Authentic stresses in a safe and realistic flight environment.


The NASTAR Center has developed an upset recovery program based on two research programs; one with the FAA Civil Aerospace Medical Institute and one with NASA Langley, conducted at the NASTAR Center using the GYROLAB GL-2000 sustained G simulator. This device can replicate the dynamics of an upset condition to include sustained positive and negative G’s, as well as sustained motion in a safe, controlled, and flight realistic environment.
Pilots will learn, then practice new Upset Prevention and Recovery techniques while flying the GL-2000. This unique flight simulator produces up to 2.5 G’s. Pilots learn how to max perform their aircraft in upright and inverted recoveries, without over G’ing the aircraft.
Pilots who participate in our 1.5 day UPRT training program will fly actual Loss of Control In-flight (LOC-I) scenarios which will challenge their recovery skills. Pilots will learn Bank Angle for Pitch Control, Lift Vector control and several other recovery techniques for both high altitude and low altitude LOC-I situations.

  • SD/SA Flight Training Device
  • SD/SA Flight Training Device

The GYROLAB GL-2000 is a single-seat, centrifuge-based motion platform which accurately simulates in-flight stimulation of the visual, vestibular and proprioceptive systems, which can cause pilots to become disoriented while flying. It provides uniquely controlled, sustained G-forces with its planetary axis, and provides simultaneous 360° rotation in yaw, pitch and roll axes.
The GYROLAB GL-2000 is an ideal device for spatial disorientation, situational awareness, motion sickness and desensitization, and loss of control in-flight (LOC-I) applications.