Sky4u introduces advanced Upset Prevention and Recovery Training

Grob G115

This is a Grob G115 similar to the aircraft Ardex will use for UPRT. Photo: James Humphreys


German training company Sky4u is to work with flight school Ardex to offer Advanced Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT).

The UPRT includes theoretical and practical flight training. The aim is to prepare SKY4u student pilots for situations in unusual flight conditions. Pilots should be able to safely and quickly return an aircraft to a normal and safe flight path from an upset situation.

Berlin-based Sky4u will intropduce this cooperation into the existing Ryanair Mentored APS MCC training, current Type Rating Training and will make it accessible to individual training requests.

Ardex is based at Kyritz near Berlin, and the training flights are carried out in the school’s Grob G115C.

Ardex flight school

German flight school Ardex will deliver the UPRT


“Sky4U have found a reliable and flexible partner in Ardex to form a training cooperation to deliver the best UPRT possible for our APS MCC and Type Rating students,” said Kay Wachtelborn, CEO of Sky4u.

In UPRT, the trainee pilot and the flight instructor take the roles of Pilot Flying (PF) and Pilot Monitoring (PM) in different flight scenarios. The goal is to become familiar with the ‘startle and surprise effect’ and to develop recognition of upsets to stop them early.

Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) is mandatory for new pilots in training since December 2019 and must be part of every Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL), Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL ) and all Type Ratings (TR).

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