Jet A4 Enhancement

Upset Prevention & Recovery Training

Enhancement Details

APS Extra 300L with A4 SkyhawkA-4 Skyhawk Jet Upset Training augments core UPRT knowledge and skills with a high-performance transfer of skill session to include high Mach and high altitude.

As a professional pilot, a lot of time is spent above FL300 and/or .7 Mach. Few all-attitude flight training airplanes can reach the altitudes and airspeeds achievable with the A-4 Skyhawk. The ability for pilots to practice Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) concepts in this high performance flight regime allows pilots see how core UPRT skills are transferable to swept wing jet aircraft. Building on the core skills learned in a base training program, the Jet A-4 enhancement takes UPRT skills to the ultimate environment where they are commonly called upon.

Among other upset conditions, the high altitude stall is a critical real-world scenario that all professional pilots should experience. The delta-winged platform and higher wing loading of the A-4 provides swept wing handling characteristics that are representative of swept wing business jet aircraft.

The importance of any training platform, whether an aircraft or a simulator, is providing transferable lessons that are applicable to the aircraft you fly. APS instructor pilots are experts in using a refined flight profile to highlight the important concepts and techniques that are pertinent and relevant to your airplane.

While still a very capable training aircraft, the A-4 Skyhawk is a veteran of carrier operations during the Vietnam War and was a formation platform for the U.S. Navy Blue Angels for over a decade. You can’t beat the opportunity to refine your UPRT skills in this accomplished and historic jet warbird. Read more about the APS A-4 High Altitude Upset Training program.

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This enhancement can be added onto any of the base programs listed here. Click ‘Read More’ beside the program for additional information.

Jet A-4 Enhancment


VFR Pilot Upset Training

Ideal for VFR pilots seeking comprehensive upset and stall/spin upset awareness, prevention and recovery.

Professional Pilot Upset Training

Structured for instrument-rated pilots to embed long-lasting knowledge and skills to defeat all-weather airplane upsets.

Jet Pilot Integrated Upset Training

Designed for multi-engine, high performance, career jet pilots to transport category-level stall and airplane upset skills.

Recurrent Upset Training

Powerful upset training refresher course for APS graduates to revitalize critical loss of control in-light UPRT skillsets.

Simulator Instructor Upset Delivery Training

Designed specifically for an airline’s senior simulator instructors to develop core instructional competencies in industry-compliant upset training.

Jet Pilot Simulator-only Upset Training

Addresses the loss of control in-flight needs of the professional transport category pilot to reduce the risk of stall/upset.

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