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02 Dec 2019
Why Upset Prevention Recovery Training?

Loss of Control Inflight (LOC-I) is the main cause of loss of life in aircraft accidents. Many of the accidents needn't have ended in disaster if the pilots had been trained to better deal with the avoidance, prevention and reality of an Upset.

UPRT is now compulsory for all pilots. Our customer, AFMT has developed specific UPRT courses appropriate to cover all levels of pilot licensing requirements. infoWERK is proud to support AFMT with our UPRT web-based courseware.


Read what Stephen van Dijck from AFMT (the dutch ATO) has to say about UPRT:

"I am an ex military F-16 pilot, aerobatic display and former KLM Captain on the 737 and 747, still current as TRI/TRE on the 737 and 747 and provide simulator training for KLM and FSC (Flight simulator company). Being a qualified aircraft accident investigator and having been a sitting member on the IFALPA AIG for 16 years, I have been providing on-aircraft UPRT since 2015 when it was already compulsory for MPL students.

I am passionate about the need for increased awareness of the “real world” where the airline pilot works and providing both knowledge and skill training to better prepare the next generation of airline professionals to be able to avoid, recognise and react with correct proportional control inputs when needed. My students will experience and learn mitigating strategies to combat the effects on startle and surprise.

My ATO is specialised in UPRT and aerobatic training. The syllabus and training are generic in nature so that everything I teach is transferable to the future commercial aircraft categories of aircraft.


My unique combination of military, aerobatic, safety investigation, airline operations and instructional backgrounds allow me to make the training realistic and relevant to student pilots. For me the reward is when I see the light of achievement go on as a student gains competency and confidence in his/her own capability to successfully access an upset and perform the correct proportionate recovery technique. I know then that I have contributed to a positive and constructive basis for that pilot’s career and hopefully made the future aviation a little safer."