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AUPRT Instructor

The Advanced UPRT instructor rating will allow the instructor to perform A-UPRT training with students in accordance with EASA FCL.915(e) upon successful completion. The course will cover practical flights, theory lessons regarding the A-UPRT and related instructor theory.

The goal with the course is to create safe and competent advanced UPRT-instructors using the train to proficiency-concept. Train to proficiency means that the course is completed when the instructor student has reached the minimum standard. The student will be assessed continuously according to separate performance indicators during their training and the lesson contents of each lesson may be altered as the training progresses to cater for the individual pace of progression.

The pre-course flight assessment is performed with an advanced UPRT-instructor instructor holding the privilege in accordance with FCL.915(e)(1) to assess the instructor student's ability to undertake the course.

The flight training will consist of at least three flights to allow the student to cover all the necessary maneuvers. Additional lessons may be performed to reach the required minimum standard.

Practical flight exercises:

  • Flight risk assessment

  • Safety briefing

  • Selection of suitable airspace

  • Nose high/low at various bank angles and effects of G-loads

  • Spiral dives

  • Straight stall

  • Slipping/skidding stall

  • Accelerated stall

  • Secondary stall

  • Incipient spin

  • Full spin

  • Flat spin

  • Accelerated spin

  • Transitional spin

  • Anticipation and recognition of student errors

  • Ability to surprise the student

  • Adapt training to cater for wellbeing of student

  • Awareness of operating environment

  • Assessment of student competence

Post flight exercises

  • Providing effective instructor feedback and planning of future training details

  • Avoidance of negative transfer training

The theoretical training of the course consists of 5 hours of Advanced UPRT knowledge instruction and 3 hours of related instructor knowledge. The instructor student needs to complete an aircraft technical test before commencement of the practical training.

Theoretical knowledge:

  • Resilience-building strategies and management of startle and surprise

  • Limitations and type-specific characteristics of the training aircraft

  • Adherence to validated training scenarios

  • Instructor techniques to induce and manage startle and surprise

  • Upset recognition and recovery strategies

  • Disorientation & distraction

  • Intervention strategies

  • Delivery of theoretical knowledge instruction

There is no skill test after course completion, the student will receive a course completion certificate and a logbook entry issued by the ATO Head of Training, proving the FCL.745.A privileges gained by the training course.

Due to the nature of the flights, weather constraints is a determining factor of the course length.

Training duration: estimated to 3-4 days

Prerequisites for A-UPRT instructor training:

  • Hold a valid FI(A)-license

  • Hold a valid SEP(land)-rating

  • Have at least 500 hours total flight time as pilot on aeroplanes, of which 200 hours must be as flight instructor

  • Within 6 months of the course start date, have passed a pre-course flight assessment

Advanced Upset Prevention
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