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The IAT system is made up of modules of specific aviation-related subject matter. Each subject module is designed to stand alone or can be combined with other modules to create a course-like approach (as the B-3: Combination Helicopter/Airplane Safety).

(All of the following modules are needed to fulfill the B-3: A101, A105, A106, A108 and A113.)


Any module may be presented in an instructor-led classroom setting regardless of format. This allows Agency employees to take only those subjects necessary to do their job. Some modules are very basic, such as “Aviation Mishap Reporting,” which demonstrates how to fill out and submit a SAFECOM, and can be completed through web-based training (WBT) or one-on-one in just a few minutes. Other modules may require a classroom, instructor-led training session.

 

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Description Prerequisite Remarks
A-100  Basic Aviation Safety  Revised Basic Aviation Safety (B-3) curriculum.     
A-101  Aviation Safety (Basic Safety Module)  Covers employee safety while working around helicopter and airplane operations. Topics include passenger responsibilities, ground safety, air safety, Five Steps to a Safe Flight, and flight following.     
A-102  USFS Alaska Region Fixed-Wing Safety  This course was specifically designed for U.S. Forest Service employees that utilize aircraft in the Alaska Region (Region 10) of the U.S. Forest Service.     
A-103  FAA NOTAM System  Who Should Take: Dispatchers & Aviation Managers. This one-hour class will focus on the FAA NOTAM system explaining the difference between the nine Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR) and the NOTAM D. What NOTAM is appropriate for various missions and the criteria and factors that impact a TFR.
PRE-WORK REQUIREMENT: Read Chapter 6 of the Interagency Airspace Coordination Guide) (http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/fire/aviation/airspace/
(Click Module Title for Pre-Work Requirement)   
A-104  Overview of Aircraft Capabilities and Limitations  A condensed version of the aircraft capabilities and limitations module that gives supervisors a basic understanding of commonly used aircraft and their mission capabilities. This module is only available online.     
A-105  Aviation Life Support Equipment (Basic Safety Module)  Provides information on equipment and procedures for protecting aircrews, passengers, and support personnel engaged in aviation activities especially during mishap and survival situations. While the emphasis is on special use activities, other mission-specific equipment such as fire extinguishers, first aid kits, restraint systems, personal protective equipment (PPE), and over-water equipment are also covered.     
A-106  Aviation Mishap Reporting (Basic Safety Module)  Covers basic agency policy on procedures for reporting aircraft accidents, incidents with potential and incidents; how to use the SAFECOM reporting system; procedures for responding to aircraft mishaps; and procedures for overdue or missing aircraft.     
A-107  Aviation Policy and Regulations I   A basic overview of agency aviation policy and standards and where to find them. Covers agency and interagency manuals, handbooks and guides as well as a brief summary of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs).     
A-108  Preflight Checklist Briefing and Debriefing (Basic Safety Module)  Covers the step-by-step process to assure a safe and efficient flight. Topics include preflight inspections, airplane compliance with FARs, contracts and agency policy. In addition, covers what to look for when checking agency pilot and aircraft cards and items to be covered in a pilot briefing as well as a debriefing.     
A-108/218  Overview Preflight Briefing & Inspection  Students will get course credit for A-108 Preflight Checklist and Briefing/Debriefing as well as A-218 Aircraft Preuse Inspection. Instructors will cover all content from A-108 and A-218 and allow for specific questions regarding the subject matter. (this class may include a field trip to site with aviation resources, weather permitting).     
A-109  Aviation Radio Use  Provides a basic understanding on the operation of aircraft radios including: VHF-AM, multichannel, programmable, handheld, pigtail adapter, and agency radios. Covers communication requirements, radio tones and their use, and communication systems within aircraft. Also includes the use of Air Guard, frequency management, and radio discipline. This module is only available online.     
A-110  Aviation Transportation of Hazardous Materials  This training complies with U.S. Department of Transportation Regulations 49 CFR 171.8 whereby agency employees who transport hazardous materials by air must receive training on the requirements and conditions of the exemption to 49 CFR 175.5 (a) (2). Topics include handling procedures, policy requirements, mishap notification, packaging, identifying hazardous materials, and safety requirements.     
A-111  Flight Payment Document  The module covers procedures for completing and processing aircraft use reports. Includes: USDI AMD-23 (Formerly known as the OAS-23) Aircraft Use Report and USDA-FS 6500-122 Flight Use Record, as well as daily logs.     
A-112  Mission Planning and Flight Request Process  Covers the basic duties and responsibilities required when ordering and coordinating flights. Topics include how to plan for a flight, information required to order a flight, flight manager responsibilities, flight following requirements, pilot flight and duty limitations, and pilot and aircraft approval.      
A-113  Crash Survival (Basic Safety Module)  This module is an overview of critical actions required to increase survivability in the event of an aircraft accident. Emphasis is on pre-accident preparedness, postcrash survival, physiological and psychological factors, survival equipment, desert or summer survival, and mountain or winter survival.     
