Advanced Upset Prevention & Recovery Training

Advanced Upset Prevention & Recovery

UPRT Training Course

The Problem

If an accident occurs, it’s most likely because the pilot lost control over his/her airplane. The accidents involving AirAsia flight 8501 in December 2014, Air France 447 in June 2009, Turkish Airlines 1751, Colgan Air 3407 in February 2009, and several others are examples.

Industry determined that existing practices can be both ineffective and sometimes even contribute to LOC-I accidents. During a sudden unexpected event, a pilot may apply the incorrect action, thereby making the situation worse.

It is vital that any training considers the interaction between the pilot and the airplane, and helps to ensure that this connection is maintained during all situations.


What is an Upset?

An airplane upset is an undesired aircraft state characterised by unintentional divergences from parameters normally experienced during operations. An airplane upset may involve pitch and/or bank angle divergences, or an aerodynamic stall. These can lead to Loss of Control. Hence, preventing and recovering from upsets is the goal of UPRT.

The most essential part of UPRT is the ‘P’, or ‘PREVENTION’. Our training focuses on raising awareness, the recognition of conditions that could lead to upsets, and then systematically training correct intervention techniques for the specific airplane.


The Instructor

Your instructor has the benefit of years of experience in the airline world plus many years running a training centre using a 737-800 simulator. Now concentrating on the UPRT training and aerobatics, this enables the candidate to experience knowledge from both worlds. This is particularly important when looking at recovery techniques in a light aircraft versus the requirements that a future airline pilot will need when flying a jet, or turboprop aircraft. The course is run from Dunkeswell Aerodrome in Devon.

Approved ATO by the CAA no GBR.ATO.0532

Compliant with FCL 745.A

UPRT advanced upset prevention and recovery training

Advanced UPRT

 At SW Aerobatics we offer the Advanced level of UPRT training on a unique one to one, or two to one course, making the learning experience very focused on the individual need of the candidate.

Perquisite to:

  • training courses for single-pilot class or type ratings operated in multi-pilot operations
  • training courses for single-pilot high performance complex aeroplanes
  • training courses for multi-pilot aeroplanes
    The Cost

    £1,250 including all taxes and VAT.

    Civil Aviation Authority

    Our Course

    What Is UPRT?

    UPRT stands for aeroplane ‘upset prevention and recovery training’ and constitutes a combination of theoretical knowledge and flying training with the aim of providing flight crew with the required competencies to both prevent and to recover from situations in which an aeroplane unintentionally exceeds the parameters for line operation or training (aeroplane upsets).

    Advanced UPRT

    Our course will include at least 5 hours of theoretical instruction as well as at least 3 hours of dual flight instruction in an aeroplane, with the aim to enhance the student’s resilience to the psychological and physiological aspects associated with upset conditions.

    The Aircraft

    Super Decathlon

    The Super Decathlon is renowned as a brilliant aerobatic aircraft rated to +6 -5. Ideal as a training aircraft, it was originally imported from America by its well-known owner, James May, at only 300 hours. It now has only 800 hours on the airframe and still looks brand new. The aircraft has also recently had a new engine to satisfy the requirements for public transport operation.

    As the aircraft is a tailwheel aircraft you may need extra time to add a tailwheel endorsement to your licence.