IS-BAO Training Requirements
- John Frazier
HEADLINE: Advanced Aircrew Academy Lands First Ever Client Operating Totally Unmanned Fleet!
Well, not yet anyway, although you may have seen the FAA’s Notice of June 25 advising that the special committee on Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems will meet on July 30th. It’s no wonder that new pilot training starts are down. These young folks can read!
The majority of Aircrew Academy’s clients today thankfully consists of operators at which experienced professional aviators are flying high performance turbo prop and jet aircraft. Understandably, this is where our training focus is. It’s not surprising either that many of our client aviation operators are IS-BAO registered or are considering becoming registered and are asking us for guidance about what training is required by the Standard. This makes sense given our training focus and the fact that we have an IS-BAO accredited auditor on our training staff. Advanced Aircrew Academy is an approved IS-BAO Support Services Affiliate with an expertise in both the Standard and training. So we train, consult, and audit, which puts us in a unique position to be able to answer your questions as they relate to IS-BAO training requirements.
One of the features of the IS-BAO as it relates to training is that figuring out what is required is not simple or straightforward. The Standards are lengthy and complex, largely due to the range of operations that they cover. Veterans of the process know that you will not find a summary list of required or recommended training. Figuring it all out with a level of confidence that you are willing to bet your audit on can be a multi-pronged exercise in pulling out your hair, which is one of the reasons our phones ring at Advanced Aircrew Academy.
In a series of blog posts this month, we will talk about IS-BAO and training, including how all that works for the different types of flight departments and flight department positions such as pilot, maintenance tech, dispatchers, and schedulers. We will also provide you with a set of ‘draft’ format guidance that you can download, edit, and insert into your operations manual if you find that useful. Stay tuned.