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Course Code Title / Description Hrs
A-100 Basic Aviation Safety
The purpose of this course is to provide the aviation user with a foundation of knowledge, skills, and abilities, to safely utilize aircraft to accomplish agency missions. Topics include Mission Preparation and Planning, Pilot and Aircraft Briefings, Operational Safety, Post-Flight Duties, and Unmanned Aviation Systems (UAS).
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A-103 FAA NOTAM System
This course will focus on:
1. Explaining the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) System and mission appropriate NOTAMs
2. The difference between the nine temporary flight restrictions (TFR), and
3. The criteria and factors that impact a TFR
1
A-104 Overview of Aircraft Capabilities and Limitations
This course provides a fundamental understanding of aircraft performance, capabilities, and limitations. Emphasis is placed on selecting the "right tool for the job".
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A-107 Aviation Policy and Regulations I
This course provides a basic overview of agency aviation policy and standards and where to find them. The course covers agency and interagency manuals, handbooks, and guides as well as a brief summary of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs).
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A-109 Aviation Radio Use
This course provides a basic understanding on the operation of aircraft radios, including:
-VHF-AM
-Multi-channel Radios
-Agency required Radios

Also covers:
-Communications Requirements
-Radio Tones and their use
-Communications Systems within aircraft

And includes:
-Use of Air Guard
-Frequency Management
-Radio Discipline
2
A-110 Aviation Transportation of Hazardous Materials
This training complies with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Regulations 49 CFR 171.2 General Requirements, whereby agency employees who transport hazardous materials, by air, must receive training on the requirements and conditions under the terms of the DOT Special Permit 9198. Topics may include:
-Handling Procedures
-Policy Requirements
-Mishap Notification
-Packaging
-Identifying Hazardous Materials
-Safety Requirements
2
A-112 Mission Planning and Flight Request Process
This course 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
-Pilot and Aircraft Approval
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A-115 Automated Flight Following
This course provides an overview of the AFF system. Emphasis is on using the web-based application and the procedures utilized by dispatchers and aircrews.
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A-116 General Awareness Security Training
This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to DOI and USDA-FS departmental aviation security requirements.
0.5
A-200 Mishap Review
This course provides an annual overview of the National Transportation Safety Board releasable information from the DOI and USDA-FS aviation mishaps and lessons learned. Instructors authorized to teach this course are required to coordinate with the appropriate agency DOI OAS Chief ASTPE, or USDA-FS Regional Aviation Safety Manager (RASM) for additional USDA-FS information, contact the USDA-FS ATPM.
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A-202 Interagency Aviation Organizations
This course is designed to provide participants with knowledge of the aviation management organizations within the Department of the Interior (DOI) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service (USDA-FS).
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A-203 Basic Airspace
This course covers the basics about the National Airspace System covering:
-Class A-G Airspace
-Special Use Airspace
-Military Training Routes
-Cruise Missile Routes
-Slow Routes
-LATNs (airspace associated with low-speed and Low-altitude training conducted by military aircrews)

