UPRTA is an international aviation organization dedicated to advancing the highest standards of Upset Prevention and Recovery Training. Founded upon a comprehensive, integrated approach to upset training, UPRTA is committed to quality assurance through certification programs for Upset Prevention and Recovery Training providers and program developers. A critical element of the UPRTA mission is the promotion of industry-wide adherence to principles and guidance offered in internationally recognized publications such as the Airplane Upset Recovery Training Aid and ICAO Manual on Aeroplane Upset Prevention and Recovery Training, as well as other official industry guidance.
UPRTA’s goals include:
1. Increasing system safety in all phases of flight from General Aviation through Commercial Airline Transportation operations.
2. Reducing Loss of Control In-Flight (LOC-I) incidents and accidents through enhanced pilot knowledge, hands-on experience, and airmanship.
3. Standardizing upset training methods through the adoption of consistent use of terminology and appropriate instructional techniques.
4. Developing standards for quality assurance.
UPRTA is a transparent organization committed to full-exposure to regulators, industry leaders, airplane manufacturers and safety managers. Further, UPRTA specifically seeks to work with other stakeholders to develop and implement the detailed requirements necessary for the safe and effective delivery of on-airplane upset training, using mission-appropriate airplanes and equipment, under the tutelage of professional and qualified instructors.