Aviation Performance Solutions LLC (APS) had the great honor to participate in all four days of the Bombardier Safety Standdown 2012 in Wichita, Kansas. The APS Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT) team provided two 4-hour seminars on Loss of Control in-Flight flight training interventions by Clarke ‘Otter’ McNeace as well as a 1-hour General Session presentation by APS President, Paul ‘BJ’ Ransbury, on UPRT concepts and strategies.
Monday, October 8, 2012 and Wednesday, October 10 2012
Clarke ‘Otter’ McNeace – 13:00 – 17:00 An Integrated Approach to Upset Prevention & Recovery Training
A closer look at the significance of Loss of Control – Inflight (LOC-I) within the aviation industry, the unique aerodynamics of upset prevention and recovery, and the integrated approach needed for maximum training effectiveness.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Paul “BJ” Ransbury – Grand Ballroom – 9:00 – 10:00 Upset Recovery Training | Concepts and Strategy
This presentation on the Loss of Control In-Flight (LOC-I) threat answers several key questions for pilots;
- Why are professional pilots still losing control of commercial airplanes?
- How does comprehensive Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) aid a pilot’s growth towards developing effective knowledge, skills and attitudes to reduce their risk of LOC-I? Real world loss of control events will be presented, in a non-threatening non-critical manner, to augment the magnitude of the challenge to corporate aviation by LOC-I.
- In a report issued by the Commercial Aviation Safety Team and published by Boeing in July 2011, Loss of Control in-Flight (LOC-I) represents the most severe cause factor in fatal commercial aviation accidents over the past 10 years, from 2001 through 2010 – even more than Controlled Flight into Terrain (CFIT). Where CFIT can be economically addressed through the integration of ground proximity warning systems and synthetic vision instrumentation augmentation, technology does not currently offer a reliable “quick fix” to LOC-I. An industry-wide technological in-cockpit solution to LOC-I is unlikely in the foreseeable future.
- Effective LOC-I interventions do exist through enhanced pilot awareness and specialized upset-specific training.