Understanding the U.S Combat Missions and Aviators

Course Description

Program managers, system developers and engineers from government and industry involved in the development, upgrade and maintenance of combat aircraft, aircraft systems and sub-systems will gain insight into missions their products are designed for and the individuals who fly them. The course leverages viewpoints from aviators from the various services over many aspects of military aviation. Several of the areas to be presented include: flight training; fighter, bomber, reconnaissance and airlift mission goals; flight safety; the effect of weather on military operations; good/bad pilot vehicle interface; and differences between Army, Navy and Air Force approaches.

Course ID: DEF 3536P
Course Format: Classroom

Important Course Information

This course is restricted to US citizens who are industrial and/or government employees and complete the Access Eligibility Form.  Eligibility questions should be directed to 404-407-6661.  Attendees must fax the Access Eligibility Form to 404-407-8691.  Laptop computers will not be permitted in the classroom and storage will not be available.

Available Classroom Sections

Start Date End Date Registration Deadline Format Location Cost CRN
Section Details Oct 23, 2018 Oct 25, 2018 Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 23:59 Classroom Lake Buena Vista, Florida $1,695 18347
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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
15270 Apr 21, 2015 Apr 23, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,695
16278 Apr 26, 2016 Apr 28, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,695

Special Discounts

GTRI employees are eligible for a discount on this course.  If you are a GTRI employee, please go to https://webwise.gtri.gatech.edu/talent-management/organizational-development and look under “GT Professional Development” for a coupon code to use when checking out.

Note: Coupon codes must be applied during checkout and cannot be redeemed after your checkout is complete. Only one coupon code can be used per shopping cart.

Who Should Attend

Individuals involved with the development, upgrade and maintenance of combat aircraft, military aircraft systems and sub-systems

How You Will Benefit

  • Review the history of U.S. combat aviation.

  • Understand initial and continuing training requirements.

  • Review factors affecting effective mission completion.

  • Understand the concept of operations (CONOPS) of several types of aviation missions.

  • Understand important issues relative to PVI.


  • History of U.S. combat aviation

  • Organization of combat air units

  • Flight safety

  • Air Force fighter overview and missions

  • Weapons

  • Bomber missions: Strategic and tactical

  • Aviation physiology

  • Airlift: Strategic and tactical

  • Army aviation

  • Naval aviation

  • Man-machine interface

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Rod Beard