Skyborne Airline Academy is launching an airline-focused Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) to teach pilots how to anticipate, avoid and recover upsets during flight.
Skyborne’s UPRT course will analyse previous airline accidents and incidents involving loss of control in-flight (LOC-I) to deliver training that truly resonates for commercial airline pilots.
The UK CAA-approved course has been created with industry experts Andrew Bray and David Simmonds and is available through Skyborne’s EASA Integrated and Modular ATPL programmes, and as a standalone course.
“Loss of control in-flight is the most frequent and fatal type of accident in general aviation and by December 2019, EASA has decreed that UPRT training will become mandatory for those undertaking commercial pilot training,” sais Lee Woodward, chief executive officer, Skyborne.
“We have optimised our UPRT course to make it fully tailored for the needs of today’s airline pilots. With this training they will develop a foundation of crucial safety skills that will flow progressively across their future career.”
Over three days, pilots at Skyborne’s Gloucestershire Airport HQ will complete one full day of UPRT theoretical knowledge training and three flight sessions in Skyborne’s Slingsby T67 Firefly, an aerobatic aircraft with side-by-side seating.
Andrew Bray, course theory instructor and Skyborne consultant, said, “Avoiding LOC-I incidents through UPRT will inevitably save lives. Skyborne’s UPRT course uses the latest thinking in the industry to build confidence and capability in future airline pilots, equipping them with strategies to prevent aircraft upset.”