Groundbreaking In-Flight Loss of Control Training Continues to Expand
FlightSafety’s innovative type-specific Upset Prevention and Recovery Training continues to grow to include new Gulfstream aircraft and expand the number of pilots who can benefit from this key training.
UPRT, available currently for pilots of Gulfstream G650, G550 and GV aircraft, soon will be offered to Gulfstream G450 and GIV pilots.
In-flight loss of control constitutes the leading safety threat to aviation today and has been the single greatest cause of fatal aviation accidents in the past decade. UPRT training takes advantage of an expanded simulator aerodynamic model that allows pilots to safely experience and recover from full aerodynamic stalls, extreme jet upsets and high speed events in a way that would be far too dangerous in a real aircraft.
First to Offer Simulation-Based UPRT
In 2015, FlightSafety – working closely with Gulfstream – became the first training provider and simulator manufacturer to receive FAA qualification for a simulator to be used for upset prevention and recovery training. The FAA evaluated and qualified the expanded aerodynamic flight control and motion models developed and incorporated into Gulfstream G550 and GV simulators.
UPRT includes 3.5-hour aircraft-specific ground school in advanced topics including aerodynamics, performance, stability and control, and recovery techniques. Simulator training ranges from low altitude full aerodynamic stall to high-speed flight envelope and extreme jet upset. Pilots see firsthand the fully extended aerodynamic model and learn key tools to prevent in-flight loss of control and to recover from upset when prevention is not possible.
Please contact your preferred Gulfstream Learning Center for information on course availability and schedules.
Aviation Week Honors FlightSafety, Gulfstream for UPRT
FlightSafety and Gulfstream have set a new standard with simulation-based upset prevention and recovery training. And the aviation world noticed. Aviation Week named the two companies joint honorees as finalists for its annual Laureate Award for Innovation.
The award honors the achievements of individuals and companies in aerospace and defense. FlightSafety and Gulfstream were honored for developing upset prevention and recovery training using the first flight simulator with an FAA-qualified expanded aerodynamic model. The simulator accurately replicates flight beyond the edge of the envelope.
“Congratulations and thanks to all those who contributed to the development and introduction of this very important training program,” said Bruce Whitman, FlightSafety President and CEO. “It is an excellent example of our commitment to enhance aviation safety.”