The UK’s Ultimate High UPRT Academy (UHUA) has launched a set of Upset Recovery Training (UPRT) programmes to address the needs of National Aviation Authorities (NAAs) and Aviation Safety Inspectors.
The Goodwood-based academy recently delivered its first courses to two European NAAs.
New mandatory EASA requirements mean that regulatory authorities have to understand how the effective and safe implementation of on-aircraft and Flight Simulation Training Devices (FSTD) based UPRT should be delivered.
Loss of Control in Flight (LOC-I) is the leading cause of commercial accidents and fatalities. EASA has released Regulations, Acceptable Means of Compliance and Guidance Material but NAAs will still need a detailed understanding of proven solutions from established providers to assess and guide ATOs as they implement the new UPRT training requirements.
The UHUA NAA UPRT programme gives delegates hands-on airborne and classroom based training which allows them to better understand best practice. It focuses on safety, developing resilience, understanding operational controls, avoiding negative training and negative transfer of skills.
The aim is for students to have the best possible chance of avoiding, identifying and recovering from Flight Upsets resulting from LOC-I.
The NAA delegates attending the course were experienced instructors tasked with auditing new UPRT programmes in their respective countries, and declared themselves delighted with the training.
“All staff are very professional and very experienced in transferring knowledge on ground and in the air. Highly recommended to all,” were some of the comments.