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UPRT Instructor Training

13th March 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm


European Airlines and aeroplane charter operators (Commercial Air Transport Operators) are required to provide Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) during initial and recurrent pilot training. Instructors who provide this training need to be “competent and current to deliver the training and understand the capabilities and limitations of the device used” [AMC1 ORO.FC.220 & 230 (c)]. Operators should provide training and standardisation for instructors. Our course covers all of the training elements in GM5 ORO.FC.220&230 apart form the practical demonstration of skill.

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.

Who should attend?

The session is aimed at training managers and 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 and training managers responsible for UPRT.


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 an 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.

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.

How do I book?

Book online here and pay by credit card. The fee is £349 + VAT.

If you prefer to be invoiced, or if you are a business customer established outside the UK, then please email contact@mckechnie-aviation.eu or ‘phone (+44 (0) 1293 387365) or  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.

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.


13th March 2018
9:00 am - 4:30 pm


Mckechnie Aviation
+44 1293 387365


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