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UPRT for General Aviation (GA) Pilots with The Ultimate High Academy at Goodwood


Our UPRT programmes for airlines, business jets and ATOs focus on teaching skills required to handle commercial aircraft. Our General Aviation (GA) UPRT programme focuses on enabling pilots to avoid, recognise and recover from flight upsets in general aviation category aircraft.

Loss of Control in Flight is the single largest cause of accidents and fatalities in General Aviation.  Whilst commercial pilots normally have the training and currency levels to (mostly) ensure that they avoid flight upsets, most GA pilots are far less current and therefore the need for efficient UPRT is greater.

Many GA pilots will have little experience of flight outside the cruising performance envelope and are therefore most at risk of both not being able to avoid a flight upset in the first instance and may be poorly equipped to deal with loss of control in flight.

The Ultimate High Academy's UPRT programmes will materially enhance a GA pilot's chances of survival.  October 2019 saw our GA UPRT Programme featured in both FLYER and PILOT magazines.  A link to the FLYER Magazine video article can be found here.


General Aviation Upset Prevention and Recovery Course Syllabus

Academic Training

1.    UPRT Philosophy – The mantra of Avoid, Recognise, Recover
2.    Criticality of academic/practical knowledge, especially AoA
3.    Understanding what a Flight Upset is and isn’t
4.    How to AVOID Flight Upsets – causes, awareness, TEM, automation mode confusion
5.    How to RECOGNISE Flight Upsets – understanding what ‘normal’ looks like, and why pilots lose SA
6.    How to RECOVER from Flight Upsets – Recovery strategies 
7.    Review of counter-intuitive recovery actions and associated challenges
8.    Managing Startle and Fear – the biggest challenge of all
9.    Simplifying Flight Upset Recovery – KISS.
10.  Developing resilience – building layers of UPRT protection and the UH Coping Funnel

On Aircraft Training
•    Steep and Maximum Rate Turns
•    Slow Flight at Vs1g – level turns; turning and climbing/descending
•    Stalling - Clean, power On and Off
                  - Accelerated
                  - Go-arounds
•    Upset Recovery
                  - Nose High / Wings level and banked, high & low speed
                  - Nose Low / Wings level and banked, high & low speed
                  - High Bank angle / Overbank
                  - From manoeuvre and Ballistic (vertical)
                  - Trim runaways
•    Spin
                  - Incipient
                  - Spiral Dive
•    Wake Turbulence Recoveries
•    Human Factors - Situational Awareness
                   - Startle & Stress Response
                   - Threat & Error Management
                   - Crew Resource Management in the GA environment

This 1 day course includes 2 flights (approx total 1 hour 50 minutes of flying) in the T67M260 and 2-3 hours of ground school.

Please contact us for prices and availability.



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