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APSCON 2020 | Educational Program

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.

APSCON 2020 REGISTRATION WILL OPEN MID-MARCH 2020

Conference Courses (3-Day; Monday, July 20 - Wednesday, July 22; 8AM - 5PM)

Conference Course Summaries

Airborne Thermographer Certification Course

Aviation Safety Management Systems & Human Factors Course*

Aviation Safety Officer Course

Aviation Unit Manager Course**

Fixed-Wing Operations Course

Flight Instructor Refresher/Train-the-Trainer Course

Tactical Flight Officer (TFO) Course

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Operations Course

Remote Pilot-In-Command Course ... NOTE:  15 Registered Attendees required by 07/06/20 to conduct this course.

IA Maintenance Renewal Course (Wednesday Only)

*  APSA will provide 20 complimentary scholarships to the SMS-Human Factors course, along with full conference registration, to unit safety officers, based on the following qualifications:  If the Unit Manager has completed the Unit Manager Course (UMC) and he/she registers and pays for the SMS-Human Factors 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.)

** APSA will provide 20 complimentary scholarships to the UM Course, 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.


Conference Classes (Thursday, July 23 - Saturday, July 25)

Conference General Sessions, Special Classes and Class Tracks will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  Fourteen tracks of class topics including fixed-wing, UAS, helicopter tactics, patrol tactics, safety and SMS, and much more are available to conference attendees.  A detailed schedule is located below.

Conference Class Schedule 

TECH TALK Sessions Schedule


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 Hilton Americas - Houston pool. There is $175.00 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 2, 2019 to conduct this training.

THIS COURSE IS SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, JULY 23 FROM 9AM - 5PM (0900 - 1700) AT THE HILTON AMERICAS - HOUSTON. IF THE COURSE ATTENDANCE EXCEEDS 20 REGISTRANTS, A SECOND DAY WILL BE ADDED ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 22.

Members wishing to attend the Water Egress & Survival Training must contact Tracy Whitehead directly (contact information below) to register.

Tracy Whitehead Registrar
Survival Systems USA, Inc.
144 Tower Avenue
Groton, CT 06340
Toll free: 888-386-5371
Phone: 860-405-0002 Ext. 25
Fax: 860-405-0006
Email: twhitehead@survivalsystemsinc.com  

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ON-THE-ROAD COURSES

December 2 - 4, 2019 | Annapolis, MD
Airborne Thermographer Certification Course
December 11 - 13, 2019 | Niceville, FL
UAS Tactical Operator Course

APSA Rescue Summit
January 27, 2020 | Anaheim, CA
Safety Seminars
February 25-27, 2020 | Gainesville, FL
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