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UPRT Instructor Ground-School

12th November 2015 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm


EASA has introduced new requirements for upset prevention and recovery training (UPRT). European airlines and charter operators will need to comply with these new requirements by 4 May 2016. One of the new requirements is that “personnel providing FSTD UPRT are competent and current to deliver the training and understand the capabilities and limitations of the device used” [AMC1 ORO.FC.220 & 230 (c)]. The objective of this one-day classroom training session is to prepare simulator instructors to deliver training in accordance with the new requirements.

Who should attend?

The session is aimed at simulator instructors (TRI or SFI) working in commercial air transport aeroplane operators who will be 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.

Why should I attend?

All AOC holders operating complex motor-powered aircraft will need to provide suitable training for instructors before commencing UPRT training according to the new requirements.

What’s the content?

The course will cover all of the theoretical elements stipulated in GM5 ORO.FC.220 & 230 together with the necessary background information to make the material relevant and interesting. The syllabus is shown in the following table:

• Presenter
• Participants (operator, aircraft type, previous experience of UPRT)
• Objectives of the training
The need for UPRT
• Relevant accidents and incidents (Colgan 3407, Air France 447)
• Review of casual factors in fatal accidents
Accident reports, news articles, Industry statistics
Overview of the new UPRT requirements
• Overview of EASA ED 2015/012
• Upset prevention training
• Upset recovery training
• Instructor training
• Route/Area and aerodrome knowledge
• Flexibility provisions
AMC 1 ORO FC220 & 230
ED Decision 2015-012-R
UPRT Ground Training
• Causes of aeroplane upsets
• Aerodynamics refresher
• Recovery techniques
Airplane Upset Prevention and Recovery Training Aid
Human performance and limitations relevant to UPRT
• Physiological factors (visual illusions, spatial disorientation, unusual g-forces, somatogravic illusion)
• Surprise and startle effect
• Crew resource management (CRM) and threat and error management (TEM)
ICAO 10011
iCAO 9868 (Pans Trg)
Benefits and limitations of FFS for UPRT training
• Qualification and approval requirements for flight simulation training devices.
• Fidelity requirements
• Sources of data
• Initial and recurrent evaluations
• The ‘validated training envelope’
• and Operator ‘approval’
Delivery of prevention training:
• Managing the limitations of the FSTD
• Scenario-based training for prevention (example scenarios including late/unplanned go-arounds)
• Introduction of surprise and startle effect
• Application of TEM to upset prevention
• Avoiding negative training and negative transfer of training.
AMC 1 ORO FC220 & 230
ICAO Document 9625
ICAO document 10011
Delivery of recovery training
• Managing the limitations of the FSTD.
• Importance of demonstration
• Stall event training (indications or a stall, importance of angle of attack)
• OEM recovery procedures and recommended procedure template
• Avoiding negative training and negative transfer of training
AMC 1 ORO FC220 & 230
ICAO document 10011
Implementation of ED 2015/12/R
• Gap Analysis
• Training programme update
Instructor training
AMC 1 ORO FC220 & 230
ICAO document 10011
Aeroplane Upset Recovery Training Aid (AURTA)

Will instructors need practical training

In order to fulfil the requirements of AMC 1/2 ORO.FC.220 & 230 we recommend that instructors demonstrate their ability to deliver UPRT training in a simulator following completion of the ground training. McKechnie Aviation can provide a practical simulator session for the A320 or B737 aeroplane types, please contact us to arrange this. We may be able to make arrangements for other aircraft types or work with your team to develop in-house training for your instructors.

Who approves this training?

As part of the qualification requirements for your simulator instructors this training should be documented in your operations manual part D and approved by the competent authority. The table above may be used for this purpose. If you have a requirement for our training sessions to be observed by auditors or inspectors then we will do our best to accommodate this, but please let us know in advance.

Who will present the training?

The training will be presented by Andrew McKechnie. Andrew is an experienced airline Training Captain and Civil Aviation Authority Inspector. He was involved in drafting the UPRT requirements at EASA in early 2015, before leaving EASA to establish McKechnie Aviation.

How do I book?

Please book by ‘phone (+44 1273 921541) or email contact@mckechnie-avaition.eu with your preferred date/location, the number of places you need and invoicing details. We will send you an invoice to be paid in advance of the course date. If you need places for 6 or more delegates then it may be cost effective to us to arrange a specific training session for your organisation at your own venue.

What if I can’t attend?

If the planned dates and locations don’t work for you then please let us know. We may be able to schedule additional dates and locations or we can arrange a specific training session for your organisation at your own venue.


12th November 2015
8:30 am - 5:30 pm


Mckechnie Aviation
+44 1293 387365


Premier Inn Gatwick Airport Manor Royal Hotel
Crawley Business Quarter, Fleming Way
Crawley, West Sussex RH10 9DF United Kingdom
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