CAE and Aviation Performance Solutions (APS) plan to work together to provide academic and in-flight upset prevention and recovery training (UPRT) to flight instructors and student cadets (ab initio pilots) attending CAE Oxford Aviation Academy flight school programs. Student pilots will receive basic UPRT training with options for an upgrade program, while instructors will go through the professional pilot UPRT program.
The UPRT teaches pilots to recognize, avoid and effectively recover from stalls, airplane upsets and a range of other unusual-attitude situations, as well as enhance overall manual flying skills to improve safety of flight. The goal is to continually build the skills a pilot needs to recover from an upset from the first flight in an aircraft. Those skills will be enhanced over the years through recurrent UPRT training.
“Our all-attitude, all-envelope upset training exposes pilots to ‘edge of the envelope’ situations not normally included in typical commercial or business aircraft training programs,” said APS president Paul Ransbury.