CAE, Aviation Performance Solutions Extend Military Flight Training Simulator to Civilian Pilots

Jeff Brody

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.

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