WYVERN and APS Announce State-of-the-Art Aircrew Performance Standards


WYVERN and Aviation Performance Solutions (APS) jointly announced today the expansion of their partnership in the use of Upset Prevention and Recovery Training as a vehicle for increasing manual flight operations proficiency, improving aeronautical decision making, and assessing the professionalism of pilots.

Nashua, New Hampshire – WYVERN Ltd, the world’s first business aviation audit company, and Aviation Performance Solutions (APS), an international flight training organization specialized in professional pilot jet Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT), announced pivotal advancements in their safety initiatives together.

Pilots successfully completing WYVERN and APS’s all-new Airmanship Professionalism Assessment conducted by APS during UPRT certified to the Every Pilot In Control Solution StandardTM (EPIC-S2TM) UPRT standard will gain the benefit of reduced minimum time requirements for Second in Command Time in Category (Airplane) and Time in Class (Multi-Engine) to meet WYVERN certification standards.   Learn more at apstraining.com/wyvern

Aligned to improve aviation safety, WYVERN and APS’s partnered solutions substantially expand life-saving aircrew skills beyond those required by pilot certification training. Simultaneously, these advancements assess and bolster internationally recognized competencies while examining traits that drive professionalism and operational safety disciplines in commercial pilots.

“Utilizing APS former military Instructor Pilots to assess performance-based measures of professional conduct and transferable operational proficiency competencies during robust UPRT skill development reveals predictive competency insights for WYVERN,” said Sonnie Bates, CEO of WYVERN.

“With this industry leading flight assessment, we can observe pilots in the domain where their performance counts the most,” said Paul BJ Ransbury, CEO of APS. “In addition to reducing the Loss of Control In-flight (LOC-I) threat for these pilots, we are proud to work alongside WYVERN in their quest to promote professionalism for the pilots we train.”



WYVERN Ltd is the leader in 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 and Flight Leader Programs. WYVERN’s EXACT Program is a comprehensive and professional safety certification program for UAS end-users and operators. WYVERN’s Safety Leader Training Course™ provides the education and training that enables professionals to skillfully achieve operational excellence in any aviation 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 FAA AC 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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