Advanced UPRT - Aeroplane Instructor Course - £4250 + VAT

FCL.915(e) details the requirements for training and approvals of Advanced UPRT-Aeroplane Instructors. See the base of this page for full details of FCL.915 (e).

Our course is designed to comprehensively train prospective Advanced UPRT-Aeroplane instructors.

Prior to commencing the Advanced UPRT-Aeroplane instructor Course delegates will be required to;

+ Comply with FCL.915 (b)
+ Minimum of 500 hours total time, of which 200 hours flight instruction
+ Have undertaken a pre course assessment with an instructor in compliance with FCl.915 (e)

The course program is as follows;

+ Delegates attend the CRM Aviation Advanced UPRT-Aeroplane course in compliance with FCL.745.A
+ Delegates undertake 'Train the Trainer' ground school with the CRM Aviation Chief Advanced UPRT Instructor
+ Delegates undertake 4 flights of 1.5 hour duration in the Slingsby Firefly T67, learning to deliver the flight                  exercises by give and give back techniques with the Chief UPRT Instructor
+ Delegates undertake 1 flight of 1.0 hour duration in the Extra 300L, undertaking exposure to FCL.915 (e) (e) (4) (i,       ii, iii, iv)
+ Flight 4 in the T67 Firefly will be a general assessment of competence with the Chief UPRT-A Instructor to deliver      Advanced UPRT-Aeroplane in accordance with FCL.745.A
+ Issue of an Advanced UPRT-Aeroplane instructor course completion certificate allowing delivery of FCL.745.A            privileges

Although not mandated, it is worthy of note that EASA have 'recommended' that Advanced UPRT-Aeroplane instructors hold an EASA Aerobatic Rating. If you require this rating we are able to assist - additional charges will be applicable.

The Advanced UPRT-Aeroplane instructor course is run over a 5 day period, but this is subject to weather. A minimum of 2 delegates per course, or maximum of 4 delegates per course.

We are able to provide accommodation for delegates upon request.

Please contact Rob Howarth or Phil Millward at CRM Aviation for further course details.

FCL.915 (e)

‘AMC1 FCL.915(e)
General prerequisites and requirements for instructors


  • The objective of the course required by point FCL.915(e)(1) is to train instructors to deliver training on the advanced UPRT course according to point FCL.745.A using the train-to-proficiency concept.
  • Training should be both theoretical and practical. Practical elements should include the development of specific instructor skills, particularly in the area of teaching upset recovery techniques and strategies, whilst exploring the associated physiological and psychological aspects.
  • Within 6 months preceding the start of the course, the instructor should have completed a pre-course assessment with an instructor holding the privilege in accordance with FCL.915(e)(1) to assess their ability to undertake the course.
 (d) The training course should comprise: (1) theoretical knowledge instruction on the theoretical knowledge elements presented in the advanced UPRT course and the additional elements required for an instructor to deliver effective training;(2) flight instruction on the exercises used in the advanced UPRT course; and(3) flight instruction on recovery from upsets that could result from students mis-handling the aircraft during the advanced UPRT course including spin recovery. (e) The content of the theoretical knowledge and flight instruction should be tailored to the competence of the applicant as demonstrated during both pre-course and continuous assessment. (f) Successful completion of the course requires that the instructor: (1) demonstrates the resilience to be able to recover from any feasible upset in the aircraft to be used for training;(2) demonstrates the ability to provide instruction to achieve the objectives of the advanced UPRT course to a wide range of trainees; and(3) manages the physiological and psychological well-being of students during training. (g) The instructor should be issued with a certificate following successful completion of the course.    

GM1 FCL.915(e) General prerequisites and requirements for instructors   
  • While the purpose of advanced UPRT course is to expose students to psychological and physiological effects, students’ responses and actions on controls may take any conceivable variations, including some which can initiate spin entry or, most importantly, can highly aggravate the upset or loss-of-control they are supposed to recover from.
  • The advanced UPRT course in accordance with point FCL.745.A is not aerobatic training and only requires training for the incipient spin as well as uncoordinated side slipped stalls which are prone to initiating spins. Full spin training or the development of spin recovery proficiency is reserved for the training course in accordance with point FCL.915(e).
  • Even though most flights will go exactly as planned without an unanticipated departure from controlled flight, the instructor is responsible for the safety of flight despite anomalies or unexpected student inputs.
  • Even in a case where an aeroplane is not certified for intentional flat or aggravated or inverted spins, it does not mean that mishandled student recovery avoids placing the aeroplane in such a situation. Some student inputs will take the aeroplane uncontrolled far beyond the normal scope of the aerobatic rating as defined in point FCL.800. Those situations might also have the potential to draw the aeroplane outside its certified flight envelope (e.g. overloads, snap-roll departures above limit speed, spin or inverted spin when not certified for, flat spins, etc.). Most importantly, those resulting situations could startle the instructor.
  • For the reasons specified in point (d), instructors should:
 (1) be trained to the extent of proficiency on the specific type of aircraft they use to deliver the course;(2) have academic understanding of the factors assisting or deterring spin recoveries (upright and inverted spins), altitude requirements for safe recovery margins, and other operational considerations;(3) demonstrate that they have the ability to early recognise abnormal situations, timely take action, and safely recover from all the conditions that they may encounter in the delivery of training; and(4) demonstrate their ability to recover from all spin types, not only from spins entered intentionally, but from spins of unannounced direction of autorotation, and from all potential spin variations, including:(i) normal (non-aggravated) spins;(ii) flat spins;(iii) accelerated spins; and(iv) transition spins (incorrect recovery resulting in reversal of rotation).(f) In the context of points (d) and (e), it is recommended that candidates either hold an aerobatic rating for aeroplanes or have equivalent experience.  

AMC1 FCL.915(e)(2) General prerequisites and requirements for instructors  
  • The objective of the refresher training is for the instructor to maintain or to re-obtain, as applicable, the level of competence required for instructing on a training course as per point FCL.745.A.
  • b) The content of the refresher training should:
 (1) consist of elements from the initial UPRT instructor training course as per point FCL.915(e)(1)(ii); and(2) be determined by the ATO on a case-by-case basis, considering the needs of the individual instructor and taking into account the following factors: (i) the experience of the instructor;(ii) the amount of time elapsed since the instructor provided instruction on a training course as per point FCL.745.A for the last time; and(iii) the performance of the instructor during a simulated UPRT training session comprising exercises from the advanced UPRT course as per point FCL.745.A. During this simulated training session, another instructor qualified in accordance with point FCL.915(e) should play the role of the student on the advanced UPRT course. (c)Taking into account the factors listed in (b)(2) above, the ATO may also count the simulated training session as per point (b)(2)(iii) as refresher training without the need for further refresher training sessions, provided that the instructor demonstrates that he or she already possesses the required level of competence. (d) The completion of the refresher training should be entered in the logbook of the instructor and should be signed by the head of training of the ATO.

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