United Aviate Academy Flight Students to Receive Upset Prevention and Recovery Training by Aviation Performance Solutions

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Industry-leading training program will prepare student pilots to reduce the risk of Loss of Control In-flight.

United Aviate Academy at APS

United Aviate Academy at APS

The integrated upset recovery program provided by APS places our flight school on the leading edge of the industry’s most advanced LOC-I training.

Today, Aviation Performance Solutions (APS), the global leader in Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT), announced that they have been selected to provide their industry-leading Loss of Control In-flight (LOC-I) training to flight students at United Aviate Academy, the flight school owned by United Airlines in Goodyear, Arizona. The training at the world-class APS facility in Mesa complements United Aviate Academy’s rigorous flight training program and United’s commitment to delivering a safe, caring, dependable and efficient travel experience.

APS’ comprehensive training program exceeds regulatory minimums by incorporating the latest advancements in UPRT effectiveness, including instructor-led academics, on-aircraft and advanced simulator training, and online virtual education. UPRT reduces the risk of LOC-I, an unintended extreme deviation of an aircraft from its intended flight path. The training will help students understand what leads to LOC-I, help them to prevent, and when necessary, overcome it in the safest and most effective manner.

“We are committed to training our student pilots to make sound decisions at a moment’s notice to keep themselves and their passengers safe,” said United Aviate Academy CEO, Dana Donati. “The integrated upset recovery program provided by APS places our flight school on the leading edge of the industry’s most advanced LOC-I training.”

United, the only major U.S. airline to own a flight training school, officially opened United Aviate Academy earlier this year where it aims to train about 5,000 new pilots by 2030, with at least half women or people of color. This unprecedented training commitment will dramatically expand access to this lucrative and rewarding career while upholding United's world-class safety standards.

“APS is honored to play a key role in United Aviate Academy’s expansive flight training program,” said CEO of Aviation Performance Solutions, Paul BJ Ransbury. “It is the responsibility of flight schools worldwide to implement effective, transferable, and industry-standardized LOC-I solutions for student pilots that teach them how to expeditiously and correctly recognize, prevent or recover from an airplane upset, the precursor condition to LOC-I.”

About Aviation Performance Solutions (APS)

At APS, We Help Pilots Bring Everyone Home Safely. Our proven Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) system—delivered by the elitely-trained and expertly-qualified UPRT instructors in the industry—overcomes the #1 fatal threat of Loss of Control In-flight (LOC-I) and has saved 100s of lives. In our world class facilities dedicated to optimizing the learning experience, APS provides transformational training customized to the needs of professional pilots. Perfected over 25 years, our transferable solutions for every professional pilot maximize skills and competence to bring everyone home safely on every flight. http://www.apstraining.com

About United Aviate Academy

The 340,000 square-foot United Aviate Academy facility at Phoenix Goodyear Airport includes world-class features such as:

  • A growing fleet of Cirrus SR20 single-engine aircraft with advanced safety characteristics
  • Nearly 50,000 square feet of office space
  • Multiple aircraft hangars
  • Dormitory rooms for student housing with ample room for expansion
  • Proximity to many auxiliary airfields in the Phoenix area
  • Favorable weather for year-round flight training

For more information on United Aviate Academy, please visit unitedaviate.com/academy or @unitedaviate on Instagram.

For more information:
Aviation Performance Solutions
Carey Bryson, APS Director of Communications
480-279-1881 USA | carey.bryson@apstraining.com

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