Instruction will include how to read and plot on an aeronautical sectional and a Department of Defense (DOD) AP1/B flight information publication book and charts. The 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.
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A-204 Aircraft Capabilities and Limitations
This course covers the identification and basic capabilities of helicopters and airplanes, to include aircraft commonly utilized by course participants. The course identifies aircraft performance, capabilities, and limitations also included are the four forces and the principles that effect flight. The course stresses the fundamentals of aircraft performance planning, to include:
-Weight
-Balance
-Density Altitude
2
A-205 Risk Management I
This course provides a basic introduction to Risk Management, Safety Management Systems (SMS), and Operational Risk Management (ORM), and the ability to apply these principles in Bureau/Agency aviation environments.
2
A-207 Aircraft Flight Scheduling
This course 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.
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A-208 Aircraft and Pilot Approval
The purpose of this course is to provide an understanding of policy requirements and benefits associated with approving the following, prior to the agency/bureau mission:
-Aircraft
-Pilots
-Mechanics
-Support Equipment
3
A-209 Helicopter Operations
This course provides technical training on how to work with helicopters in a natural resource environment. Includes information on:
-Operational Planning
-Load Calculations
-Takeoff and Landing Areas
-Personnel and Cargo Transportation
-Fueling
-Specialized Missions
8
A-218 Aircraft Pre-Use Inspection
This course shows how to perform pre-use inspection on a helicopter and on a fixed-wing aircraft.
0.5
A-219 Helicopter Transport of External Cargo
This course provides technical training and procedures for agency personnel performing helicopter external load operations. Participants will receive classroom and field training, and will be asked to demonstrate proper procedures to safely conduct helicopter external load operations. Participants will be given the opportunity to develop the skills to safely perform hover hookups and/or longline operations, via a live helicopter. The Instructor may choose to incorporate one or both activities.
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A-220 Train-The-Trainer
Interagency Aviation Trainer (IAT) qualification. This 32 hour course is designed to provide training to select employees with aviation and training backgrounds to qualify them as Interagency Aviation Trainers (IATs). Course emphasis is on increasing program knowledge and enhancing presentation skills.
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A-223 Water Ditching and Survival Train-The-Trainer
This course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely instruct the A-312 Water Ditching and Survival course. Scheduling this course requires authorization from the DOI OAS Chief ASTPE, or USDA-FS ATPM.
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A-225 IAT Instructor Update
This course designed to assist students with maintaining currency as an IAT Instructor providing a review and update of current IAT Instructor policies and processes (i.e. IAT website course offerings webpage, class roster, instructor/student course evaluations) and training techniques that support the Instructor in successfully delivering IAT courses.
2
A-302 Personal Responsibility & Liability
This course provides an understanding of personal and organizational responsibility and liability in aviation program operations.
2
A-303 Human Factors in Aviation
This course provides the basic principles of human behavior relevant to general aviation accident prevention and the human physiological and psychological factors that affects aircrew performance.
2
A-304 Aircraft Maintenance
This course provides an overview of what aviation managers should look for to ensure that proper aircraft maintenance is being performed. Topics include:
-Roles and Responsibilities
-The Maintenance Process
-Return to Service
-Return to Contract Availability
2
A-305 Risk Management II
This course presents the practical application of deliberate risk management techniques, tools, and resources and how they may be used to identify hazards and to assess risks in natural resource aviation operations. Information presented will allow the students to utilize the five steps of the risk management process and the 5M Risk Model, as well as working through an operation risk scenario utilizing risk management tools. The course references relevant elements from the following:
-Air Force Pamphlet 90-803
-FAA Systems Safety Handbook Chapter 15
-FS-BLM Aviation Risk Management Handbook 2011
-DOI OPM-06 Aviation Management Plans
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A-306 Aviation Contract Administration
This course covers both DOI AQD/USDA-FS aviation contracts, and was designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to administer aviation contracts. The focus of the course will be:
-Roles and Responsibilities
-Policy
-Contract Types
-Procurement Process
-Payment
-Documentation
-Emergency Hiring of Aircraft
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A-307 Aviation Policy and Regulations II
This course provides participants with a working knowledge of aviation directive systems within each agency for the management and use of government aircraft (e.g. DOI Departmental Manuals and USDA-FS Forest Service Manual 5700).
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A-309 Helicopter Flight Manuals
This purpose of this course is to understand the layout and information contained in the Rotorcraft Flight Manual (RFM). This information is used to support performance planning requirements of the Helicopter Manager-Resource position.
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A-310 Overview of Crew Resource Management
This purpose of this course is to provide participants with an overview of crew resource management (CRM) skills and techniques, and to illustrate the importance of practicing CRM to accomplish safe aviation operations. Topics covered include:
-Situational Awareness
-Communication
-Teamwork
-Task Allocation
-Decision Making

Note: USDA-Forest Service requires N9059/RT9059F, in lieu of A-310
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A-311 Aviation Planning
This course provides aviation personnel with an overview of the aviation planning process for state and federal agencies, including how and when to prepare an Aviation Plan.
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A-312 Water Ditching and Survival
This purpose of this course is to provide classroom and hands-on training to better prepare students in the event they experience an aircraft water ditching.
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A-314 Aviation Program Overview for Forest Service Agency Administrators
This course provides a synopsis of the following, as relates to Line Officer responsibilities:
-Aviation Policy
-Safety and Accident Prevention
-Training and Qualification Requirements of Employees
-Liability
-Procurement
-Aviation Organizations
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A-325R Water Ditching and Survival - Academic Refresher
This webinar course refresher provides the participants with the knowledge of the proper procedures to follow in the event of water ditching of an aircraft. This course includes discussion on the following:
-Egress
-Hypothermia
-Utilization of PFDs, Life Rafts, and Water Survival Equipment