A-113_USFS  Crash Survival for R-10 Employees  This module was specifically designed for U.S. Forest Service employees utilizing aircraft in the Alaska Region.      
A-115  Automated Flight Following  This module is an overview of the AFF system. Emphasis is on using the web-based Web Tracker application and the procedures utilized by dispatchers and aircrews. Created 11/04.     
A-116  General Awareness Security Training  This module is designed to provide students with an introduction to DOI and USFS departmental aviation security requirements.     
A-200  Mishap Review  This module provides in-depth information from the Department of the Interior and USDA Forest Service aviation accident investigations. Students will receive information on the previous year`s accidents and lessons to be learned from each accident.     
A-200_10  2010 DOI/USFS Aircraft Accident Review  This module provides in-depth information from the Department of the Interior and USDA Forest Service aviation accident investigations. Students will receive information on the previous year's accidents and lessons to be learned from each accident.     
A-200_12  2012 DOI/USFS Aircraft Accident Review  Review of FY2012 aviation mishaps and accidents.     
A-200_13  2013 DOI/USFS Aircraft Accident Review  2013 DOI/USFS Aircraft Accident Review  None   
A-202  Interagency Aviation Organizations   An overview of the different aviation management organizations within the Federal, State, and local land management agencies. Students get a good working knowledge of where to get aviation technical assistance, what the different aviation functional groups can provide, and what their duties consist of. Also covered is the interagency uniqueness within the aviation community and how these organizations work together.     
A-203  Basic Airspace  Who Should Take: Dispatchers and Aviation Managers. Students will learn basics about the National Airspace System covering Class A-G airspace, Special Use Airspace, Military Training Routes, Cruise Missile Routes, Slow Routes and LATNs. Instruction will include how to read and plot on an aeronautical sectional and a DOD AP1/B Flight Information Publication Book and Charts. Class focuses on mapping skills including how to plot a latitude and longitude and convert it to a bearing and distance. Exercises involve map reading and risk management analysis of airspace.
PRE-WORK REQUIREMENT: Read Chapter 3 of the Interagency Airspace Coordination Guide (http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/fire/aviation/airspace/
(Click Module Title for Pre-Work Requirement)   
A-204  Aircraft Capabilities and Limitations  Covers the identification and basic capabilities of helicopters and airplanes. Module is structured to include aircraft commonly encountered or utilized by the trainee audience. Module identifies to what extent aircraft performance decreases through limitations and how exceeding limitations may result in failure. Covers the four basic forces that effect flight and the basic principles of flight. Stresses the fundamentals of aircraft performance planning to include weight, balance, and density altitude.     
A-205  Risk Management I  This module presents the basics of risk management and techniques that may be utilized to identify hazards and assess risks in natural resource aviation operations. Information presented will introduce the student to the FIVE steps of the risk management process and the 5 M risk model. This module is geared toward aircraft users and supervisors.     
A-206  DOI Aviation Acquisition/Procurement  Overview of Departmental policy that governs the acquisition of aircraft and aviation services. Topics include policy exceptions, request procedures, contract types, NBC AMD use of commercial solicitation method, and where to obtain a copy of a solicitation. Contractual relationships, who`s who and their contract authorities, ethics, and contractor/Government expectations. One-time attendance is required, except for those interested in a periodic refresher. Target attendees are aviation field users and individuals in management who oversee or provide guidance to DOI aviation field users.     
A-206FS  Forest Service Aviation Acquisition/Procurement       
A-207  Aviation Dispatching  This module provides a basic understanding of policies and procedures so the student can successfully participate in the planning, scheduling, tracking, and completion of an aircraft flight plan. This module is for individuals who have responsibilities for scheduling, planning, flight following, and initiating actions in the event of a missing aircraft.  A-101, A-104, A-105, A-106, A-107, A-108, A-109, A-110, A-111, A-112, M3   
A-208  Aircraft and Pilot Approval  Covers the step-by-step process to ensure that all the items necessary for safe and efficient aircraft operations are accomplished. Includes preflight inspections, maintenance and air worthiness issues, contracts, and agency policy regarding aircraft equipment and condition requirements as well as operating handbooks and minimum equipment lists (MEL). Covers what to look for when checking agency aircraft cards. (Module title changed from Aircraft Pre-Use Inspection 11/2004.)     
A-209  Helicopter Operations  Technical training on how to work with helicopters in a natural resource environment. Includes information on operational planning, load calculations, take off and landing areas, personnel and cargo transportation, fueling, and specialized missions. Classroom instruction only.     
A-210  Helicopter Field Exercise  A field exercise with hands-on helicopter training including load calculations, manifesting, passenger transportation, cargo transportation, sling loads, hover hook up, hand signals, and radio communication.      
A-216  Aircraft Operations Security  This module is designed for DOI employees who are responsible for/or have control of aircraft in the field. The information below will be presented in this module.
