The Industry Perspective
At APS, your safety is our mission. In your aircraft at any given time, you may be transporting your family, friends, or business associates who are all counting on you to keep them safe. You’ve chosen your aircraft carefully to be the best fit with your intended operations, so be sure to do the same with your training. Remember, operating a high-performance airplane can actually place you at a greater risk of LOC-I, as you are more capable of going higher, further, and longer than ever before into increasingly challenging weather conditions. Don’t count on the aircraft to keep you safe. Recent accident statistics are full of very capable aircraft that ended up in a situation where the pilot was unable to maintain control or relied too heavily on automation. These situations often result in fatal accidents. UPRT at APS gives you the knowledge, experience, and skills to recognize, prevent, and if necessary, recover from an airplane upset or developing LOC-I incident.
UPRT Programs Customized to Your Aircraft and Skill Level
APS provides the global standard in UPRT, and supports thousands of its customers operating top-end, state-of-the-art aircraft. What many owner/operators sometimes don’t realize, however, is that APS training programs are available to all pilots across the pilot experience spectrum; a private pilot license is sufficient to start the VFR Pilot Upset Training program. As you grow in experience to IFR, multi-engine and jet airplanes, APS grows with you through progressively more advanced programs to match your experience level and how you operate your specific type of airplane on a daily basis.
APS instructors are professionally qualified and specifically trained to be able to accommodate a wide range of experience levels and capabilities—from basic to the most elite pilots in aviation. Whether you are a high-time professional pilot with aerobatic experience, or a newly minted private pilot, APS instructors will provide you with the level and intensity of training that are commensurate with your knowledge, ability, desire, and need.
Your UPRT Investment
Pricing is an important factor in selecting a UPRT provider. This is an area where the phrase “you get what you pay for” applies. While others may offer what they call “UPRT” for a lower price, pay attention to what you are getting, who is teaching you, and what their customers are saying about them. A high-performance aerobatic training platform provides a wider margin of safety. Lesser performance aircraft may be able to provide similar training exercises, but at a greater risk and a lower level of exposure to upsets and stall characteristics. Likewise, Instructor Pilot experience in the all-attitude environment is critical to accomplishing UPRT efficiently and safely. When the price tag of high quality UPRT training is examined in the view of safety and total value, the UPRT programs delivered by APS provide the greatest overall value by a significant margin. The initial multi-day investment in UPRT with APS ingrains critical skill sets that can be fully renewed with just a single day of training during future recurrent training sessions. Most pilots determine to attend recurrent training anywhere from every year to every five years. APS is dedicated keeping you safe for a lifetime, and we have a comprehensive plan to do so.