Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The IATA Guidelines for the new MPL (Multi-Crew Pilot Licence) pilot license, the new gold standard for airline pilots include UPRT in a big way. It doesn't recommend UPRT, it mandates it. That's the word they use! Interestingly On-Airplane UPRT is listed as a "must" and put first in the recommended sequence. Advantages of On-Airplane UPRT are clearly stated in this new IATA document.

It's interesting that Europe seems to recognize the value of On-Aircraft training more openly than the U.S. FAA but actual On-Aircraft UPRT providers are found for the most part in the US!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

It has been over a year since I updated my website: I apologize for that. I no longer offer UPRT in Arkansas. Now living and working in Arizona. Most of the links to documents had become inop during that time but they have been refreshed. Late news: EASA is proposing to require UPRT training for all air carrier and commercial business jet pilots within about a year! Good for them. So far FAA requires it for 121 but not yet for 135.