* Establishing aviation security definitions and departmental requirements.
* Identifying the person responsible for completing a risk assessment.
* Identifying the purpose for dual-locking devices.
* Identifying the person(s) responsible for dual-locking devices.
* Defining dual-lock method.
* Providing examples of dual-locking devices
* Providing examples of unacceptable dual-locking devices.
* Reviewing advisements or additional information in using dual-locking devices.
* Disabling dual-locking devices and the preflight checklist.
* Reviewing contract specifications regarding aircraft security. 
A-116 General Awareness Security Training (available on-line)   
A-218  Aircraft Pre-Use Inspection  This module shows how to perform a pre-use inspection on a helicopter and a fixed-wing aircraft, including pre-dispatch responsibilities, areas that need to be covered during crew and contractor briefings, pre-use record keeping forms, and maintenance record keeping responsibilities. This module is for helicopter managers and meets the pre-use inspection module requirements for the Helicopter Manager Workshop.     
A-219  Helicopter Transport of External Cargo  Provides technical training and procedures for agency personnel performing helicopter external load operations. Students will receive classroom and field training and will be asked to demonstrate proper procedures to safely conduct helicopter external load, hover hookup, and longline operations. This is a performance-based training module requiring successful completion of field exercises and a passing grade of 70% on a final exam.  (1) B3 or S-270; (2) A-110.   
A-220  Train-The-Trainer  Interagency Aviation Trainer (IAT) qualification. This 32-hour course is designed to provide training to employees with aviation and backgrounds to qualify them as Interagency Aviation Trainers. Once qualified, these trainers will be certified to present 100 and 200 level courses in the Interagency Aviation Training program. Emphasis is on increasing program knowledge and enhancing presentation skills. Prior attendance at an instructor's training course is strongly encouraged. Students must have attended a B-3 in the past 12 months either in the classroom or on-line. A-220 is classroom only. (Code changed from M5 11/2004.)  Pre-Work Assignment From Instructor   
A-221  Advanced Trainer Competency  This modules provides master trainers certification as an IAT by demonstrating their skills in delivery, subject matter expertise, needs analysis, and evaluation in compliance with the IAT Competency and Performance Training Standard as it relates to basic aviation courses.  Facilitative Instructor & 20-Hour Prework   
A-222  Interagency Aviation Trainer Currency   This module includes (1) policy updates relevant to interagency aviation trainers and (2) training techniques IATs can use to improve their instructor skills. Trainers are required to take this module every three years after qualifying as an IAT.      
A-223  Water Ditching and Survival Train-The-Trainer  This course is designed for employees responsible for instructing course A-312: Water Ditching and Survival. Students will be instructed on the proper use of the personal immersion gadget (PIG), basic water rescue, emergency procedures, and A-312 classroom curriculum. Class length: 24 hours.  Complete A-312(or AMD approved equivalent), Current CPR/First Aid Certificate, Certified in Scuba (PADI, or AMD approved equivalent), Basic water rescue or lifeguard (Red Cross or AMD approved equivalent).   
A-225  IAT Instructor Update  This module includes (1) policy updates relevant to interagency aviation trainers and (2) training techniques IATs can use to improve their instructor skills. IATs must participate in this session once every 24 months after qualifying as an IAT. The module is delivered by DOI Aviation Management Directorate Training Division. Sessions will be delivered via a live distance learning technology such as interactive television (ITV), web conferencing or audio conferencing so IATs can participate at or near their regular work place.     
A-301  Implementing Aviation Safety & Accident Prevention  Covers system safety management principles and safety techniques. This module will provide the student with sufficient knowledge to apply aviation safety principles to agency missions. Topics include safety program marketing, accident prevention techniques, monitoring accident trends, implementing prevention action, and preparing and implementing an Aviation Accident Prevention Plan program. Classroom instruction only.     
A-302  Personal Responsibility & Liability  This module is designed to develop an understanding of personal and organizational responsibility and liability in aviation program operations. Topics include scope of emplyment as applies to liability, investigation for litigation, FAA/NTSB regulations, damages, legal considerations, product liability and Government regulations, judicial options, and insurance and punitive damages and remedies. This is a 2-hour, instructor-led class.     
A-303  Human Factors in Aviation  This module covers the basic principles of human behavior relevant to general aviation accident prevention. The module describes human physiological and psychological factors that affect crew performance in flight. Topics include interactions between people, mission, machine, and environment.     
A-304  Aircraft Maintenance   An overview of what aviation managers should look for to assure that proper aircraft maintenance is being performed. Topics include maintenance specialists` duties, the pilot`s role in maintenance, pilots functioning as mechanics, mechanic approval, scheduled maintenance, daily preflight check, turbine engine power checks, test flights, airworthiness directive and service bulletin compliance, and approved aircraft inspection programs. Not developed for WBT at this time; it is available at the ACE.     
