ground Proximity Warning System (GPWS), Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS), or other TAWS system. The module raises awareness of CFIT hazards and best practices to avoid a CFIT accident. The training module provides an overview of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Flight Safety Foundation, and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) CFIT Education and Training Aid as it applies to business aircraft operations. Case studies on CFIT accidents and some near misses are included.


There is no specific requirement to train on CFIT under Part 135 unless you have added it to your training program. We can customize our standard module for any procedures you have outlined for CFIT avoidance or CFIT escape maneuvers in your manuals. Typically, your aircraft specific simulator plan of action will include practicing a CFIT escape maneuver.
This module complies with the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) training requirement for "equipment installed on the aircraft" and "additional training that is required to ensure a safe operation" defined in Chapter 8 of IS-BAO. No specific time interval is required in IS-BAO for CFIT.
  • Causal Factors in CFIT Accidents
  • Visual Approaches
  • Best Practices
  • Departure Procedures
  • CFIT Escape Maneuvers