Aviation Security and Awareness Training

We are proud to partner with Aviation Secure as our partner in Aviation Security. Aviation Secure is the premier training company when it comes to business and private aviation. Security is crucial to any one in aviation including, Flight Crew, Line Personal, FBO Employees, Flight Departments, and Caterers.

This training will be key to anyone in aviation to mitigate the risk of a security breech, personal safety, and much more.

We offer a variety of classes including online training, 1 day training, 2 day training, and custom training classes.

Online Training

Building an Effective Security Culture

This chapter will demonstrate why a strong culture is the foundation of any successful security program and how establishing a healthy, viable security culture is necessary to maintain long term security effectiveness for every flight department. You will also learn how you play an important role in taking the culture to a higher standard by being proactive, making better informed decisions.

Exploring Policies and Procedures

This chapter discusses policies and procedures that must be in place to prevent a security breach and demonstrates how security incidents have occurred as a result of personnel not following policy.

Engaging your Intuition

Your intuition plays a significant role in your personal safety as well as your family’s and fellow workers. Learn about the many preventable incidents that may not have occurred to flight department personnel had they listened to their intuition.

Unmasking the Threat

This chapter will demonstrate the multiple threats that flight departments have faced and how you can avoid the same mistakes.

Let’s talk Risk Assessment

As flight department personnel, we must assess security at our destinations and make decisions based on determined risk. Learn why this is crucial to your safety.

Improve your Passenger’s Security

This chapter will address certain security strategies, that when applied will add additional layers of protection for your passengers.

Making Crew Transportation Safer

Learn how to make crew transportation safer by following some simple yet effective guidelines.

The Baseline is not just for Baseball

The security condition around us is susceptible to change at any moment. Understanding the environment around you no matter where you are, is another effective layer in your overall security and survival. This chapter will teach you how to effectively identify your baseline and respond to it.

Say it with Body Language

We all have it and are mostly unaware of how others perceive us because of it. Body language is said to be 55% of our communication. Learn how your body language may attract a criminal threat and how you may alter it to help thwart an attack.

Know your Security Profile

Learn how to travel smartly and more secure. Understanding your security profile and how you may appear to a criminal is a vital personal security component.

The Pitfalls of Alcohol

This chapter takes a deep dive into alcohol use and explores the many security incidents that flight department personnel have experienced as a result of intoxication and roofie (date rape drug) exposure.

Increase your Hotel Security

Hotels have a variety of security vulnerabilities that you need to be aware of. This chapter will take an extensive look at how you can increase your security while traveling by implementing additional hotel security protocols. This section also discusses a hotel active shooter scenario and how to protect yourself in the event one occurs.

Rideshare with Confidence

Learn valuable lessons when it comes to ridesharing. This chapter will expose you to the security issues you could potentially face using this service and how to avoid becoming a victim of a criminal driver.

One Day Training

Table-Top Security Scenarios

Team building exercises that will challenge your team to resolve various security breaches and threats while working together.

Crew Briefing

This informative session will provide essential security updates tailored for your team’s mission and address any questions regarding the online training segment.

Anti-Kidnap Tactical Pen and Defense Training

Personnel will be exposed and trained to respond to threats they may encounter on the road or in their personal lives that require a life-or-death decision to defend themselves.

Hostile Hotel Takeover Survival Training

A safe, live-fire exercise using studio weapons that provides the realism of an actual hotel takedown in a controlled environment. This interactive portion of the training will give the students hands-on experience as they participate in the scenarios and gain or refine the skills and confidence necessary to survive. (limited to space available, as well as local laws and restrictions)

Cockpit Breach Survival Training

This interactive module will introduce the students to a variety of possible attacks that may occur on the aircraft. The class is designed to accelerate the student to a proficient standard of performance in a short period of time, providing them with the tools to defend themselves in an attack. The training is structured to increase their competence and confidence levels in a high-stress situation. This is designed for all members of the flight department and does not require any previous training.