A-305  Risk Management II  This module presents the advanced techniques of risk management and how they may be used to identify hazards and to assess risks in natural resource aviation operations. Information presented will let the students use the six steps of the risk management process and the 5 M risk model as well as working through risk scenarios using the risk management matrix. This module will also introduce the students to the System Safety Concept of Aviation Risk Management and how it can be used in any aviation program. This module is geared toward aircraft users, supervisors, and aviation program managers.  A-205 Risk Management I   
A-306  DOI Aviation Contract Administration I & II  Overview of administrative contract performance matters such as COR/Manager/COTR interrelationships, authority to assure compliance with contract technical requirements, DOI AMD/USFS technical contract support, safety, accident prevention and reporting requirements, substitute/replacement equipment and personnel, billing and invoice submission, modifications, documentation, claims and disputes, labor issues, and contractor evaluation. Topics will focus on your issues, areas of concern, and questions.     
A-306FS  Forest Service Aviation Contract Administration  An in-depth study of aviation contracting procedures including: preplanning and initiation of procurement, development of negotiation evaluation criteria, solicitation, negotiation, and award. Developing partnerships between government and contractor. Dealing with claims and dispute resolution. Discuss case studies representing historical problem areas. Classroom instruction. Available only at the ACE.     
A-307  Aviation Policy and Regulations II  Designed to provide training on the aviation directive system within each agency while giving the trainee a working knowledge of policy and procedures for the management and use of government aircraft. Topics include agency aviation management manual structures and applicable Office of Management and Budget circulars and bulletins and Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs). Additionally, covers aircraft use justification and cost accounting for general and special travel approvals and reporting requirements specifically directed towards senior officials traveling on government aircraft. Also, provides information on `space available` travel. Provides participants with an understanding of the term `public aircraft` and its effect on agency aviation policy. Classroom instruction. Only available at the ACE. Prerequisite: A107, which is available only online.  A-107 Aviation Policy and Regulations I (available on-line)   
A-309  Helicopter Flight Manuals  Technical training on helicopter performance planning. Topics include performance capabilities, weight & balance calculations, limitations, and system descriptions. This module is not developed at this time.     
A-310  Overview of Crew Resource Management  This training provides information on the roles and responsibilities of flight and air crewmembers in aviation operations. Emphasis is placed on communication needs to ensure a safe flight during routine operations and during an emergency. It covers leadership and communication skills, which will create an environment that encourages crewmember involvement leading to safe aviation operations.     
A-311  Aviation Planning  Covers aviation planning requirements and procedures to prepare and carry out an aviation plan at all levels of an organization. Includes national, regional, state, and unit aviation planning.  It is highly recommended that the student complete the A-205 Risk Management I course or have field experience in developing a risk assessment worksheet matrix prior to taking this course.   
A-312  Water Ditching and Survival   The Water Ditching and Survival module teaches the student the proper procedures to follow in the event of aircraft ditching. The module gives the student the skills needed to safely egress and reach the surface of the water. The module includes the use and familiarization of personal flotation devices (PFDs). Life raft and water survival techniques are stressed. The module is divided into two segments: academic and hands-on in-water exercises. The student will experience a water dunker that puts them in a simulation of a ditched aircraft. This module is for those who fly beyond power-off gliding distance from shore. Note: For the pool portion of this module, students are encouraged to wear what they would normally wear while flying.     
A-314  Aviation Program Overview for Forest Service Agency Administrators  A synopsis of aviation policy, safety and accident prevention, training and qualification requirements of employees, liability, procurement, and aviation organizations as they relate to line officer responsibilities.     
A-316  Aviation Facility Security Training  This module for DOI employees will guide the student through the risk assessment process and provide resources for developing an aviation security plan. The information listed below will be presented in this module. Class length: 1 hour.
* Reviewing aviation security definitions and departmental requirements.
* Creating and posting signs for hazardous areas.
* Determining whether you have an aviation airport facility (AFF: Any DOI-owned or controlled real property that has been developed or improved for aircraft (landing and takeoff) at which DOI-owned or controlled aircraft are regularly or intermittently based).
* Recognizing personal identification systems.
* Filling out a contact list, including FBI contacts.
* Conducting a risk assessment for your facility.
 
   
A-325R  Water Ditching and Survival - Academic Refresher  This is a refresher course designed to provide academic instruction for USFWS employees. Other bureaus may benefit from attending as well.  A-312 Full Course   
A-401  Management of Aviation Safety Programs  This is an overview of aviation safety programs presented by outside agency and industry presenters and consisting of case studies of programs that have been successful in implementing cultural changes and reduction in accident frequency. This module focuses on safety programs outside of the Department of the Interior and the U.S. Forest Service. It provides aviation managers with additional tools for the implementation of aviation safety at all levels of the organization.      
