Industry insurance specialist Global Aerospace has announced a new partnership with flight training provider Prevailance Aerospace to create a unique series of Unusual Attitude Training services for Global’s customers as part of its SM4 Aviation Safety Program. Through the agreement, as part of their benefits, all of Global’s policy holders are eligible for two hours of complimentary unusual attitude academic refresher training and one hour of airborne unusual attitude training in an Extra 330LX aerobatic aircraft, based at Chesapeake (Virginia) Regional Airport.
In addition to that, Global’s Vista Elite qualified customers can also receive three hours of dedicated upset prevention and recovery (UPRT) flight training, three hours of airborne UPRT training (available as an FAA Part 141 or Part 61 course), and a personalized URPT video of the flights with footage shot from the cockpit, wing and tail.
Prevailance was founded to address what is currently the primary cause of fatalities in aviation, loss of control in-flight (LOC-I). NBAA, ICAO and the FAA have all made reducing the number of such events a global priority, and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) placed mitigating LOC-I on its 2016 “most wanted” list of safety improvements.
Through the SM4 program, the two companies will provide Global’s clients with access to UPRT and LOC-I training. “Addressing LOC-I is paramount for every corporate flight department, every aviation safety program, and every pilot,” said Vanessa Christie, Prevailance’s vice president for strategic development. “We appreciate the emphasis that Global Aerospace has placed on incorporating this critical training into its SM4 program.” She added that her company’s training method complements Global’s existing programs with safe, dynamic airborne instruction. “Surprise and startle are very real elements of almost all aviation mishaps, and by conducting airborne training in a safe, controlled, and professional environment, each pilot will learn the required skills and techniques to recover from LOC-I situations in a repeatable and predictable way.”
“Global Aerospace recognizes that as our industry evolves, so must the SM4 program,” said Marilena Sharpell, Global’s senior vice president and underwriting and operations executive. “We are pleased to welcome Prevailance Aerospace to the program to help our customers achieve a higher level of flight proficiency through UPRT flight academics, airborne training and additional tools they can use in the future.”
Parsippany, N.J.-based Global (Booth 2644) also recently took a star turn on television when it was featured in a September episode of “World’s Greatest!” a cable television program that highlights the best companies, products, places and people in their respective categories. Global Aerospace was formed in 2001 by the merger of British Aviation Insurance Groups and the U.S.-based Associated Aviation Underwriters. It traces its roots, through those two institutions, back to the 1920s.