Upset prevention and recovery training (UPRT) can help pilots diagnose risks and safely react to potentially hazardous situations. While NBAA does not endorse any individual provider, all UPRT courses featured on this page have been vetted for quality standards by the association’s Safety Committee.

If you are interested in having your course vetted, please use the NBAA UPRT provider listing form (Google) to submit all required information.

Why Pursue UPRT?

While simulators are useful for building and honing flying skills, former Navy pilot Mike Marlowe – who survived an inverted stall during his military career – says nothing compares to experiencing an upset in a controlled training environment. “Having that experience of being upside down in a real aircraft and knowing how to look at, feel it and recover from it was paramount in our success,” said Marlowe. Watch Marlowe discuss his close call and the value of UPRT during NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE).

Training Providers

Advanced Aviation Training Solutions

Advanced Aviation Training Solutions primary mission is to provide high quality professional Upset Prevention and Recovery Training to a wide range of clients. Military, corporate and general aviation markets. We use quality equipment, the Extra 300/L and the F-260 Marchetti full up glass cockpit. Our academic presentation, and our syllabus are on spec with ICAO Standards.

Locations: Vero Beach, FL

Training Platforms: Extra 300/L; Siai Marchetti F-260

NAA/ICAO-Recognized Safety Management System: No. We review company SOP’s yearly and adjust as necessary

ATO/Part 141 Flight School: No

UPRT in Compliance with the Airplane Upset Recovery Training Aid: Yes

UPRT in Compliance with the ICAO Manual on Aeroplane Upset Prevention and Recovery Training: Yes

All Instructors FAA Certified Flight Instructors or Equivalent (e.g., EASA): Yes

Focus Areas: Corporate Flight Departments – Jet Operators, Corporate Flight Departments – Non-Jet Operators, Airlines or Airline Pilots, Private Pilots, Military and/or Government Operators, Fight Schools, Single Engine Pilots, Multi-Engine Pilots, Non-Pilots

Clearly Differentiates Between Aerobatics and UPRT: Yes

Years Delivering UPRT: 27 Years

Additional Information: Advanced Aviation Training Solutions is committed to excellence in providing the finest quality training in the industry.

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Aviation Performance Solutions, LLC

APS is a global Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) provider supporting the needs of manufacturers, government agencies, military, airlines, corporate flight departments, regulators, insurance agencies, flight schools, industry safety organizations and individual pilots. APS UPRT services integrate distance learning, tablet/phone applications, on-aircraft piston and jet platforms, advanced simulators, train-the-trainer programs, and specialized consulting services into safe and long-lasting pilot-centric solutions.

Locations: APS Headquarters, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (KIWA), Mesa, AZ
APS Texas, Arlington Municipal Airport (KGKY), Arlington, TX
APS Military Division, Dothan Airport (DHN), Dothan, AL
APS Europe, Breda International Airport, Bosschendhoofd, Netherlands
Saudi Aviation Flight Academy (SAFA), Thumamah Airfield (OETH), Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Training Platforms: Extra 300L (8), SIAI Marchetti S211 (2), Slingsby T-67 (2), Dornier Alpha Jet (2), Boeing TA-4J (2), Grob 120TP (6), Numerous Fixed Base and Level D Flight Simulators

NAA/ICAO-Recognized Safety Management System: Yes, IS-BAO

ATO/Part 141 Flight School: Yes

UPRT in Compliance with the Airplane Upset Recovery Training Aid: Yes

UPRT in Compliance with the ICAO Manual on Aeroplane Upset Prevention and Recovery Training: Yes

All Instructors FAA Certified Flight Instructors or Equivalent (e.g., EASA): Yes

Focus Areas: Corporate Flight Departments – Jet Operators, Corporate Flight Departments – Non-Jet Operators, Airlines or Airline Pilots, Private Pilots, Military and/or Government Operators, Fight Schools, Single Engine Pilots, Multi-Engine Pilots, Non-Pilots

Clearly Differentiates Between Aerobatics and UPRT: Yes

Years Delivering UPRT: 20 Years

Additional Information: IS-BAO registration at all U.S. APS civillian locations

  • APS offers full-service 4-phase, type-specific Airline UPRT instructor UPRT programs
  • Part 141 Flight School specializing in UPRT, Instrument UPRT, CFI Spin Endorsements, and stall/spin prevention and recovery training
  • Aviation Performance Solutions has participated in drafting AC 120-109 regarding stall training, the initial draft of the ICAO Manual on Aeroplane UPRT, the Royal Aeronautical Society’s International Committee for Aviation Training in Extended Enveoped, EASA’s UPRT Rulemaking Review Group, and NBAA Safety Committee efforts.

