VOLC Volcanic Ash Cloud Hazard – Course Description
During this course you will learn about the hazard of volcanic ash clouds for aviation, how to detect the penetration and counter measures by pilots.
Audience: This course is intended for pilots, dispatcher and maintenance persons.
Duration: 1 hour
Recent incidents caused by flights into volcanic ash clouds.
Types and Hazards
You will learn what volcanic ash is, the types of volcanoes and hazards created in general.
Damages to Aircrafts
You will learn what risk is associated and what damages are created if flying into volcanic ash clouds.
You will learn about the location of active volcanoes and heights / areas affected.
You will learn how to detect that you have actually entered a volcanic ash cloud.
Reaction and Escape
You will learn which procedure is appropriate to get the maximum chance to safe life and aircraft after entering a volcanic ash cloud.
You will learn how the hazard is published for aviation personnel and which sources exist to get information about active volcanoes.