Aviation Performance Solutions LLC (APS) announced a special week-long safety initiative aimed at single-pilot operators. For single pilots, APS will include a 1-hour advanced simulator session with all of its multi-day on-aircraft UPRT programs.   

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Because single-pilot operators are nearly 10 times as likely as crew pilots to experience an Loss of Control In-flight (LOC-I )-related incident, mitigating this risk through properly conducted UPRT is a critical safety goal for the aviation industry and is integral to APS’ purpose to help pilots bring  everyone home safely. While it is well-established that on-aircraft UPRT is highly effective and significantly superior to simulator training, there are still critical UPRT scenarios that cannot safely be practiced in an airplane.

This upgrade allows single pilots, who are generally less likely to add simulator training to their UPRT program, an opportunity to get comprehensive training and reduce their risk of LOC-I.

“This special and unprecedented upgrade allows APS to give single-pilot operators critical training that they need to enhance their operational safety. My strong advice for every single-pilot operator is to get one of APS’s 50 slots immediately and transform your skills to an all-new level in just 2.5 days,” said APS CEO, Paul Ransbury. “APS is dedicated to the safety of every pilot and their passengers, and we are committed to leading a substantial reduction in the number of lives lost due to preventable LOC-I related accidents.”

Fifty single-pilot slots are open for five days - up to one year to fly the program. This is exclusive to single-pilot operators and includes piston, turboprop, turbofan, and turbojet operators. In addition, the first 50 on-aircraft UPRT programs booked receive a free 1-hour advanced UPRT simulator upgrade.

Applicants can submit from 9:00 a.m. EST Monday, November 25, through 9:00 p.m. EST Friday, November 29, 2019. Training must be accomplished at APS Headquarters in Arizona.