FlightSafety Expands Its Advanced Upset Prevention And Recovery Training To Include Cessna CJ3, Gulfstream G450, Gulfstream G650, King Air 350 And Pilatus PC-12 Aircraft

NEW YORK (May 23, 2016) – FlightSafety International announces a significant expansion of its advanced Upset Prevention and Recovery training program. It will be offered for the Cessna CJ3, Gulfstream G450, Gulfstream G650, King Air 350 and Pilatus PC-12. FlightSafety’s Upset Prevention and Recovery training was first introduced for the Gulfstream GV and Gulfstream G550 in June 2015. These new courses will become available between now and the end of the year. The location and start date varies by aircraft type.

“The expansion of FlightSafety’s industry-leading Upset Prevention and Recovery Training program to include Cessna, King Air, and Pilatus aircraft as well as additional Gulfstream models demonstrates our commitment to enhance aviation safety and leadership in training and simulation technology,” said David Davenport, Executive Vice President.

This advanced training uses the only flight simulator expanded aerodynamic, flight control, and motion models for Upset Prevention and Recovery Training qualified by the United States Federal Aviation Administration’s National Simulator Program. The models developed and incorporated into the simulators include low speeds that replicate full aerodynamic stalls and extreme high speeds beyond VMO, the maximum airspeed at which an aircraft is certified to operate, and beyond MMO, the maximum operating Mach number of an aircraft.

“FlightSafety’s advanced upset prevention and recovery courses exceed EASA requirements,” said Dann Runik, Executive Director, Advanced Training Programs.  “Our courses are aircraft type specific and include manufacturer approved techniques and procedures for recovering from upsets due to aerodynamic stall, as well as high speed/mach events well in excess of the certified maximum speeds. Pilots safely experience historically accurate upset scenarios while very low to the ground as well as night and instrument meteorological conditions which would be far too dangerous to do in an aircraft. The training also helps pilots to increase their knowledge of aerodynamics and develop new skills that are critical to safe operations. FlightSafety’s UPRT program meets the highest training goal, not just the minimum regulatory standard.”

FlightSafety International is the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations. The company provides more than 1.3 million hours of training each year to pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals from 167 countries and independent territories. FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full flight simulators at Learning Centers and training locations in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.

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