The Advanced UPRT course demands various qualities from the instructor, most important being a capable safety pilot. The Adv UPRT course requires a depth of knowledge and a range of handling skills in the instructor beyond that required for many other scenarios. We are perfectly equipped to ensure that instructor who graduate from our course have these skills. If necessary we will mandate extra training to ensure this is the case.
Prior to starting the Adv UPRT Instructor course, you will do an assessment flight with a senior and very experienced instructor. This allows us to recommend any pre-course training and to customise the course to ensure the focus addresses the required areas. EASA mandates an aerobatic rating or similar experience. Our Aerobatic rating course probably provides 5 times the aerobatics experience than would be gained flying the same course in a Cessna Aerobat, we therefore recommend, if you have not already got an aerobatic rating, doing the course with us. We do not Gold Plate the standards required but we do ensure anybody gaining their Adv UPRT Instructors certificate with us is completely safe and highly capable.
We work with our student instructors to ensure they get the most out of the course. Following the EASA mandated assessment flight, we will discuss your relevant flying experience and what might be required on the course or prior to the course starting.
Adv UPRT Instructors teaching for the FCL 745a course require to be qualified in accordance with FCL.915(e):
Prior to completing the UPRT instructor course the instructor must:
7 hours of theoretical knowledge instruction:
The course includes 4 hours of dual flying instruction and also a 1 hour pre-course assessment flight (included in the cost)
Advanced UPRT instructors require refresher training each year at an appropriately certified ATO. The competence required to instruct on the Advanced UPRT course should be assessed to the satisfaction of the Head of Training.
(unless further training is required)
The objective of the refresher training is for the instructor to maintain or re-obtain, as applicable, the level of competence required for instructing on the advanced UPRT course
On completion of the refresher training, the instructor’s log book will be signed by the HT of the ATO.