Mesa, Arizona (PRWEB) March 14, 2013
Aviation Performance Solutions LLC (APS), a world leader in loss of control in-flight mitigation training, today announced its European expansion into the Netherlands. This new location, APS Europe, will provide comprehensive Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) services for general aviation, business and commercial aircraft pilots. The training program uses APS-proven web-based academics, in-flight practical skill development and full-flight simulator exercises and scenarios.
APS Europe completed its formal evaluation by key-client test pilots in February 2013 at the Seppe Airport, Bosschenhoofd, in the Netherlands using the Slingsby Firefly T-67 M200 aerobatic aircraft. The final phase of the integrated UPRT program evaluation was completed on a CAE Level D Boeing 737 Next Generation simulator at the CAE Amsterdam Training Center near Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. The preparatory web-based e-Learning academic program is an APS development based on the Airplane Upset Recovery Training Aid (AURTA), Revision 2. http://www.apstraining.com/europe
The APS UPRT program is uniquely designed to enhance a pilot’s ability to reduce the threat of Loss of Control In-flight (LOC-I) situations. LOC-I is defined as flight that occurs outside of the normal flight envelope with an inability of the pilot to control the aircraft. According to a July 2012 Boeing report, LOC-I is the number one cause of fatalities in commercial and general aviation.
"We are excited about the opportunity to expand our services into the European market," said Paul BJ Ransbury, president of APS, a leading industry authority on LOC-I training who has been both a fighter pilot and commercial airline pilot. "With advances being made through the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) related to mitigating the loss of control in-flight threat through upset recovery training, APS is strongly committed to providing turnkey, affordable, world-class UPRT services in mainland Europe. APS teaches simple, useful techniques which apply to a wide diversity of fixed-wing piston and jet aircraft so the pilot and crew can enhance their ability to prevent an airplane upset or, if necessary, effectively recover the airplane."
Among the conditions addressed in APS training programs are severe attitude situations such as overbank, stalls, incipient spins, spiral dive, nose high, nose low, control failures, alternate control strategies, and wake turbulence encounters, as well as a range of other emergency situations.
"The program addresses the fundamental principles of all flight attitudes and is applicable to all pilot experience levels flying fixed-wing airplanes - turboprop or jet, straight or swept wing, any size and weight," said François Jurres, the Netherlands APS general manager. "Pilots who have been through this training have repeatedly called it some of the most valuable manual flying training they have ever received."
About Aviation Performance Solutions (APS)
Aviation Performance Solutions' Emergency Maneuver Training, with headquarters at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (Mesa, Arizona), has trained thousands of pilots in fully comprehensive upset recovery skill development, more than any other training organization. For over 15 years, APS has been committed to giving professional pilots and private pilots of all skill levels the highest quality upset recovery training available. APS offers comprehensive LOC-I solutions via industry-leading web-based, on-aircraft, and full-flight simulator upset recovery training programs. With locations in the Netherlands, Texas and Arizona, APS is the only Part 141 Flight School currently certified in the delivery of complete upset recovery, stall/spin and instrument recovery training courses. APS upset recovery training courses are each in compliance with the Airplane Upset Recovery Training Aid - Revision 2 and the recently released FAA Aviation Circular 120-109 on Stall Stick Pusher Training. http://www.apstraining.com