U.S. Coast Guard
Airman Program / Aviation School
ASTC Thomas Emerick, Assignment Officer
ASSIGNMENT OFFICER's HOT WORD:
Communications with the detailer is limited to the Command Chief or Command Cadre.
Below are pictures of the new pool at ATTC Elizabeth City. The pool will be capable of producing 3 foot chop and simulated 70 knot wind conditions, simulate day and night conditions, simulated lightning and thunder, audio/visual recording above and below the water. Once the training facility is complete it will include a Rescue Swimmer training pool 12 ft deep and 25mx50m, and underwater Modular Egress Trainer (MET) pool, 35ftX60ft, a fitness room with a sports trainer office, locker rooms, wet storage, lecture classrooms, inflatables lab, oxygen lab, pump shop, administrative offices, public areas, and facility support spaces. Making ATTC Elizabeth City a State of the Art Facility for training the best Airmen in the world.
A SCHOOL LIST
A SCHOOL APPLICATIONS:
A School request must be sent to PSC-epm-2 via email (preferred method), fax or message. The Electronic Training Request (ETR) in Direct Access should not be utilized due to the many glitches the system has. Members are reminded that it is their responsibility to check the school list and report to their supervisor any errors or concerns.
AIRCREW CANDIDATE (ACC) PHYSICALS
As of 01JUL2010 all flight physicals must be submitted
via AERO as per the message below. If you are unable to submit the ACC exam
via AERO, contact ASTC T. R. Emerick via email. R 071700Z APR 10 ZUI ASN-AM1097000184 ZYB
Flight Physicals will be processed in the order that they are submitted.
Flight Physical Priority will not be given to anyone that does not appear near the top of an Aviation A School list.
FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//CG-112//
TO AIG 4905
SUBJ: MANDATORY TRANSITION TO AERO
1. THE HEALTH, SAFETY, AND WORK-LIFE DIRECTORATE, COMDT (CG-11) AND
THE PERSONNEL SERVICE CENTER (PSC) HAVE ADOPTED THE US ARMY
AEROMEDICAL ELECTRONIC RESOURCE OFFICE (AERO) AS THE METHOD OF
COMPLETING FLIGHT PHYSICALS. AERO IS EXPECTED TO REDUCE ERRORS IN
SUBMISSIONS, DECREASE PROCESSING TIME AND PROVIDE A COMPREHENSIVE
LONGITUDINAL RECORD OF AEROMEDICAL DATA ON ALL AVIATION PERSONNEL.
2. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, ALL COAST GUARD FLIGHT SURGEONS, FLIGHT
SURGEON TRAINEES, AVIATION MEDICAL OFFICERS, AVIATION PHYSICIAN
ASSISTANTS, AND SUPPORT STAFF WHO ASSIST IN THE AVIATION PHYSICAL
EXAMINATION PROCESS ARE REQUIRED TO OBTAIN COAST GUARD AERO
ACCOUNTS AND BEGIN USING THE SYSTEM. QUALITY IMPROVEMENT
IMPLEMENTATION GUIDE (QIIG) 51 CONTAINS AN AERO GUIDE AND TECHNICAL
BULLETINS AS WELL AS INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO OBTAIN AN ACCOUNT AND
RECEIVE AERO TRAINING.
3. BEGINNING 01 JULY 2010, ALL AVIATION MEDICAL EXAMS AND AVIATION
MEDICAL WAIVERS MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA AERO.
4. AVIATION MEDICAL EXAMS AND WAIVERS COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED ON
PAPER BEFORE 01 JULY 2010 SHOULD BE COMPLETED PER PREVIOUS
5. QIIG 51 DEFINES PROCEDURES FOR COMPLETION OF REQUIRED ANNUAL
PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS, HEALTH SCREENINGS AND PERIODIC HEALTH
ASSESSMENTS. FUTURE GUIDANCE WILL BE FORTHCOMING REGARDING DIVE
PHYSICAL EXAMINATION PROCESSING.
6. QIIG 51 ENTITLED, USING AERO FOR AVIATION MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS,
IS AVAILABLE ON THE CG-1122 WEBSITE AT
7. POC FOR THIS POLICY IS LCDR TRENT JANDA AT TRENTON.A.JANDA(AT)
USCG.MIL OR (202) 475-5184.
8. CAPT MICHAEL J. BOQUARD, CHIEF, OFFICE OF HEALTH SERVICES,SENDS.
9. INTERNET RELEASE AUTHORIZED.
As of 01JUL2010 all flight physicals must be submitted via AERO as per the message below. If you are unable to submit the ACC exam via AERO, contact ASTC T. R. Emerick via email.
R 071700Z APR 10 ZUI ASN-AM1097000184 ZYB
AVIATION INFORMATION LINKS
Aviation Technical Training Center (A School)
Force Master Chief
AMT Rating Force Master Chief
AST Rating Force Master Chief
Aviation Candidates receive orders to an Air Station to begin part 1 (Airman Program), this consist of a comprehensive OJT program based on the Airman Handbook and syllabus, and a math pretest. The program last 4 months.
Candidates receive PCS orders to the nearest Air Station where an AN vacancy exist. This may not be the closest to your current unit. PCS-TEMDUINS orders are issued to single personnel to attend the resident portion of A school in Elizabeth City, NC. Married personnel receive TDY orders to the school. This is due to the limited housing in the area for the short period of time (16-20 weeks).
Once at ATTC resident training, you must compete with your class for your next assignment (PO3). Based on projected vacancies in the field a list of positions are given to the School Chief and selections are made based on academic standing (#1 in the class picks first, then #2, etc). If you are there TDY, you return to the unit where you completed your AN program to pack and pickup your family, then report to your next duty station.
All Aviation candidates must be able to swim a required, 75yrds and tread water for 2 minutes as per the AIROPS Manual (COMDINST M3710 series).
All applicants must submit a completed Physical Fitness Test screening sheet, before they are eligible for orders to the Airman Program. If you have not submitted your screening sheet you will have a PFT code added to your name on the AST School list.
During the first week of the Airman Program, if you fail to satisfactorily complete the required physical fitness test, you will be disenrolled from the Airman Program and sent back to the field where you will have to re-apply for another A School.
The washout rate for AST candidates is very high, greater than 70% failure. If you prepare yourself with the information provided in the (AST Airman Syllabus Part II) your transition into the AST rate will be much easier.
For up to date information concerning the AST PFT Screening Test and the AST Airman Syllabi, click on the CG Learning Management System website.
Search for the ‘Airman’ course.
The course materials are at the bottom of the Airman Course information.
The AST Airman Syllabus can be found here. This can only be done from the Workstation III
ASTC Tom Emerick
USCG Personnel Service Center
Airman Program Coordinator