Randall Brooks

Randall Brooks, Vice President of Training and Business Development, Aviation Performance Solutions, LLC

Mr. Brooks currently provides Upset Prevention and Recovery Training for a broad range of military, airline, and general aviation pilots. Randall has provided all-attitude/all-envelope flight instruction for over 30 years in over 40 types of jet, propeller, and glider aircraft. Mr. Brooks holds an Airline Transport Pilot Rating with over 13,500 hours of flight experience and type ratings in multiple jet and turboprop aircraft.

Randall’s many past flight operations roles have included director of operations, director of training, production flight test, simulation flight test, marketing demonstration and display pilot, corporate pilot, and ten years as a member of formation aerobatic demonstration teams.

Mr. Brooks holds a B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado.


Upset Prevention and Recovery Training Goes Global: What It Takes To Deliver It Safely

Advances in simulation technology, immersive virtual reality training environments, artificial intelligence and machine learning all promise to streamline pilot training in the near future. 

Just as technology can accelerate learning to gain efficiencies in flight training, Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) provides the most efficient introduction to human factors aspects missing from virtual depictions of flight. Properly used in an integrated fashion, the use of technology along with comprehensive UPRT can produce competent and resilient pilots in a minimum timeframe.

Robust UPRT requires development of recovery skills outside of the normal flight envelope. This requires instructors with all-attitude/all-envelope flight proficiency who can employ effective intervention skills that may become necessary to maintain adequate margins of safety. The presentation will detail what instructor pilot skill sets are required for safe and effective delivery of UPRT, and why.