A-403  Human Factors for Aviation Managers  This course includes the following modules: (1) Introduction to Advanced Human Factors (2) Situational Awareness (3) Communications (4) Decision Theory and Decision Traps and (5) Leadership and Dealing with Change. The objectives for each module are:
Introduction to Advanced Human Factors;
Introduce the evolution of human factors concepts as they relate to accident prevention
Introduce current concepts from modern human factors researchers (Reason, Shappell and Weigmann)
Communications;
Define what constitutes "communications" in the aviation environment
Discuss the elements of the communications model
Identify methods and techniques to improve communications
Decision Theory and Decision Traps;
Identify the two general categories in decision making theory
Introduce Kahneman and Tversky's "Prospect Theory"
Highlight the "Framing Effect"
Identify heuristics and biases and methods to control them
Leadership and Dealing with Change;
Identify the difference between managers and leaders
Identify the most common executive focuses
Identify principles for leading change 
   
A-410  Crew Resource Management  Instruction includes subjects related to communications and assertion, psychology of errors, physiology, situational awareness, and decision making. These topics are explored to understand their influence on flight crew performance in the flight environment.      
A-411R  By Pilots for Pilots Seminar  This is a series of seminars meant to provide CEU credit for DOI fleet pilots. These credits will count toward meeting the OPM-22, appendix C requirements for continuing education. Individual offerings may vary on the number of credits received.   None   
A-415  Crew Resource Management for Single Pilot Operations (Equivalent for A-310)  This course will be taught by Dr. Tony Kern from Convergent Performance. It is designed to enhance the effectiveness of CRM, specifically for single pilot operations. The target audience for this course is DOI Fleet Pilots and other DOI aviation Personnel. About the Presenter Tony Kern, Ed.D., is the CEO and Senior Partner of Convergent Performance. Dr. Kern is an internationally recognized expert in the field of human factors and pilot performance, and has been honored with numerous awards for research and program management, including the USAF Academy “McDermott Award for Research Excellence” (1998), the Aviation Week and Space Technology “Laurel Award” for Aviation Program Leadership (2002), and the Flight Safety Foundation “Outstanding Achievement Award” (2003) for his contributions to aviation safety. Tony is a retired USAF Command Pilot and a former professor and Director of Military History at the USAF Academy. He is the author of six books on pilot performance, including Redefining Airmanship, Flight Discipline, and Darker Shades of Blue: The Rogue Pilot. Lt Col Kern holds Masters Degrees in Public Administration and Military History as well as the Doctorate in Higher Education, specializing in human factors training design.      
A-450  Small Unmanned Aircraft System Basic Operator Course  The course is modeled after training the U.S. Army provides for their Raven sUAS operators. It is designed to qualify students to perform the duties of Raven A sUAS pilot, mission controller and observer.  Supervisor and Bureau Approval   
A-452R  SUAS Refresher Training  This course is to provide attendees an opportunity to refresh their skills and qualifications to operate the RQ-11A Raven SUAS. This is not a basic course. Attendance is limited to previously trained Raven Operators.   Current Class II FAA Medical   
A-454  T-Hawk Small UAS Operator Add-On Course  This course if for individuals who have previously attended a DOI sponsored Raven Training Course. Participation will be limited to individuals who have an immdiate mission need and have the approval of their bureau aviation manager.   Class II FAA Medical and Raven Training    
A-455  Overview of small Unmanned Aircraft operations  This course is an overview and introduction to small Unmanned Aircraft operations. It gives the participant a brief history, overview, and application of small UAS's. This is not an operator course. Will provide managers and overview of the requirements for operating an sUAS in the national airspace system.   None   
ABS  Aviation Business System Updates  This class is a part of the SW Regional IAT Workshop.      
ACETA  ACETA  Initial training of Aerial Capture, Eradication, and Tagging of Animals (ACETA) utilizing aviation for the purpose of achieving program objectives for the study, observation, and eradication of animals in resource management.  B3, S-271   
ACETA_Refresher  Refresher Training - ACETA  ACETA Training Refresher will consist of 4 hour classroom and 4 hour workshop (see ACETA refresher recertification checklist). In addition, net gunners are required to successfully complete a mock up and a check ride.   Completion of 16 hr ACETA initial course   
ACM  Aircrew Member  Person working in and around aircraft and is essential to ensure the safety and successful outcome of the mission. Aircrew members are required to either be on board or attend to the loading and unloading of passengers and cargo at all landings and takeoffs, and to ensure that passengers have received a safety briefing prior to all non-point-to-point missions. Module includes: A-101, A-105, A-106, A-108, A-110, A-113, A-116 and A-200     
AERO  Arial Observer  This module includes A101, A105, A106, A108, A109, A112, and A113. Credit will be given for these modules automatically when the AERO module is completed.     
AFTAK  Aerial Firing Training - Alaska  This 40-hour course is designed as refresher training for qualified plastic sphere dispenser operators, Western Helitorch Module leaders and operators, and helicopter pilot certification. Course will present updated information, new procedures and hone the skills of operators and pilots. Attendance at this course is mandatory for those who wish to maintain currency in the use of aerial firing devices. New nominees will be allowed in the course based on agency demand for operators. Available in Anchorage.     
