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Safety AdvisorSpatial Disorientation

Spatial Disorientation: Confusion that Kills

Pilots deprived of visual references while flying can quickly lose control of the aircraft and succumb to one of general aviation’s biggest killers: spatial disorientation. This safety advisor will explain what spatial disorientation is, how it happens, and how you as a pilot can avoid its hazards. We’ll also examine accidents where some pilots couldn’t escape spatial disorientation.