Threat Claiming 50% of All Aviation Fatalities Requires a Paradigm Shift, Not Just Good Intentions

The Loss of Control In-Flight (LOC-I) causal factor has posed one of the longest-term and most challenging threats to the safety of air travel in aviation history. Implementing effective mitigation of the LOC-I threat must be done with great care and under the supervision of proven-experts in the delivery of effective upset prevention and recovery training, LOC-I’s primary mitigation regime.

Based on industry developments starting back in 2010 initiated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and a diversity of oversight, regulatory, and safety organizations worldwide, the international Upset Prevention & Recovery Training Association (UPRTA) was formed. UPRTA is managed by field-tested and proven single-pilot resource management (SRM), crew resource management (CRM), threat and effort management (TEM), upset awareness, recognition, and recovery (UPRT), stall/spin, and safety risk management experts. UPRTA is committed to the ongoing pursuit of industry-wide, optimized, UPRT instructional practices and programs in commercial aviation training internationally.

UPRTA is here to help. Our team is dedicated to continually improving resources, expertise, and tools to remain positioned as an indispensable, leading resource to training managers, air carriers, and regulatory agencies committed to ensuring high-quality, effective, and industry-compliant UPRT implementations.

One of our chief concerns is the perception that a fatal threat responsible for 50% of all fatalities in aviation for over 60 years, LOC-I, it going be significantly affected by honing existing layers of mitigation and introducing a handful of recovery templates. That matters and needs done, of course. That said, LOC-I does not care about good intentions; a Paradigm Shift in training, safety culture, and flight deck disciplines is required. Profoundly effective solutions take time, expert instructors, and robust, layered, mutually-supported training initiatives from flight schools to air carriers and at each Part of aviation in between.