• Ground Staff Orientation Course


The EFO Ground Staff Orientation course is designed to facilitate candidates like, station Managers and Ground staff ranging from Ramp coordinators to boarding staff with the basic overview of Flight Operations.

Candidates will learn the vital link they have with smooth and on time operations coupled with Operational impact that their duties will have on safety.

Course overview

The GSO course is designed in line with ICAO to facilitate the following candidates,

1.      Station and Company Airport Managers

2.      Ramp staff managing flight initiation and turnaround co-ordination

3.      Check-in and Boarding staff involved with on-time performance

4.      General intern staff to airline and aviation.

Course syllabus and duration

The syllabus is provided over 4 days, which will include examination and assessment to be completed.

1. Industry Introduction

1.1. Definitions

1.2. Abbreviations

1.3. Industry overview

1.4. Industry authorities

2. Reading and understanding Reports

2.1. Meteorology

2.2. Notams

2.3. Flight Plans

2.4. Crew Briefing

2.5. Regulation review

3. Navigation

3.1. Aviation Time

3.2. Distance and speed

3.3. Basic Principles, Dead reckoning, Pilotage

3.4. Regulation review

3.5. Chart familiarization

4. Aerodynamics principles of flight

4.1. 4 forces of flight

4.2. Flight controls

4.3. Basic aircraft systems

4.4. MEL

5. Performance Principles

5.1. Takeoff

5.2. Cruise

5.3. Descent

5.4. Landing

5.5. Alternate

5.6. Regulation review

6. Load and Trim

6.1. Terminology

6.2. Conversion formulas

6.3. Dangerous Goods

6.4. Regulation review

7. Base radio certificate

7.1. AIC requirements

7.2. ATC Overview


7.4. ATC Flight Planning

8. Operational Impact

8.1. Emergency Services

8.2. Marshaling Signals

8.3. Jet Blast and ramp Safety

8.4. Fuel Services

8.5. Customs and immigration

8.6. Airport Handling companies

8.7. ICAO codes

8.8. Resource Management


Course outcome

On conclusion of the course candidates will be able to apply Flight Operations processes and insight as well as assist with general support to flight crew and operational staff with regards to flight dispatch support.

The course will also facilitate a great deal of operations manual reading and understanding providing methodology of manual creation and applicability. 

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Ground Staff Orientation Course

  • Brand: EFO College
  • Product Code: GSO
  • Availability: In Stock

Tags: GSO