ARAD  Aircraft Radio's  This is a hands on radio course, that focuses on a standard type of P-25 compliant Aircraft Radio. Students will get instruction on programming, operating, and troubleshooting aircraft FM radios.     
AT2.0 Beta  AT 2.0 Introduction for Beta Testers  Course to prepare beta testers to use AT 2.0.  NONE   
AWT  Aviation Weather (Test)  AWT    This is a part of the SW Regional IAT Workshop.  
B3  Combination Helicopter/Airplane Safety  This course covers employee safety for users who work in and around helicopter and airplane operations. It combines the following modules: A101, A105, A106, and A113. This course meets the requirements in OPM-04 for DOI Bureaus as well as the Interagency Aviation Training Guide. Other topics include: passenger responsibilities, ground and air safety, flight following, agency aviation policy and procedures, personal protective equipment, aircraft capabilities and limitations, procedures for reporting and responding to aviation mishaps, and an overview of critical actions required to increase survivability in the event of an aircraft accident. A hands-on walk around may be included if aircraft are available. All employees who work as aircrew members are required to take their initial B-3 training in the classroom (except USGS, USBR, FWS & USFS). Refresher training is available online and is required every three years. (On-line students must also take A-108 to maintain B-3 Training requirements).     
DOI-PGS  CY 14 DOI Pilot Ground School (Equvalency Granted for A-200/205)  This ground school satisfies the requirement in OPM-22 for attendance every other calendar year.   DOI Fleet Pilot   
FAO  Forest Service Aviation Officers  This course if for Aviation Officers in the U.s.Forest Service     
FHAK  Fuel Handling - Alaska  Employees will learn proper fuel storage, transportation, and handling procedures; safe dispensing and filtering techniques; and proper fuel cache/field site fuel handling. Recommended for anyone involved in fuel handling for airplanes or helicopters, especially in field locations. Prerequisite: B3 or IAT modules combined: A-101, A-105, A-106, A-108, A-113. Available in Anchorage, classroom instruction only.   A101, A105, A106, A108, A113   
FLETC_FITP  FLETC Firearms Instructor Training Program [A-220 Equivalency Granted]  FLETC Firearms Instructor Training Program     
FSO  Forest Aviation Officers  Forest service Aviation officers course     
FWFM  Fixed-Wing Flight Manager  Government representative who works jointly with the pilot-in-command and aircrew members to ensure safe, efficient flight management on point-to-point flights. Some agencies previously referred to this position as "chief of party." This position does not include special-use operations. Module includes: A-101, A-105, A-106, A-108, A-110, A-111, A-112, A-113, A-116 and A-200     
General Session  IAT General Session - Keynote Speaker  An invited guest speaker will present industry-leading ideas on Aviation Safety in an effort to raise safety standards, increase efficiency, and promote the economic operation of aircraft activities.     
HHH  HIGH, HOT, & HEAVY  Excellent presentation of flying conditions: high, hot, and heavy     
HTA  Helicopter Training Academy  This course is a 2-week commitment to work on an HECM, HELB or HELM taskbook. The training is based on Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona. Hands-on experience and a specifically developed curriculum make up the course. Among the topics are helicopter safety, flight following, aircraft capabilities and limitations, wildland fire fighting tactics, search and rescue, medivacs, and managing different types of aircraft. Information: www.nps.gov/archive/grca/fire/heli/index.htm     
HTPT  Helitorch Parking Tender  Initial level training for helitorch operations.      
HUET  Helicopter Underwater Egress Training  This is to document attendance at and approved HUET course as an equivalent to A-312. This is not an IAT course. Do not open a registration using this code.      
IAIW - 2014  24 hrs Aviation Technical Training Meets requirements: FAR 65.93(A)(4) for IA refresher  30 Hours Training - Aviation Technical Requirements Inspector Authority (IA) Refresher Training Course    This training seminar fulfills the FAA & NTSB training requirements for IA renewal 
M2  Aviation Program Overview for Line Managers  A briefing designed to provide senior-level line managers and top management officials with a broad understanding of the Department of the Interior aviation program and policies. Emphasis is placed on specific responsibilities, liabilities, and risk management issues as well as their interface with aviation managers at bureau and departmental levels. Meets the requirement of OPM 04. Recurrency requirement: every 3 years. Classroom instruction only.     
M3  DOI Aviation Management Training for Supervisors  Developed for first- and second-line supervisors directly responsible for employees who utilize aircraft in performance of their duties. Areas of emphasis include: DOI aviation safety and accident prevention program, procurement of aviation services, documentation of payment procedures, responsibilities to employees, and risk management. Meets the DOI requirements of 352 DM1.5B(10) and (3). Recurrency requirements: every three years. Formerly designated: Aviation Program Overview (Supervisors).     