Vehicle Occupant Response Training (VORT)

This module teaches the students how to detect, prevent and respond to a threat in a rideshare, taxi or other vehicle transport setting.

Active Shooter Survival Training

This module consists of a safe live-fire exercise using studio weapons, and is designed to give students a realistic experience of being in an active shooter/assailant situation. Coupled with practical teaching, it provides students with the tools and mindset necessary to increase their odds of survival. (limited to space available, as well as local laws and restrictions)

Note: Training modifications may be made at client’s request

Two Day Training

Table-Top Security Scenarios

Team building exercises that will challenge your team to resolve various security breaches and threats while working together.

Perimeter Awareness

Explains the importance of proactive security and draws a clear picture of the vulnerabilities individuals and organizations experience. Students are presented with tools to increase their levels of situational awareness and be able to recognize security threats that an untrained eye may not notice. Recommended policies and procedures are also outlined.

Company Culture

This module demonstrates the necessity of a fully-engaged security culture and the importance of maintaining that culture through both management and employee participation. This section will teach students to determine the weak areas of the culture both individually and globally, and the necessary methods to strengthen it.

Case Study

This section explores past security incidents and provides the students with the means to detect, prevent and respond to a threat.

Personal Protection and Awareness

Personal Protection and Awareness are the keys to survival in any hostile environment. This will give the students the tools to prevent, detect or respond to a given threat both on the road and in their personal lives. Also taught are criminal methodologies and how a potential attacker may identify and select you as a victim, and how to prevent that potential attack.

Preventative Security Measures

This is a focused view of specific policies and procedures that must be in place to prevent a security breach. This section covers airport security, passenger assessment, onboard incident management, pilot/passenger relations and hand-off, luggage concerns for known and unknown passengers, hotel security, personal security, enhanced communications and aircraft burglary. This module will also address the concerns specific to your team’s most common and/or high-risk destinations.

Hostile Hotel Takeover Survival Training

A safe, live-fire exercise using studio weapons that provides the realism of an actual hotel takedown in a controlled environment. This interactive portion of the training will give the students hands-on experience as they participate in the scenarios and gain or refine the skills and confidence necessary to survive. (limited to space available, as well as local laws and restrictions)

Cockpit Breach Survival Training

This interactive module will introduce the students to a variety of possible attacks that may occur on the aircraft. The class is designed to accelerate the student to a proficient standard of performance in a short period of time, providing them with the tools to defend themselves in an attack. The training is structured to increase their competence and confidence levels in a high-stress situation. This is designed for all members of the flight department and does not require any previous training.

Vehicle Occupant Response Training (VORT)

This module teaches the students how to detect, prevent and respond to a threat in a rideshare, taxi or other vehicle transport setting.

Active Shooter Survival Training

This module consists of a safe live-fire exercise using studio weapons, and is designed to give students a realistic experience of being in an active shooter/assailant situation. Coupled with practical teaching, it provides students with the tools and mindset necessary to increase their odds of survival. (limited to space available, as well as local laws and restrictions)

Note: Training modifications may be made at client’s request. Custom Training Please contact for more information

Special Meal Planning

In response to the growing concern about food allergies, special dietary needs, and other custom well-crafted diet management requirements, the flight attendant/ flight technician is expected to provide dietary knowledge and skills to assist in the nutritional maintenance of each passenger and crew’s diet meal program. Menu Planning is essential to provide efficient use of on board equipment and available time to provide service, and at the required safe food temperature.

