Date(s): Feb. 26 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Automation Airmanship for Helicopter Operators

Professional Education Course (PEC)
Instructor: Jānis Nagy

Price by Jan. 12: $725 Member | $850 Nonmember
Price after Jan. 12: $775 Member | $975 Nonmember

The Advanced Flight System Crew Resource Management (AFS/CRM) program was designed to enhance advanced cockpit human–machine interface skills. Based on the book Automation Airmanship, the workshop leverages the Nine Principles of Glass Cockpit Airmanship, which were derived from over a decade of fieldwork with organizations worldwide that have successfully transitioned to advanced aircraft fleets. Each principle provides a building block for a simplified, straightforward, disciplined approach to safely and effectively operating increasingly complex aircraft in ever more demanding operational environments.

This course presents powerful ideas useful to both veteran glass cockpit pilots and those new to modern helicopter autoflight systems. Leveraging Automation Airmanship teaches pilots to operate with the ease of expert top performers, improving safety, enhancing operations, and guiding aviators to the next level of their career.

Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of the course, participants will have learned:

  • Optimize their utilization of automation
  • Provide clear and focused briefings and respond appropriately to automation alerts and warnings
  • Apply automation-related strategies and skills involving:
    • Task and workload management
      • Managing authority gradient and enhancing crew resource management on the automated flight deck
    • Mode control and automation transition management
    • Improved situational awareness.

Instructor Bio

Jānis Nagy, a lead instructor at Convergent Performance, has a diverse background in aviation, human performance, human systems integration, and organizational strategy development. With more than 35 years of military and corporate experience, including a 20-year career with the US Coast Guard, he has been instrumental in driving processes that facilitate organizational growth. After attending flight school, Jānis served as a rotary-wing aviator, instructor pilot, and HH-60J platform manager. He holds a master’s degree in human resources management from the University of Maryland Global Campus and a bachelor’s degree in professional aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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