The RCMP Air Services Branch’s upset recovery initiative promotes knowledge and skills-based training along with each individual pilot’s discipline and responsibility as essential elements of aviation professionalism and safety.
Mesa, Arizona (PRWEB) June 04, 2013
The Air Services Branch of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), one of the largest fleet operators in Canada, announced today the selection of Aviation Performance Solutions LLC (APS) as the provider of its Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) program. This training directly supports the RCMP mission statement of applying the highest principles of aviation safety to its professional pilot training and also in support of its peace and security focused flight operations.
“The RCMP Air Services Branch’s upset recovery initiative promotes knowledge and skills-based training along with each individual pilot’s discipline and responsibility as essential elements of aviation professionalism and safety,” said Gary Hartery, Chief Pilot - RCMP Air Services. “Loss of Control in Flight continues to be demonstrated as aviation’s most lethal threat to air safety. The RCMP’s commitment to providing our pilots, each tasked with the safety and security of our nation, with the industry’s most effective LOC-I mitigation training, is evidenced by our upset recovery training program commitment with APS.” This program provides initial upset recovery training academics and skill development to over 70 RCMP pilots primarily responsible for flying Pilatus PC-12s, De Havilland Twin Otters, and a variety of Cessna aircraft.
“As a team of combined Canadian and US aviation safety experts at APS, it is a great honor to work with Air Services Branch of the RCMP. The RCMP’s focus on reducing the threat of loss of control to further enhance its national peace and security mission is a powerful example of the importance upset recovery training plays in rounding each professional pilot’s skill set,” says Paul BJ Ransbury, president of Aviation Performance Solutions. “Prevention of the LOC-I threat must always be the dominant focus in effective upset recovery training as it is at APS. However, when faced with an unpreventable, severe flight condition beyond everyday experience thresholds, pilots must have the fundamental knowledge and practical skills necessary to recover the airplane to controlled flight amidst a developing high-stress time-critical airplane upset situation.”
ABOUT AVIATION PERFORMANCE SOLUTIONS LLC (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 internationally-recognized 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