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UPRT Instructor Ground School

31st May 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Training Objective

After attending this course you will understand the requirements for Upset Prevention and Recovery Training, the benefits and limitations of providing this training in a flight simulator and you will be ready to demonstrate your competence in a practical session.

The course covers all of the training elements in GM5 ORO.FC.220&230 apart form the practical demonstration of skill.

Who should attend?

The session is aimed at training managers and simulator instructors (TRI or SFI) working in commercial air transport aeroplane operators who are required to conduct UPRT during operator’s conversion courses and recurrent training. The course will also be useful for ground instructors who will deliver theoretical elements of UPRT and training managers responsible for UPRT.

The course will be interesting for instructors who intend to deliver ‘on aircraft’ UPRT but it is not intended to meet the qualification requirements for such training.


The need for UPRT?

We’ll show with statistics and case studies that loss of control in-flight is still a safety issue. UPRT may be the solution.

Regulatory requirements

We’ll explain (briefly) what the regulations require in terms of upset prevention and recovery training and training/standardisation for instructors providing UPRT and cover some important definitions.

Human performance and limitations

We’ll explore the physiological and psychological factors that can be a barrier to preventing or recovering from aeroplane upsets. We’ll suggest some strategies to mitigate these effects and, in particular how to prevent a ‘surprise’ causing a ‘startle’. We’ll also practice applying threat and error management (TEM) to upset prevention.

Use of simulators for UPRT

Flight Simulators are designed as training devices, they don’t replicate everything an aeroplane can do. We’ll explain how simulators can be used to deliver effective training and highlight the safety risks that can result from incorrect use of simulators.

Delivery of upset recovery training

We’ll explain how to deliver effective recovery training for each of the required upset recovery exercises within the capabilities of a flight simulator.



The training runs for approximately 6 hours including coffee breaks and a lunch break.


The course will be delivered at our facility in West Sussex. If you are travelling by air then we would be pleased to provide transport from London Gatwick Airport (LGW).


The price is £349 + VAT (total £418.80) per delegate. This includes a light lunch and refreshments.


Fill in the form below to book a place and pay by credit card.

If you need to be invoiced then please email contact@mckechnie-aviation.eu with the name and address of the person/organisation to be invoiced, the number of delegates attending and their names. We’ll issue an invoice which should be paid at least two weeks before the course date.


31st May 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Mckechnie Aviation
+44 1293 387365


McKechnie Aviation
Unit 1, Pondtail Farm
West Grinstead, West Sussex RH13 8 United Kingdom
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