In this testimonial, Lear 75 pilot Ryan Mills discusses his confidence level in handling an unexpected airplane upset after completing Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT). He also discusses the benefits of on-aircraft training compared to academic and simulator upset training. Pilot confidence in overcoming an aircraft upset comes from practicing the recovery strategy and prevention/recovery skills hands-on in a real-world scenario. This training environment helps pilots develop the appropriate responses that are often counter-intuitive so that they can become more second nature and readily accessible in an unexpected, stressful situation.
In addition to increasing pilot confidence in handling an unexpected airplane upset, UPRT refreshes manual handling skills and improves overall airmanship, which is especially critical when pilots are flying with automation and not getting the chances to retain optimum proficiency in manual handling skills.
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