This contract provides non-personal services for UAS instruction, maintenance, logistics support, prescribed load list (PLL), flight line operations support, and Information Technology (IT) network support, for UAS training conducted at Ft. Huachuca, Arizona by the 2nd Battalion, 13th (2/13th) Aviation Regiment, 1st Aviation Brigade, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence (USAACE), Ft. Rucker, Alabama. Training will be presented to Military Occupational Specialty Transition and entry-level US Army Soldiers who will be learning to operate and/or maintain the Shadow 200 and Gray Eagle UAS utilizing simulation systems in a classroom environment in addition to actual flight operations. We will provide services for the 2/13th USAACE Requiring Activities (RA) in support of their overarching training and training support missions. Training Instructors provide performance-oriented training using the Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) approved Programs of Instruction (POI). Training can be classroom training, hands-on/practical exercise performance-oriented training, simulation/virtual training, and/or field exercise training.
Provide common-core instructors to train Army personnel in the basics of unmanned aviation ground operations. UGS instruction includes, but is not limited to the following topics:
Recognition of critical weather situations from the ground and in flight, wind shear avoidance and proper use of aeronautical weather reports and forecasts.
Principles of aerodynamics, power plants, and aircraft systems.
Airfield Operations, traffic patterns, airfield lighting, landing indicators, signage and markings.
Airspace Operations in the National Airspace system and tactical environments.
Air Traffic Control rules, regulations, and interactions.
Radio communication procedures.
Compute aircraft performance based on effects of density altitude, weight and balance, and weather.
Applicable Federal and Military Aviation Regulations.
Use of aeronautical charts for Visual Flight Rules (VFR) navigation using pilotage, dead reckoning, and navigation systems.
Safe and efficient operation of aircraft, including collision avoidance, and recognition and avoidance of wake turbulence.
Aeronautical decision making.
Flight planning and preflight action that includes information on runway lengths at airports of intended use, data on takeoff and landing distances, weather reports, fuel requirements; and emergency procedures preparatory to system specific training in the operation of Shadow 200, and Gray Eagle UAS.
Operations IAW AR 95-23, TC 3-04.61, TC 3-04.63, and TC 3-04.45 preparatory to system specific training in the operation of Shadow 200 and Gray Eagle UASs.
Completion of the 15W UGS.
FAA Advanced Ground Instructor (AGI) or FAA Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) certification.
Minimum of 2 years’ experience as an instructor in an Aviation field.
UAS experience preferred.