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Southern California Safety Institute
Excellence in Aviation Safety Training for over 27 Years
Aviation Safety courses from SCSI
Spring 2015 in Golden Prague

Aircraft Accident Investigation

27 April-8 May 2015  

Prague, Czech Republic

In this course you will become familiar with the regulatory requirements for investigation and reporting, not only those requirements applicable to the United States, but also those of ICAO Annex 13 upon which almost all modern individual reporting and investigation requirements are based regardless of nation.

Once you understand the reporting requirements you will learn about how to comply with the operator's responsibilities to preserve evidence and support the investigation. You will learn how to set up an interim response team that will collect and preserve evidence. You will learn what evidence to preserve and how to preserve it. You will also learn about the hazards at an accident site and how to protect yourself. 

This course covers all aspects of investigation from applicable rules and regulations through investigation technology, analysis and reports.

You will develop an understanding of the entire investigation process and be well prepared to participate in future investigations.

SCSI has assembled a crash lab of several exhibits from all over the world to allow our students a practical hands-on approach to investigation training. We routinely set aside dedicated time within the AAI course for a practical application of techniques discussed in the classroom. The AAI course includes a class visit to a material failures analysis laboratory and concludes with a crash laboratory investigation exercise.

AAI is a required course in SCSI's Aircraft Accident Investigation Certificate Program. This SCSI certificate formally acknowledges that you have received the training and possess the knowledge to succeed in the Aircraft Accident Investigation profession

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Safety Management Systems-Complete

11-15 May 2015

Prague, Czech Republic

SCSI has been teaching SMS since 2002 and has tracked the changes and lessons learned as SMS has been implemented in aviation settings. In 2009 all member States of ICAO and all aviation service providers within those states were to implement a safety management system. If you are a regulator, an aircraft operator, a maintenance organization, an aircraft manufacturer, an air traffic services provider or a certificated airport operator you MUST have an SMS in place.

The SMS must do the following:

  • Identify safety hazards
  • Implement remedial action to maintain safety performance
  • Continuously monitor and assess safety performance of the organization
  • Seek continuous improvement in the overall performance of the SMS
  • This course is designed for personnel assigned to safety and safety-related positions in an airline, an on-demand charter, an aerodrome, executive support airlift, a military flying activity or a government regulatory body who may be new to safety or Safety Management Systems; or to those who would like a comprehensive review of SMS fundamentals in order to review, evaluate, build, or improve upon a safety management plan. Attendees will be provided the information, knowledge, and checklists required to build, implement and manage a world class safety program using the latest tools, techniques and processes.

    By completion of the course attendees will have the essentials needed to develop a safety management system tailored to their organization. Those from organizations that already have safety programs will be able to critically review, compare and contrast, evaluate, and improve existing plans and programs from a safety management system perspective and make the required improvements.

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    Operational Risk Management

    18-22 May 2015

    Prague, Czech Republic

    The international aviation community has embraced the systems approach to managing safety through the SMS template. The absolute key to an effective SMS is the integration of risk management tools and processes throughout an organization. At SCSI we have developed a hands-on, practical case study based approach to risk management that will provide you the tools to integrate this foundational process into your operations at all levels of the organization. Our instructional team has more than a decade of experience utilizing risk management processes for airworthiness issues, operations and safety applications and will share with you how to master ORM.

    Risk Management is a systems-based approach that focuses on the identification of hazards involved in each aspect of the operation, whether it involves aircraft flight operations, cockpit procedures, aircraft maintenance, turn-around, ticketing, scheduling, or baggage handling. As an integral and required part of a Safety Management System, Operational Risk Management formalizes this approach.

    The ORM course takes the best features of existing processes and combines them with key elements of accepted aviation safety practices in the only commercial course of its kind. The course provides a focused, systematic, easy-to-use method for you to identify and analyze risks and then take action to either eliminate or minimize those risks to an acceptable level.

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    Unmanned Aircraft Systems

    25-29 May 2015

    Prague, Czech Republic

    Reactions to this course

    "Opened up my mind to some new ways of thinking - will recommend for more of my peers to attend!"

    - UAS Flight Operations Manager,The Boeing Company

    "This course helped me gain a deeper understanding of UAS operations and how humans still play a critical role in the successful outcome of a mission. Superior instruction."

    - An aviation insurance underwriter

    "Aviation, especially UAS portion of aviation, is greatly in need of a course of this type!!!"

    - Senior Safety Pilot, Boeing Test and Evaluation

    Newly developed by SCSI staff, this course looks at the fundamental principles of the human role in unmanned operations by reviewing current systems and looking at best practices as well as some of the shortfalls of current practices. We look at human error and the role it has played in aviation, before moving on to consider the implications for designers and operators be they piloting or maintaining the unmanned system. We also cover UAS accident investigation techniques including the role of telemetry in the reconstruction of accidents and the potential pitfalls.

    Who should attend

  • Individuals who need to understand the principles of unmanned aviation and the potential for human error.
  • Unmanned aircraft crews: pilots, sensor operators and maintainers.
  • Unmanned aircraft systems designers.
  • Accident Investigators or those who participate in accident investigation.
  • For more information, please visit the course information page at

    Over 3000 aviation professionals have been trained in SCSI's SMS series courses.

    The transition to a Safety Management Systems (SMS) approach to aviation safety is underway and is now mandatory for all ICAO member states and aviation service providers. SCSI has been in the forefront of SMS training since 2002.

    SCSI's SMS courses and certificate program have been developed and refined during these SMS transitional years to keep pace with developments, requirements, practical applications and lessons learned.

    Special arrangements for SCSI students
    at Courtyard by Marriott Prague Airport Hotel

    Transportation from the Courtyard Marriott at the Prague Airport is an easy 10 minute
    bus ride to the Czech Aviation Training Centre where the courses will be held.

    Telephone: (+420) 236 077 077 FAX: (+420) 236 077 078
    Web reservations: Courtyard Prague Airport

    Or contact our registrar Denise Davalloo for
    SCSI's hotel discount rate and receive
    great savings on your stay!

    Telephone: 800-545-3766 or 310-517-8844 ext. 104