New pilot hires at Alaska Airlines soon will undergo a mandatory simulator training session that could very well save their lives and those of hundreds of others in their care. The “extended envelope” training session, complete with the use of a flight simulator that offers full stall capability, will be a 4-hr. immersion into the edges of the large swept-wing transport aircraft envelope, a realm that continues to lead to the deadliest commercial airline loss-of-control (LOC) ...

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