Don’t get up­set

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The AVIAÂ [sic] In­ter­na­tional Group, which is head­quar­tered in Irvine, Cal­i­for­nia and has of­fices at Lon­don Ox­ford Air­port, has part­nered with Pa­tri­ots Jet Team, which spe­cialises in Up­set Pre­ven­tion and Re­cov­ery Train­ing (UPRT) at its San Fran­cisco Bay base.

Us­ing a Rock­well Sabre­liner 60 busi­ness jet, Pa­tri­ots’ train­ing pro­gramme lasts two days, start­ing with four hours of ground school, fol­lowed by two one-hour flights in an L-39 Al­ba­tros jet trainer with 5.5 hours of pre- and post-flight brief­ings, pro­gress­ing through to full aer­o­batic ma­noeu­vres for one hour in the Sabre­liner, with a fur­ther 3.5 hours of pre- and post-flight brief­ings.

“There is wide­spread recog­ni­tion, en­dorsed by ICAO, EASA, FAA and na­tional avi­a­tion bod­ies, of the se­ri­ous­ness of risks as­so­ci­ated with flight up­sets re­sult­ing from loss of con­trol in flight,” says Randy How­ell, owner of Pa­tri­ots Jet Team UPRT and for­mer United Air­lines’ Boe­ing 747 cap­tain. “Our UPRT train­ing pro­gramme has earned a strong rep­u­ta­tion pro­vid­ing com­mer­cial pi­lots with the skills to quickly re­cover from up­set events through­out the full aer­o­batic spec­trum.” For more in­for­ma­tion visit:

The Sabre­liner demon­strat­ing re­cov­ery from an ex­treme ‘up­set event’

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