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Advanced Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) Course in accordance with FCL.745.A

We run airline and business jet focused upset recovery courses helping to give pilots the skill to recognise and recover from unusual attitudes. From 20 December 2019, commercial pilots must have attended and passed such a course before starting their first type rating.

These Advanced UPRT courses in accordance with FCL.745.A, will be certified by EASA on 20 December 2019. We also run Instructor Training Courses for UPRT instructors, again certified from 20 December 2019.

Please be aware that EASA have mandated 20 December 2019 as the date from which ATO’s can be certified for UPRT.  We are aware that many of our competitors are claiming they can run qualifying course now, this is untrue and if you start your Type Rating after 20 December 2019 you will need to do the UPRT course again.

Recent history is full of incidents and accidents associated with loss of control of Airline and Business jet aircraft and control either not being regained in a timely manner or not being regained at all. This worrying trend has been identified by the various regulatory authorities and from 20 Dec 19 student pilots will be required to undergo appropriate training.

Currently there is no requirement to give real aircraft training to existing pilots.  Mandating this training would of course be very difficult because there is simply not the training capacity available. We at the British Aerobatic Academy would be very interested in helping resolve or at least mitigate the problem.
We have extensive experience working with commercial pilots, a large percentage of our clients are airline or business jet pilots.  We can offer packages that will be very enthusiastically received by line crew and could potentially save your airline billions of pounds. In short, we are offering a real life saver.

We use the Extra 200 because it is really good. It is true that side by side seating would be nice but unfortunately the Slingsby Firefly has an awful safety record* (10% of the UK fleet, 8 out of 80, have killed people and the US Navy withdrew them from service on safety grounds) and there are few other aircraft that are suitable.

* USA Firefly experience
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Advanced Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) Course

The advanced UPRT course  is designed to meet the requirements of Part-FCL 745.A

The course comprises:

(1) 5 hours of theoretical knowledge instruction;

(2) pre-flight briefings and post-flight debriefings;

(3) 3 hours of dual flight instruction with a suitably qualified FI(A) ref FCL.915(e)

(b) On completion of the UPRT course, applicants will be issued with a certificate of course completion by the British Aviation Academy.

Course Objectives

  1. To understand how to cope with the physiological and psychological aspects of dynamic upsets in aeroplanes;
  2. To develop the necessary competence and resilience to be able to apply appropriate recovery techniques during upsets.
  3. Emphasise physiological and psychological effects of an upset and develop strategies to        mitigate those effects;
  4. The recovery techniques used during the course will where possible, be compatible with techniques typically used for transport category aeroplanes.

Theoretical Knowledge

  1.  A review of basic aerodynamics typically applicable to aeroplane upsets in transport category aeroplanes, including case studies of incidents involving potential or actual upsets.
  2. Aerodynamics relevant to the aeroplane and exercises used in the practical training, including differences to aerodynamics as referred to in point (1);
  3. Possible physiological and psychological effects of an upset, including surprise and startle     effect;
  4.  Strategies to develop resilience and mitigate startle effect; and
  5.   Memorising the appropriate procedures and techniques for upset recovery. 

Flight Instruction

Exercises to demonstrate:

  1. The relationship between speed, attitude and AoA;
  2.  The effect of g-load on aeroplane performance, including stall events at different attitudes and airspeeds;
  3. Aerodynamic indications of a stall including buffeting, loss of control authority and inability to arrest a descent;
  4. The physiological effects of different g-loads between -1 and 2.5G; and                                    surprise and the startle effect;
  5. Training in techniques to recover from:
    1. Nose high at various bank angles
    2. Nose low at various bank angles
    3. Spiral dives
    4. Stall events; and incipient spin
  6.  Training to develop resilience and to employ strategies to mitigate the startle effect.

Cost £1,180 including all landing fees Conington (EGSF)

Please do not hesitate to contact Adrian Willis either by telephone or email to discuss.
0771 2864413

Adrian.Willis@BritishAerobaticAcademy.com

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