The aim of the course was to provide in-depth theoretical knowledge in subjects relevant to SAR Aviation Tasking and Co-ordination (SATaC). Some of the subjects included: Operational Risk Management, Meteorology, Navigation and map-reading, Principles of Flight / Mass & Balance, Flight Planning, Air Law, Communications, Operational Procedures, Human Factors and Crew Resource Management (CRM), SAR Operations, Fatigue Risk Management and Flight Time Limitations.
We are very proud to be assisting Ireland's front line services with critical training of this nature: eight (8) of our instructors were involved using videoconferencing technologies. We have a team of 20+ instructors who are operational in the aviation industry and include: current airline pilots, type rating instructors, helicopter / SAR Pilots, aircraft and avionics technicians, human factors specialists, military pilot instructors, aeronautical engineers, and air traffic controllers.
Over the past few months, we have built up significant expertise and experience in delivering courses for customers remotely and we were delighted to be able to use this expertise to provide this vital training to the Irish Coast Guard which co-ordinates all Search and Rescue (SAR) services for Ireland 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.