UPRT, Emergencies, Better Landings, Improved General Handling

We offer a range of training tailored to you – with the prime aim of promoting safety, increasing your confidence and enhancing your piloting skills. 

These can be booked as one-off flights which can be used to revalidate your SEP (1 hour with an instructor required every 2 years), or can be combined into several flights/days.

Options include:

  • UPRT – Upset Prevention and Recovery Training for GA Pilots
  • Emergencies – decision-making under pressure
  • Better Landings – stabilised approaches and circuit discipline, including RT
  • Improve your General Handling Skills

 All training is one-to-one and tailored to you, so that you get the maximum benefit of your time with our instructor.

You will learn from very high quality instruction from our experienced instructor pilots who have worked in the GA, Military and Commercial world for many years.

You will be flying in high performance aircraft, the T67M260 Slingsby Firefly and free air space close to Goodwood, which means that you will get maximum benefit from your time in the air.

Each of the options below can be flown as 1 or 2 flights.  Before you fly, your instructor will spend time with you to establish what you want to ensure that you get the training you require.

Flights are generally available Monday-Thursday inclusive.  The length of each flight is around 1 hour and you will also receive a comprehensive brief and debrief.


Enhance your piloting sills

A range of training tailored to you – with the prime aim of promoting safety, increasing your confidence and enhancing your piloting skills.


Learn “coping” strategies so you maintain situational awareness (“SA”) and capacity.  Understand the “Capacity Bucket” and utilise “TEM” (Threat & Error Management) to good effect.  Our experienced instructors will tailor the training to help you to develop your captaincy, airmanship, decision making under pressure and ability to deal with emergencies.

Flight Exercises may include:

  • EFATOs
  • Engine Failure / Fire & restart drills
  • Partial Engine Failure
  • Electrical problems, instrument failure, birdstrike
  • Emergency memory items (initial actions or IA)
  • Forced Landings LSO PFL
  • Different ways to fly the PFL
  • High Key/Low Key positioning approach
  • Constant Sight Line angle
  • Wind assessment
  • RT fail procedure and rejoin

“Good Approach, Good Landing” – old, but true.  Learn how to fly a stabilised approach, refresh circuit pattern flying and joining procedures, improve your RT (Radio Transmission).

Flight Exercises may include:

  • Joins various – overhead, downwind, base leg (L or R), crosswind
  • Circuits – Various
  • Stabilised approach
  • Correct positioning & RT
  • Situational awareness (SA)
  • Final approach to landing technique.
  • Landing smoothly. Crosswind landings.  Short field.
  • Correct RT calls
  • Wind assessment

Most pilots will be aware of parts of their flying they’d like to improve, such as joining procedures, transiting controlled airspace, “lost” procedures, flying circuits accurately etc.

We will happily help you address your specific challenges.

We will tailor training to your specific requirements to help make you a better, more confident and more accurate pilot.

We specialise in exploring the whole of the flight envelope using scenario based training to help you better understand where you may get into trouble in the real world; it may just save your life.


Our General Aviation (GA) UPRT training will make you much better prepared to avoid, recognise and recover from flight upsets.  Your confidence will also be much improved.

Many GA pilots have little experience of flight outside the cruising performance envelope and are therefore most at risk of both not being able to avoid a flight upset in the first instance and may be poorly equipped to deal with loss of control in flight.

We offer a full day (2 flight) comprehensive course or a half day (1 flight) introduction to UPRT (which can also be used for your SEP Revalidation hour with an instructor).

Loss of Control in Flight (LOC-I) is the single largest cause of accidents and fatalities in General Aviation – in most cases the aircraft was still flyable.

You will learn both preventative techniques and recovery skills.

Gentle flights – G-forces only from 0.5G to 2.5G – no aerobatics or spinning.

Download the course information here.

Our GA UPRT Programme has been featured in both FLYER and PILOT magazines.  To see the FLYER video, please click here.

