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EASA Advanced UPRT Course

Upset Prevention & Recovery Training

UPRT stands for airplane ‘Upset Prevention and Recovery Training’ and consists 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 airplane unintentionally exceeds the parameters for line operation or training. Within this framework, TAE Aviation Academy has developed a UPRT course in compliance with EASA regulations providing UPRT Course in Greece.

There are many causes for the loss of control while in flight. This course will attempt to identify some of these risks and provide recovery procedures for the different situations. 

The objective of the course is for the pilot under training:

  • to understand how to cope with the physiological and psychological aspects of dynamic upsets in aeroplanes; and
  • to develop the necessary competence and resilience to be able to apply appropriate recovery techniques during upsets.

TAE’s Advanced UPRT course consists of 2 phases:

Phase 1) Theoretical Knowledge Instruction of 5 hours where the trainee will be presented past upset mishaps, possible negative aircraft states and how to safely recognise and avoid them. More specifically:

  • a review of basic aerodynamics typically applicable to aeroplane upsets in transport category aeroplanes, including case studies of incidents involving potential or actual upsets.
  • aerodynamics relevant to the aeroplane and exercises used in the practical training, including differences to aerodynamics.
  • possible physiological and psychological effects of an upset, including surprise and startle effect;
  • strategies to develop resilience and mitigate startle effect; and
  • memorising the appropriate procedures and techniques for upset recovery.


Phase 2) 3 hours dual flight instruction in an aeroplane which is specially appoved for the Advanced UPRT Course along with preflight briefing and post flight debriefing.

The aim of the flight training is to conduct exercises to demonstrate:

  • the relationship between speed, attitude and AoA;
  • the effect of g-load on aeroplane performance, including stall events at different attitudes and airspeeds;
  • aerodynamic indications of a stall including buffeting, loss of control authority and inability to arrest a descent;
  • the physiological effects of different g-loads between -1 and 2.5G
  • surprise and the startle effect;
  • training to develop resilience and to employ strategies to mitigate the startle effect
  • training in techniques to recover from: nose high at various bank angles, nose low at various bank angles, spiral dives, stall events & incipient spin

UPRT Instructors

TAE’s instructors are qualified under the supervision and special accreditation by Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority.

After successfully completed the Advanced UPRT course, TAE will issue a certificate of completion, stating that the student has successfully passed the training required by EASA part FCL, thus qualifying for class or type ratings on:

  1. single-pilot aeroplanes operated in multi-pilot operations
  2. single-pilot non-high-performance complex aeroplanes
  3. single-pilot high-performance complex aeroplanes
  4. multi-pilot aeroplanes

UPRT course price

The cost for the full UPRT course is 950€ and it includes:

  • UPRT Theoretical Knowledge Instruction
  • UPRT Approved Aircraft
  • Instructor fees
  • Briefing before and after flight
  • Fuel, airport charges and administration fee.

For more information , the admission team of TAE Aviation Academy is always at your disposal here . Book a training slot and get one of the best UPRT course in Europe.