Emergency Maneuver Training
Over the years, we have been asked on numerous occasions why Aviation Performance Solutions LLC (APS) selected the operating name APS Emergency Maneuver Training. So many other names seem just as applicable such as; upset recovery training, stall/spin awareness, advanced maneuver training and unusual attitude recovery. From our perspective, all these terms and phrases are more specialized categorizations of the overall field of emergency maneuver training. In addition, when we first began developing our program more than a decade ago, the offered courses were modeled around the recommended teachings identified by Rich Stowell's first flight training book titled Emergency Maneuver Training: Controlling Your Airplane During a Crisis (Right).
Our courses have evolved significantly from those early days, while continuing to support, promote and instruct the fundamentals of Rich Stowell's core concepts and principles. We view the term Emergency Maneuver Training as the most robust categorization of the teachings that are encompassed by the more common commercial terminology of "Upset Recovery Training" as specified in the Airplane Upset Recovery Training Aid (URTA) industry guide. The URTA more directly addresses what we refer to at APS as "Unusual Attitude" or "Abnormal Attitude" training by dealing almost exclusively with un-stalled flight conditions. Unfortunately, statistics from both commercial and private aviation sectors have proven the aerodynamic stall (the window to the spin) to be lethal, claiming more lives within the Loss of Control In-Flight categorization than any other specific category of extreme flight conditions. As APS Emergency Maneuver Training will always be data driven to ensure the provided training solutions meet the threat, it is our mandate to provide the most comprehensive and relevant LOC-I mitigations to the aviation industry.