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Advanced UPRT

Upset prevention & recovery training

Advanced UPRT - Advanced upset prevention and recovery training

UPRT - Upset Prevention & Recovery Training is specialty training conducted in aircraft meant to prepare pilots for “loss of control in flight”.

The aim is to provide the flight crew with the necessary skills to prevent and recover flight conditions outside of normal scheduled operations or training. Since 20.12.2019, Upset Prevention Recovery Training is mandatory for commercial pilots (transition period until 2021).

Why do commercial pilots need UPRT?

When you find yourself in a critical situation, the plane unexpectedly starts to spin, you experience wake turbulences and find yourself in a overbanked situation or even inverted flight; there is no time for the textbook! You need to execute recovery procedures quickly. This is exactly what we practice in our UPRT training.

According to the EU Commission, Upset Prevention Recovery Training "on aircraft" is an appropriate strategy to avoid undesirable flight conditions or loss of control of aircraft (which are among the major risk factors and can lead to fatal accidents in commercial air transport). "Training to prevent and terminate undesirable flight conditions must be integrated into various phases of the career of commercial pilots," writes the EU Commission.

From when does the UPRT regulation apply?

The regulation on UPRT (EU-VO 1178/2011) will apply from 20.12.2019.

Pilots who already have a CPL(A), ATPL(A) or MPL licence and who wish to obtain a type rating on a Multi-Pilot Aeroplane or a rating for a High Performance Aeroplane from 21.12.2019 onwards must complete an advanced UPRT training before the rating.

Pilots who have already started training for CPL (A), ATPL (A), MPL or courses for classes and type ratings for the respective categories before 20.12.2019, get a transistion phase until 20.12.2021 (at this date the current training must be completed).

Course Entry Requirements for the Advanced UPRT Course

  • Minimum age 18 years
  • Very good English language skills
  • Aviation Medical Certification Class II
  • minimum LAPL(A) / PPL(A) - with CPL or ATPL theory credit

Course structure

Your training is divided into 2 blocks - Theory and Flying. We offer 2 different possibilities of practical training:

You start your training with a five hours theory course. 

The aim of the theoretical knowledge course as part of the advanced UPRT according to FCL.745 is to prepare student pilots for UPRT in aeroplanes.

  • Aerodynamics
  • Causes of and contributing factors to upsets
  • Recognition of upsets
  • Undesired aircraft states
  • g-load awareness and management
  • Energy management
  • Flight path management
  • Threat and error management
  • Human factors

 

 

This part of the training includes the three hour practical training. In this version you fly two hours on the DV20E and one hour on the Extra 200.

The training essentially comprises:

  • Threats and errors to be managed
  • Understanding of basic aerodynamics and flight dynamics to mentally integrate an understanding of the airplane AOA and energy state throughout the part of the flight envelope used in normal operations
  • Application of theoretical knowledge to prevent, and recover from, environmentally induced, airplane system induced and pilot induced upsets
  • Training of g-awareness to expose the Pilot to the physiological aspects of g-loading (positive / negative / lateral g) events to provide experience with the effects of sensory illusions
  • Energy and flight path management training with regard to manual handling skills
  • Developing of upset awareness
  • Airplane flight maneuvering information and techniques for recovering the airplane that has been upset

This part of the training includes the three hour practical training.

In this version you fly all the necessary 3 hours on the Extra 200, a fast and fun to fly aerobatics plane.

The training essentially comprises:

  • Threats and errors to be managed
  • Understanding of basic aerodynamics and flight dynamics to mentally integrate an understanding of the airplane AOA and energy state throughout the part of the flight envelope used in normal operations
  • Application of theoretical knowledge to prevent, and recover from, environmentally induced, airplane system induced and pilot induced upsets
  • Training of g-awareness to expose the Pilot to the physiological aspects of g-loading (positive / negative / lateral g) events to provide experience with the effects of sensory illusions
  • Energy and flight path management training with regard to manual handling skills
  • Developing of upset awareness
  • Airplane flight maneuvering information and techniques for recovering the airplane that has been upset

Qualification

You conclude your training with a certificate for your endorsement for Advanced UPRT acc. Part-FCL.745A.