Our UPRT application is applied in major airlines as the “backbone to pilot knowledge”.
Skypointer™ is an integral component of our UPRT training programs for airlines. It is not a stand-alone product.
The knowledge pertinent to Upset Prevention and Recovery Training is vital mitigating LOC-I. Through academics, UPRT can be made effective, and the skills can be retained over a longer period of time.
IDT has developed Skypointer™, the Upset Prevention and Recovery Training for the iPad. While based on the ICAO industry-standard Airplane Upset Prevention & Recovery Training Aid (AUPRTA), Skypointer™ also reviews relevant loss-of-control incidents and accidents, and includes practical knowledge for pilots on UPRT airmanship. Quizzes help pilots to test their knowledge. A separate module for instructors includes the UPRT training syllabi and briefing material.
Skypointer™ turns your iPad into a truly remarkable learning and instruction tool!
Skypointer™ iPad application is a multi-purpose digital platform for everything an airline or business jet operator needs regarding UPRT:
- causes of upsets and associated accident database
- aerodynamics and aircraft handling
- airmanship of UPRT
- UPRT training program briefings
- simulator training syllabi for all major airplane types
- concise overview of all applicable regulations
- quizzes in all learning modules
- final knowledge validation (test)
Skypointer™ is available for:
- Commercial Airliners
- Business Jets.
Academics for UPRT
All regulations require pilots to acquire and maintain standardized knowledge on academics pertaining to Loss of Control.
Skypointer™ integrates all that information into a powerful, modern learning experience – with video and graphics-rich content, designed from the pilot’s perspective.
Causes of upsets
Each contributing factor is discussed. Accidents associated with each cause are summarized in one-page overviews.
From basics to advanced, this section covers the safety-critical aspects of flying:
- Lift, Angle-of-Attack, Load Factors
- Airplane stability and control
- Effects of altitude
- Effects of CG and weight
- Aircraft display indications pertinent to UPRT
Human factors and airmanship
Many upsets have a significant human element to them. Here, we learn:
- g-loads on the human
- Startle response and how to mitigate it
Quizzes and knowledge validation
Each module is concluded with a quiz. When all modules are completed, the candidate can take a Knowledge Validation Test.
Progress and test results can be monitored through our online Skypointer™ dashboard. Instructors will have exclusive access to this dashboard where they can manage users and review their progress.
Through our online portal, instructors have access to the user management page of Skypointer™. The portal allows instructors to add/remove users and to monitor their progress and test results.