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Specialized Aero Works provides specialized flight training in the areas of Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT), Emergency Maneuvering, Spins, Aerobatics, Tailwheel, Formation, and more. We provide customized academics and flight training in order to give each pilot the appropriate training needed to increase their capabilities and decision making abilities as a pilot, therefore increasing safety. ​


​Our UPRT courses are in compliance with the most current Airplane Upset Recovery Training Aid (Currently Rev 3) which is published by the FAA and leading aviation industry companies. This document, along with appropriate ACs and other official documents, help establish the criteria and standards for our highly structured and effective UPRT courses.​ We are also one of the few companies with FAA part 141 certified UPRT and spin courses. 


​Our group of instructors are highly experienced and have real world experience from a variety of backgrounds including military pilots, test pilots, backcountry, air ambulance, and DPEs. We also have manufacturing experience. The breadth of experience our instructor core possesses provides a wealth of aviation knowledge that we can apply to your training.​


​All instructors at Specialized Aero Works are mandated to pursue Master CFI or Master CFI-Aerobatic accreditation as we seek continual improvement which makes us better pilots and instructors and provides outstanding value to our customers.


Our mission at SAW is to provide the best specialty flight training possible. Reducing the number of Loss of Control Inflight (LOC-I) mishaps, the number one cause of airplane fatalities, is at the top of our priority list. Additionally, we seek to make better all-around pilots through increased “stick-and-rudder” and aeronautical decision making skills.



This is the bedrock of our character. It is the quality that empowers us to exemplify the ultimate in ethical and moral behavior: to never lie, cheat, or steal; to abide by an uncompromising code of integrity; to respect human dignity; and to have respect and concern for each other. It represents the maturity, dedication, trust, and dependability that commit us to act responsibly, be accountable for our actions, fulfill our obligations, and hold others accountable for their actions.


The heart of our core values, courage is the mental, moral, and physical strength ingrained in us that sees us through the challenges of life and to do what is right, to adhere to a higher standard of personal conduct, to lead by example, and to make tough decisions under stress and pressure. It is the inner strength that enables one to do what is right.


This is the spirit of determination and dedication within our members that leads to professionalism and pursuit of mastery of aviation. It promotes the highest order of discipline and is the ingredient that instills dedication to our craft, pride, concern for others, and an unrelenting determination to achieve a standard of excellence in every endeavor. Commitment is the value that establishes the pilot as an aviator and instructor others strive to emulate.


We provide superior quality products and experiences. Having our customers recommend us to their family and friends is the highest compliment. We strive to have every customer leave with the thought that they just finished the best training (or experience) they ever had.


Whether flying is done for recreation or as a profession, we want your experience at SAW to be fun. Even though we may be doing serious, life-saving training, we seek enjoyable and rewarding experiences before, during and after every flight.

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