President & CEO
Aviation Performance Solutions, LLC (APS), a Arizona limited liability company, specializes in advanced flight training and customized course development for a wide variety of professional aviation contractors including flight schools, corporate flight departments and the Federal Government. The APS Emergency Maneuver Training division of APS is dedicated to upset prevention & recovery, stall/spin avoidance and instrument recovery training. The driving forces behind APS are its team of experts in each of customer service, flight training standards, safety of flight and business development. As a small business with roots in Arizona, the company continues it's expansion into Texas and overseas into mainland Europe in the Netherlands.
Paul "BJ" Ransbury, President
Mr. Ransbury's professional flight experience spans a wide spectrum from general aviation advanced flight instruction to hard-charging unlimited category air show aerobatic displays to scheduled airlines to military fighter operations.
Throughout his career as a professional pilot and business entrepreneur, Mr. Ransbury has been keenly interested in the development of programs that bring high-performance aviation into the hands of the general public and to aviators of all skill levels. Driven by a responsibility to improve safety of flight to save lives in the aviation industry, he has been developing innovative training techniques and advanced flight training courses for individual pilots, corporate flight departments, government agencies and aircraft manufacturers for 17 years. Mr. Ransbury is also the Vice President Global Integration for the Upset Prevention & Recovery Training Association (UPRTA), a non-profit international aviation organization of industry professionals dedicated to the highest standards of Upset Prevention and Recovery Training. Also a regular speaker on Upset Prevention and Recovery Training at the Bombardier Safety Standdown, he and the APS team proudly provide integrated loss of control in-flight training solutions for the Bombardier Leading Edge program.
While insisting on being in the cockpit with APS clients as often as possible, Mr. Ransbury's primary focus has been to assess the continually changing need for advanced flight training in aviation worldwide. As one of only twenty Master CFIs in the nation holding an aerobatic accreditation, his on-going analysis of program effectiveness in relation to market demands keeps APS on the leading edge of providing training solutions to a wide variety of operators. His friendly demeanor, combined with an in-depth expertise in edge-of-the-envelope aerodynamics and recovery techniques, uniquely bridges the gap between advanced training curricula and a prospective company's corporate training objectives. Mr. Ransbury addresses an organization's flight training needs through a one-on-one hands-on approach to customized course development. Under his direct supervision more than 5,000 professional pilots have been successfully trained in standardized upset prevention & recovery training techniques and mitigation strategies.
Background: Mr. Ransbury, a recently inaugurated US Citizen, graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada in 1988 with a B.Sc. in Honors Mathematics and Physics. After 12 years serving as a military officer and fighter pilot in the Canadian Armed Forces flying the F/A-18 Hornet, he spent two years as a scheduled airline pilot flying the Airbus A320. His high-performance civilian aviation career continued as a professional international air show pilot and was hallmarked with his air show team being featured in an IMAX 3D feature film distributed around the world. Now entering his 17th year holding consecutive positions of Chief Executive Officer and President of leading-edge North American advanced flight training organizations, Mr. Ransbury remains centered on improving safety of flight in the aviation industry and is the co-leader of the upset prevention and recovery Training Needs Analysis Matrix Development Team for the Royal Aeronautical Society's International Committee for Aviation Training in Extended Envelopes (ICATEE). In November 2011 in London UK, Mr. Ransbury was honored to be selected by ICATEE to lead the international upset prevention and recovery training manuals development team for delivery to International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). He is currently pursuing the completion of his MBA in Global Management with the University of Phoenix.