Upset Recovery & Emergency
Manoeuvre Training

Build your flying confidence and improve your safety with the Upset Recovery and EMT experts! We’ve been doing it for thirty years and we are still one of a few organisations in the world who specialise in this training.

In recent times there have been many unfortunate aircraft accidents. These have been attributed to poor pilot training and lack of unusual attitude and stall awareness throughout all areas of civilian aviation, including the airlines. Several of these have received significant media attention. The problem in our opinion is the fact that many of the recovery skills and emergency manoeuvres which were once mandatory have disappeared from modern day flight training curricular.

Essential skills like stall and spin recoveries are either not taught or are taught very poorly due to inadequate understanding or lack of qualification by many instructors, even ‘experienced’ ones. And most modern aircraft are not approved for spin training. That doesn’t mean you can’t unintentionally spin one!

In a recent USA study it was determined that over 91% of fatal stall/spin aircraft accidents commenced at or below circuit altitude with instructors on board. (source: AOPA magazine). 

The following links will give you some idea of the more recent accidents and concerns raised throughout the media and aviation circles.

The Red Baron Upset Recovery Course (also known as EMT) is designed to expose you, the pilot, to the most common mishandling situations so you know where your personal limits lie and how to go beyond those limits in an emergency. This course will allow you to experience extreme and unusual attitudes in a controlled environment. It will give you greater confidence in your ability as a pilot and build your awareness of potential dangers BEFORE they happen, and all in realistic aircraft.

You will also better understand the stall and spin and be able to recover from these quickly with minimum height loss in ANY situation.

It’s the very reason our students are taught this during their RPL BEFORE they are allowed to take passengers up.

Unlike other Upset Recovery Training providers worldwide we don’t use ‘unrealistic’ high performance aerobatic aircraft or jets, even though we operate these ourselves. We chose the Alpha 160A for this course. This delightful aircraft allows us to better simulate upset recovery, stalls, spins and mishandling situations more common to Cessna, Piper, Vans RV, Cirrus, Beech and most recreational / sport aircraft types.

Subject to aircraft type we can tailor an Upset Recovery / EMT Course for aircraft owners who would like to experience this type of training in their aircraft.

The Red Baron Upset Recovery course comprises of 5 lessons and includes;

  1. Unusual Attitude recognition and recovery (including loss of control in IMC)

  2.  Dynamic stall recognition and recovery (g-stalling), manoeuvring on the buffet

  3.  Fully developed and incipient spin recognition and recovery

  4.  Basic Aerobatics

  5.  Loss of flight controls and forced landing techniques

So what are you waiting for? Contact our staff to arrange a booking. Assurance and peace of mind are only a call away.

COURSE COST $2800* (including GST) 

*Cost estimate as at Oct 2013. Includes all briefings and video debriefs, tutorials, Airservices and airport landing fees and charges. If remedial training is required additional flights charged at standard rates.

Book a FREE course consultation or call us on (02) 9791 0643