Advanced - Upset Prevention Recovery Training (UPRT)
In recent years Loss of Control in Flight (LOC-I) has overtaken controlled flight into terrain (CFIT) as the biggest killer in commercial aviation. It was decided by EASA that change was required and the new FCL.745.A course was designed and approved. The FCL.745.A course is more commonly know as - Advanced Upset Prevention Recovery Training (UPRT-A) and became regulation on 20 Dec 19. It is a mandatory requirement prior to commencing an initial multi-crew type rating.
The course consists of a minimum of 5hrs theory and 3hrs UPRT training in an aeroplane. Transit from the airfield to the operating area and back to the airfield are not included within the 3hrs. Most providers use fully aerobatic aircraft and the weapon of choice is the ex-military Slingsby T67 Firefly. The course usually takes 3-4 days but you require good weather for the flying and bad weather can delay the training. Keeping spare days to allow for weather or aircraft issues is a good idea.
UKFlying recommends CRM Aviation for the Advanced UPRT-Aeroplane course. They have been running UPRT-Aeroplane courses since 2013 using their three T67 Firefly aircraft and have excellent feedback.
Here are the details from the CRM Aviation website:
Advanced UPRT - Aeroplane - £1895
**Please note that we only offer UPRT combined with JOC/MCC or MCC courses only. We do not at present offer UPRT as a stand alone course**
EASA regulatory information on UPRT training, Advanced UPRT-Aeroplane can be found here - UPRT-A. It is worth noting that pilots holding an EASA Aerobatic Rating, or have aerobatic experience, WILL NOT be exempt from the Advanced UPRT-Aeroplane Course. No exemption has been granted for military pilots, so it is mandatory that the Advanced UPRT-Aeroplane Course will be required for all military pilots transitioning to a civilian licence. There is no abridging course for military pilots - the full course must be completed.
Not only are we Europe's most advanced UPRT specialists but, we are in a totally unique position to be able to offer, and solely specialise in JOC/MCC/UPRT-Aeroplane, all under one roof, all owned and operated by us!
Our Advanced UPRT-Aeroplane Course, in compliance with FCL.745.A, covers the following theoretical and practical elements;
(1) - 5 hours theoretical knowledge instruction
(2) - preflight briefings and postflight debriefings
(3) - 3 hours of dual flight instruction with a flight instructor qualified in accordance with FCL.915 (e) and consisting of advanced UPRT in an aeroplane qualified for the training task.
+ Understand Angle of Attack (AoA)
+ Understand relationship of AoA to speed, attitude and control position
+ Investigate solutions for perception of AoA
+ Discuss methods to manage AoA
+ Experience attitudes not typically seen in commercial aviation
+ Understand and experience associated physiological effects +2.5G through to -0.5G
+ Understand implications of yaw stability through manual control
+ Understand the aerodynamic principles of large swept wing aircraft
+ Understand the theory of pitch control with under wing mounted turbofan engines
+ Investigate methods to combat startle and surprise effect
The UPRT training at CRM, course is delivered in our own Slingsby Firely T67MII's, G-OCRM and G-ECRM. All of our Advanced UPRT-Aeroplane Instructors are Boeing 737, 747, 777, RAF fast jet rated and aerobatic instructors and are compliant with FCL.915(e).
The two day course comprises of:
+ Comprehensive ground school with pre and post flight briefings, totalling 5 hours.
+ 3.6 hours of flying in the Slingsby Firefly T67MII.
+ Advanced UPRT-Aeroplane Certificate of Course Completion in accordance with FCL.745.A.
We offer a Combined JOC/MCC/UPRT-Aeroplane Course that will cover all needs prior to application of a multi-crew position
If you would like advice on this UPRT training course then please do not hesitate to call us, we are happy to answer any regulatory or syllabus questions you may have.
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