Aviation User and Management
The Forest Service utilizes aircraft in the support
or accomplishment of many of our programs and projects. The aircraft users
are as many and varied as the types of aircraft used. Our goal is to accomplish
safe, efficient, and effective utilization of aviation resources. Increasing
employee awareness of agency policy, procedures, and safe practices must
receive high priority. Aviation training, whether basic safety, specialized,
or management, is a method to increase this awareness and a key to meeting
Crew Resource Management (CRM) Briefing Paper >>---
The Advanced Aviation Management Training (AAMT) replaces
the previous Safety System Leadership for Aviation Managers (SSLAM)
courses. The Forest Service annually provides these courses for approximately
27 personnel (three from each Region) to attend the AAMT. The AAMT is
a three course syllabus of instruction that will meet the academic requirements
to develop the advanced skills necessary to lead natural resources aviation
programs. The three courses are:
Safety Management Systems
This course will address the 4 pillars of Systems
Safety including Policy, Risk Management, Promotion, and Assurance.
Additionally the course will identify management of change and matching
complexity of the safety system to match the program. Organizational
culture will be reviewed indicating the link between a reporting,
learning, and just culture and a successful systems safety program.
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Integrated Resource Management
This course will address team based leadership for
Aviation Managers including coursework in the following areas: 7 Skills-Based
principles of Crew Resource Management, Aeromedical/ Human Factors,
Aviation Leadership, Communications, and Crew Resource Management
Case Study Development/Training Facilitation. Graduates of this four
day course who are designated NWCG instructors will be qualified to
teach the 3 hour CRM course after a review by an IRM program instructor.
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Qualified Technical Investigator
(QTI): This third course will address mishap and incident
investigation procedures, protocols, and accident causation. Human
factors as well as system failures will be identified as possible
contributing factors in the chain of events that lead to accidents.
Students will understand protocols and laws associated with mishap
investigations including working with the FAA and NTSB. By the end
of the course, each student will be able to develop and summarize
a mishap sequence of events, findings of fact, and deliberative observations
that may develop conclusive information for probable causal and contributing
factors. Additional information will be coming soon.
If anyone has attended SSLAM, they will receive an AAMT
certificate once they have completed all SSLAM objectives. The AAMT,
taken in its entirety is considered equivalent to the entire SSLAM program.
Each AAMT class (SMS, IRM, and QTI) can be credited to those SSLAM students
who took classes that covered the necessary objectives for that class.
The following SSLAM course completions will be considered an equivalent
for the respective AAMT courses and they will not need to take that
AAMT course to get a completion certificate.
||SSLAM courses required for equivalency
|Safety Management Systems (SMS)
Human Factors and Operational Risk Management and
Safety Program Management.
The SMS course will also be equivalent to IAT courses A-101, A-205,
A-305, A-401, and A-403
|Integrated Resource Management (IRM)
Communication Program Management and
Communication Operations Management and
Human Factors and Operational Risk Management and
The IRM course will also be equivalent to IAT courses A-108, A-303,
|Qualified Technical Investigator (QTI)
Aircraft Health Management and
Human Factors and Operational Risk Management.
The QTI course will also be equivalent to IAT courses A-106, A-200,
A-301, A-303, and A-403
Students who complete the entire program may submit their certifiations
to GSA - Interagency Council for Aviation Policy (ICAP) for the federal
Aviation Safety Officer qualification and certificate.
Interagency Aviation Training (IAT)
The Interagency Aviation Training program, developed by
the Interagency Aviation Training Steering Committee, under the National
Interagency Aviation Council, is the basis for the IAT curriculum. Interagency
Aviation Training meets the training requirements for aviation users as
outlined in FSM 5725. Training requirements are specified in the Interagency
Aviation Training Guide (FSM 5725.06) and Appendix 1 - Forest Service
Requirements. Many courses are available on-line with several more planned
for the future. The IAT website is located at: www.iat.gov
The IAT Guide is available online at: https://www.iat.gov/docs/iatprogram.pdf.
Please review the Forest Service Appendix to the Guide as well at:
Regions are co-hosting Aviation Workshops with our Interagency partners
that include the upper level (300 & 400) IAT courses. These Aviation
Workshops are usually targeted at providing the required courses for positions
such as: Fixed Wing Flight Manager-Special Use, Project Aviation Manager,
Aviation Manager and Supervisor. Information on these training sessions
can be found on the IAT web site.
ACE is upper level (300 & 400) IAT courses. It centers on participants'
needs to fulfill requirements in their aviation-related positions and
to attend other classes that may be of interest to them. Information on
scheduled ACE training sessions can be found on the IAT web site.
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