Air Boss 201: Advanced Air Boss Workshop

Tuesday, December 5th 2017 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

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The air boss is the individual who controls the aviation event activities in accordance with the briefed schedule and federal regulations. In short, they must be prepared to assume responsibility for everything related to safe air and ground operations conducted as part of the air show. And, after many years of operating entirely without regulatory oversight or training/experience requirements, the FAA is poised to begin requiring evaluation through the ICAS Air Boss Recognition program. As part of this effort, ICAS has re-constructed its Air Boss 201 Workshop to ensure that it provides current and aspiring air bosses with the training that will soon be required by the FAA.

During this highly-focused, four and one-half hour workshop program, participants will learn about understanding and adhering to FAA and Transport Canada regulations/guidance, conducting a safe and effective briefing, organizing and conducting an air show, and understanding the show site and the idiosyncrasies of the airspace in which they are working. The course addresses the pre-show safety briefing, recent changes to air show regulations/guidance, air show entertainment techniques and strategies, radio communications and case history discussions on difficult and complex air/ground operations problems and issues.

This advanced, half-day course also explains how to assess event preparation and readiness, and how to stay within both the letter and the intent of all applicable regulations/guidance to ensure both pilot and spectator safety. By itself, the course will not qualify an individual to become an air boss, but this program is focused on air boss issues and can be used as a useful first step in developing the knowledge base necessary to become an air show air boss.

The fee for the half-day Air Boss 201 Workshop is $195 thru November 17, and $220 November 18 - on-site. This workshop is not included in your registration fee.