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Aviation Training - Air Crew

TRAINING – Air Crew - Steps to Achievement:

The following is the list of requirements to fulfill to qualify for the first level of the AUX Air program which is "Air Crew"

Step One
Option 1:
An Auxiliary member possessing a valid FAA airman certificate (Private Pilot or higher) and medical exam will be considered to have completed the Air Crew training syllabus. However, to be certified as Auxiliary air crew the member must complete Air Observer training.

Option 2:
A member who has been approved to enter the Auxiliary Air Crew program and who passes the required medical screening may begin training toward Air Crew certification. The trainee must first be certified as an Auxiliary Air Observer.  

Step 2:
Obtain your Direct Operations (DO) security clearance. If you have not completed the application process, the DSO-AV will request to have the DO clearance conducted for you with DIRAUX. This entails having your fingerprints taken and submitting an online background investigation application as directed by the DIRAUX staff. This is a time sensitive process and MUST be coordinated with your DSO-AV and Assistant District Staff Officer for Aviation Training (ADSO-AVT). 

Step Three
Download and print out the Auxiliary Air Crew Training Syllabus 

Step Four:
Read and study the Auxiliary Aviation Training Manual
After reviewing the manual, you must take the Pilot Test "B" on the National Testing Center website. It is an open book exam and to pass the exam, you must score 90% or above.

Step Five
Go for training flights with a flight crew. You must complete all the above steps, AUX-17 course, swim test, egress training and safety seminar before you can fly. You need a minimum of 5 hours of flight time to receive official your Air Crew qualification.

Additional Items:

For all the items below, the AUXAIR Program personnel will be providing training dates throughout the year as the courses/seminars are offered.

• Air Safety Seminar - You will have attend the Air Safety Seminar annually
• Egress Training - You will have to attend the Annual Egress training annually
• AUX-17 C School – “Crew Resource Management” - This course needs to be taken every 5 years.
• Swim Test - you need to attend the Swim Test one time per year - it is usually held up to two times a year - Fall and Spring