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APS and CAE USA Bring Military Upset Training to Civilian Turboprop Pilots

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APS, the global leader in Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT), has expanded its partnership with CAE USA to bring military UPRT to civilian single and multi-engine turboprop pilots.

Official PRWeb release: APS and CAE USA Bring Military Upset Training to Civilian Turboprop Pilots

Mesa, Arizona – June 6, 2019 – Aviation Performance Solutions LLC (APS) has expanded its partnership with Florida-based CAE USA to provide APS’ integrated academic, on-aircraft, and Level D full flight simulator Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) at the CAE Dothan Training Center (CAE DTC) in Dothan, Alabama. The APS-CAE UPRT solutions delivered at the CAE DTC comprehensively reduce the risk of Loss of Control In-flight (LOC-I), aviation’s leading cause of fatalities worldwide. These offerings are available to domestic and foreign military markets, and the increase in training capacity additionally establishes a third North American civilian UPRT training center for APS. Learn more at:

“We are pleased to extend our longstanding U.S. Army UPRT program now offered at CAE’s Dothan Training Center to additionally train other military and civilian pilots,” said APS President Paul BJ Ransbury. “Together with CAE USA, APS continues its relentless efforts to Help Pilots Bring Everyone Home Safely by zeroing in on professional turboprop operators.”

The APS-CAE UPRT solutions at the CAE DTC set a new standard in UPRT solutions for single-engine and multi-engine fleet-types such as Pilatus, Meridian, Jetprop, TBM, Skycourier, King Air, and many more. On-aircraft UPRT is conducted in the modern and comfortable Grob 120TP fully aerobatic, all-composite aircraft, while additional integrated training takes place in one of four CAE 7000XR Series C-12 King Air Full Flight Simulators.

Originally established to support the U.S. Army’s needs as part of the Army’s fixed-wing flight training program delivered by CAE, APS’s UPRT programs at the CAE DTC will now accommodate both military and civilian pilots in the extended program using senior APS UPRT instructors and APS-certified CAE instructors. APS-certified instructors have trained more than 3,000 U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force fixed wing pilots and over 30,000 civilian pilots in leading-edge UPRT.

“The APS-CAE Upset Prevention & Recovery Training turboprop program in Dothan, Alabama closes the gap between deficiencies in today’s licensing training and the critical competencies pilots need to overcome LOC-I, the number one cause of fatalities in this sector of aviation,” said Mark Gaston, former US Army King Air and Cessna Citation pilot, senior instructor, and multi-time APS UPRT graduate. “This proven military-style training adapted to the civilian pilot’s needs is critical for every safety-conscious aviator. This APS-CAE UPRT program is uniquely designed to effectively teach turboprop pilots the advanced skills and knowledge necessary to prevent or, if necessary, recover from an unexpected airplane upset in the real world.”


Aviation Performance Solutions LLC (APS), headquartered at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Arizona, trains thousands of professional pilots and instructors in comprehensive upset prevention and recovery training skill development. APS provides integrated Loss of Control – Inflight (LOC-I) solutions via industry-leading computer-based, on-aircraft (jet and piston), and full-flight simulator upset prevention & recovery training (UPRT). All training is in full compliance with the Airplane Upset Recovery Training Aid, FAA Advisory Circular 120-109A on Stall Prevention and Recovery Training, ICAO Manual on Aeroplane Upset Prevention and Recovery Training, IATA Guidance Material and Best Practices for the Implementation of Upset Prevention and Recovery Training, and the FAA Advisory Circular 120-111 on Upset Prevention and Recovery Training. APS is the only Part 141 Flight School certified in the delivery of complete upset prevention & recovery, stall/spin and instrument upset recovery training courses worldwide. With additional training locations in Dallas (USA), The Netherlands (Europe), and a combined military/civilian division in Dothan (USA), APS provides global access to the highest quality upset prevention and recovery training available.


The CAE Dothan Training Center is a new and modern 79,000 square foot training facility located at Dothan Regional Airport in Dothan, Alabama. CAE is the prime contractor responsible for the Army Fixed-Wing Flight Training program that provides the training required to fly the Army’s fleet of more than 350 fixed-wing aircraft. Academic, simulator, and live-flying training using CAE-owned Grob G120TP and Army-owned C-12 aircraft is delivered at the CAE Dothan Training Center. The training facility also includes a fitness center, cafeteria, and other amenities.

Download: APS Alabama Turboprop UPRT Brochure

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