Comprehensive Turboprop URRT Course

The Flight Research Comprehensive Four-Day Turboprop URRT course is ideal for pilots undertaking their first upset recognition and recovery training. Pilots fly three different types of aircraft including the Beechcraft King Air, Norman NDN-1T Firecracker and Slingsby T-67 Firefly while working their way up in complexity and performance to full turboprop upsets. Course studies include basic and advanced aerodynamics as related to aircraft loss of control, including high altitude and high speed topics, as well as use and understanding of the full flight envelope. Students begin with the basics in the T-67 Firefly and then move on to advanced maneuvering in the heavier Beechcraft King Air while practicing basic recovery maneuvers and scenario-driven flight examples. Lastly, students operate two flights in the Norman NDN-T Firecracker for full high performance maneuvers using a highly-advanced turbine platform.


  • Introduction
  • Aerodynamics and Limitations
  • Longitudinal Static Stability
  • Energy Management & Lift Vector Control
  • Basic Maneuver Toolbox
  • Techniques for Specific Upsets
  • Physiology
  • Mechanical and Environmental
  • Aircraft Manufacturer Certification
  • Case studies


  • Firefly Advanced Handling & URRT
  • King Air URRT Flight
  • Firecracker Handling Flight
  • Firecracker URRT Principals Flight