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Caledonian Advanced Pilot Training
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Caledonian Advanced Pilot Training
1007-246 Stewart Green SW
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(403) 539 1232 (Alberta)
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Single Pilot Safety Awareness

A one-day course that meets the specifications of EU OPS 1.3940(a)(7) and 3.3940(a)(7), and CARS 722.17 and 723.28 (Canada).

It explains the management of resources for pilots working on their own, with special reference to decision making in an environment with minimal information at hand, plus many operational issues. While aimed more at helicopter pilots, fixed-wing pilots and other people that could be involved in aviation safety, including operations managers, safety program managers, insurance carriers, maintenance technicians, sales departments plus ANYONE who needs to know the problems faced by pilots out in the field will greatly benefit from it.

The course covers:

  • Introduction
  • Decision Making
  • Physiological Factors
  • Psychological Factors
  • Communication

This is a very in-depth, comprehensive course that follows the outline of the course textbook, Single Pilot CRM. A condition of the course being relatively short is that this book is read thoroughly at some stage by the candidate!

Veritair/Cardiff previously enjoyed CRM cover as part of British International and last Monday was the first time since we had "escaped" that airline world that we had used a different source of CRM Training. Let me say immediately the previous BI courses was extremely thorough but had little real relevance to the operation of a small JAR Ops Operator. Perhaps constructive if I was to advise that the course based on Phil Croucher's model/syllabus was first rate! Areas of particular value not covered before included "Captaincy", an area neglected in recent years by the civil training world. Not only that, but a direct tie up was made during the course between "Captaincy" and the day to day relevancy/role that pilots often working on their own in a smaller non airline operator. All good valuable stuff not covered before on previous courses. Airline/multi crew type courses (are) often of dubious value to a small operator's pilots. Issues ranging from an awareness to corporate responsibility to evaluating risk far better covered. Bearing in mind that the three Veritair pilots present (plus an air crewman) none of which had ever been through a military/training environment which increasingly will be the case these days. Thus "Captaincy" was never really addressed I suspect. As an employer with corporate responsibility I see significant value to the inclusion of awareness to the whole area of "Captaincy" that simply qualifying to fly an aircraft never touches upon in training generally. All told my team left the room better and safer individuals. The course/syllabus was truly worth praise. Perhaps you will allow me to consider myself a "doubting Thomas" converted to CRM!

Julian Verity, Managing Director

Thanks very much for the course: I much enjoyed it. The Pilot Decision Making angle is I think a very helpful aspect. For many the CRM approach is too close to psycho-babble, especially when even the name crew resource management is not relevant to single pilot operations.


Courses are held on roughly the third Friday of every month (see calendar), but can also be held by arrangement (minimum number required), and can be done with videoconferencing. The costs are £120 per person per day (plus VAT), but PPL holders who do not require a certificate of completion may attend for a cost of £60.

CRM Course £144