General Aviation Security
The 8-hour General Aviation Security Awareness course will
provide the student with the information required for the development and implementation of an aviation security program for
general aviation ground facilities. Topics include, organizational and personnel responsibilities, threat assessment and risk
management, area of responsibility, facility security, employee access control, visitor/vendor access control, vehicle access
control, aircraft security training, threat awareness, obtaining federal government warning bulletins, security response plan,
self monitoring and auditing, and the airport watch program by the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) and AOPA (Aircraft
Owners and Pilots Association).
IFR Flight Following Techniques
The IFR flight following techniques offers methods
of aircraft tracking to gather intelligence on usage of aircraft operating under IFR flight plans. Specifically, for unauthorized
use, flight data for audits, diversion information, or simply gathering intelligence for other purposes and review. This is
includes commercial and corporate aircraft. Current and past aircraft IFR flight history with various parameters to include,
but not limited to; estimated time of departure, actual time of departure, air speed throughout flight, altitude, time climbing,
time in level flight, time in decent, departure and arrival points, type aircraft and specs, history print outs, current (most
recent) flight path and aircraft registration information. Also covered in the training will be blocking and unlocking of
flight following information on specific aircraft and monitoring live ATC/Aircraft communications where available.
Corporate Flight Department Security Awareness
In a post 9-11 world, corporate flight
departments are not exempted from acts of terrorism up to and including hijacking. This 4-hour course of training is intended
to teach operators in developing situational security awareness. Topics include organizational and personnel responsibilities,
destination threat assessments and personal risk management, pre-flight inspections with emphasis on aircraft tampering, and
a review of the in flight corporate FED-X DC-10 aircraft takeover by a hostile employee. Note, a classroom review of the actual
recording transcript from air traffic control will be reviewed during this training.
Conducting Flight Crew Background Investigations
This 4-hour class will review methods and filing of the appropriate
government records to obtain FAA violation records, pilot license records, airman medical records involved in a previous reportable
aviation accident records, motor vehicle driver records. This class will also cover verification of recent IFR flights with
given N# and log book review and verification.
In Flight Cabin Hazards (Air Rage) – Cockpit Breach
2007-AR-1 (Restricted to current pilots and flight attendants.)
This 8-hour course is available to pilots
and flight attendants only. Topics will include, but are not limited to; air rage on the ground, (pro’s and cons of
securing the cabin door) coded communication within flight crew, coded communication with ATC, air rage in flight, breach
of the cockpit area, (FAR) interference with a flight crew member, squawk codes, complying military interception procedures,
weapons, restraints for air rage violators, maneuvering speed to maintain structural integrity, (CRM) incident cockpit resource
management, notification and request for emergency services, and passenger briefing, and basic self protection techniques.
Note; it is recommended that this course be followed up with the hostage negotiations/hijacking awareness training (2007-HN-1)
Pandemic Influenza and Aviation
This 4-hour course of training will
teach the student to be knowledgeable in the risk management of the Pandemic Influenza in the workplace and at home. The Pandemic
Influenza (Bird Flu H5N1) continues to strike various regions of the world at an alarming rate. No region is exempted from
this deadly disease. SARS was stopped in its path by training and being prepared. We must accomplish the same mission when
the Pandemic Influenza arrives in the United States. Course contents includes, but is not limited to; pre-exercise assessment,
background overview, definitions, origin and history, disease characteristics, symptoms, disease chronology, pandemic timeline,
routes of entry, diagnosis, epidemiology, current status, immunizations, prevention strategies, prescription therapeutics,
preparation and planning, resources, and plans, professional preparedness, legal issues, legal authority, law enforcement
–v- corporate America, mock scenarios, response/resources, infrastructure, strategic national stockpile, security, special
needs populations, recovery, physical and mental health issues, intervention and questions. This course will also cover reporting
procedures according to established guidelines.
Practical Aviation Risk Management
For Night Flying VFR, Local VFR Flying, and VFR XC
This 4-hour course of training will cover the perceived hazards
associated with the pilot(s), aircraft, the environment, and external factors. The following segment is the process risk assessment
of the consequences, alternatives, reality, and external factors, thereby performing risk management by deciding whether to
transfer, eliminate, accept, and mitigate flying VFR at night, local VFR flying, and flying cross-country VFR.
Statistics show that between 5 to 10% of all general
aviation accidents can be attributed to spatial disorientation, and 90% of these accidents are fatal. This 4-hour course will
teach the student how spatial disorientation defines our natural ability to maintain our body orientation and/or posture in
relation to the surrounding environment (physical space) at rest and during motion. The student will also learn that the flight
environment is hostile and unfamiliar to the human body as it creates sensory conflicts and illusions that make spatial orientation
difficult, and in some cases, even impossible to achieve. Included in this course will be pilot medical certification information
for the aviation community.
This 8-hour course of training on preflight
weather planning, weather self briefings, and weather decision making will cover understanding and analyzing weather data,
making a weather plan, in-flight weather information, evaluating in-flight conditions, weather reporting to flight service,
and a post-flight weather review. Other topics include weather products and provider charts, items for standard briefing,
automated weather systems, developing personal weather minimums, learning to monitor approach frequencies for aircraft pilot
reports on approach problems, aviation weather analysis work sheets, and estimating in-flight visibility and cloud clearance.
Class review on Duats, Jeppesen, and Universal Weather and Aviation Services will also be covered.
Carriage of Elected Officials and Candidates
The 6-hour course will cover (FAR) Federal Aviation Regulations
section(s) 91.321, 121, 125, and 135, that establish when an operator may receive payment for transport of a candidate running
for federal, state, or local election. This training will also include review of the (FEC) Federal Election Commission regulations
concerning reimbursement by a candidate, a candidate’s agent or a person traveling on behalf of a candidate on an aircraft
that is owned or leased by a corporation or labor organization.