Aviatas Aviation Training

Volcanic Ash Course

The purpose of this course is to introduce flight crew to the hazards faced if Volcanic Ash is encountered during flight or on the ground.

Purpose of this course is to introduce crews to the dangers when Volcanic ash is encountered in flight, actions to be taken if Volcanic ash is encountered and just as importantly how to avoid Volcanic Ash.

This course has been updated with the latest procedures for operations in areas of Volcanic Ash contamination (procedures as of May 2011).

The course is covers the following areas;
Volcanic eruptions - types
Threat to aircraft Operations
Operating in areas of volcanic contamination
Revised Safety Zones
Overflight of volcanic ash clouds
Best practices

Course Screenshot

Volcanic Ash - mt. st. Helens

Mt. St. Helens Eruption

Mt. St. Helens erupted in 1980 and a 727 and a DC8 encountered ash clouds.
Volcanic Ash - The temperature through a jet engine

Temperature through a aicraft Jet engine.

This diagram shows the temperature through a jet engine, it also shows the melting temperature of volcanic ash.
Volcanic Ash - aircraft damage
Volcanic Ash - Areas of contamination
Volcanic Ash - Letterbox between two areas of contamination
Volcanic Ash - Volcanic Ash Advisory VAA

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About Us We are a team of aviation professionals including Pilots, Cabin Crew, Flight Engineers and Dispatchers. We have been involved in the presentation and production of training for over 25 years . We pride ourselves on providing first class training in all our subjects.


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