I want to take a moment and introduce you all to the new CAF Operations Website. www.CAFoperations.org is now up and running. The website is designed for anyone who operates CAF aircraft. Whether your logging into Fortress or completing flight forms on your smart phone, the CAF Operations Website is designed entirely as a resource for the member.
We are working to add new things daily and have lots of ideas for the future. Perhaps the biggest news is the required Online Training for pilots and mechanics each year. Hopefully you all find the training programs to be informative and easy to watch. Just click on ‘Training’ and you can see the video courses that are offered. Here are some of the courses available so far.
- - Online CAFR 60-1 training required for all Pilots
- - Online CAFR 66-1 training required for all Maintainers.
- - Online Exemption 6802N training required for all 6802 ride pilots
- - Normalization of Deviance training course
- - TRARON training course
- - Marshalling training course
- - CAF Drug & Alcohol training course
In addition to these online video courses the website also offers an online CAF Operations Forum. The forum will have tips, tricks, and updates as well as allowing you all to post comments, questions, and discussions. The online forum is open to all CAF Colonels and is a great way to collaborate with each other related to CAF Operations.
Tired of mailing or faxing CAF paper forms? The website offers Online Forms. These online forms are a fast and convenient way to share information. Are you in the 6802 program? How about submitting your pilot training forms online at the touch of a button? The best part is all the forms are mobile friendly and are great for smartphones in the field. New forms are added weekly and here are some that are available now:
- - Form 600 for Pilot Transition Letters
- - 6802 Ground and Flight Training Sheets
- - Request a Certificate of Insurance
- - Request Oil Sample Kits
- - Request Green Book Flight Forms (ie. Form 100, 101, 105)
- - Request a CAF Flight Suit
Coming Soon and under construction is the Resources Page. Have you ever wished that we had all our wonderful CAF resources all in one location? The idea is to build a repository of goodies that we all can share across the CAF. Send us your ideas on what to include as well as your documents which we can host online. And whether you’re looking for a CRM module or your looking to prepare topics for an upcoming ground school, the resources page is intended to be your one stop shop. We plan to have the resources page completed by Wing Staff Conference 2017.
While your visiting the website, please be sure to take a moment and fill out our 2017 Operations and Maintenance Survey. The survey is aimed at collecting your voice on what you see as safety issues in the CAF. It only takes 5 minutes and your input is required. Its as simple as clicking on the navigation bar at the top of the website and following the anonymous questions.
Hopefully you see that the website is easy to use and is dedicated solely to all of you hard working Operations and Maintenance folks. We want your feedback. Like it, love it, or hate it, we are working together to make the CAF Operations better and safer. Email Jim and David with your comments.
VP of Operations