Paul BJ Ransbury

Paul BJ Ransbury

CEO, Aviation Performance Solutions (APS)

Paul BJ Ransbury, a former fighter pilot, military instructor and airline pilot, is the CEO of Aviation Performance Solutions (APS) and Chairman of the NBAA Safety Committee. APS has specialized in comprehensive Upset Prevention and Recovery Training, UPRT, for professional pilots for more than three decades. APS is the world’s leading UPRT provider for major US air carriers, insurance companies, government agencies, and corporate flight departments. APS’s core mission is to boost operational safety and bring pilots home safely. Ransbury presents easy-to-understand insights on transforming UPRT effectiveness to serve every professional pilot wherever they are in their career to overcome the persistent threat of Loss of Control In-flight.

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Flight School Upset Training

The aviation industry has championed properly delivered Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) as an effective mitigation to commercial aviation’s number one fatal threat: Loss of Control In-flight (LOC-I). The benefits of ensuring UPRT programs meet the standards of effectiveness necessary to create resilient pilots as opposed to simply checking the boxes to meet regulatory minimums warrant consideration for every flight organization, especially during the current pilot shortage. The differences between implementation of ICAO recommendations versus EASA-compliant UPRT at an ab initio level are dramatic with regards to pilot competency development in the upset domain.

Implementation of highly-effective Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) at Major US Air Carriers gives insight into the best ways to leverage UPRT for maximum benefits. Next Gen flight schools like United Aviate Academy, for example, integrate robust on-aircraft and simulator-based UPRT that map directly into major air carriers’ Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs), call outs, and UPRT methods and strategies to leverage the central Laws of Learning; Primacy, Intensity, and Exercise. The resultant graduate is resilient, aware, and standardized as a new airline pilot entering the airlines with increased awareness, manual handling competency, and manual flight operations experience.