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FAA TV: Spatial Disorientation - Vestibular Illusions (Part 1)

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Published on: April 5, 2012

Spatial Disorientation remains a major contributing factor in many aircraft incidents and accidents, and pilot awareness is the first step in prevention. This video describes the contributing factors which can lead to this condition and its many associated illusions. Coriolis, Somatagyral, the Leans as well as others potentially deadly illusions are explained and demonstrated. Most importantly, advice and procedures are provided to help a pilot who may be experiencing vestibular illusions.

Category: Airman Education

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