This course is an academic refresher, ONLY.
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A-450 Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) Basic Remote Pilot Course
This is the fundamental sUAS course for individuals wanting to become qualified to operate sUAS for the Department of the Interior (DOI)/U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service (USDA-FS). A-450 will utilize micro-sized sUAS aircraft to provide the basic academic and flight training necessary to conduct missions as Remote Pilot-in-Command (RPIC) for DOI. It is mandatory that the required pre-work be accomplished prior to the classroom segment of the course.

Note: For further information, contact your National Aviation Manager for guidance regarding how to begin a sUAS program.
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A-452R Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) Remote Pilot Refresher Training
DOI Remote Pilots must complete UAS Refresher Training (A-452R), or approved equivalent, every 24 months, following the issuance of their UAS Pilot Qualification card (OAS-30U).
Current DOI/USDA-FS Remote Pilots participating in either A-450 or A452R, as a student or an instructor, will receive credit for refresher training. This training can be completed 4 months in advance, or within 30 days after, the date of expiration on the OAS-30U, and shall be documented on the Interagency Aviation Training (IAT) website (https://www.iat.gov/). Whether or not you complete A-452R before or after your expiration date, you will retain your original carding date.
Remote Pilots operating the low complexity UAS will be able to complete this requirement via distance learning opportunities. Remote Pilots operating more complex aircraft may be required to attend a refresher course in-person. For further information, see DOI OPM-11.
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A-454 Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) Add-on Course
This course is for individuals who have previously attended the DOI A-450 Basic Remote Pilot Training Course.
Primary Audience: DOI/ISDA-FS qualified pilots who want to include additional DOI-approved sUAS platforms to their DOI Remote Pilot card.
Contact your National Bureau UAS Manager for further information.
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A-455 Overview of Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) Operations
This course is an overview and introduction to small Unmanned Aircraft operations. It gives the participant a brief history, overview, and application of sUAS. This is not an operator course. This course will provide managers an overview of how to begin a sUAS program, along with the requirements for operating a sUAS in the National Airspace System, and while working for the DOI/USDA-FS.
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ABS Aviation Business System Updates
This class is a part of the SW Regional IAT Workshop.
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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.
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ACETA-R ACETA - Refresher Training
The ACETA Refresher course will review topics from the initial training course, cover new or innovative ACETA techniques, review the use of ACETA equipment and may include mock-ups.
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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: A-100 Basic Aviation Safety. Available in Anchorage, classroom instruction only.
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GCNP-SFRA Grand Canyon National Park Special Flight Rules Area
This module describes the special flight rules that apply to flying over the Grand Canyon National Park. This training is required for pilots performing missions under the operational control of the USDA Forest Service and the Department of the Interior in the restricted airspace in and around the Grand Canyon National Park.
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M-2 Aviation Management Line Managers Briefing
This course has been developed for Line Managers 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
-Risk Management

This course meets the DOI requirements of 352 DM (1.5 B)
Equivalency: Completion of M-3 will meet the M-2 requirement
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M-3 DOI Aviation Management Training for Supervisors
This course has been developed for Supervisors who are 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
-Risk Management

This course meets the DOI requirements of 352 DM (1.5 B)
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MH1 Aviation Firefighting: Basic Fire Behavior & Tactics
Aviation Firefighting: Basic Fire Behavior & Tactics
0.5
MH2 Aviation Firefighting: Organization, Communication & Airspace
Aviation Firefighting: Organization, Communication & Airspace
0.5
MH3 Aviation Firefighting: Fire Helicopter Operations
Aviation Firefighting: Fire Helicopter Operations
0.5
RT-273 Single Engine Air Tanker Manager Workshop
Please Visit the NWCG Training Catalog for the most current course description and requirements.

NOTE: Individuals instructing NWCG aviation courses are required to meet instructor qualifications within the NWCG Field Managers Course Guide or individual course instructor guides.
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RT-372 Helicopter Manager Workshop
Please Visit the NWCG Training Catalog for the most current course description and requirements.

