CAE and aerospace training firm Aviation Performance Solutions have partnered to deploy the latter“™s flight recovery simulator to CAE“™s Dothan Training Center in Alabama in an effort to expand training to civilian turboprop pilots.
APS“™ Upset Prevention and Recovery Training simulator covers exercises to reduce Loss of Control In-flight risks and was initially developed to support CAE“™s fixed-wing aircraft training program with the U.S. Army, APS said Thursday.
The effort resulted in the creation of APS“™ third civilian UPRT center in North America which will now benefit from the training services of APS-certified instructors with experience training Army, Air Force and fixed-wing pilots.
Mark Gaston, a former Army pilot and senior instructor, said the Dothan UPRT training program “closes the gap between deficiencies in today“™s licensing training and the critical competencies pilots need to overcome LOC-I,“ which is a known cause of fatality in aviation.
APS“™ UPRT flight simulators are currently available for both U.S. and foreign military purchases.