Lee Lauderback was asked to speak at the Orlando NBAA conference on November 2, 2016 about the importance of Upset Prevention and Recovery Training. Lee’s educational and entertaining presentation “Getting it Right when Things Go Wrong: Upset Prevention and Recovery Training” discussed in detail what you need to know and how with different techniques to learn“ what you don’t know”.
For over 25 years the NTSB has recommended specific initial and recurrent training in Unusual Attitude Recoveries for pilots after studying various related accidents. Lee Lauderback has developed a teaching protocol that addresses the needs of corporate pilots in the area of Loss of Control (LOC) training in the type of aircraft they will be flying.
The UAT program, a division of Stallion 51, emphasizes the importance of training in aircraft that directly correlate to the types of aircraft used by business and corporate aviation and utilizes a specially modified L-39 turbojet for their teaching platform.
Real-time, real-life training allows pilots to recognize and respond accurately and quickly before the situation progresses into one from which they may be unable to recover. Lee Lauderback often states “when confronted with a crisis, you will not rise to the occasion; you will descend to the level of your training.”
The UAT program is a multi-dimensional program that incorporates both, in the cockpit, hands on VFR and IFR flight segments in the L-39. Classroom instruction will cover Aerodynamics of Unusual Attitudes, the Dynamics of Recovery and the Aeromedical Aspects of Unusual Attitudes.
Lee’s multi-media NBAA presentation was well attended and received by the professional corporate pilots that attended; sharing facts, figures, video and real life situations to illustrate the need to know how to get it right when things go wrong.
Lee’s decades of experience as well as his educational background as a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach with a degree in Aeronautical Science and Business Management makes him an excellent “higher education professor”.
Lee Lauderback is President and CEO of Stallion 51 Corporation located at the Kissimmee Gateway Airport, Florida. Since 1987, Stallion 51’s innovative and comprehensive curriculums have instructed thousands of pilots on the correct and safe methods of flying both the legendary P-51 Mustang and the historic T-6 Texan. He is also the EAA Warbirds of America 2013 Hall of Fame inductee,
Lee is also the founder of “UAT” Unusual Attitude Training, a division of Stallion 51, that offers an FAA-approved three part UPRT program that uses a “PhD approach” to educating pilots in a specially modified and equipped L-39 Turbojet and P-51 Mustang.
Lee started flying sailplanes at age 14 and launched his corporate aviation career immediately after college with the professional golfer, businessman and pilot, Arnold Palmer. Lee was Mr. Palmer’s chief pilot and the director of flight operations for 17 years, flying several different models of Citation jets, Learjet’s and a MD500E helicopter.
Lee has been the chief flight instructor since Stallion 51’s inception amassing over 21,000 flight hours in all types of aircraft including over 9,000 hours in the Mustang. He is a certified single and multi-engine flight and ground instructor, holds an Airline Transport Pilot certification as well as instrument, helicopter and glider ratings. His expertise and vast experience in both the corporate and private aviation has earned him the distinction of being an FAA Specialty Aircraft Examiner. Lee is often called upon to flight test various Vintage planes, helicopters and Turbojets before they are accepted.
Currently, Lee performs his Signature Solo Mustang Routine at air shows around the country. Lee was one of the first civilian pilots for the USAF Heritage Flight program, which showcases historic WWII military aircraft with current USAF military aircraft in unique formation flight. For many years, Lee has also instructed students at the Navy Test Pilot School in Patuxent River, Maryland and is a member of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots.
Lee has expanded his aviation knowledge and experience to include having a chance to fly the F-15 Eagle, F-16 Viper, F/A-18 Hornet and test flown the Hawker Beechcraft T-6 Texan II. He also has over 2000 hours in sailplanes and has competed in many soaring contests and has held several sailplane records.