The International Council of Air Shows Foundation’s Air Show Hall of Fame was created in 1995 to honor those who have made a significant contribution to the air show industry.
Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) December 10, 2015
Aviation Performance Solutions LLC (APS), a global flight training organization specializing in airplane Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT), announced today at the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) Convention that its Vice President of Training and Business Development, Randall Brooks, has been inducted into the ICAS Foundation Air Show Hall of Fame as a member of the Red Baron Squadron.
The International Council of Air Shows Foundation’s Air Show Hall of Fame was created in 1995 to honor those who have made a significant contribution to the air show industry. Recognizing the industry’s outstanding professionals is one of the clearest goals of the Foundation. http://www.icasfoundation.org/about-the-hall-of-fame
The Red Baron Squadron operated a fleet of seven 450 horsepower Boeing Stearman aircraft in airshows and promotional activities throughout the U.S. The team’s four-ship formation of roaring, open cockpit biplanes brought the spirit of barnstorming alive through their display of aerobatics in airplanes designed originally as military training aircraft. Red Baron flight operations began in 1979 and stood down at the conclusion of the 2007 airshow season.Brooks was an inaugural member of the Red Baron Squadron’s airshow performances and served with the flying team for 13 years during three separate tours, ending up as the Director of Flight Operations for the team.
“Along with the 15 other members of the Red Baron Squadron’s team inducted, and its hardworking maintenance staff, I’m thrilled that the Red Baron Squadron’s flying efforts in front of millions of fans over the years have been recognized”, said Randall Brooks. In addition to his Red Baron Squadron involvement Mr. Brooks also flew airshows as a solo performer, as a member of a four-ship Pitts Special aerobatic team, a two-ship glider act, and last performed at Oshkosh in 2008 demonstrating the Eclipse Concept Jet single engine prototype. In all, Brooks’ airshow career spanned over ten years with over 500 surface level aerobatic demonstrations. Randall now manages Upset Prevention and Recovery Training flight operations for one of four APS global training centers in Arlington, Texas with two Extra 300L aircraft and multiple Level D jet aircraft simulators. http://www.apstraining.com
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Aviation Performance Solutions LLC (APS), headquartered at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Arizona USA, trains thousands of professional pilots and instructors in comprehensive upset prevention and recovery training skill development. APS, an IS-BAO registered company, provides integrated LOC-I solutions via industry-leading app-based, on-aircraft (jet and piston), and full-flight simulator upset prevention & 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 & recovery, stall/spin and instrument upset recovery training courses worldwide. With additional training locations in Dallas (Texas, USA), The Netherlands (Europe) and the Middle East (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), APS provides global access to the highest quality and most effective upset prevention and recovery training available.