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Course Number: C-4J-3302.
Location: Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training, Pensacola, FL.
Length: 5 weeks (180 hours).
Exhibit Dates: 11/11Present.
Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to maintain an aviation safety program; manage an operational risk management program; prepare air safety reports; manage the activities of the Aviation Mishap Board; have a general knowledge of aircraft structures, aerodynamics performance and human factors (risk); apply technical aeronautical concepts related to safety and mission accomplishment; determine the aeromedical impact on aviatorabilities to effect safe flight; and investigate aircraft accidents.
Instruction: Methods of instruction include audiovisual materials, case studies, classroom exercises, discussion, laboratory, learner presentations, lecture, and practical exercises. General course topics include aviation safety programs, risk management, privileged and non-privileged items of evidence, injury and mishap categories, human and technical causal factors, aviation safety reports, hazard reports, Aviation Mishap Board, collection of evidence, determining accident causes, technical, structural, mechanical, aerodynamic failures leading to accident in FW and RW aircraft, and human physiological issues leaving to accidents.
Related Competencies: Aviation safety topics include aeromedical factors, aircraft accident investigation, aviation safety program management, aviation safety reports, risk management program, safety management systems (SMS), and systems analysis. Human factors in aviation topics include case studies, decision-making, fatigue and circadian rhythms, managing stress, safety culture, SHEL model, and situational awareness. Aircraft accident investigation topics include accident analysis, field investigation, fire analysis, investigation responsibilities, photography, powerplant analysis, safety investigation reports, static fracture identification, stress in structure analysis, and systems analysis.
Credit Recommendation: In the graduate degree category, 3 semester hours in aviation safety, 3 in human factors in aviation, and 2 in aircraft accident investigation (11/12)(11/12).