Arkansas River Valley Wildland Fire Academy

Basic Air Operations | S-270 | May 20th - 21st

Location Russellville, AR
Event Date(s) May 20, 2019 to May 21, 2019
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Event Description

S-270 - Basic Air Operations


This course covers aircraft types and capabilities, aviation management and safety for flying in and working with agency aircraft, tactical and logistical uses of aircraft, and requirements for helicopter take-off and landing areas. Note: The regulations, procedures and policies addressed in this course are primarily those governing federal agency and ICS operations. State, county, or other political subdivisions using this course will need to consult their agency having jurisdiction with respect to regulations, procedures and policies.

Basic Air Operations | Cost: $100

All classes on Monday May 20th will begin that day at 0900 (CT).

On all other days, classes will begin at 0800 (CT).

Classes are scheduled to end each day by 1700 (CT).


  • Upon completion of this course, the student will have obtained the basic understanding of the different functions of Air Operations.

Course Components and Hours to Complete

  • Pre-selection assessment N/A
  • Pre-course work 1
  • Online training N/A
  • Instructor-led training 16
  • Total Hours 17
  • Target Group
  • Personnel desiring to be qualified as Single Engine Airtanker Manager (SEMG), Helicopter Manager, Single Resource (HMGB), Aircraft Dispatcher (ACDP), and other positions that require basic knowledge of aviation operations.

Minimum Instructor Qualifications
The lead and unit instructors must be knowledgeable in the use of aviation resources in wildland fire suppression, agency aviation policy, and Federal Aviation Regulations.
See NWCG Instructor Certification at the beginning of this Guide.

Course Prerequisites
Satisfactory completion of pre-course work.

Course Level