Tailored aviation training for personnel who perform roles on board aircraft but who are not trained as aircrew such as Air Observers, Air Attack Supervisors, Electricity linesmen, Wildlifesurveyors, RSPCA officers, DPI, and other such roles. These roles come under the CASA definition of Task Specialist.
A task specialist is anyone who performs a role on board an aircraft that is related to the mission but who is not aircrew or flight crew. The above examples are task specialists.
IPAS uses a combination of Crew Resource Management/Human Factors theory and over two decades of military and civilian aviation experience to deliver a tailored theory/practical course where the client’s internal processes are used.
Approved helicopter providers are engaged to supply aircraft to assist with the airborne component of the course.
Training includes those requirements to qualify* in the following Units of Competency:
PUAFIR0 17- Work Safely Around Aircraft
AVIF0035 - Manage Human Factors in Aviation Operations
AVIF0040 - Employ Fatigue Risk Management Practices in the Aviation Workplace
*Individuals then collect their evidence from the course and contact IPAS' training partner RHO Aviation Training Services and can apply for RPL.
Mission crew training includes Working Safely Around Aircraft.
Creating and running a mission crew course includes many moving parts. Organising an aircraft, a navigation route, coordinating with Air Traffic Control, arranging landings sites, arranging classrooms, catering, risk management, pilot briefings, theory, safety... the list goes on. Have a look at this 4-minute video to get an idea of what it entails.
As part of a Mission Crew course, working safely around aircraft techniques, as per the unit of competency, are taught along with mission command techniques. This video shows what trainees do on the airborne assessment. Note how the experience of the trainees varies from some to none! Mission crew courses provide the confidence to be a useful member of the aviation team.
Efficiency and safety are the key words in any IPAS course. Saving time and saving people from injury equates to saving money and saving reputations. In this video we show some simple safety tips that make working with aircraft easier, safer and more efficient.