UPSET PREVENTION AND RECOVERY TRAINING
ADVANCED UPRT (FCL.745.A)
The objectives of the Advanced UPRT course are to train the candidate, both theoretically and practically, to:
- Understand and manage the psychological and physiological aspects related to aircraft upsets;
- Develop the required competencies and resilience in order to apply the appropriate recovery techniques in an aircraft upset.
Only on an aeroplane is it possible to expose trainees to the physiological and psychological impacts of Aircraft Upsets in realistic scenarios. Please note that UPRT training is NOT aerobatics training; even though light and agile aircraft are used during the course, the objective of the course is to acquaint the trainees with all aspects of flight which occur in flight extended flight envelopes. This allows participants to gain the required knowledge and competencies to ANTICIPATE and AVOID loss of control inflight (LOC-I) situations and to develop the necessary techniques to recover from upsets should these occur.
- PPL(A) licence or higher with valid SEP(Land) rating
- Or: enrollment in an integrated ATPL course
- 5 hours of theoretical knowledge training (e-learning)
- 3 flight hours on the Cessna 152
The course comprises the following theoretical and practical elements:
- Requirements related to UPRT training
- Case studies
- Energy management
- G Awareness
- High altitude operations
- Human factor (aspects specific to UPRT)
- Threat and Error Management applied to UPRT
- Steep turns (60° AoB)
- Slow flight
- Stall recovery techniques in different configurations, attitudes and power settings
- Unusal attitude recovery techniques in different attitudes and energy states
- Spin recovery techniques
- Spiral dive
- Wake turbulence recovery techniques
- Flight with restricted flight controls
WHERE IS THE COURSE HELD?
The course is held at our Training Centre in Rome Urbe Airport.
WHO SHOULD TAKE AN ADVANCED UPRT COURSE?
From 20th December 2019, the Advanced UPRT course becomes mandatory for all pilots who wish to enroll in a Type Rating (MPA or HPSPA) course.
WHY HAS THE UPRT COURSE BEEN INTRODUCED?
Since the last decade, aeroplane upset or loss of control have been identified among the major risk factors that could lead to fatal accidents in commercial air transport operations and its prevention became a strategic priority in Europe and at a global level. This included new training requirements to better prepare pilots for adverse situations of aircraft upset and loss of control.