Commandant: Major Eric Templeton

Session 1: 19-26 July 2014

Session 2: 26 July - 2 August 2014

2014 MAS Schedule - Pending


Student Prerequisites:

Pilot Track
Observer Track

Applicant must be 18 years old by start of training

GES, OPSEC, MS, IS-100b, IS-200b and IS-700a prior to arrival at the school.

Current C182 G1000 Form 5

Proficient as G1000 MO

Current Form 91 G1000

Current MO with 10+ actual or training sorties

Preferably also Form 5 qualified in C172. 

High level of understanding/competence with GPS use and air navigation

 

 

Prior MAS Intermediate MO/MP graduates preferred.

Wing Approval

The Advanced MO/MP course trains experienced mission aircrews to execute visual search patterns to precise standards utilizing nearly all of the GPS units on board CAP aircraft. Students will train using the GPS units to fly visual search patterns in a consistent and highly accurate manner without use of SAR software that may be built into the GPS system.  The focus is on conceptual adaptation of the basic features available in all GPS units to enable competence across the fleet.

The course covers GPS units deployed in most of the fleet.  This includes the GX50-60 series, G1000, and GPS 400 models.  We will train all GPS units on the ground, and demonstrate the use of the GPS units in-flight. Crews can expect to fly C172s with GX 50-60 series and C182 G1000s. Students should plan to fly 5 days in this 6 day course, weather permitting.

Students must arrive at NESA competent to plan and fly all standard visual search patterns, including route, parallel track, creeping line, expanding square and sector search.  The NESA instructors will teach GPS concepts to enhance the student’s ability to fly all standard patterns to a highly accurate level.

The MP and the MO will both be required to independently plan each sortie, set up the GPS units for the mission, and re-plan the search in flight if needed. Crew competence will be measured to the following standards: altitude maintained at +100/-0, groundspeed +/- 5 knots, and lateral deviation of .05nm (300 feet) to either side of centerline during search. 

We will also focus on the benefits, limitations, and risks of autopilot use in each pattern.

 


The MP and the MO will both be required to independently plan each sortie, set up the GPS units for the mission, and re-plan the search in flight if needed. Crew competence will be measured to the following standards: altitude maintained at +100/-0, groundspeed +/- 5 knots, and lateral deviation of .05nm (300 feet) to either side of centerline during search.  We will also focus on the benefits, limitations, and risks of autopilot use in each pattern.
The pace of this course will be very high but with significant time/resources available to support your successful completion.  The NESA staff is committed to your success.


NOTE!

Travel: Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements. Transportation will be arranged for those flying into Indianapolis International Airport. We must know travel arrangements in advance to make arrangements.


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