APSA is pleased to offer both Conference Courses and numerous Conference Class tracks. The content of these sessions is taught by industry experts in their respective fields. All items subject to change.
Conference Courses (3-Day; Monday, July 26 - Wednesday, July 28; 8AM - 5PM)
Conference Course Summaries
Airborne Thermographer Certification Course (Updated 06/13/2021)
Aviation Safety Officer Course (Updated 06/13/21)
Aviation Unit Manager Course* (Updated 06/13/21)
Fixed-Wing Operations Course (Updated 06/11/2021)
Flight Instructor Refresher Course (2-Day) (Updated 06/30/2021)
Maintenance IA Renewal Course (Wednesday Only) (Updated 06/11/2021)
Tactical Flight Officer (TFO) Course (Updated 07/12/2021)
Public Safety Drone Operations Course (Updated 06/13/2021)
* APSA will provide 20 complimentary scholarships to the AUMC, along with full conference registration, to qualifying APSA members. The applicant must be an APSA member, currently assigned as OIC or supervisor of a public safety aviation unit, not have previously attended the UM Course, and the offer is extended to only one person per agency per year. This will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
** APSA will provide 20 complimentary scholarships to the Safety Management Systems (SMS) course, along with full conference registration, to unit safety officers, based on the following qualifications: If the Unit Manager has completed the Aviation Unit Manager Course (AUMC) and he/she registers and pays for the SMS Course, his/her Safety Officer may register with them. The Safety Officers' tuition and conference registration will be subsidized by APSA. (The applying safety officer must be an APSA member and the Unit Manager must have attended the UMC within the past 5 years. This scholarship is only extended to one person per agency on a first-come, first-served basis.)
Conference Classes (Thursday, July 29 - Saturday, July 31)
Conference General Sessions, Special Classes and Class Subjects will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Class topics including Fixed-Wing Operations; Homeland Security; Law Enforcement Operations; Legal & Regulatory; Natural Resources; Night Operations; Safety & SMS; Search & Rescue; UAS; and much more are available to conference attendees. A detailed schedule is located below.
Conference Class & Networking Schedule (Updated 06/17/2021)
TECH TALK Sessions Schedule (Updated 07/22/2021)
WATER EGRESS & SURVIVAL TRAINING
Returning again this year is Survival Systems USA, Inc. to conduct Water Egress & Survival Training. Students will learn from a team of experts how to egress after ditching in water and how to use your emergency air and survival vest. Equipment and techniques will be discussed in a classroom/ground school setting followed by practical application in the dunker at the New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District Hotel pool. There is $295.00 registration fee for members, plus a waiver form to be completed prior to training. Note: A minimum of 20 participants must be registered by July 1, 2021 to conduct this training.
THIS COURSE IS SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, JULY 29 FROM 8AM - 5PM (0800 - 1700) AT THE NEW ORLEANS MARRIOTT WAREHOUSE ARTS DISTRICT (Fulton Room and Pool). IF THE COURSE ATTENDANCE EXCEEDS 20 REGISTRANTS, A SECOND DAY WILL BE ADDED ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 28.
Members wishing to attend the Water Egress & Survival Training must contact Survival Systems USA, Inc. directly to register.