Standard pilot training has evolved to a high level of excellence over the years, and many pilots feel confident in their skills and ability to handle any situation. Still, Loss of Control In-flight (LOC-I) remains the number one cause of fatalities across all sectors of aviation. Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) mitigates LOC-I by teaching pilots advanced skills that can be counterintuitive in an upset, so it’s not surprising that pilots often experience that common sentiment “I didn’t know what I didn’t know.”
In this video, production flight test pilot Adam Sollenberger relates how UPRT gave him an increased ability and confidence to handle an unexpected in-flight airplane situation that could occur. But even if you don’t experience an aircraft upset in your career, there’s no better way than a comprehensive UPRT program to top off manual handling skills and refine your airmanship.
Read more about how UPRT accomplishes significant results in a relatively short training period:
- Flight Path Automation and Manual Handling Skills
- Manual Input: Does UPRT Improve Manual Handling Skills?
- Required Training Intensity in UPRT
- Why ‘Recovery’ Training Is Essential to Preventing LOC-I