Don’t get upset
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’