SIMSBURY, CT -- Global Jet Services Inc. has launched its first E-learning course, Barfield 450 for Aviation Maintenance Technicians. The highly interactive web course enables students to learn at their own pace from any location and gain Inspection Authorization and FAA Awards Program learning credit for eight hours.
"We are dedicated to providing services that benefit the customers in quality, flexibility and cost," says JD McHenry, president of Global Jet Services. "Our E-learning courses are the next logical step in keeping this commitment."
The Barfield 450 course walks the student through the fundamentals of pitot-static systems and then applies the test equipment functionality. The course is completely interactive, enabling the student to set up the test equipment based on step-by step procedures.
"The information was delivered clearly and in such a fashion that even a novice could understand it," says John Cekala, A&P/IA.
The E-learning site utilizes a Learning Management System (LMS) that allows students to track their courses, completion, and training history all compliant with AC 145-10 Repair Station Training Programs.
Additional courses such as Human Factors Awareness (HFA) and Aircraft Electronics Technician (AET) Training will become available in the first quarter of 2009. The HFA course uses situational training methodology to place the student in the middle of a Human Factors event, while the AET course not only prepares students for the NCATT AET exams, but is also a fundamental course for Avionics Training.
"The AET course takes the technician with no prior knowledge of electronic systems all the way through in-depth circuit analysis of digital circuits," says David Benoff, Director E-learning. "It is the perfect course for individuals who have always been afraid of avionics. Now they have a tool to achieve success!"
The training offered by GJS is FAA accepted, Transport Canada and EASA approved. GJS is also a FlightSafety International "Shared Resources" partner, Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) training partner, and the Professional Development programs qualify for NBAA PDP credit.