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Flight Research, Inc.

Flight Research, Inc. provides Upset Recognition and Recovery Training at all skill levels. The dynamic in-aircraft training is tailored to address flight characteristics of your equipment with courses available in piston, turboprop, jet, helicopter and transonic aircraft. Flight Research, Inc. can also provide training in your company’s aircraft as needed.

Locations: Mojave, CA
Jacksonville, FL
On-site at your home airport as required

Training Platforms:
Fixed Wing

  • North American Sabreliner – 3
  • Aermacchi MB-326 Impala – 5
  • King Air 200 – 3
  • King Air 90 – 2
  • Norman NDN-1T Firecracker – 1
  • Slingsby T-67 Firefly – 3
  • Piper PA-34 Seneca – 1
  • C5-5D – 2
  • Rotorcraft

  • Bell OH-58 – 2
  • MBB Bo-105 – 2
  • August A-109 – 2
  • Bell 212 – 1
  • EC145 – 1
  • NAA/ICAO-Recognized Safety Management System: Yes, IS-BAO Certification

    ATO/Part 141 Flight School: Flight Research has specific FAA Authorization to provide upset recovery training. CFR Part 141.11 does not prescribe certification for upset recognition and recovery training. The certificates and ratings listed as open to certification by CFR Part 141 are not services provided by Flight Research. Pilots must be experienced, certificated, and current prior to undergoing Upset Recognition and Recovery Training at Flight Research, Inc.

    UPRT in Compliance with the Airplane Upset Recovery Training Aid: Yes

    UPRT in Compliance with the ICAO Manual on Aeroplane Upset Prevention and Recovery Training: Yes

    All Instructors FAA Certified Flight Instructors or Equivalent (e.g., EASA): Yes

    Focus Areas: Corporate Flight Departments – Jet Operators, Corporate Flight Departments – Non-Jet Operators, Airlines or Airline Pilots, Private Pilots, Military and Government Operators, Fight Schools, Single Engine Pilots, Multi-Engine Pilots, Flight Attendants, Law Enforcement Pilots

    Clearly Differentiates Between Aerobatics and UPRT: Yes

    Years Delivering UPRT: 35 Years

    Additional Information: The Flight Research, Upset Recognition & Recovery and High Altitude/Performance Recovery courses are taught by former military flight instructors with many thousands of hours of experience. As former astronauts, test pilot school graduates and test pilot school instructors, many of our staff have extensive military combat experience. In addition to flight training, Flight Research offers upset recovery cabin crew training for corporate flight attendants. The Flight Research comprehensive UPRT training is focused on reducing risk and improving flight safety for your company.

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    Patty Wagstaff Aviation, Inc.

    We provide in-cockpit Upset Training to corporate, airline and pilot-aircraft owners, aerobatic training for students through ATP’s, and offer a range of courses, each tailored to the individual, in a safe, fun and professional environment.

    Locations: St. Augustine, FL

    Kissimmee, FL

    Training Platforms: Extra 300L, Super Decathlon

    NAA/ICAO-Recognized Safety Management System: No

    ATO/Part 141 Flight School: No, we only provide specialized aerobatic and upset training to student or licensed pilots. We do not give ratings. We do give endorsements for tailwheel and CFI spin training and offer BFR’s with our Confidence Course and upon request

    UPRT in Compliance with the Airplane Upset Recovery Training Aid: Yes

    UPRT in Compliance with the ICAO Manual on Aeroplane Upset Prevention and Recovery Training: Yes

    All Instructors FAA Certified Flight Instructors or Equivalent (e.g., EASA): Yes

    Focus Area(s): Corporate Flight Departments – Jet Operators, Corporate Flight Departments -Non-Jet Operators, Airlines or Airline Pilots, Private Pilots, Military and/or Government Operators, Fight Schools, Single Engine Pilots, Multi-Engine Pilots

    Clearly Differentiates Between Aerobatics and UPRT: Yes

    Years Delivering UPRT: 2 Years

    Additional Information: We are committed to enhancing aviation safety by improving the skills and confidence of every pilot. We focus on Airmanship, Upset Training and Aerobatics in a safe, fun and professional environment.

