The prevention of loss of control in airline flight operation and appropriate recovery should it occur, is a core skill that airlines demand from their pilots. Significant discussion through aviation conferences and regulatory committees has taken place over the past three years on how this subject should be addressed. As a consequence, it has been decided by a number of key aviation regulators (e.g. EASA and FAA) to mandate Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) for all professional pilots – effective from future dates yet to be determined.
In anticipation of future legislation for UPRT, CTC Aviation has included mandatory UPRT as a standard part of the syllabi for all CTC WINGS airline pilot career programmes – Integrated ATPL and MPL, including those sponsored by Partner airlines. The introduction of UPRT has been implemented retrospectively to all CTC WINGS programmes for trainee pilots enrolled into training from October 13.
CTC Aviation has introduced a seven-hour UPRT programme which comprises:
- Three hours of training in a recently purchased Slingsby T67 aerobatic aircraft which will be based at the Bournemouth, UK, Crew Training Centre
- Four hours of training in one of CTC Aviation’s Boeing or Airbus level D full-flight simulators to enable transfer of these core skills into an operational airline environment
The also coincides with the announcement that Traffic Advisory Systems (TAS) are being installed across the entire CTC Aviation fleet of 57 Diamond and Cessna training aircraft based at its three ab initio Crew Training Centres in the United Kingdom, United States and New Zealand.
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CTC Aviation will be exhibiting at the Professional Flight Training Exhibition on 1 November at the Sofitel Hotel, T5, London Heathrow.