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APS Instructor Pilot Karl Schlimm Earns 3rd MCFI-A

APS Instructor Pilot Karl “Schlimmer” Schlimm recently renewed his Master CFI-Aerobatic accreditation. Schlimmer, now a 3 time MCFI-A, is the Director of Flight Operations for APS specializing in upset prevention and recovery training (UPRT) and aerobatics.
Aviation Performance Solutions, LLC, along with Master Instructors LLC, is proud to announce that Karl Schlimm of Chandler, Arizona, United States recently earned the Master Certificated Instructor-Aerobatic (MCFI-A) designation for the third time.

Karl “Schlimmer” Schlimm

Karl “Schlimmer” Schlimm, Master CFI-A at APS

Mr. Schlimm is the Director of Flight Operations for APS at their headquarters located at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. Schlimmer is one of nine MCFI-A designated APS instructor pilots devoted to Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT).
The MCFI-A achievement represents a true dedication to excellence in flying and safety. Master Instructors LLC relates, “There are approximately 101,000 CFIs in the United States.  Fewer than 800 aviation educators worldwide have achieved one or more of the Master accreditations thus far, and Karl is one of only only 39 Master CFIs worldwide to earn aerobatic accreditation.”
“At APS, we are dedicated not only to hiring the industry’s finest all-attitude flight instructors, but also to supporting them in their dedicated on-going efforts to round their expertise and professional involvement in the aviation industry as they work to save lives. Industry leadership in delivery of Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT) starts with having, maintaining and continually growing aviation’s best UPRT flight instructors,“ says Paul BJ Ransbury, president of Aviation Performance Solutions. “As stated by the FAA in multiple advisory circulars, and as ICAO reaffirms in their Manual on Aeroplane UPRT, ICAO Doc 10011, a well-qualified instructor is the most essential component in the delivery of effective UPRT. The achievement of MCFI-A status is an important milestone for full-time APS instructor pilots, along with their extensive background experience and unmatched in-house UPRT-specific training.”
The Master Instructor designation is a national accreditation recognized by the FAA. Candidates must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to excellence, professional growth, and service to the aviation community, and must pass a rigorous evaluation by a peer Board of Review. The process parallels the continuing education regimen used by other professionals to enhance their knowledge base while increasing their professionalism. Designees are recognized as outstanding aviation educators for not only their excellence in teaching, but for their engagement in the continuous process of learning — both their own, and their students’. The designation must be renewed biennially and significantly surpasses the FAA requirements for renewal of the candidate’s flight instructor certificate. Learn why the Master Certified Flight Instructor program matters to APS.
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 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 and Stick Pusher 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), Saudi Arabia (Middle East) and military division in Dothan (USA), APS provides global access to the highest quality upset prevention and recovery training available.


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