Aviation Performance Solutions (APS) Announces Karl Schlimm as Director of Flight Operations

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Arizona-based Aviation Performance Solutions (APS) Announces the Promotion of Karl 'Schlimmer' Schlimm to the Position of Director of Flight Operations - This Move Further Streamlines the Highly Active APS Upset Prevention and Upset Recovery Training Services in Arizona Often Exceeding 20 Flights per Day - Mr. Schlimm has Been a Leading Instructor Pilot with APS for More Than Three Years - As Director of Flight Operations, Check Airman, and Recently Designated Master CFI-Aerobatic, Karl will Continue to Augment APS State-of-the-Art Loss of Control In-flight Mitigation Training Services for Pilots.

Karl Schlimm, APS Director of Flight Operations

Karl Schlimm, APS Director of Flight Operations

Karl Schlimm will augment APS state-of-the-art Loss of Control In-flight (LOC-I) mitigation training services for all pilots.

Aviation Performance Solutions, a global leader in the provision of upset prevention and recovery training (UPRT) to pilots, announced today that Karl Schlimm has been promoted to the position of Director of Flight Operations. Mr. Schlimm will be responsible for managing the highly active APS flight operations in Arizona, often exceeding 20 flights per day. As an APS UPRT expert, safety officer and recently designated Master CFI-Aerobatic, Karl will continue to augment APS state-of-the-art Loss of Control In-flight (LOC-I) mitigation training services for pilots of all experience and skill levels.

“It is our great honor to have Schlimmer accept the position of APS Director of Flight Operations where he'll manage the day-to-day delivery of both our flying activities and full flight simulator upset training programs,” said Paul ‘BJ’ Ransbury, president of Aviation Performance Solutions. "Mr. Schlimm has proven both his leadership and commitment to consistently moving our team of experts forward in top-notch safety of flight operations, unparalleled customer service and industry leading all-attitude all-envelope training services for pilots.”

With over 20 years of experience in all-attitude/all-envelope flight operations and training, Mr. Schlimm's background provides a solid foundation for managing the significant operational growth in upset prevention and recovery training at APS in Arizona. His experience in the US Air Force as Chief of Training, Weapons Office, Veteran of the Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom A9 Lessons Learned Division, combined with his many years of experience managing APS flight operations offer another leap forward in APS customer service and operational effectiveness.

As the Director of Flight Operations at APS, Mr. Schlimm will aggressively pursue the effective management of both personnel and flying assets to enhance air safety and mitigate other interactive factors such as fatigue, equipment, scheduling and personnel. “At the operational level, this position provides an opportunity to precisely and efficiently deliver what is “state of the art” in the area of upset prevention and recovery training, which has the potential to dramatically improve aviation safety worldwide,” said Schlimm.

ABOUT AVIATION PERFORMANCE SOLUTIONS LLC (APS)

Aviation Performance Solutions LLC (APS), dba APS Emergency Maneuver Training, based at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Arizona USA, has successfully trained over 5,500 professional pilots in fully comprehensive upset recovery skill development. For more than a decade, with additional training locations in Dallas (Texas USA) and The Netherlands (Europe) APS has been committed to giving professional pilots of all skill levels the highest quality upset recovery training available. APS offers comprehensive LOC-I solutions via industry-leading computer-based, on-aircraft, and advanced full-flight simulator upset recovery and prevention training programs. In addition to all flight training being in full compliance with the internationally-recognized Airplane Upset Recovery Training Aid – Revision 2 and the recently issued FAA Aviation Circular 120-109 on Stall and Stick Pusher Training, APS is the only Part 141 Flight School currently certified in the delivery of fully comprehensive upset recovery, stall/spin and instrument recovery training courses worldwide.

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