Effective Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT)
Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) is dedicated pilot training developed specifically to mitigate the risk of Loss of Control In-flight (LOC-I), aviation’s biggest threat to air safety. UPRT has often been referred to by other terms including all-attitude maneuver training, stall/spin awareness & recovery, advanced maneuvers training, upset recognition training, emergency maneuver training, upset prevention training and more. The term Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT), as used by ICAO in its Manual on Aeroplane Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (ICAO Doc 10011) and by the FAA in Advisory Circular 120-111 Upset Prevention and Recovery Training, is the industry standard. ICAO Doc 10011 accurately describes the emphasis on awareness and prevention that is essential to effective UPRT and also the significance of learning recovery techniques to further increase upset prevention. Stall awareness, prevention and recovery is a subset of UPRT and is comprehensively addressed.
APS has been on the ground floor of the research and development of UPRT, and we have worked with international safety agencies and a diversity of UPRT working groups to help shape forthcoming policy and establish best practices. As more UPRT providers pop up in response to increased demand for this highly specialized area of flight training, we present “The Full Story” below. The Full Story highlights the critical UPRT components necessary to ensure pilots receive effective, lasting UPRT so that the often counter-intuitive skills needed to save lives become second nature.