Aviation Performance Solutions (APS), which has been providing pilots with upset prevention and recovery training (UPRT) since 1996, has added a training course designed specifically for aviation safety inspectors and regulatory authorities. The company cited growing demand from regulatory authorities needing to understand the proper implementation of a safe and effective on-aircraft and simulator-based UPRT to overcome aviation’s number one cause of fatal accidents: loss of control in-flight (LOC-I).
Since UPRT is now being mandated for airline pilots worldwide, regulators and inspectors must gain a thorough understanding of proven UPRT solutions to effectively evaluate and offer corrective guidance to airlines and flight schools beginning to implement UPRT. According to APS, “The APS NAA UPRT course immerses participants in a fully developed, proven-effective, and comprehensive UPRT program that spans the spectrum of career-long UPRT implementation while adhering to all regulatory standards and requirements, as well as proven best practices for safe and successful upset training.”
Regulatory authorities are offered hands-on training allowing them to directly observe and experience the critical factors of an integrated regulatory-compliant UPRT course. One of the most important aspects of this new training program is that it allows NAA inspectors and auditors to gain a comprehensive perspective of the key safety concerns inherent in providing and administering UPRT programs. Participants in the APS Aviation Inspector/Regulator UPRT program experience firsthand the operational controls and processes necessary to ensure that a UPRT is delivered safely, but also mitigates the dangers of negative training.
The new course complements existing APS initial, recurrent and instructor training programs. To date, APS has trained more than 85,000 students touching almost every segment of aviation including business aviation, airlines, government/military, flight schools, and the owner-flown markets. Based in Mesa, Arizona, with additional satellite locations in the U.S. and Europe, APS training programs are fully compliant with industry and government UPRT standards. APS offers integrated training solutions that combine academics and hands-on flight training in full flight simulators, Extra 300 aerobatic aircraft, and/or SIAI-Marchetti S.211 jet trainers.