Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT)

A 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’.

4 hour(s)
UK English

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A course covering all elements and components required to comply with the 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 course meets the requirements mandated by EASA but the courses do not hold a stand-alone approval in their own right. Any aircraft operators using these courses need to evaluate the content and delivery of each course and then approve the use of it under their Operations Manual (OM-D) with their local National Aviation Authority (NAA).

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.

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

Section 1 – General

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
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


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