M5A  Train-The-Trainer, For Supervisor Training  This is a 24-hour course for master trainers desiring to instruct the Aviation Management Training for Supervisors. It deals with the overview of Public Aircraft/Technical Services, Procurement, Safety, Finance and Bureau/Agency Aviation Policies as they relate to the roles and responsibilities of a person who supervises employees that utilize aircraft to accomplish their mission.  Basic Safety, Supervisors Training   
Military Egress Tng  Military Water Egress Training (Equivalency Granted for A-312)  This is to document approved equivalency courses for A-312  NONE  Used to document approved equivalency courses for A-312. 
NAUI-DM  NAUI Dive Master [Equivalency granted for A-220]  National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) Dive Masters     
PHAK  Pinch Hitter - Alaska  Employees will learn the basics of flying an airplane in order to land an airplane should the pilot become incapacitated. Includes 1 hour of actually flying an airplane with emphasis on avoiding a stall and landing the aircraft in a controlled manner. Recommended for employees who fly as part of their job such as biologists, park rangers, etc. There is no charge for the classroom portion, but the employee's agency will have to pay for the flight time. Prerequisite: B3 or IAT modules combined: A-101, A-104, A-105, A-106, A-108, and A-113. PHAK is classroom only.  A101, A105, A106, A108, A113   
PLDO  Plastic Sphere Dispenser Operator  This module was the S-3: Operational training in the application, use, and maintenance of various aerial ignition devices including ping-pong ball dispenser, helitorch, and fuse dispenser.     
Radio   Radio Programing  Course to instruct student to program a aircraft radio     
Regional contract  Regional contract discussion (ERO)  Informational on regional contracting issues.     
RHEMG  Resource Helicopter Manager Task Sheet  Task sheet for Resource Helicopter Manager.     
RT-271  Helicopter Crewmember Refresher  This module is used for wildland fire, resource management and emergency services personnel to provide yearly refresher documentation. This refresher is to review the previous years’ operation, introduce new information and any other needs of the specific program. The areas that may be covered are aviation safety, planning and readiness, organization, landing areas and specialized missions. Classroom instruction only.      
RT-273  Single Engine Air Tanker Manager Workshop  The single engine air tanker manager (SEMG) workshop is designed to provide the attendee with current policy revisions, technical updates, changes in reference materials and operational procedures, and an overall review of safety and security issues associated with the single engine air tanker program.  Qualified or trainee as a Single Engine Air Tanker Manager (SEMG).   
RT-372   Helicopter Manager Workshop  This refresher course is intended to update participants on essential helicopter management skills and provide the latest information on helicopter operations. Core elements of the refresher course should cover updates to aviation policy, risk management, and performance planning, along with a pertinent accident review. The desired outcome of this course is to update current helicopter managers on new information while reinforcing existing skills and knowledge.  Qualified or trainee helicopter manager. Satisfactory completion of pre-course work.   
RT-378  Air Tactical Group Supervisor (ATGS) Refresher Workshop  This recertification workshop is designed to update the ATGS on the latest policies and procedures related to aviation safety, risk analysis, mission planning, human aided equipment, CRM, and procurement. The agenda should include; aviation policy updates, dispatch procedures, fire tactics, contract administration, and aviation safety.      
S-270  Basic Air Operations  This course covers aircraft types and capabilities, aviation management and safety for flying in and working with agency aircraft, tactical and logistical uses of aircraft, and requirements for helicopter take-off and landing areas. Note: The regulations, procedures and policies addressed in this course are primarily those governing federal agency and ICS operations. State, county, or other political subdivisions using this course will need to consult their agency having jurisdiction with respect to regulations, procedures and policies.  Satisfactory completion of pre-course work.   
S-271  Helicopter Crewmember  This is a combined classroom/field course designed to provide student proficiency in all areas of the tactical and logistical use of helicopters to achieve efficiency and standardization. Topics include aviation safety, aircraft capabilities and limitations, aviation life support equipment, aviation mishap reporting, pre-flight checklist and briefing/debriefing, aviation transportation of hazardous materials, crash survival, helicopter operations, helicopter field exercise. The following Interagency Aviation Training (IAT) A-courses curriculums are intergraded and may be credited upon completion of this course: A-105 Aviation Life Support Equipment (ALSE), A-113 Crash Survival, and A-219 Helicopter Transport of External Cargo.  Non-fire personnel: None. Fire personnel: Qualified as a firefighter type 2 (FFT2).   
S-273  Single Engine Air Tanker Manager (Blended)  This course is designed to meet the training needs of a Single Engine Air Tanker Manager (SEMG) as outlined in the Wildland Fire Qualification System Guide (PMS 310-1) and the position task book developed for the position. This is a blended learning course. Students are required to complete five online modules and complete an assessment prior to coming to class.  Basic Air Operations (S-270)   
S-371  Helibase Manager  This course provides students with the skills necessary to perform as a helibase manager through facilitated discussions and group exercises. The final exercise is designed to give students a realistic helibase manager experience which prompts the student to communicate, resolve issues, and make decisions in support of an incident.  Qualified as a helicopter manager, single resource (HMGB). Satisfactory completion of pre-course work.   
