Boeing 737 Check Airman on Upset Recovery


Just got a chance to catch up on e-mail after returning from a trip. I can tell you, almost every night I fell asleep with the mantra of “push, power, rudder, roll, climb” running through my mind … after a few days to distill the training, I can now appreciate even more the benefits of your approach. First off, the training itself is first rate; the quality and knowledge of your instructors, the balanced mix of academics, pre and post briefings, the design and evolution of the sorties, et al. I honestly cannot think of a single area to improve (but don’t give up). What the APS training really excels at is embedding the core principals of aerodynamics and the interface of flight controls into the active consciousness of the pilot …

… Personally, I am extremely grateful and humbled as a line pilot to have been offered the generous opportunity to undertake your training. I will advocate for this opportunity for all the pilots I fly with who endeavor to constantly improve their skill sets.