ETA (Education & Training Administration)
ETA (Education and Training Administration) that supports many thousands of users and thousands of flight training activities per day. ETA system functions and features include Curriculum Management, Personnel Management, Training Resources Management, Resource Planning, Scheduling, Student Flight Training Management, Flight Dispatch, Flight Following, Training Records, Cashier, Instructor Payroll.
RMS (Resource Maintenance System)
Resource Maintenance System (RMS) that can be used as a stand-alone system for managing all maintenance actions and parts inventory for training resources or can be fully integrated with ETA operations and dispatch functions. The combination of ETA for flight training management and an integrated RMS for maintenance management offers flight schools a single affordable solution for their entire flight training operation.
S.M.A.R.T (Safety Management and Reporting Tracker)
TalonSMART Safety Management and Reporting Tracker. TalonSMART allows users to report incidents and receive email updates regarding the status. Users can choose to be anonymous. Managers can create and manage investigations of incident reports. Identify hazards, Assess the Risk, Build corrective actions, Assign responsibilities, implement, and audit effectiveness. TalonSMART will arm your organization with a systematic approach to achieving acceptable levels of safety risk. See more on talonsmart.com
Those of us that have spent time involved with flying training know the daily operation of a pilot training program is far from an exact science and more along the lines of herding cats. When you consider all the factors that go into a single training flight: lesson objectives and prerequisites; instructor currencies, qualifications and availability; student aptitude and availability; equipment requirements, maintenance and availability; and just to make it a challenge toss in your local weather conditions, now multiply all this by the number of training flights per day and you get a virtual endless supply of daily operational issues.
The keys to dealing with these issues successfully are experience and information. Whether you’re an instructor pilot, aircraft or simulator maintenance manager, director of the program or someone in-between nothing replaces the knowledge gained through lessons learned while spending time on the job. I can’t increase the working knowledge of your staff overnight but I can provide them a tool that puts information at their finger tips. Information is the key to making the right decisions quickly. The amount of data that is produced on a daily basis by a flying training operation is staggering. Yet most of it is still collected via paper trail. If computer systems are being used they are most likely either home grown and costly to support, or antiquated technology and often use software that was not specifically designed for flying training.