Course Objective

  • Have a basic working knowledge of trending diet programs and health related diets that are currently in demand
  • Use of regional and seasonal selections based on availability knowledge
  • Ability to determine the specific contribution each food makes toward the meal pattern requirements
  • Create menus to assist the passengers and crew in maintaining proper nutritional intake based on the requirements of the flight and circadian rhythm.
  • Apply the knowledge learned from the course to practical working experiences
  • Knowledge of assorted strategies to provide a successful, stress-less meal service
  • Using portion size and packaging to reduce food costs overall
  • Develop the skills necessary to effectively create a professional menu 10-10-10 approach
  • Ability to plan meal service to utilize time management skills
  • Ability to plan meal service to efficiently utilize time management skills
  • Integrate the capabilities of the aircraft and the limitations of the aircraft for each meal service utilizing the tools and techniques for on board service
  • Evaluate and appraise a balanced nutritional menu with a basic understanding of the importance of nutrition
  • Examines the fundamentals of menu planning using the menu as a tool for ordering, selection and procurement of food and beverage items.
  • Create an efficient pantry to meet the dietary needs of the passenger and crew in the event of a catering mishap
  • An understanding of purchasing the correct amount and type of food

Menu Writing

Learning to write a concise menu to be used during service adds an increase sense of style and drama to the meal. A printed menu sets the tone for the meal to follow. It alerts the reader to the selections before them and enables them to recognize possible food dangers for their particular diet requirements in time to ask questions and request a change in the preparation and cooking methods.

Course Objective

  • List basic menu planning principles
  • Identify principles of menu layout and design including format and grammar
  • Create menu item descriptions
  • Create a menu plug in format
  • Apply principles of nutrition to menu development
  • Plan a la carte, cycle, ethnic, and limited menus
  • Develop a menu layout for an aircraft operation based on passenger and crew likes and dislikes
  • Discuss the availability of foods for seasonal menus

Pilot Essentials

The goal of pilot essentials is designed to provide light jet or cabin class pilots who “wear all hat’s” detailed information and interactive training on passenger service, catering and business etiquette techniques. There is much more available than a boring sandwich tray or boxed lunch for your passengers. As well as, techniques on how to properly educate the client on what realistic expectations should be during flight and how to properly communicate this to your valued clients and passengers.

Course Objective

  • Pilots will learn business etiquette, cultural differences and communication skills in order to greet and engage the passengers and/or clients in a more relaxed and professional manner.
  • How to creatively plan, order and set up onboard catering to the passengers can safely do a self-service inflight preventing the pilots from having to leave the flight deck to prepare food.
  • Learn that food safety handling is not just keeping the catering properly refrigerated.
  • Learn the latest tricks of the trade and troubleshooting techniques.
  • How to make a proper berth bed that is not only comfortable for you passengers but it also impressive looking.

Pilots that operate aircraft without cabin crew, either due to equipment design or company choice, have additional and unique responsibilities to their passengers. They are extensively and well trained in dealing with aircraft emergencies but the simple basics of communicating and providing service to your passengers is often overlooked.

Many pilots often find themselves “out of their comfort zone” on a daily basis when handling passenger inflight service items such as; catering, troubleshooting techniques, communicating, providing inflight service and properly addressing passengers or owners.

The goal of pilot essentials is designed to provide light jet or cabin class pilots who “wear all hats” detailed information and interactive training on passenger service, catering and business etiquette techniques. There is much more available than the standard boring sandwich tray or boxed lunch for your passengers. As well as, techniques on how to properly educate the client on what realistic expectations are during flight and how to properly communicate this to your valued clients and passengers.

Please contact trainDAVINCI for more information, customizing options, training proposal and rates.

Upcoming Training

09apr(apr 9)9:00 am12(apr 12)5:00 pm4-Day Culinary Experience Elite - SOLD OUTTUESDAY - FRIDAY| APRIL 9TH - 12TH, 2024

13apr(apr 13)9:00 am14(apr 14)5:00 pmService Elite - Sold OutTHURSDAY - FRIDAY | APRIL 13TH -14TH, 2024

22apr(apr 22)9:00 am26(apr 26)5:00 pmCABIN SAFETY: INITIALMONDAY - FRIDAY | APRIL 22ND - 26TH, 2024


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