APS and WYVERN Introduce the Every Pilot In Control UPRT Solution Standard​!


Aviation Performance Solutions (APS) and WYVERN jointly announced today their partnership in adopting and advocating for a new standard in the delivery of Upset Prevention and Recovery Training, the Every Pilot In Control Solution Standard. Every Pilot In Control Solution Model

Nashua, NH – October, 29, 2020 – The ​Every Pilot In Control UPRT Solution Standard​TM​ (EPIC-S2​TM​) encompasses the key factors that have proven to be critical in successful Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) implementation. Adoption of this new UPRT standard provides defined industry best practices and results insubstantially reducing the risk of Loss of Control In-flight (LOC-I) for graduating pilots.

Utilizing well accepted principles for effective flight training along with methodologies specific to addressing aerodynamic and human factors issues unique to the upset domain, the EPIC-S2​TM​ UPRT standard answers the need for specifications pinpointing UPRT effectiveness. These self-reinforcing critical factors combine to produce robust training which provides pilots with the resilience they need in time-critical emergency upset situations.

“WYVERN has always been a leader in the development of innovative risk management solutions,“ said Sonnie Bates, CEO of WYVERN.“ There is a natural alignment between WYVERN safety advancement and experienced auditing capabilities, and the LOC-I mitigation that can result from UPRT conducted to this new standard for UPRT.” he added.

“Combining the world class risk management and safety advancement principles of WYVERN with the technical expertise of APS in identifying necessary components for safe and effective UPRT delivery is a real win for reducing the number one cause of fatalities in aviation, LOC-I,” said Paul BJ Ransbury, CEO of APS.

EPIC-S2​TM​ can be applied to both providers of UPRT that meet the quantifiable standards identified as well as flight departments whose pilots are provided with training that meets the prescribed standards. Greater acceptance of this standard can help to reduce the LOC-I accident rate worldwide.


WYVERN Ltd is the leader in manned and unmanned aviation safety risk management and training. Building on its 29-year reputation for delivering value to the aviation community, WYVERN ensures operational excellence through its flagship Wingman Program for manned aircraft operations. WYVERN’s EXACT Program is a comprehensive and professional safety certification program for UAS end users and operators of unmanned air vehicles.  WYVERN’s Safety Leader Training Course provides the education and training that enables professionals to skillfully lead and achieve essential safety objectives in any organization.

Learn more about WYVERN ​here​.


Aviation Performance Solutions LLC (APS) trains thousands of professional pilots and instructors in comprehensive Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) skill development each year.  APS UPRT programs include integrated Loss of Control In-flight (LOC-I) solutions via industry-leading computer-based, virtual, on-aircraft (jet, turboprop, and piston), and advanced simulator UPRT.  

All training is in full compliance with the Airplane Upset Recovery Training Aids – Revisions 2 and 3, FAA Advisory Circular (AC) 120-109A Stall Prevention and Recovery Training, ICAO Manual on Aeroplane Upset Prevention and Recovery Training, IATA Guidance Material and Best Practices for the Implementation of UPRT, and FAAAC 120-111 Upset Prevention and Recovery Training. Headquartered at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Arizona, with additional training locations in the USA and Europe, APS provides immediate, turnkey global access to comprehensive UPRT solutions.

Learn more about APS here. 

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