Route 66 – Soils of America™ Course
Discover how familiarity with diverse soils, climates and geographical boundaries can help your team analyze potential risk factors for Contingency Aviation Operations.
Join our Cadre, along historic Route 66, as we visit several distinct Eco-regions in the United States; starting in the Central Plains, traversing the Ouachita Mountains, and the vast ‘semi-arid’ prairies of middle America, negotiating our way through Gila Mountain ranges, and over the Continental Divide, down into the majestic Mojave Desert, concluding our adventure along the sands of the Pacific Ocean. “Know the Soil . . . Predict the Future!”
Desert Landing Site (DLS) Survey™ Course
A five-day course covering semi-prepared and tactical Desert Landing Site (DLS) surveying, imagery analysis & site selection, as well as, service life maintenance & weather condition impacts during operations; including an overview of Engineering Technical Letters (ETLs) 97-9, 04-7 and 02-19, and a review of AFI 13-217 (AFSOC Supplement). Surveyors will understand how to implement the ‘highest’ level of safety standards when evaluating any and all vertical obstructions and calculating height above runway cross-sections, longitudinal and transverse gradient analysis, Glide Slope Ratio (GSR) and Displaced Threshold determination(s). Note: Course instruction includes measurement and reporting techniques for Ruts, Rolling Resistance Material/ Rolling Friction Factor, and Runway Condition Ratings for SPACI analysis and surface distress reporting for all potential movement areas.