Recommendation Date
Recipient Name
Ansett NZ
Ensure, with immediate effect, that each Ansett pilot assigned to crew a Dash 8 aircraft practise and remain familiar with the alternate gear extension procedure under suitably qualified supervision.
Reply Text
Each Ansett Pilot assigned to crew DHC-8 aircraft has completed an in-flight training detail and check observation involving an actual alternate gear extension.

In addition, it is proposed to include in all future recurrent training, an upper air exercise that will re-emphasise both this specific abnormal procedure and the management of other abnormal checklists.

It should be noted that this aircraft is not simulator supported and that in flight abnormal training can only, and will only, be carried out in a manner consistent with the safe and prudent management of actual in-flight aircraft operation.

The use of simulators for initial conversion is currently under investigation.
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