Thu, Mar 01, 2007
First In Web-Based Series To Promote Safety, Continued
Planemaker Cirrus Design and training Jeppesen announced
Wednesday the two companies are teaming up to provide an innovative
web-based transition course for pilots. Intended for use at the
factory and in the field, the course is the first in a series
designed to promote safe flying through lifelong learning.
Cirrus and Jeppesen believe this is the first time such an
integrated curriculum has been provided in a General Aviation
The course is planned to be released for all pilots and
instructors in mid-to-late April. Until then, Cirrus will continue
using its current system for training.
The new Cirrus Transition Course includes eight hours of online
ground school and syllabi for six scenario-based flight workshops.
Each flight workshop offers scenarios and valuable support for
providing a FITS-approach to training. Safety themes woven through
the course include: preventing accidents through system safety,
understanding aircraft systems and interpreting system status,
operating avionics systems, executing flight procedures, and
planning cross-country flights.
"The computer-based course is engaging and easy to navigate,"
said Bill Stone, director of Cirrus' Flight Standards and
Operations. "Since the course is web-based, it can be used by the
pilot at home, in a briefing with a flight instructor, and in a
classroom. And since the content can easily be updated for changes
in Cirrus aircraft, instructors can be confident they are offering
the most up-to-date training possible."
The Cirrus/Jeppesen relationship is an integral piece of the
overall learning plan being developed by Cirrus. The plan focuses
on lifelong learning initiative and the philosophy that training is
a process, not an event.
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