As of 19th December 2019, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have required all Pilots to complete a course in Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) prior to commencing their aircraft initial type rating courses on multi pilot aircraft in accordance with FCL745A.
Aviation Insider along with its Instructors are able to offer UPRT on aircraft initial training and refresher simulator sessions in our full-motion flight simulators.
Loss of Control In-flight (LOC-I)
Loss of Control In-flight (LOC-I) is the number one cause of fatalities in commercial aviation worldwide. There is a broad range of factors that can cause an airplane to become upset, and that could lead to a loss of control incident or accident, thats why UPRT is such a key part of pilot training.
Training flight crews how to prevent an airplane upset, or recover if necessary, provides the greatest opportunity to reduce the LOC-I accident rate.
Loss of Control – Inflight (LOCI) has been the major contributor to fatalities in aviation for a considerable amount of time. Well known events such as AA 583 in New York, AF 447 over the Atlantic and Colgan Air flight 3407 have been highly publicised.
Learning from the past
Knowledge-based training to equip flight crews with the attitude, skills and knowledge needed to understand the threats to safe flight and the mitigating strategies using the A.S.K. principles.
Flight Simulator Training Device (FSTD) training on specific or representative aircraft types to build on knowledge and experience, and apply these to the multi-crew CRM environment, at all stages of flight.
New and Existing pilots
It is widely acknowledged that Flight Simulators (FSTDs) are a highly capable form of training aid however they can’t fully represent the physiological aspects of a real aircraft. All pilots studying for new ATPLs and pilots undergoing their first type rating course in multi-pilot operations will be required to undergo the new on aircraft advanced UPRT course in accordance with FCL.745.A.
Provided through Flight Performance Training Ltd located at Brighton City Airport using Slingsby Firefly aircraft. FPT courses are run over three days comprising 8 hours of ground school and 4 flights. All sessions are run by Airline/Business TRI, TRE’s or ex-military pilots. Specific simulator type UPRT brush-up courses are available separately.
UPRT Instructor Rating
For instructors wishing to teach Advanced UPRT on aircraft, FPT offer a train the trainer course in accordance with FCL.915(e).
Aerobatics Course FCL.800
As well as specialising in UPRT, FPT offers an aerobatics course for those with a passion to learn to fly or develop their piloting skills. Prerequisites: Before commencing an aerobatics rating the student shall have at least 40 hours of flight time as PIC in the appropriate aircraft category.