APS Upset Recovery Training Team Announces New Master Instructor

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APS instructor pilot Mike “Slugg” Bugg recently received his Master Certificated Flight Instructor accreditation with the aerobatic distinction (MCFI-A) . With extensive all-attitude flight experience, objective third party recognition, and rigorous APS-proprietary airplane upset recovery specific training, APS instructor pilots are the most qualified in the world to teach comprehensive academic, on-aircraft, and advanced simulator Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT) .

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APS Advanced Instructor Pilot Mike "Slugg" Bugg

"Safety must be the foundation for truly effective and comprehensive Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT), and highly qualified expert pilots are the cornerstone of that foundation..."

Aviation Performance Solutions (APS) is proud to announce that Mike “Slugg” Bugg recently earned the Master Certificated Flight Instructor designation, with the additional Aerobatic distinction (MCFI-A) , accredited by Master Instructors LLC. The MCFI-A accreditation is just one component of the extensive training and experience required of APS advanced instructor pilots who teach fully comprehensive Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT).

Mike Bugg joined Aviation Performance Solutions in July of 2017. Mr. Bugg is an Air Force veteran and graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. He developed a passion for flying at a young age, and his dedication to aviation has provided a solid foundation for his service and success as an Air Force pilot and as an advanced flight instructor. More on Mike’s background: apstraining.com/bugg/

The MCFI achievement is a national, FAA recognized accreditation earned through a rigorous process of continuing professional activity and peer review. The accreditation must be renewed biennially and signifies a true commitment to excellence and safety of flight operations. Master Instructors LLC relates, “Simply put, the Master Instructor designation is a means by which to identify those outstanding aviation educators, those “Teachers of Flight,” who are demonstrating an ongoing commitment to excellence, professional growth, and service to the aviation community.”

“Safety must be the foundation for truly effective and comprehensive Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT), and highly qualified expert pilots are the cornerstone of that foundation," says Paul BJ Ransbury, president of Aviation Performance Solutions. “The achievement of MCFI-A status, along with extensive background experience and unmatched in-house UPRT-specific training, ensures our pilot training goes well above and beyond what is recommended by the FAA in multiple advisory circulars, and by ICAO in their Manual on Aeroplane UPRT, ICAO Doc 10011, which reiterates that a well-qualified instructor is the most essential component in the delivery of effective UPRT.”

ABOUT THE MASTER INSTRUCTOR DESIGNATION

The Master Instructor designation is a national accreditation recognized by the FAA. Candidates must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to excellence, professional growth, and service to the aviation community, and must pass a rigorous evaluation by a peer Board of Review. The process parallels the continuing education regimen used by other professionals to enhance their knowledge base while increasing their professionalism. Designees are recognized as outstanding aviation educators for not only their excellence in teaching, but for their engagement in the continuous process of learning — both their own, and their students’. The designation must be renewed biennially and significantly surpasses the FAA requirements for renewal of the candidate’s flight instructor certificate. Learn why the Master Certified Flight Instructor program matters to APS.

ABOUT AVIATION PERFORMANCE SOLUTIONS

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 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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