Skies Magazine engages APS for Upset Recovery Series

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Aviation Performance Solutions (APS) Announced Today its Agreement with Skies Magazine to Deliver a Series of Information Articles on Upset Prevention and Recovery Training - The April Issue of Skies Address the Critical Importance of Manual Handling in Overcoming Loss of Control In-flight Challenges to All Pilots.

Skies Magazine - March/April Issue 2015

The broad spectrum of expertise at APS in the domain of loss of control in-flight training solutions promises a powerful and informative series on this leading safety concern.

Aviation Performance Solutions (APS), an Arizona-based flight training organization, has announced an agreement with Skies Magazine to deliver a series of educational aviation articles about upset prevention and recovery training (UPRT) and other methods of combating loss of control in-flight (LOC-I). The series addresses a diverse range of subjects, including human factors, methods of instruction, and leading-edge aviation training technologies. The March/April 2015 issue of Skies addresses the critical role of manual handling skills in preparing pilots to resolve unusual in-flight conditions and airplane upsets.

According to a report issued by the Commercial Aviation Safety Team in August 2014, LOC-I is the leading cause of fatalities in commercial aviation worldwide. The National Transportation Safety Board, National Business Aviation Association and International Civil Aviation Authority have all placed LOC-I on their 2015 “most wanted” lists of safety concerns.

"Skies is dedicated to keeping its readers at the forefront of advancements in aviation at all levels," said Mike Reyno, publisher and owner of Skies Magazine. "The broad spectrum of expertise at APS in the domain of loss of control in-flight training solutions promises a powerful and informative series on this leading safety concern." Readers should look for a new article by APS in each edition of Skies, which is published six times per year. The articles can be found online at

"It is a genuine honor and privilege to work closely with the Skies Magazine team of aviation experts," said APS President Paul Ransbury. "The mission with this series is to increase awareness within the aviation community and among the general public of the severity of the LOC-I threat to air safety. In partnership with Skies, APS will examine topics central to overcoming this complex safety challenge."


Aviation Performance Solutions LLC (APS), headquartered at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Az., trains thousands of professional pilots and instructors in comprehensive upset prevention and recovery training skill development. APS provides integrated LOC-I solutions via industry-leading computer-based training, on-aircraft (jet and piston) instruction, and full-flight simulator upset prevention and recovery training. All training is in full compliance with the Airplane Upset Recovery Training Aid – Revision 2, FAA Advisory Circular 120-109 on Stall and Stick Pusher Training, ICAO Manual on Aeroplane Upset Prevention and Recovery Training and the FAA Advisory Circular 120-111 on Upset Prevention and Recovery Training. APS is the only Part 141 Flight School certified in the delivery of complete upset prevention and recovery, stall/spin and instrument upset recovery training courses worldwide. With additional training locations in Dallas, Texas; The Netherlands (Europe); and the Middle East (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), APS provides global access to the highest quality upset prevention and recovery training available.

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