Upset Prevention & Recovery Training

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Comprehensive study and situational analysis represented in three parts, the course is designed to increase your understanding of airplane upsets as well as the theory behind flight fundamentals and the aerodynamics that may play a role in the recovery. The course follows EASA/ICAO guidelines with the addition of many other topics that will help to improve and refresh your expertise, including Recovery Techniques and much more. Please refer to the course content below for more information.

Course Modules:

Duration: 1h:05m

Flight Crew: Initial/Conversion/Recurrent


  1. Module (1): Causes of airplane upsets.
  2. Module (2): Flight Fundamentals & Aerodynamics.
  3. Module (3): Recovery Techniques from airplane upsets.

Please see below for "Topics Covered".

Here is how you achieve your certification

Training Modules

1h:05m web-based training of 3 modules, must be taken in sequence to satisfy compliance.

Practice Exercise

Practical verbal exercise to recap eLearning, real person voice guidance with multiple-choice questions.

Competency Test

Final assessment, 20 multiple choice questions randomly presented out of a pool of questions with a passing grade of 75%.


Competency certificate is awarded upon achieving the passing grade.

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction and Definitions of airplane upset.
  • The importance of monitoring.
  • Environmental and Weather conditions that may cause an airplane upsets.
  • System Anomalies causes of airplane upsets.
  • Pilot induces causes that may lead to an airplane upsets.
  • Situational Awareness of an airplane upset.
  • Flight fundamentals for pilots.
  • The "Angle of Sideslip" and "Wing Dihedral Effects".
  • Understanding the "Load Factors".
  • Recovery from airplane upsets.
  • Recovery techniques of airplane upsets.

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