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What is the Real Cost of Realism in Training?

The ongoing debate over the merits of training on-aircraft or in a flight simulator continues. Flight simulation has reached extraordinary levels of fidelity, and the typical costs and risks of…

Posted on September 7, 2017
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Why Angle of Attack (AoA)?

Aviation authorities around the world, including our own FAA, have made conquering Loss of Control Inflight (LOC-I) a top priority. In order to take on the #1 cause of fatalities…

Posted on July 11, 2017
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UPRT Skills Transferability: Effectively Addressing the #1 Killer in Aviation Today

Why would I train in an aerobatic airplane when I normally fly a corporate jet? Or a twin turboprop? These are common questions to which Upset Prevention and Recovery Training…

Posted on June 12, 2017

A Step-by-Step Guide to Prevent Skills Atrophy

Congratulations, you’ve finally earned every certificate you’ve ever wanted.  Well done!  Unfortunately, you have already begun to experience “skills atrophy”, affecting all that you have just worked so hard to…

Posted on May 2, 2017

Upset Training Without Getting Sick!

Both the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recognize on-aircraft Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) as the best method to combat the loss of…

Posted on April 10, 2017

Training to “Startle”

The “Startle” response, common to all mammals, reptiles, fish, and humans – including pilots of any and every skill or experience level, is an innate and involuntary reaction to sudden…

Posted on March 2, 2017

Training Investments and Protecting Assets

On-aircraft Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT) is being presented across the industry as a supplement to recurrent academic and simulator training.

Posted on February 2, 2017
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Experiential Learning and the Importance of On-Aircraft UPRT Programs

You fly to a simulated abeam position in the landing pattern with your instructor, and you begin to pull power and start your ‘approach to land.’ The instructor imitates a…

Posted on January 10, 2017