AVS-2000 Contaminated Runway Operations

Quick Facts


Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Course is Part of this Program

Course Length
Self-Paced (Must be completed within 6 months)

Course Dates & Locations
Courses are online and can be started anytime.

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Regulatory requirements and reporting standards for dry, wet and contaminated runways are considered in this course. Aircraft performance effects, including considerations for accelerate and stop distances, reduced thrust take-offs, and range of V¹ speeds braking action are discussed in detail. Reporting methods (SNOWTAMS, Runway Friction Indices) are included.

Who Should Attend

  • Experienced airline pilots

Course Objectives

After completing this course you should be able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of aviation in the areas of:

  • Definitions
  • Runway condition categorization
  • Dry runways
  • Damp runways
  • Wet runways
  • Contaminated runways
  • Assessing contamination
  • Water-equivalent contamination depths
  • Other Contaminants
  • Contaminants and performance
  • Runway condition reporting
  • Ploughing and sweeping
  • Braking Action Reports / Friction Indices
  • Quiz
Lesson 2: Operations and Performance
  • Impact on performance
  • Performance calculations
  • Reduced thrust
  • Limiting field length
  • Balanced field length
  • Range of VĀ¹ speeds
  • Precipitation drag
  • Rejected take-off considerations
  • Aquaplaning ā€“ dynamic, viscous, rubber reversion
  • Landing distance correction
  • Approach considerations
  • Ice-covered runways
  • Anti-skid considerations
  • Runway surfaces
  • Engineered Materials Arrestor Systems (EMAS)

Contact Us

Office of Professional Education, Worldwide Campus
1 Aerospace Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3900

This course is asynchronous and instructor facilitated. You will not be required to log in at the same time as your instructor, but you will have assignments due each week. You can log in at any time to complete course assignments.