Upset Recovery Training

Together, CAE and Aviation Performance Solutions (APS) provide comprehensive Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT) for business and commercial aircraft pilots. Two trusted training leaders have joined forces to provide an unprecedented UPRT experience. The CAE-APS partnership delivers the most comprehensive web-based academic, in-flight, and full-flight simulator program designed to teach aviation professionals how to recognize, avoid, and effectively recover from emergency and unusual attitude situations, as well as enhance overall flying skills to improve safety of flight.

Loss of Control In-Flight (LOC-I) is indisputably one of the leading causes of aircraft crashes and crash-related fatalities worldwide.* Rivaled only by Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT), LOC-I presents a unique challenge to professional aviation; it highlights a serious deficiency in a pilot's ability to deal with a variety of unusual flight attitudes and flight envelope excursions. Regrettably, current pilot training regulatory standards and certification requirements do not address this skill deficiency.

In partnership, CAE and APS offer at locations in North America and Europe a diversity of turnkey solutions to help mitigate the LOC-I threat. Our team is committed to providing the highest-quality upset recovery training available at the best value for your training investment. All UPRT trainings are provided by highly qualified APS instructors in both in-flight and full-flight simulator environment.

Pilots pursuing initial or recurrent training programs at CAE training centers can incorporate the UPRT component into their curriculum. Each instructor has professional flight experience spanning a highly specialized spectrum of aviation uniquely qualifying them as UPRT training providers. Each instructor has extensive experience in all-attitude, all-envelope maneuvering in jet aircraft, military instruction, technologically advanced aircraft, and commercial aviation flight operations.

All training provided is in compliance with the Airplane Upset Recovery Training Aid, and APS Emergency Maneuver Training is the only Part 141 Flight School in the U.S. certified in the delivery of complete upset recovery, stall-spin, and instrument recovery training courses.

These programs have been proven effective in developing the skills necessary to enhance the professional pilot's survival in the time-critical aircraft upset arena. Each of our training programs will challenge professional pilots of all experience levels in a rewarding atmosphere of learning and accomplishment.

*Source: Vahid Motevalli and Christian M. Salmon, Developing Greater Flexibility and Resolution in Aviation Accident Analyses, Aviation Institute - School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, The George Washington University, 1, (Oct. 23, 2007)

Training Programs Available

  • Academic-Only Upset Recovery Training (Web-Based)
  • Self-Paced Computer-Based Training (CBT) to Establish Threshold LOC-I Knowledge
  • Core Training: Airplane Upset Recovery Training Aid
  • Partial Mitigation of LOC-I

Simulator-Based Upset Recovery Training

  • Comprehensive Scenario-Based Training in a Full-Flight Simulator
  • 1- to 2-Day Courses Available
  • Optional Self-Paced CBT
  • Comprehensive Mitigation LOC-I

On Aircraft-Only Upset Recovery Training

  • Training Completed in Commercially Certified Safe Aerobatic-Capable Airplanes
  • 1- to 4-Day Courses Available
  • Optional Self-Paced CBT
  • More Comprehensive Mitigation of LOC-I

Integrated Simulator/On Aircraft Upset Recovery Training

  • Comprehensive Scenario-Based Training in a Full-Flight Simulator and Safe Aerobatic-Capable Airplanes
  • 2- to 4-Day Courses Available
  • Optional Self-Paced CBT
  • Most Comprehensive Mitigation of LOC-I

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