APN-1108 Wire and Obstacle Environment Awareness Course

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Initial Course: $220

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

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The Wire and Obstacle Environment Awareness Course is an awareness program designed for pilots, aircrew and ground support personnel on understanding the low-level flying environment and its dangers. This course not only covers relevant details on wires danger in the low level environment but also looks at obstacle awareness within this environment including high air traffic areas such as those found during wild land / bush fire or media operations.

Who Should Attend

Professional pilots and crew members.

Course Objectives

  • Understand what constitutes the Wire and Obstacle Environment
  • Recognize the dangers within the Wire and Obstacle Environment
  • Know the regulatory requirements in relation to low level flight operations
  • Grasp the significance of group processes in the multi-crew environment
  • Understand the roles and functions of groups within society and how they influence individual performance in multi-crew operations
  • Identify the types of procedures that can be adopted before descending into the wire and obstacle environment and what to look out for to mitigate the dangers within this environment
  • Know the types of aircraft equipment that can increase chances of survival if impacting wires and the various markers that are used to assist flight crews in identifying obstacles
  • Recognize human performance limitations and ways in which flight crews can reduce the risks of collisions within the wire and obstacle environment
  • Understand how a risk assessment can be completed prior to flight or pre-tasking to ensure awareness of the dangers

Contact Us

Office of Professional Education, Worldwide Campus
600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd.
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.