The skills most experienced pilots seek to master are the same skills they hope to never need to call upon. Pilots of all skill levels and experience are faced with the question; what will I do if I experience a loss of control? Yet, few pilots have actually endeavored to improve their flying skills to the level where recovery is assured.
Today’s challenge in flight training is to push pilots beyond existing skills, in a realistic environment, which includes physiological factors. Experiencing a seemingly unrecoverable scenario, including realistic G forces and spatial disorientation, remains unthinkable for most pilots. Yet, the UPRT program at the NASTAR Center pushes you to your own personal limits, on your own terms. The best way to train for UPRT is in a safe, non-threatening environment, where skill repetition is honed into muscle memory.
The Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT) course increases pilot skills in recognizing and avoiding Loss of Control In-flight (LOC-I) situations that lead to aircraft upsets, the No. 1 cause of fatalities across all levels of aviation. Using our unique G-producing flight simulators, pilots apply their skills by using the aircraft’s full flight envelope for that once in a lifetime maneuver.
The “startle factor” and increasing G-forces hinder and progressively degrade pilot responsiveness during an upset, reducing the likelihood of an effective recovery. By incorporating a G-producing business jet simulator into the training curriculum, the NASTAR Center provides a physiologically taxing environment for pilots to identify their individual stress response and apply the correct techniques to recover an aircraft quickly and safely
Using our ATFS, trainees actually get to feel what it is like to recover an upset airplane and apply their skills within the full flight envelope of the aircraft. The ATFS can simulate any phase of flight and features a realistic, two-seat commercial cockpit.