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Price: £200.00
Based on 175 reviews
Steve H
Steve H
apocalypse Arrived as usual with a relaxed and friendly reception. Thank you Jo and Thea. After the briefing we made our way to the Airfield with Thea and some bloke called Greeners.(only joking Mark).Took off for the warm up bearing in mind this was my forth real challenge. From the very start i new this was going to be the most extreme. I tried a roll(i have control)i think i stalled the engine. Then i was asked to try a left flick, which i did and thought it was ok.Then Greeners took control and said this is how you do a flick,Wow.Then after that an impressive but majestic barrel roll. Bearing in mind were still in the warm up. As things progressed in the challenge things really kicked off barrel rolls, the roulade, the cravat,the + Gs,the - Gs wow you could feel that. All the time Greeners is telling you what's going on and a bit of singing thrown in.(its not as bad as you think).Then the finale, the windmill followed by the inverted spin not necessary in that order. Utterly Utterly incredible. Thanks again to all the team hope to see you soon. All the best Steve Humphrey.
Peter B
Peter B
Awesome experience! Loved it so much the first time had to go and do it again! Fantastic day from start to finish, I flew with Steve 'Jos' Johnson who made sure I got the most out of my day... I flew some loops & barrel rolls and he then demonstrated some slightly more complicated manoeuvres! Absolutely amazing experience. Will be back, this time for the Extra 300 I think......
Andy P
Andy P
Ultimate High insanity flight Just flew insanity with the team at ultimate high. What a fantastic experience. All the staff are professional and friendly, make you feel at ease from start to finish. So this is an invitation flight for successfully completing utter nutter. Wow, insanity is the correct name. Greeners take you on a roller coaster ride of high g aerobatics,that honestly should not be possible. A full airshow routine, non stop adrenaline. Honestly, I can't recommend, as its not for everyone but if you want a next level buzz, you've got to try it. I managed to complete this and now look forward to my invitation the "the big one" the windmill manoeuvre was totally epic and not like anything I've ever done. Wow! Thanks greeners and thanks to the whole team for making my day an unforgettable experience. See you soon
kirk h
kirk h
Incredible experience Just to say had an incredible "Top Gun Experience" today, the Ultimate High team were fantastic and a big thanks to James the pilot who was very professional but also a great confidence builder also thanks to Phil my "adversary" on the day.
Nick B
Nick B
I flew a plane! Such an experience. I GOT TO FLY A PLANE! Don't get me wrong, I can still feel my breakfast coming up and it's 5pm, but well worth the "after effects". Getting to actually take the controls takes this kind of experience to a whole different level. The team were also great. Shout out to Jonesy our pilot.
Top Gun - Amazing! Wow… where do I start? Just about coming down from my Top Gun experience this morning. Andy my pilot was just superb, guiding us through each stage of flight, explaining what was going on. Between the close formation flying, simulated dog fight (even better than I imagined) and aerobatic maneuvers, it is hard to say what the highlight was. Ultimate High folks are so professional, well organized and most of all safety focused. Would not hesitate in flying with them again even with “someone” singing ???? Thanks guys!
(Ultimate) High Way to The Danger Zone ???? Wow, what an incredible experience! Mark "Greeners" Greenfield and the entire team at UH were so hospitable, friendly, and knowledgeable. They can make any beginner feel at ease about flying! Here is what happened on the day: 1. Fill out a quick health assessment 2. Select your flight suit and call sign 3. Sit through a basic safety briefing 4. Walk out to the plane and strap on your harness and parachute 5. Fly for roughly 25 minutes During the flight itself, your instructor will show you the basic moves, and you simply follow them when you're ready to do so. Your experience is completely dependent on how much of a thrill seeker you are. In my case, I went up to 5gs of force and still wanted more! In between moves, Mark and I were casually talking about the experience and having a great laugh along the way. A throughly enjoyable couple of hours, and a friend made in Mark. Highly recommended and would definitely do it again!
BEST "HIGH" NO DRUGS REQUIRED!! Utter Nutter - 60th birthday present to self.....boy, did it exceed expectations!! An experience that surpassed anything previously. If you desire a simultaneous rush of fear and terror coupled with an intoxication of awe and exhilaration, don your flight suit and parachute and jump into the cockpit!! Pilot, Mark G is aptly named as the G's are incredible. What a pilot and what a professional team at Ultimate High and the welcome and hospitability you receive is equal to the flying experience. If you have even an inkling, don't procrastinate, just do it.
Paul W
Paul W
WOW, WOW, WOW!! WOW, WOW, WOW!! The most incredible once in a lifetime experience with the most amazing, skilled pilots you could ever sit alongside of. It's not everyday you get the opportunity to fly a plane next to a Fighter Jet pilot, Red Arrows pilot & Virgin Atlantic pilot... We were in complete awe! Huge special thanks to 'JOS' & Rich for making our experience so memorable in every way. An experience we will remember for a lifetime and with our own video footage to keep forever! Thank you so much to the team!!. A 30th birthday we will definitely never forget!! #The Ultimate Top Gun Experience. Paul & Hayley (06/06/23).
Hayley L
Hayley L
Book it! Amazing experience! Me and my husband booked for his 30th birthday. I think everyone should do this once in their lifetime. Exhilarating and fun - the pilots are relaxed, knowledgeable and fun to be around and the manoeuvres experienced in the air are incredible. Highly recommend!!