The fifth installment of our CAT Leader Forum Webinar Series, discussing Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT), was presented on Thursday July 29 and will be available to watch online soon.

The presenting panel included: Capt. Martin Mahoney, Emirates, Dr. Sunjoo Advani, IDT, Capt. Helen Heenan, KURA, Capt. David Owens, CAE and moderator Rick Adams, FRAeS, Halldale. They represented the consensus findings of a larger group of subject experts who collaborated in a UPRT workshop.

Although an EASA-focused event, the UPRT webinar attracted participants from Australia to Brazil to the U.S. West Coast, including Germany, Kenya, and other points in between.

Here are five highlights from the UPRT webinar:

  1. Maybe surprisingly, UPRT is still an area with implementation challenges because of non-standard interpretation by some regulators and non-standard advice from OEMs about how training should be delivered.
  2. Publication of rules by EASA, the FAA, and most world aviation authorities means the whole commercial airline industry is under obligation of implementation.
  3. There is a risk of the pilot flying (PF) getting “stuck” after startle; the pilot monitoring (PM) – probably not in such a state – should announce the upset and take control.
  4. It is vital to keep instructors update and standardised, not deviating into personal techniques.
  5. Very good quality UPRT can be delivered in any simulator; there is no reason to delay for “better tools”. 

The previous webinars from the ongoing CAT Leader Forum series are also available online: 

Skills Decay 

XR/VR/AR Emergence


Big Data

About the Series

The CAT Leader Forum is an outgrowth of the annual Heads of Training meeting at Halldale’s European Aviation Training Symposium (EATS). This year’s EATS will be held 2-3 November in Berlin, Germany.