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.
The NBAA Management Guide (section 2.4) recommends advanced flight crew training above and beyond the regulatory requirements of the FAA as a best practice. That recommendation specifically cites CFIT training. This training module would satisfy that NBAA training recommendation.