Global Aerospace Announces 2015 Loss of Control In-Flight (LOC-I) Program

March 26, 2015

First Class Training Provided by Calspan Corporation

Parsippany, New Jersey – Global Aerospace, Inc., a leading provider of aerospace insurance, is pleased to announce the 2015 Loss of Control In-Flight (LOC-I) training program provided by SM4 safety program partner Calspan Corporation. All Global Aerospace customers who are interested in enhancing their current training curriculum to include Calspan’s Advanced Maneuvering & Upset Recovery Training (AM-URT) course will now be eligible.

Global Aerospace and Calspan launched their training partnership in October 2013 to a select group of qualified Global customers. Calspan’s unique AM-URT course includes training in actual in-flight simulators to provide business jet pilots with genuine and technically advanced upset training. Feedback regarding the 2014 training program was outstanding and customers applauded the top-notch instructors and the relevant, unique capabilities of the modified Learjet simulations. Recognizing the value and importance of this training, Global will be subsidizing 25% of the cost per pilot to those customers who complete this training in 2015.

Global Aerospace recognizes that pilots in our industry have become increasingly dependent upon automated systems and many do not have the opportunity to regularly practice and develop their airmanship skills. Marilena Sharpell, Senior Vice President, Underwriting Executive stated, “Expanding this training benefit to our entire customer base is yet another demonstration of our commitment to safety in our industry. This value added benefit will be another way to assist with the economics of the training for flight departments.”

“Loss of control in-flight is the single biggest killer in commercial jet aviation,” said Calspan President, CEO, and Test Pilot, Lou Knotts. “Calspan’s unique in-flight, upset recovery training addresses both prevention and recovery of loss of control incidents.  We are very proud to partner with Global and the SM4 program to bring this important program to a significant number of commercial jet pilots.”

To find out more about Calspan’s LOC-I training program, please contact your local Global Aerospace underwriter.

About Global Aerospace
Global Aerospace is a leading provider of aerospace insurance with a worldwide portfolio of clients who are engaged in every aspect of the aviation and aerospace industries.  Headquartered in London, we have offices in Canada, Cologne, Paris, Zurich and throughout the United States. Across the world we employ over 350 people. Our experience dates back to the 1920s and our underwriting is backed by a pool of high quality insurance companies representing some of the most respected names in the business. For additional information about Global Aerospace, please visit To learn more about the company’s SM4 safety program, please visit

About Calspan
Calspan Corporation has been providing research and testing services in the aviation and transportation industries for over 70 years. Calspan’s Advanced Maneuvering & Upset Recovery Training (AM-URT) program provides the most genuine and technically advanced upset training experience available specifically designed for commercial jet pilots. Their curriculum is derived from real-world aviation accidents presented in a completely safe airborne simulation environment. Calspan’s training methods are based on 14 years of government and industry sponsored research and focus on the most effective upset recovery techniques. The training includes classroom instruction and in-flight training in an aerobatic Beech Bonanza and unique Learjet In-Flight Simulators. For more information, visit

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