NOTE: Individuals instructing NWCG aviation courses are required to meet instructor qualifications within the NWCG Field Managers Course Guide or individual course instructor guides.
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RT-378 Air Tactical Group Supervisor Refresher
Please Visit the NWCG Training Catalog for the most current course description and requirements.

NOTE: Individuals instructing NWCG aviation courses are required to meet instructor qualifications within the NWCG Field Managers Course Guide or individual course instructor guides.
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S-270 Basic Air Operations
Please Visit the NWCG Training Catalog for the most current course description and requirements.

NOTE: Individuals instructing NWCG aviation courses are required to meet instructor qualifications within the NWCG Field Managers Course Guide or individual course instructor guides.
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S-271 Helicopter Crewmember
Please Visit the NWCG Training Catalog for the most current course description and requirements.

NOTE: Individuals instructing NWCG aviation courses are required to meet instructor qualifications within the NWCG Field Managers Course Guide or individual course instructor guides.
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S-273 Single Engine Airtanker Manager
Please Visit the NWCG Training Catalog for the most current course description and requirements.

NOTE: Individuals instructing NWCG aviation courses are required to meet instructor qualifications within the NWCG Field Managers Course Guide or individual course instructor guides.
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S-371 Helibase Manager
Please Visit the NWCG Training Catalog for the most current course description and requirements.

NOTE: Individuals instructing NWCG aviation courses are required to meet instructor qualifications within the NWCG Field Managers Course Guide or individual course instructor guides.
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S-375 Air Support Group Supervisor
Please Visit the NWCG Training Catalog for the most current course description and requirements.

NOTE: Individuals instructing NWCG aviation courses are required to meet instructor qualifications within the NWCG Field Managers Course Guide or individual course instructor guides.
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S-378 Aerial Supervision
Please Visit the NWCG Training Catalog for the most current course description and requirements.

NOTE: Individuals instructing NWCG aviation courses are required to meet instructor qualifications within the NWCG Field Managers Course Guide or individual course instructor guides.
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S-470 Air Operations Branch Director
Please Visit the NWCG Training Catalog for the most current course description and requirements.

NOTE: Individuals instructing NWCG aviation courses are required to meet instructor qualifications within the NWCG Field Managers Course Guide or individual course instructor guides.
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SEAT1 SEAT Fire Behavior
SEAT Fire Behavior
0.5
SEAT2 SEAT Operations
SEAT Operations
0.5
SEAT3 SEAT Firefighting Tactics
SEAT Firefighting Tactics
0.5
SH-C Short-Haul Classroom Training
This course meets the ground school objectives listed in the short-haul handbook
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SH-E Short-Haul Flight Evolution Training
Student have flown in short-haul evolutions - training or operational
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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-40 (Toe-In, Single Skid, and Step-Out Landings). Requires Project Operations Plan, Risk Assessment, and Bureau Aviation Manager's approval. NWCG Course Number: N9066
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A-102 USDA-FS Alaska Region Fixed-Wing Safety
This course was specifically designed for U. S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service (USDA-FS) employees that utilize aircraft in the Alaska Region (Region 10) of the USDA-FS.
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A-113_USFS USDA-FS Crash Survival for R-10 (Alaska Region) Employees
This course was specifically designed for U. S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service (USDA-FS) employees that utilize aircraft in the Alaska Region (Region 10) of the USDA-FS.
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S-372 Helicopter Management
Please Visit the NWCG Training Catalog for the most current course description and requirements.

