Safety Research Corporation of America (SRCA) provides training services that include content research, technical manual creation, interactive multimedia presentations, student workbooks, computer-based training and performance/evaluation tools. Our start to finish training and development services include:
A sample of training programs developed over the years to meet the needs of our clients is provided below. Contact SRCA about your organization's training needs, and we can develop a custom program to meet your objectives.
This class addresses the use of Minimum Equipment Lists, their genesis, and the value they bring to the maintainability of our aircraft. Further, the program explains its use, application and includes in-class exercises. Required Equiment List (REL) is additionally addressed.
This is a comprehensive class on Aircraft Forms and Records based upon the Department of the Army Pamphlet (DA PAM) 738-751, Flight Regulation AR 95-1, and other guidance. It details the use of all forms, the reasons we use them, how they are used in managing the maintenance program, and how to complete them properly. This class is applicable to persons who have never seen or worked with these systems or those who require refresher training.
An analysis of aviation accidents reveals that a significant percentage of aircraft accidents result from one or more crew resource management (CRM) coordination errors committed during and even before the flight. Often, an accident was the result of a sequence of undetected crew errors that combined to produce a catastrophic result. A systematic analysis of these error patterns identified specific areas where crew-level training could reduce the occurrence of such faults and break the chain of errors leading to accidents and poor flight performance. The Aircrew Coordination Training (ACT) was developed to help alleviate aviation accidents that were a result of human error.
Since 2006, SRCA has provided ACT Training to specialized airborne intelligence operators with the integration of both pilots and operators. The course is developed by qualified instructors who have a diverse background of developing and delivering courses that fall within the requirements of DOD-style instruction to teaching at California’s oldest private research university to collaborating with federal agencies charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the U.S. SRCA exceeds the challenge of providing targeted CRM to unique clients.
SRCA researches and develops tailored CRM or ACT training for instructing aircrews in the fundamentals of crew interaction to provide safer, better trained, and more proficient aircrews that quickly recognize and diffuse potential problems that arise during aviation operations. This training includes, but is not limited, to the following subject areas:
- Historical evolution of ACT/CRM
- Categories of Human error
- Fundamentals of ACT and CRM
- Aeronautical Decision-Making
- Hazardous Attitudes
- Accident analysis
- Lessons Learned
Data reveals that both CRM and ACT have significantly reduced the number of occurrences and severity of aviation accidents. To that end, SRCA strives to provide the best, most comprehensive and current training available to aviators and aircrews everywhere.
Safety Research Corporation of America (SRCA) developed and delivers Aircraft Accident Investigation (AAI) training curricula in a recurring one-week course that combines subject matter expertise and practical concepts to provide the optimum learning experience. This course examines aircraft systems, controls, performance variables, flight hazards and material characteristics involved in aircraft operations and accidents. AAI provides practical techniques and methodologies essential to aircraft accident investigation. Persons associated with the field of accident investigation (i.e., manufacturers, operators, associations, insurers, law enforcement, military and government agencies) are the most common participants.
SRCA provides instructors that are subject matter experts in their appropriate field and includes real life presentations by industry leaders. Sample sections of the course include Wing Aerodynamics, On-site Investigation Actions, Investigative Techniques and Aircraft Regulations. Technical and editorial support is also provided with as-needed revisions and updates.
The Anti-Terrorism Course is for Department of the Army (DA) civilians and contractors traveling overseas in hostile areas. This course follows FORSCOM’s Predeployment Training Guidance, ISO COCOM 131901ZSEP11, CENTCOM Regulation 525-33 and AR 350-1, Army Training and Leader Development for aircrews and other specialized personnel. This training addresses and prepares students operating in dangerous and volatile (High Risk) areas of the world while providing in-depth situational awareness. This includes current events, hostile situations, and hostage scenarios one may encounter which collectively give students a better understanding of the potential threat and enemy. Depending of the country of deployment, the training consists of 4 to 8 hours of briefings to include:
- Area of Operation (AO) Environment
- AO Threats (captors and their resaons
- Surviving in Captivity
- Understanding Captivity with Military Personnel (Code of Conduct)
- Evasion Techniques
- Behavioral Support
SRCA Instructors have completed FORSCOM training, been on multiple tours in combat, studied the HQDA Personnel Recovery training methodology and meet all pre-deployment training requirements for units deployed under FORSCOM Southwest Asia Training Guidance. They will give your personnel the confidence and better understanding of the workplace they are going to, teach them to see what the untrained eye cannot see, and demonstrate how to get out of any hostile situation safely.
The purpose of Weight and Balance training is to help ensure flight crew and maintainers understand correct procedures in using weight and center of gravity data. The training is focused upon proper use of the DoD 365 series forms and their application using U.S. Army guidelines and regulations. This includes the proper use of the Army Aviation Engineering Manual (TM-1500-342-23), the Army Flight Regulation (AR 95-1), and General Aircraft Maintenance Practices (TM 1-1500-2014-23-1).
The five-hour class takes the student through all facets of weight and balance addressing the following objectives:
- Weight & Balance Theory
- Unique U.S. Army Requirements in Managing Weight & Balance
- Organizational Requirements of Weight & Balance
- Program Management of Weight & Balance
- Responsibilities of Weight & Balance Technicians
- Relationship of Weight & Balance Forms
- Proper Management of Weight & Balance Files