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USAIG-APS Upset Prevention & Recovery Training

USAIG Performance Vector UPRT Benefit

The APS-USAIG Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) program generates durable, life-saving skills by developing pilots’ ability to recognize, avoid and recover from virtually any airplane upset, unusual attitude or stall/spin entry condition. The customized 2-day/3-flight course is available for USAIG customers through USAIG’s Performance Vector safety initiative, available to qualifying USAIG policyholders. Through the program, APS instructors deliver a proven academic curriculum integrated with three flights in an Extra 300L aircraft to embed core pilot skills that translate directly to any fixed-wing aircraft.

Logistics for Course Booking

USAIG provides course tuition for the Upset Prevention and Recovery Training course unique to USAIG for one pilot. All travel, lodging, add-ons, and other logistical costs are the responsibility of the policyholder.

Courses are offered at either the APS Headquarters located at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (KIWA) (link to locations page) or at APS Texas at the Arlington Municipal Airport (GKY) (link to locations page). Classes start early morning on Mondays and Wednesdays year-round.

Participant requirements:

  • Maximum Participant Height: 6′ 6″ (190 cm)
  • Maximum Participant Weight: 250 lbs. (113 kg)
  • Must be fluent in English (both comprehension and spoken)
  • Medical fitness is the responsibility of the customer

Scheduling Your USAIG-APS Performance Vector UPRT

To take advantage of this benefit, enroll in USAIG Performance Vector by contacting your broker, underwriter, or USAIG’s Aviation Safety Programs Director at (212) 859-3856 or by email at After receiving your enrollment confirmation by email, contact Faye Hamilton with APS at 480-279-1881, Ext. 12 or by email at to schedule. Please be sure to clarify you are enrolling in the USAIG course.

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