The Flight Research Turboprop Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) course is ideal for pilots seeking the best in UPRT training. Pilots train in our Beechcraft King Air and T34C Mentor – the same aircraft used by numerous Naval Aviators. Those opting for the 4-day course also fly the Slingsby T-67 Firelfy

The course begins with studies in advanced aerodynamics and aircraft performance as related to aircraft loss of control throughout the full flight envelope. We discuss certification criteria (we have a number of test pilots on staff!) and relate that to our universal method of upset recovery. Our course was developed and has evolved over the years to include application of industry standards and apply current upset prevention and recovery emphasis items.

Our curriculum:

  • Meets ICAO Annex 1 & 6: Standards for Upset Recovery Training & Certification
  • Is FAA approved: Letter of Authorization granted to Flight Research for upset training
  • Meets FAA AC 120-111 Upset Recovery Training Requirements
  • Meets EASA Requirements established in EASA Annex I – Subpart H and J

Flight proficiency is important.  We recommend UPRT be taken every two years to ensure foremost awareness of upset recognition and skill retention for proper in-flight recovery techniques.

Turboprop UPRT – One, Two, Three, and Four Day Courses

We offer courses to meet everyone’s needs. Our 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-day courses will fit your budget and ensure you are properly trained to minimize upset encounters and, should you find yourself in an upset, safely recover using the proper tools.

All of our Turboprop UPRT courses begin with a half day of academics. Here, we discuss aerodynamics, propulsion, stability, energy concepts, and certification criteria. We relate these topics to Upset Prevention and Recovery and give you the tools to deal with Upsets. In the afternoon, you will fly one of our King Air aircraft where we apply what we learned in the morning. From there, the rest of the week is determined by you.


One and Two Day Courses If time or budget is a concern, consider either the 1- or 2- day Flight Research Turboprop UPRT course. The BASIC 1-day course if suited for those who can only allow time to train for one day. The training day is full throttle, hitting only the absolute critical concepts through our academic instruction and King Air flight.

The ESSENTIAL 2-day course affords you the opportunity to take the training to the next level. We add an additional day to include upset training in our T-34C aircraft. This course designed to expose you to more advanced inflight upset conditions and is ideal for repeat training of professionals already comfortable with all-attitude flying.

For each course, classroom work is streamlined within each of the various academic blocks to allow time to address perishable skills. All flights are accompanied by comprehensive pre-flight briefs and post-flight debriefs given by our world-class team of instructors. Flight Training includes basic recovery maneuvers, scenario-driven flight examples, and in-depth instruction on advanced handling and recovery techniques.


Two Day Course Our newest Turboprop Offering! The HEAVY TURBOPROP 2-day UPRT course utilizes our King Airs for all your in-flight training. We start training using the academic and flight training from the first day of our ESSENTIAL Course and add a higher altitude, more dynamic King Air flight on the second day. It truly is a unique training opportunity only offered at Flight Research.

If your needs or desires do not include the all-attitude training available in our very capable T-34C, consider our HEAVY TURBOPROP UPRT course!


Three Day Course. The FUNDAMENTAL 3-day Turboprop UPRT course is the cornerstone Turboprop UPRT course at Flight Research. It is the ideal course in which the aviator can immerse into UPRT, offering three days and three flights of intense training on advanced handling and recovery techniques.

The first day is similar to the ESSENTIAL course where we concentrate on theory and the King Air UPRT flight. The second day starts with a flight in the T-34C where we explore the building blocks of Upset Prevention and Recovery. We then head back to the classroom for more in depth training, including physiology and case studies. The third day includes a second T-34C flight where we perform advanced Upset recovery maneuvers.


Four Day Course The COMPRENSIVE 4-day course is targeted to those who do not have much experience in all attitude flying or flight beyond 60 degrees angle of bank. This course eases you in to this experience by adding a flight in our Firefly in day 2 and contains all of the elements in our 3-day course so you graduate with a comprehensive understanding of UPRT.


Don’t see exactly what you want? Call us for customized options.

Returning to Flight Research for more UPRT? Let us know. We continue to build your skills and challenge you with each visit.

We look forward to training with you soon!

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