S-372  Helicopter Management  This course prepares students to perform the job of helicopter manager. Unit lectures supported by PowerPoint slides and graphics are designed to facilitate class discussion and group exercises. The final exercise gives students a realistic helicopter manager experience; in addition to answering test questions, the student completes necessary forms required by the position.  Satisfactory performance as a helicopter crewmember (HECM).   
S-375  Air Support Group Supervisor  This course leads students through the duties and responsibilities of the air support group supervisor (ASGS) and addresses aviation safety, risk management, airspace coordination, dispatch relations and coordination, fixed wing, rotor wing, and military operations. The desired outcome of this course is to prepare students to make the transition from being a type 1 helibase manager (HEB1) to an ASGS. A pre-course work assignment will familiarize students with the various reference materials used by an ASGS. The pre-course work is available on the Operations and Workforce Development Committee web site at http://training.nwcg.gov/online.html  Qualified as a type 1 helibase manager (HEB1). Satisfactory completion of pre-selection assessment (70% minimum passing score). Satisfactory completion of pre-course work.   
S-378  Aerial Supervision  This course is designed to meet the training needs of an air tactical group supervisor (ATGS), helicopter coordinator (HLCO), lead plane pilot, air tanker coordinator (ATCO), and aerial supervision module (ASM) crewmember as outlined in the Interagency Aerial Supervision Guide (IASG). Topics include aerial supervision program introduction, aerial supervision roles and responsibilities, administration, training, certification, currency, policies, incident aircraft, suppressants and retardants, aerial supervision mission procedures, aerial firefighting strategy and tactics, incident aircraft operations, all hazard incidents, and safety.  Students must meet the position prerequisites for their respective Target Group positions. Satisfactory completion of pre-selection assessment. Satisfactory completion of pre-course work.   
S-470  Air Operations Branch Director  This course is designed to meet the needs of the air operations branch director (AOBD) position. Topics include preparedness and mobilization, initial briefings and meetings, transition, preparing and organizing for an aviation operation, implementation of an aviation operation, management and oversight of an aviation operation, and demobilization.  Qualified as an air support group supervisor (ASGS). Satisfactory completion of pre-course work.   
SAFECOM  Safecom discussion  RT-372 workshop - talk about safecom for that year     
Short-Haul-C  Short-Haul Classroom Training  This course meets the ground school objectives listed in the short-haul handbook     
Short-Haul-E  Short-Haul Flight Evolution Training  Student have flown in short-haul evolutions - training or operational     
SM1  Transportation of Cargo  Training of safe and efficient loading, transporting, and unloading of cargo in helicopters and airplanes. Course is usually combined with CSM2 and is classroom only.  A101, A105, A106, A108, A113   
SM2  Sling Loads/Hover Hook Up  Training and qualification in the proper procedures and safe practices in preparing sling loads of cargo and attach them to a hovering helicopter. Correct hand signals and coordination with pilot are stressed. Course is usually combined with CSM1: Transportation of Cargo. Prerequisite: CB1, CB3, or combination: A-101 (or A-103), A-104, A-105, A-106, A-108, and A-113. CSM2 is classroom only.   A101, A105, A106, A108, A113   
SMS  Safety Management Systems - Advanced  This training will cover the principles in Safety Management System (SMS). It is an advanced level training targeting those who will be implementing or exercising an SMS within their agency.     
SSI_ACDITCHING  Survival Systems USA Inc. Aircraft Ditching Course  Survival Systems USA Inc. Aircraft Ditching Course    Evaluated for equivalency to A-312 
STEP  Special Technique Landings  STEP training includes Classroom, mock-up and typical terrain maneuvers for exiting a helicopter via Single-skid, Toe-in and hover Exit/entry. Training provided to meet requirements of OPM 06-40 (Toe-In, Single Skid, and Step-Out Landings). Requires Project Operations Plan, Risk Assessment, and Bureau Aviation Manager's approval.     
TAMC  Transportation of Avian and Mammalian Carcasses  Transportation of Avian and Mammalian Carcasses     
UH_PCSU_MGR_12  UH PCSU Helicopter Safety Training 2012  This course if for personnel associated with the University of Hawaii.   A-101,105,106,108,113 and A-110   A-110 is only required for those personnel expecting to transport hazardous materials as part of their missions.  
Water Egress  Training (A-312 Equivalency Granted)  This is to record certificates in the IAT system for personnel who have attended the course at Survival Systems USA, Groton, CT.   Attend Course At SSI  This is to record certificates in the IAT system for personnel who have attended the course at Survival Systems USA, Groton, CT.  
Z-Test-Module  Test Module (Used for Testing Only)  For Testing Purposes Only     

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