Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) provider Aviation Performance Solutions (APS) said on April 28 it is now offering a fresh line-up of free and paid online UPRT course options. Participating pilots can credit costs of the paid courses toward their future on-site UPRT programs. The new classes are targeted specifically at pilots impacted by changes in their flight departments caused by the COVID-19 crisis.
APS is offering two different types of training: traditional work-at-your-own pace online courses and webinars. Web-based classes offer deep training on core academic concepts related to airplane aerodynamics and upsets, Loss of Control In-flight (LOC-I), as well as recovery concepts and techniques. Specific courses include Stall Awareness, Recognition and Recovery for All Airplanes, Six Essential Considerations in All Airplane Upset Recoveries and more. The company is offering 50 percent off every online courses for a full 3 months for anyone signing up before July 31, 2020.
Additionally, APS has released a series of free webinars as well as the option for flight departments to take the academics portion of their UPRT course remotely through live-interactive 1 to 3 hour webinars. The sessions work for 1 to 2,000 participants using APS UPRT experts, or some other pre-designed scheduled webinar presentation.
“APS’s new online training options help to meet the needs of pilots who are currently unable to fly regularly during this unprecedented global COVID-19 pandemic,” said Paul Ransbury, CEO of APS. “We are honored to support the safety training needs of the aviation industry during these challenging times through the mobilization of our elite UPRT instructors’ expertise and technology to support this initiative.”