At BJA, there are 6 primary training categories:
1. Simulator Training (CAE Simuflite or Flight Safety)
Recurrent simulator training is required every six (6) months for all pilots. Business Jet Access Flight Operations will schedule the training in advance in an effort to guarantee desired slot dates and times. It is optimal for crewmembers to train with their co-pilot for standardization; however, sometimes this may not be possible. Five (5) consecutive days are required for recurrent training.
2. Computer Training Systems (CTS)
Pilots are required to complete this training course once per year. CTS is a review of general aviation subjects such as transportation security, instrument approach procedures, Reduced Vertical Separation Minimums (RVSM) procedures, winter and summer weather flying procedures and many more topics. This is an online course that pilots are responsible for completing on their own time.
3. Survival Training
This General Emergency Duties Course provides aircrew with the in-flight and water emergency training and skills necessary to meet 14 CFR Part 121.417, Part 91 Subpart K and Part 135.331 requirements. This course also provides the American Heart Association’s Heartsaver/Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) protocols, CPR certification, and Aircraft Ditching Course, including egress and water survival objective utilizing the Modular Egress Training Simulator. This course is required once every two years and lasts for two days.
4. Flight Physiology
This is a one-time course designed for the corporate pilot who routinely flies at critical altitudes of 25,000 feet and above. Rapid and skilled reaction to equipment malfunction, rapid and slow decompression, and/or personal medical issues can prevent severe and potentially catastrophic in-flight situations. Training is a one-day course, performed at the office of the Federal Aviation Administration in Oklahoma City. This requirement is waived if the pilot can show documentation of previous attendance.
5. International Procedures Training
Business Jet Access’ pilots are required to attend this training once per year. Crews will cover worldwide operations and international procedures during the training. This course last for three days and is conducted in Southlake, TX.
6. Crew Resource Management
This course is attended annually by all crewmembers, to include Flight Attendants, and teaches proper utilization of all crewmembers through the use of class participation and discussions. The scenarios are based on past accident investigations and their findings. This training is invaluable in the establishment and maintenance of a professional and safe operation. The course is taught at Business Jet Center and lasts for one day.