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Spins & More Flight School – UPRT is our core competence!

What is UPRT? Upset Prevention & Recovery Training, and what does it mean? Quite simply, UPRT training is specialty training conducted in aerobatic aircraft meant to prepare pilots for “loss of control in flight”.

With the publication of the regulation from 20.12.2018 the EU Commission is  stressing the importance of Upset Prevention Recovery Training. Starting in Dec 2019, UPRT in a “suitable aircraft” will be mandatory for all commercial pilots. UPRT-Training has been offered by Spins & More for more than 10 years. UPRT tries to expand the flying skills, so that pilots can better avoid or end unwanted flight conditions (Upset). The UPRT training by Spins & More is based on the EMT method (Emergency Maneuver Training) by Rich Stowell (USA). We normaly fly on our fully aerobatic Super Decathlon, but a switch to the our Extra 330 LX is possible.

When you find yourself in the following situations, the plane unexpectedly starts to spin, wake turbulences, or when you find yourself in a oberbanked situation or even inverted flight; there is no time for the textbook! You need to execute recovery procedures quickly. This is exactly what we practice with our students in our UPRT training.
The complete UPRT / Aerobatics training at Spins & More covers 12 flights (total of 10 training hours/blocktime). The contents:  Stall & Spin Awareness, Unusal Attitudes & Control Failures and small aerobatic programs. Lesson 13 is the check flight. You will also receive your Aerobatics Rating when you complete the complete UPRT training.

Other training available with Spins & More: Of course, we also offer PPL (A) training (private pilot license), Night Ratings and IFR (Classic Version, Competency Based IFR, Enroute IFR). There are also special ratings: Single Engine Turbine (Class Rating Cessna SET), High Performance Airplane (HPA) or CPL (A) and MEP (Multi Enginge Piston) or Instructor Refresher Seminars (FI / IRI).

Our Aircraft for training and charter include a DA40 Diamond Star, a Super Decathlon Aerobatic Aircraft as well as the Extra 330 LX for advanced aerobatics and a Cessna Soloy and PC-12 as High Performance Aircraft.

Fresh from the Cockpit

Dates & News from Spins & More

Congrats to UPRT Scholarship Winners

40 applicants and 3 winners: Julius Hoffelner (D), Dominik Feischl (AUT) and Alexander Hubmer (AUT) convinced the Jury (Monika Noll, Skydive Exit GmbH; Dario Costa, Flying Bulls and Iris Melcher, Spins & More). Thanks to our sponsors (Alcyon Aviation, Dipl.-Kffrau. Viola Dürnberger and Millionstore) the young pilots will do their UPRT-Training soon.

Advanced UPRT – well done

The second group of pilots finished the Advanced UPRT Training with Spins & More.

Due to heavy crosswinds at LKHS (Hosin Airfield) we went to LKCS (Budweis Airport) for training with Super Decathlon and Extra 330 LX. All participants finished the Adv. UPRT Course FCL.745.A successfully. Congrats to Julian, Gregor, Bernhard, Markus and Fabian. Happy day for our FIs Norbert, Alex and Dario, too!

Kickoff for Advanced UPRT

5 pilots finished the Advanced UPRT (FCL. 745.A) training with Spins & More. Spins & More uses aerobatic aircraft only for the Advanced UPRT Courses. Congratulation to Blaz, Peter, Michal, Matthäus and Renzo (from right) – nice job!  Head of Training, Norbert Hundsberger, FI Vili Tomasic  and FI Dario Costa were happy, too.

Congrats after Cessna SET Rating

Michael Ender just finished his Cessna SET Rating with Exit GmbH & Spins & More ATO successfully. Head of Training, Norbert Hundsberger (l.) and Monika Noll (CRI with Spins & More) congratulated Michael after the check ride on the Cessna Soloy.

Do you need advanced UPRT NOW?

In case you are up to ATPL (A) oder CPL training as well as training courses for a class or type rating for single-pilot aeroplanes operated in multi pilot operations, single-pilot non-high-performance complex aeroplanes, single-pilot high-performance complex aeroplanes oder multi-pilot aeroplanes:  the new advanced UPRT FCL.745. A training is mandatory for you!

Please contact Spins & More ATO for details. We offer Advanced UPRT Trainings every month.

UPRT advanced – what’s in it?

Spins & More does Upset Recovery Training since 2009 – at first we called it Emergency Maneuver Training (thanks to Rich Stowell we were able to bring this excellent knowledge to Europe). But suddenly since December 2019 everything is new about Upset Prevention Recovery Training.  FCL.745.A is the label for advanced UPRT and it will be mandatory for certain groups of pilots. Spins & More will offer advanced UPRT classes

Let’s get inverted

Recreational flights: Joyrides & Thrillrides!


Norbert Hundsberger

Head of Training

  • Flies since 1991
  • flown types: in addition to the well-known single-engine types, Great Lakes, Extra 200, Zlin 142, Piper Cheyenne, up to the various Citation Series 5 patterns.
  • Teacher since: 2002
  • Teaching Permissions: SEP/TMG, MEP, C525, IR , CPL, NVR, PC12 SET, Cessna SET, P 46 SET, Aerobatics, Advanced UPRT
  • Examiner: FE, CRE, IRE, PC 12, Cessna SET, P 46 SET, Aerobatics

“It motivates me to be able to open up new perspectives for the participating pilots through Upset Prevention Recovery Training.”

Alex Spörl

Flight Instructor

  • Flight Instructor
  • Flying since 1990
  • Types of Aircraft: I have a lot of experience with many Single Engine Pistons and taildraggers. Here is a small list of the aircraft. Tiger Moth & Bücker, Christen Eagle & SuperDecathlon, Extra 300L & 330 LX, MEPs (C310 & C421), Helicopter (Schweizer 300, R44, MD500), various Military Jets, Falcon 900EZy, and the Pilatus PC12
  • Instructor: since 2000
  • Teaches: IR, CPL, PPL, SE SP, night, aerobatic and PC12
  • Pilot Examiner: PC 12 SET, SEP (land)

“Never regret something that made you smile !!!”

Dr. Dieter Reisinger


  • Flies since 1984
  • flown types: in the course of my test pilot training more than 60 different types, from the glider to the B-767, from the EC-120 to the Saab Draken.

“Loss of Control accidents have been at the top of accident statistics for years. The trend continues and unfortunately affects all sectors of aviation, including commercial aviation. The UPRT course uniquely combines theory and practice. It is a privilege to be a part of the Spins & More GmbH crew and to be able to help shape this unique investment in safety!”

Stefan Greiler

Flight Instructor

  • Flies since: 1998
  • Flown types: Beechcraft Bonanza, T-37, T-6, T-38A / C, F-4F, F-16, C-152, C-172, PA-28, Tecnam, Katana, Cheetah, Beechcraft Baron 58, Super Decathlon, Extra 330, PC-12
  • Teacher (since 2006): FI (A) PPL, SEP, night rating, instrument rating

 “Attitude is everything!”

Iris Melcher

Accountable Manager & Media Relations

  • Flies since 2012
  • flown types: DA 40, Super Decathlons

“Set Take Off Power” – nothing compares to this!

Spins & More Calendar 2019