What is UPRT

UPRT is short of aeroplane Upset Prevention and Recovery Training’ and constitutes a combination of theoretical knowledge and flying training with the aim of providing flight crew with the required competencies to both prevent and to recover from situations in which an aeroplane unintentionally exceeds the parameters for line operation or training (aeroplane upsets).

EASA has introduced 3 different ‘levels’ of UPRT at various stages of a professional pilot’s career.

1) Basic UPRT: Exercises integrated in all CPL and ATPL training courses as well as the MPL training course.

2) Advanced UPRT course includes at least 5 hours of theoretical instruction and min. 3 hours of dual flight instruction in an aeroplane, with the aim to enhance the student’s resilience to the psychological and physiological aspects associated with upset conditions.

3) Class- or type-related UPRT during class or type rating training will address the specificities of the relevant class or type of aeroplane