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    Prevailance Aerospace

    The Prevailance Aerospace UPRT course trains flight crews to recognize and recover from unusual attitudes and aircraft upsets. Each course includes three hours of flight academics followed by three one-hour training flights. Each training flight includes a one-hour brief to address the specific sequence of events for that flight and a debrief with wing, tail and cockpit video.

    Locations: Chesapeake, VA or any alternate location in the USA

    Training Platforms: 2 Extra 330LX

    NAA/ICAO-Recognized Safety Management System: No

    ATO/Part 141 Flight School: Yes

    UPRT in Compliance with the Airplane Upset Recovery Training Aid: Yes

    UPRT in Compliance with the ICAO Manual on Aeroplane Upset Prevention and Recovery Training: Yes

    All Instructors FAA Certified Flight Instructors or Equivalent (e.g., EASA): Yes

    Focus Areas: Corporate Flight Departments – Jet Operators

    Clearly Differentiates Between Aerobatics and UPRT: Yes

    Years Delivering UPRT: 2 Years

    Additional Information: Prevailance Aerospace is interested in training every type of pilot, at any skill level. Experience does not protect anyone from the loss of control Inflight threat, only appropriate and effective training can.

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    Rich Stowell Consulting

    Description: Providing spin and upset recovery training since 1987 primarily to civilian and government pilots. Training integrates human factors and realistic distractions with stall, spin, roll and primary control failure scenarios. Developed the PARE and Power-Push-Roll recovery strategies; wrote the books Emergency Maneuver Training and Stall/Spin Awareness.

    Locations: McCall, ID USA (Rich Stowell Consulting)

    Santa Paula, CA USA (CP Aviation, Inc.)

    Training Platforms: On-airplane training in Citabrias, Decathlons and owner-supplied aircraft as appropriate

    NAA/ICAO-Recognized Safety Management System: No

    ATO/Part 141 Flight School: No

    UPRT in Compliance with the Airplane Upset Recovery Training Aid: Yes

    UPRT in Compliance with the ICAO Manual on Aeroplane Upset Prevention and Recovery Training: Yes

    All Instructors FAA Certified Flight Instructors or Equivalent (e.g., EASA): Yes

    Focus Areas: Corporate Flight Departments – Non-Jet Operators, Private Pilots, Military and/or Government Operators, Single Engine Pilots, Multi-Engine Pilots

    Clearly Differentiates Between Aerobatics and UPRT: Yes

    Years Delivering UPRT: 29 Years

    Additional Information: We were among the first to truly separate UPRT (which we’ve called Emergency Maneuver Training – EMT) from aerobatic training programs in 1987. Led the way in general aviation for the adoption of EMT concepts and techniques across the country. What we’ve called EMT has since evolved to UPRT.

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    Provider Name: Unusual Attitude Training, LLC (UAT)

    Description: UAT’s unique program combines ground, visual and instrument flight training in the L-39 TurboJet and P-51 Mustang. The purpose of this training is to familiarize pilots with the recognition and recovery from unusual attitudes and in-flight upsets in both VFR and IFR environments.

    Locations: Kissimmee, FL

    Training Platforms: L-39 Albatross TurboJet, P-51 Mustang

    NAA/ICAO-Recognized Safety Management System: We are in the process – our Director of Safety is meeting with at NBAA to see how this fits in with what we are doing and how it correlates.

    ATO/Part 141 Flight School: No

    UPRT in Compliance with the Airplane Upset Recovery Training Aid: Yes

    UPRT in Compliance with the ICAO Manual on Aeroplane Upset Prevention and Recovery Training: Yes

    All Instructors FAA Certified Flight Instructors or Equivalent (e.g., EASA): Yes

    Focus Areas: Military and/or Government Operators, Multi-Engine Pilots, Private Pilots, Airlines or Airline Pilots, Corporate Flight Departments – Non-Jet Operators, Corporate Flight Departments – Jet Operators

    Clearly Differentiates Between Aerobatics and UPRT: Yes

    Years Delivering UPRT: 10 Years

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