This course is designed to provide the media professional with a non-technical overview of the process of aircraft accident investigation. Participants will be introduced to the steps in the investigation process and will learn how the investigator develops information from the evidence. The participant will learn what kinds of information are available and how to best acquire that information. This will include a discussion of the kinds of questions that an investigator can answer, when answers can be expected to other questions and why certain questions cannot be answered. The participants will be able to interact with an experienced investigator to better understand how to gather information at an investigation press briefing. The course will cover both major “go-team” investigations and those that have only a single investigator. This course will also relate issues involving survivors and family members now addressed in the US Federal Family Assistance Plan for Aviation Disasters and the recently issued International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Circular 285-AN/166 “Guidance on Assistance to Aircraft Accident Victims and Their Families”.
Who Should Attend
How You Will Benefit
The Aircraft Accident Investigation Course for Media Professionals (AAIMP) consists of 4.5 days (36 hours) of instruction. Students receive lecture outlines, additional reference material and a Certificate of Completion. Classes begin at 0800 and end at noon on the last day.