PROJECT ID AND TITLE: CA001-02-09 – Field Training Standardization
Project completed December 2018
- PI: Dr. Robert Dionne, Assistant Professor in Aviation at the University of Oklahoma
- PI: Prof. Caroline Ocasio, School of Aeronautics, Inter American University of Puerto Rico
- PI: Gary Wescott, Air Traffic Control Program Coordinator, Tulsa Community College
- Co-PI: Prof. Jorge Calaf, Dean of School of Aeronautics, Inter American University of Puerto Rico
- Co-PI: Prof. Albert Culp, Lead Instructor, Texas State Technical College
- Co-PI: Prof. Stephen West, Director of the University of Oklahoma Department of Aviation’s Controller Training Initiative (AT-CTI), University of Oklahoma
- Students of IAU: Rolando Fernandez, David Perez, Alexander Rivera, Joel Rodriguez
- Industry Partners: Chickasaw Nation Industry, Robinson Aviation
- FAA Sponsor: Scott Gilson, Technical Training (AJI-2)
- FAA Technical Monitor: Ronald Bright
The purpose of this research project is to assist the FAA with the analysis of standardization within tech op’s and air traffic controller field training. Historically, FAA field facilities originated independently and developed facility-specific training materials and instruction plans. This has led to varying levels of training quality and content across facilities.
Expected Project Outcomes:
- Generate a report of current Air Traffic and Technical Operations training.
- Recommended prototype for field training standardization of curriculum, course structure, delivery and integration with repository.
Value of Research:
The goals of this research are to identify and analyze existing field training conditions currently employed, to provide recommendations for enhancing existing systems, which include:
- Identify a fundamental baseline of training that is common across all facilities in the NAS and
- Determine the best delivery method to standardize fundamental knowledge.