APS Aims To Keep Pilots Sharp During Covid Downtime

 - April 28, 2020, 12:29 PM

This story is part of AIN's continuing coverage of the impact of the coronavirus on aviation.

Upset prevention and recovery training (UPRT) provider Aviation Performance Solutions (APS) today launched a line-up of free and paid online UPRT course options in response to Covid-19’s impact on pilot training and safety. These courses allow pilots to study academic portions of upset training remotely at their own pace and schedule. Costs of the paid course options can be credited toward a future on-site UPRT program.

“APS’s new online training options help to meet the needs of pilots who are currently unable to fly regularly during this unprecedented global Covid-19 pandemic,” said APS CEO Paul Ransbury.

The company is offering both online courses and webinars under these new options. Online courses include concepts related to airplane aerodynamics and upsets, loss of control in-flight (LOC-I), and recovery concepts and techniques. APS is offering 50 percent off every program in its “online courses” section until July 31.

Meanwhile, its free live and pre-recorded webinars provide an option for flight department pilots to take the academics portion of their UPRT course remotely. The one to three-hour webinars feature presentations from APS UPRT experts.

In addition, APS customers who have trained with APS at any of its worldwide locations after Jan. 1, 2018 will receive a 100 percent discount until July 31 on the APS All-Access Pass to all published courses available in its online academy.