APS Delivers 2018 Upset Prevention & Recovery Training Scholarship

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Aviation Performance Solutions LLC (APS) announced today the delivery of the 2018 Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) Scholarship to Jake Ribbe, a student at LeTourneau University in Texas. The annual scholarship awards a deserving pilot with the Professional Pilot Upset Training course, which mitigates the risk of Loss of Control In-flight (LOC-I) by training pilots to recognize, prevent, and if necessary, recover from an airplane upset.

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APS UPRT Scholarship Winner Jake Ribbe (right) with Advanced Instructor Pilot Larry "Bat" Cross

"Any pilot knows the potential and the weight of LOC-I incidents...I had optimistically high expectations for my time here, and they were far exceeded."

Aviation Performance Solutions LLC (APS), the global leader in Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT), is pleased to announce delivery of the 2018 Upset Prevention and Recovery Training Scholarship course to Jake Ribbe, a student and dispatch manager at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas.

Jake is currently working toward a B.S. in Professional Flight with a Maintenance Concentration, and he recently completed an aviation internship with a major corporation. Jake is also a new Certified Flight Instructor, and this focused training in Upset Prevention and Recovery that he has just completed has augmented Jake’s extensive preparation for an outstanding career in aviation with the advanced experience and skills necessary to prevent, recognize, or if necessary, overcome an unexpected Loss of Control In-flight.

Every year, APS donates one Professional Pilot Upset Training Course, to a deserving pilot currently in flight school or just starting their professional aviation career. The course provides comprehensive Upset Prevention and Recovery Training, integrating academics and on-aircraft instruction to mitigate the risk of Loss of Control-Inflight (LOC-I), the number one cause of fatalities across all sectors of aviation. Properly delivered UPRT compliments licensing training by ensuring pilots have a deep understanding of upset causes – with critical focus on prevention – and are trained to proficiency in the skills necessary to recover from a developed airplane upset. Because the manual inputs necessary to recover from an unexpected LOC-I are often counterintuitive and complicated by human factors such as startle and surprise, UPRT is critical for pilots to be fully prepared for any unexpected, time-critical flight situation.

“Any pilot knows the potential and the weight of LOC-I incidents,” said Jake Ribbe. “APS certainly possesses the fantastic platforms, in combination with phenomenal instructor resumes, to provide what I gather to be the cutting edge of upset training. I had optimistically high expectations for my time here, and they were far exceeded.”

“Even seasoned pilots with thousands of flight hours find UPRT to be an incredible educational and confidence building experience, so for a young pilot like Jake to get this training early in his career is an important accomplishment that will greatly benefit him and all who fly with him,” said Paul Ransbury, President of APS. “We are honored to give back to the aviation industry through this annual scholarship program as we strive to fulfill APS’ purpose to help pilots bring everyone home safely.”

APS offers upset prevention & recovery training to all sectors of aviation: airline, military/government, corporate, owner/operator and flight schools.

2019 APS Upset Training Scholarship – apply here: http://www.apstraining.com/scholarship/


Aviation Performance Solutions LLC (APS), headquartered at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Arizona, 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, on-aircraft (jet and piston), and full-flight simulator Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT). All training is in full compliance with the Airplane Upset Recovery Training Aid, FAA Advisory Circular 120-109A on Stall Prevention and Recovery Training, ICAO Manual on Aeroplane Upset Prevention and Recovery Training, IATA Guidance Material and Best Practices for the Implementation of 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 Texas (USA), The Netherlands (Europe), and military division in Alabama (USA), APS provides global access to the highest quality Upset Prevention and Recovery Training available. Please visit our website at: apstraining.com

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