Combined APS MCC and Advanced UPRT package

Combined APS MCC and Advanced UPRT package

Wings Alliance offers a combined APS MCC & Advanced UPRT course run by the British Aerobatic Academy.

This high-quality combined course can be completed by any flying student going through the modular route, even if they are not already a Wings Alliance cadet.

What is the APS MCC?

Before becoming a fully qualified airline pilot, you must pass a multi-crew cooperation course – ‘MCC’. This helps you adapt to operating a commercial plane with another pilot.

The APS, or Airline Pilot Standard, is the newest recognised MCC course and considered to be the most thorough – with twice the number of hours as the basic MCC.

Find out more about the Wings Alliance APS MCC.

What is UPRT?

Upset Prevention and Recovery Training is designed to give pilots the skills to prevent and deal with serious events such as stalls and spins.

Since December 2019 it has been mandatory for pilots to complete the Advanced UPRT before starting an MCC Course.

The UPRT course

The course is delivered by the British Aerobatic Academy, who are experts in their field and have a fleet of high-quality aircraft and expert instructors, ideal for this task. They have been selected to run the Wings UPRT due to their unparalleled experience and reputation.

What does the course include?

  • 5 hours of theoretical knowledge instruction
  • Pre-flight briefings and post-flight debriefings
  • 3 hours of dual flight instruction with a suitably qualified flight instructor


  • To understand how to cope with the physiological and psychological aspects of dynamic upsets in aeroplanes
  • To develop the necessary competence and resilience to be able to apply appropriate recovery techniques during upsets
  • The recovery techniques used during the course will where possible, be compatible with techniques typically used for transport category aeroplanes

Theoretical Knowledge

  • A review of basic aerodynamics typically applicable to aeroplane upsets in transport category aeroplanes, including case studies of incidents involving potential or actual upsets
  • Possible physiological and psychological effects of an upset, including surprise and startle effect
  • Strategies to develop resilience and mitigate startle effect

Training in techniques to recover from:

  • Nose high at various bank angles
  • Nose low at various bank angles
  • Spiral dives
  • Stall events
  • Incipient spin

The course has taken input from several major airlines to ensure there is no negative training and it best equips the graduates for their ongoing sim based UPRT.

On completion of the UPRT course, applicants will be issued with a certificate of course completion by the British Aerobatic Academy.

Further information about the British Aerobatic Academy Advanced UPRT course.

Full Course Price: £8240

To be eligible, you must have:

    • A current CPL/IR Skills Test first series pass
    • The right to live and work in the EU

How to apply

Please email [email protected] or call +44 (0)1275 345 914.