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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.

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UPRT Scholarships 2020 – apply now!

Would you like to do some free training for your flight safety? Apply for Spins & More’s Scholarship 2020 “UPRT”. Please send your application until February 20, 2020 to info@spinsandmore.at. We are looking for pilots who are interested in UPRT and are taking flying seriously. What is your flying background, what are your goals, why are you interested in UPRT? //Applicants must hold a valid PPL (A) Licence and Class

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

Turn your world upside down

Give it a try – do some aerobatic flying with our professional pilots.

We offer Funrides in the Super Decathlon and Thrillrides in our Extra 330 LX.

Vouchers available via Email to info@spinsandmore.at (online version oder printed copies, as you prefer).

Price starts at 349,- Euro!

Second Scholarship completed

Salzburg Pilot Manfred Pfandl just completed the 2nd Upset Prevention Recovery Training Scholarship which we offered this year. Manfred liked the UPRT- sessions very much. His comment on training in the Super Decathlon: “That’s what every pilot should try”.

UPRT Scholarship completed

From all our scholarship-students in 2019 Sophie finished her 4 UPRT-Flights first.

She liked Upset Prevention Recovery Flights so well that she decided to continue the program. Now Sophie trains for her Acro Rating with Spins & More. Well done, Sophie and always happy loops & landings!

“BAN” gets his CPL

It started as a hobby, and now see what Norbert Baueregger made out of his fun for flying! He just passed the CPL. Respect and always happy landings, dear BAN!

Let’s get inverted

Recreational flights: Joyrides & Thrillrides!

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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, Aerobatics Examiner: FE, CRE, IRE, Aerobatics

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

Martin Wörndl

Chief Theoretical Knowledge Instructor

  • Flies since 1991
  • Types: REMUS G3, C150 / 152, SF27, AV68, C172, C182, C210, P210, PA18, PA28, PA34, DV20, DA40, Z142, BL30
  • Teacher since: 2004
  • Teaching permissions for: SEP / TMG, PPL, IR, NIT, FI, Aerobatics
  • Examiner
  • CIVA JUDGE Aerobatics

“Tame birds dream of freedom … wild birds fly.”

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!

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