*NEW* Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT)

A 3 part course covering all elements and components required to comply with the latest EASA ground school requirements, FAA requirements and ICAO DOC 10011 ‘Manual on aeroplane upset recovery prevention and recovery training’.


2.5 hour(s)
UK English

About The Course

Course Structure

A 3 part course covering all elements and components required to comply with the latest EASA ground school requirements (EASA AMC/GM to annex III PART-ORO effective May 2016), FAA requirements (FAA AC120-111) and ICAO DOC 10011 “Manual on aeroplane upset prevention and recovery training”.

This eLearning content is designed to work alongside a practical training programme, to be delivered over three years in line with AMC guidance.

People who purchase this course will also have access to a ground training syllabus that provides detailed guidance for a full UPRT training programme.

The modular approach taken covers all topics that an operator is required to cover over the 3 year period in an initial course with year 2 and 3 refresher courses.


Course Content

UPRT training is a mandatory requirement for all pilots effective May 2016.

The aim of this course is to increase the ability of pilots to recognise situations that can lead to aircraft upsets / loss of control in flight, and to improve their ability to recover control of an aircraft that has exceeded the normal flight regime. A strong emphasis of the course is recognition and prevention.

The course is rich in content with the use of audio, visual, voice and relevant case studies of actual incidents to enhance the pilots learning.

The course can be adapted to individual operator requirements, branded and made available to host on your own LMS if required.

Each part of the course is made up of 3 sections: General, Skills and Procedures and the course covers the following key topics:

Section 1 – General

  • Introduction
  • General Aerodynamic characteristics
  • Aeroplane stability
  • Energy management (kinetic, potential, chemical)
  • Pitch power performance
  • AOA and stall awareness
  • Aerodynamics high altitudes
  • Aeroplane performance at high altitudes
  • Mach effects
  • Environmental
  • Icing conditions and contamination effects
  • Control surface fundamentals
  • Use of trims
  • Aircraft Systems – generic
  • Stick shaker and other stall warning devices
  • Stick pusher
  • Manual and automatic inputs for guidance and control
  • Management of Automation
  • Pilot induced events
  • Criteria for identifying stalls and upsets
  • Aerodynamics low altitudes
  • Aeroplane performance at low altitudes
  • Positive and negative increasing and decreasing G Forces
  • Latest G awareness (steady heading sideslip)
  • G load management

Section 2 – Skills

  • Awareness
  • Prevention
  • Recovery

Section 3 – Procedures

  • Safety review of accidents and incidents related to in flight loss of control
  • Effective scanning and monitoring
  • Examples of physiological, visual and instrument cues during developing and developed upsets – generic
  • Mechanical causes and contributing factors to upsets – generic
  • Use of rudder
  • Management of go arounds in various stages of flight
  • Timely and appropriate intervention in recovery from developed upsets
  • Consolidated summary of aeroplane recovery techniques – generic
  • Recovery from nose-high at various bank angles
  • Recovery from nose-low at various bank angles