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Being able to recognise and recover an aircraft from unexpected attitudes or loss of control is a critical skill for any pilot. This Upset Prevention Recovery Training (UPRT) course focuses on teaching you how to first minimise these situations occurring, but also how to identify the symptoms and then effectively and safely recover from them when they do occur. During this course, you will build a greater understanding of how an aircraft reacts and performs under the airframe stresses associated with unusual attitudes. You will also learn how to identify, understand and manage your own physiological responses to these situations.
Just like the Aerobatics and Spinning Endorsement, the Upset Prevention Recovery Training (UPRT) course will greatly improve your overall aircraft handling skills. It also builds your confidence and composure as a pilot by allowing you to experience and overcome uncommon aerial situations that other training courses don’t cover. As well as the skillset benefits, having UPRT training on your pilot CV can enhance your job prospects, with many major airlines seeing it as either preferable or highly desirable. The course is conducted in our American Champion 8KCAB Super Decathlon aircraft, which boasts an airframe that is perfectly suited to aerobatic, spinning and unusual attitude training and can handle stresses of +6/-5G.
To complete the UPRT course, you must hold a valid RPL, PPL or CPL. Your orientation will include an introduction to the airport, airspace, aircraft fleet, LTF processes and policies, and our facilities.
Upset Prevention Recovery Training (UPRT) ground theory includes aircraft design considerations, airframe loading, advanced stall theory, inverted/upright/stall recovery technique, unusual attitude aerodynamics, G-force symptoms and management, spatial disorientation and the Coriolis Effect.
The UPRT flight training exercises cover slow flight, stall handling and recovery (normal, approach, accelerated, spin), G-force tolerance and physiological effects, nose high upright and inverted recoveries, and nose-low upright and inverted recoveries.
The final practical UPRT lesson covers recognition and recovery from upset attitudes in Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC), using our Alsim AL42 full cockpit simulator. We will replicate night and in-cloud scenarios with both full and partial panel instrumentation.
During the assessment flight, you will consolidate all of the knowledge and skills you have learnt and trained during ground theory and practical flight training. The flight will be assessed by your instructor.
Safe & Seamless Training.
Every student pilot should enjoy flying. Learn To Fly is constantly creating resources to help students do just that. Not only modern aircraft, but also facilities, experienced instructors and curriculums to create magical learning experiences and make every moment of air time worth it.
Our GraduateShannon Thiele
“UPRT training is a very valuable tool to have in your toolkit. It is designed to enhance your confidence in handling an aircraft at the edge of its envelope. It’s also an excellent skill builder, exploring handling characteristics in and around a stall and teaching you how to get out of sticky situations if they occur. Beyond that, it’s fun adrenaline pumping flying, and very highly regarded for future airline employment. “