I recently took the Enhanced UPRT course with Mike Kloch at SAW. I could go on and on about the value of this training, but I’ll keep it brief. First of all, it was challenging, but fun. In the ground school I learned things that you just don’t get in your typical training as a private pilot and the flying is beyond anything I’ve ever experienced. Mike teaches you the techniques to recover from just about any attitude a pilot might find themselves in. The flights are all video recorded and you get to relive the experience in the debriefing. I felt completely safe throughout the flying, but it’s pretty intense the first time you find yourself performing these recoveries. However, by the last flight I heard myself chuckle on the video when Mike threw a surprise upset at me. The difference between the first flight and the last is, to say the least, noteworthy.
This is the sort of training that saves lives. Flying is an expensive hobby and we tend to spend a lot of money making our airplanes better, but in general we tend not to make a comparable investment in making ourselves better. If you take this training it will be one of the most practical and valuable things you can do for the safety of yourself and your passengers.
Thad Buchanan, Private Pilot and airplane owner
"Excellent ground school instruction with immediate practice. exceptional value in doing this..."
Jason L., Private Pilot and Super Decathlon owner
"Getting a CFI spin endorsement with SAW takes you far beyond the requirements of the FAA and what any regular flight school would provide. Experience gained around spin/upset prevention and recovery with SAW is invaluable and essential for any CFI candidate."
Anthony Flynn, CFI candidate
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