All Pilots should get UPRT for a variety of reasons. Done properly, it is arguably the best training you will ever receive in an airplane. Before getting training be sure to read all you can on the subject. Don’t be surprised if UPRT eventually becomes mandatory for a commercial airplane certificate.
- Airplane Flying Handbook, Chapter 4: Maintaining Aircraft Control:
Upset Prevention and Recovery Training. If nothing else, read this chapter of the AFH.
- Airplane Upset Prevention and Recovery Training Aid (Rev 3). Even though this aid was created for transport category airplanes, most of the information applies to all airplanes and is a very good source of information.
- ICAO UPRT Information Find the latest UPRT related information on the ICAO website.
- AC 90-23G Aircraft Wake Turbulence
- Startle Response FAA Safety Briefing. Understanding and taming the startle response is critical for dealing with emergencies.
- The Panic Pull This is something regarding human performance every pilot should know about as it relates to spin avoidance and upset recovery. Read this AOPA article to learn about the panic pull.
This is an excellent paper by Rich Stowell and Billy Winburn covering turning flight and the inadequate understanding most pilots have concerning turning flight and its relationship with Loss of Control – Inflight (LOC-I). Yes, that is correct, a majority of pilots do not have a complete understanding of turns and will learn something from reading this paper.
- The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (S.A.F.E.) has publicly available resources on avoiding loss of control, and more. Check out their resources here.
- Loss of Control Work group. The General Aviation Joint Steering Committee (GAJSC) created 2 LOCWGs to analyze and make recommendations for safety improvements in order to curb loss of control accidents. Check out the website for more information. There is a lot of good information to be found there.
- Webinar- Loss of Control – Root Causes and Innovation Opportunities. Here is an EAA webinar on LOC for those who want to go deeper on their LOC knowledge. This is a great resource for experienced CFIs. You have to be an EAA member to watch.
- Making the case for universal upset training article from Skies Magazine.
- FAA Wake Turbulence Training Aid
UPRT is in Central Oregon! Come to SAW for some great training and have fun doing it. SAW is the only year-round UPRT and aerobatic training school in the Pacific Northwest. We also do tailwheel training and more. Click on the logo to go to SAW’s website.