NOTE: Individuals instructing NWCG aviation courses are required to meet instructor qualifications within the NWCG Field Managers Course Guide or individual course instructor guides.
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DOI AMPH AMPH Clinic
This course is designed to teach the beginning student and re-familiarize the experienced pilot with the basic and advance techniques of amphibious float flying. Course is in accordance with, OAS Operational Procedures Memorandum OPM-22.
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DOI Float Float Clinic
This course is designed to teach the beginning student and re-familiarize the experienced pilot with the basic and advance techniques of float flying. Course is in accordance with, OAS Operational Procedures Memorandum OPM-22.
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DOI Ski Ski Clinic
This course is designed to teach the beginning student and re-familiarize the experienced pilot with the basic and advance techniques of ski flying in Alaska. Course is in accordance with, OAS Operational Procedures Memorandum OPM-22.
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DOI UNP Unprepared Landing Site Clinic
This course is designed to teach the beginning student and re-familiarize the experienced pilot with the basic and advance techniques of operating from Unprepared landing sites in Alaska. Course is in accordance with, OAS Operational Procedures Memorandum OPM-22.
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DOI IFR IFR Clinic
This course is designed to teach the beginning student and refamiliarize the experienced pilot with the basic Procedures of IFR flying in Alaska. Course is IAW, OAS Operational Procedures Memorandum (OPM) - 22.
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DOI Mentor Mentor Clinic
This course is designed to standardize all DOI Bureau Instructors on the following: flight maneuvers, best practices and to improve quality for all DOI Bureau pilots
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MTN FLY Mountain Flying (USFS)
This online course addresses foundational mountain flying skills universal to safe and effective flight operations within mountainous terrain. This online course is designed for contract and government helicopter pilots.
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N9059 Crew Resource Management 7 Skills
This course explains the importance/history of Crew Resource Management (CRM) and introduces the 7 Skills of CRM which include:
-Decision Making
-Assertiveness
-Mission analysis
-Communication
-Leadership
-Adaptability/Flexibility
-Situational Awareness
The N9059 course also promotes the understanding of these concepts through practical skills application demonstrated in facilitated scenarios throughout the course.
-N9059 meets equivalency requirements for A-310 Overview of Crew Resource Management
-See: USFS Briefing Paper: "CRM 7 Skills" equivalent to "A-310 Overview of Crew Resource Management" May 2015
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RT9059F Crew Resource Management 7 Skills Refresher
This refresher course reviews the importance/history of Crew Resource Management (CRM), and reviews and promotes the understanding of the 7 skills concepts through practical skills application demonstrated in facilitated scenarios throughout the course.
Currency Requirements = every 3 years, per USFS Briefing Paper: "CRM 7 Skills" - May 2015
1.5
ACETA-GS ACETA - Ground School
- Helicopter capture operations safety - Crew coordination, survival and capture equipment familiarization - Data collection/sample gathering - Telemetry (radio/GPS) collar fitting for various species - Animal handling safety, restraint and transport safety - Release procedures/ACETA safety equipment update - ACETA accident review
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AS2M Aerial Survey Aviation Safety and Management
AS2M is designed specifically for resource specialists who manage aircraft to safely conduct missions including aerial sketch mapping, photo/remote sensing, wildlife and vegetation surveys, and aerial reconnaissance in general.
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A-117 Fixed-Wing Hand Signals
This course provides a fundamental understanding of standard aircraft marshalling hand signals to be utilized by Fixed-Wing Parking Tenders. The role of the Fixed-Wing Parking Tender (FWPT) is an important element of managing aircraft movement in the vicinity of the ramp. The aircraft FWPT provides the essential visual link to assist the flight crew in positioning the aircraft correctly. The responsibility for the safe operation of the aircraft on the ground rests with the flight crew, however, the ground crew including FWPTs have the duty of care to provide the flight crew with the correct guidance information. In addition, to ensure that the possibility of accidental damage is mitigated with the use of best practices at all times.
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ACETA-ADV Advanced ACETA Training
Advanced training for experienced ACETA gunners. May include: training from certified industry trainers, progressive technology/methods, advanced techniques from ACETA experts and live mock-ups using firearm and/or capture devices. May be required by some agencies to qualify as an ACETA instructor. See agency policy.
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AUT Aviation User Training (Only for USFS Region 10 Alaska)
This course was specifically designed for employees in the Alaska Region (Region 10) of the US Forest Service to provide the aviation user with a foundation of knowledge, skills and abilities to safely utilize aircraft to accomplish agency missions. Students will receive an equivalency for A-100 Basic Aviation Safety. PLEASE NOTE: This equivalency is only authorized for Forest Service personnel.
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FS509 Crew Resource Management 7 Skills Train the Trainer
This 24-hour CRM 7 Skills Train-the-Trainer course is a comprehensive class that provides in-depth information on the FS CRM 7 Skills program, history of CRM, and each of the 7 critical skills. This class is designed to strengthen and focus the participants' existing aviation skills and experience into that of a CRM subject matter expert. In addition, it provides a framework for the use of facilitative instructional techniques applied to case studies, that are a critical component of delivering both the Initial and Refresher CRM 7 Skills courses.
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