"The first of its kind, EPIC-S2 is a comprehensive training standard which incorporates and gives specificity to the Six Critical UPRT Implementation Factors essential to solving LOC-I."
LAS VEGAS (PRWEB) October 21, 2019
Aviation Performance Solutions LLC (APS), a global leader in Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT), announced today at the 2019 National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (BACE) in Las Vegas, a powerful new training standard to advance the industry’s approach to overcoming Loss of Control In-flight (LOC-I), aviation’s number one fatal threat to air safety. The new standard will be known as the Every Pilot in Control Solution Standard™, or EPIC-S2™.
The first of its kind, EPIC-S2 is a comprehensive training standard which incorporates and gives specificity to the Six Critical UPRT Implementation Factors essential to solving LOC-I (see EPIC-S2 model, figure 1).
Deficiencies in Airplane State Awareness (ASA), Single-pilot Resource Management (SRM), Crew Resource Management (CRM), Threat and Error Management (TEM), and aircraft performance, as well as inappropriate pilot response in developing upset events perpetuate LOC-I as the most lethal threat to the traveling public by air. The Every Pilot In Control Solution Standard (EPIC-S2) integrates proven training, experience, human factor, and awareness components that mitigate these deficiencies. Incorporating these components bolsters pilot resilience, proficiency, and cognitive discipline in a wide spectrum of manual flight operations and airplane upset conditions, providing a framework to maximize the ability of UPRT to do what it is intended to do: save lives.
The APS Vision to Help Pilots Bring Everyone Home Safely drives APS to aid the industry in improving aviation safety at all levels worldwide. Beyond high-level UPRT guidance and practically-vague regulatory frameworks that miss crucial and fundamental mitigating features of effective UPRT, the Every Pilot In Control Solution Standard (EPIC-S2) bridges the UPRT gap between ‘just getting it done’ and ‘getting it done right.’ Robust Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) adhering to the Six Critical UPRT Implementation Factors instills in pilots the skills they need to overcome LOC-I and significantly improves manual handling skills and airmanship.
“APS works closely with oversight civil aviation organizations and National Aviation Authorities to aid in their development of guidelines and recommendations for UPRT implementation globally. Consensus among industry stakeholders continues to reinforce the critical role of UPRT in aviation system and operational safety,” said Paul BJ Ransbury, CEO of APS. “APS’ public release of the EPIC-S2 provides a clear framework of Six Critical UPRT Implementation Factors that are designed to help training organizations worldwide ensure their UPRT is conducted in a highly-effective, comprehensive, and long-lasting manner, all in accordance with industry-defined regulations and best practices.”
Learn more about the Every Pilot In Control Solution Standard: apstraining.com/epic-s2
ABOUT AVIATION PERFORMANCE SOLUTIONS
Aviation Performance Solutions LLC (APS) trains thousands of professional pilots and instructors in comprehensive Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) skill development. UPRT programs include integrated LOC-I solutions via industry-leading computer-based, on-aircraft (jet, turboprop, and piston), and full-flight simulator UPRT. All training is in full compliance with the Airplane Upset Recovery Training Aid, FAA AC 120-109A, ICAO Manual on Aeroplane Upset Prevention and Recovery Training, IATA Guidance Material and Best Practices for the Implementation of UPRT, and the FAA AC 120-111 on UPRT. Headquartered at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Arizona, with additional training locations in the US and Europe, APS provides global access to the highest quality upset prevention and recovery training available. apstraining.com