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 personnel to support Ground Flight Observers for 24 hour operations 5 days a week (Normal operations are Monday through Friday). Support may be required to accommodate changes to the flight schedule.
Must be able to act independently without guidance when tasked as a “Ground Flight Observer” for Libby Army Airfield.
They are responsible to ensure the airspace is clear of unannounced aircraft during ground taxi and local pattern flight operations of the Gray Eagle UAS. This includes, but is not limited to, avoidance of other traffic, clouds, obstructions and terrain.
Ground Flight Observers are required for all takeoffs and full-stop landings, as well as for all planned practice approaches, touch- and-go landings, and stop-and-go landings conducted in Libby Army Airfield Class D exclusion area.
The Ground Flight Observer shall have visual situational awareness of airfield and flight pattern conditions and be able to communicate those conditions via direct communication with the Unmanned Aircraft operator.
Contract personnel shall maintain the appropriate Federal Aviation Administration flight physical and Flight Medical Standards as required (currently FAA Class 2).
They shall complete Government provided ground observer training and maintain their currency in these duties.