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ALAR/CFIT (eLearning)

Controlled Flight into Terrain (CFIT) remains the leading cause of aviation accidents worldwide and most CFIT accidents occur during the approach and landing phase.  As new developments in aircraft technology increase a pilot's awareness of terrain, it is not guaranteed protection from a CFIT or an Approach and Landing Accident (ALA).

Learn to protect yourself with FlightSafety's Approach and Landing Accident Reduction and Controlled Flight Into Terrain (ALAR/CFIT) course.  Whether you've been flying for years or are relatively new to aviation, ALAR/CFIT training is necessary to safe aircraft operation.

This course satisfies the requirements and recommendations for CFIT training worldwide, including Transport Canada CASS 724.115(32)(a). After successfully completing the course and passing the examination, you are issued a Certificate of Completion.

This course is also available via Adaptive Recurrent eLearning, which provides a more targeted online training experience. Learn more on the Adaptive Recurrent course page.

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Course Objectives

This course provides pilots with the knowledge of how easily a flight crew can fall into the traps of a terrain conflict. Included are examples of the common mistakes that have been made in past accidents, and the keys to avoid such errors in the future. The course covers the following topics:

  • Definitions of ALAR and CFIT
  • Missed Approaches or Go-arounds
  • ALAR Categories and Risk factors
  • Situational Awareness
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Briefings and Callouts
  • Regulatory Guidance
  • Altimetry
  • Human Factors
  • Air Traffic Control
  • Flight Crew Complacency
  • Automation
  • Recommended Solutions
  • Training
  • A Primary "Golden Rule"
  • Crew Resource Techniques as required
  • Examination
Features &
  • Learn how CFIT can be identified and managed to improve the safe operation of modern aircraft
  • Develops flight crew proficiency in recognizing and reducing the risks associated with approach and landing accidents
  • Beneficial to those who operate single-pilot
  • Addresses subjects covered in Indonesian DGCA Safety Circular AU 2162/DKSU/04/EK/2007
  • Interactive, engaging, and self-paced
  • Developed by experienced pilots, flight instructors, and TAWS experts
  • Available anytime and anywhere via the internet
  • Employs an operationally-oriented, scenario-based approach that reflects FlightSafety's experience with CFIT training
  • Resource documents available for download
  • Obtain a FlightSafety Certificate of Completion
  • Available on Apple iPad
Additional Information
  • Target Audience: Pilots
  • Regulatory Requirements: When approved by a POI, it will satisfy all known requirements and recommendations for CFIT training worldwide, and is compliant withTransport Canada CASS 724.115(32)(a).
  • Minimum Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Course Access:You will have access to this course for one full year.
  • Delivery: 100% web-delivered and self-paced
  • Credit: Once you have completed the course and successfully passed the test, you are awarded a FlightSafety International certificate of completion. If you are an existing FlightSafety customer, you can also pick up your record of training in myFlightSafety.