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February 21-24 2017

Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI) Winter Meeting

Crowne Plaza Oceanfront, 2605 North Highway A1A, Melbourne, FL 32903.



June 2016

Talon Systems President, Jerry Stecklein, Colonel, USAF, Retired, had the privilege and honor of commissioning his grandson, Craig J. Corato, into the officer ranks of the United States Air Force during ceremonies at the US Air Force Academy.




Talon Systems congratulates 2nd Lt. Corato on his commissioning and graduation and wishes him much success and the very best in his aviation career.

The commissioning ceremony was part of the week long graduation events leading up to the June 2, graduation ceremony. President Barack Obama was the graduation speaker and presented the cadet graduation diplomas.

2nd Lt. Corato received a B. S. degree in Aeronautical Engineering and was selected to attend the USAF Undergraduate Pilot Training for Remote Piloted Aircraft and will start the training at Randolph AFB in San Antonio, TX in August of this year.


July 2016

Mr. Joe Beasley, valued member of the Talon team, has been awarded the

Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award!

The Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award is the most prestigious award the FAA issues to pilots certified under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 61.

This award is named after the Wright Brothers, the first US pilots, to recognize individuals who have exhibited professionalism, skill, and aviation expertise for at least 50 years while piloting aircraft as "Master Pilots".




April 21st - 23rd, 2015
Orlando, Florida


Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal Blvd.
Orlando, Florida 32819
The world's biggest gathering of aviation training professionals The 18th World Aviation Training Conference and Tradeshow will include six conference streams including:
  • World Airline Pilot Training
  • Regional Airline Pilot Training
  • Cabin Crew Training
  • Maintenance Training
  • Sesion en Lengua Espanola
  • Helicopter Pilot Training (New for 2015)
Stop by our booth and say hello!

The 2015 Conference theme is 'Targeted Training Interventions and Aviation Safety.' This year's response to our Call for Papers has been very strong with highest quality and largest number of submissions to date. The Conference Program is expected to be announced on these pages from February 2nd.
16th - 17th MAR 2015

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Daytona Beach, FL.

Come see us at the National training Aircraft Symposium

The National Training Aircraft Symposium (NTAS) is an annual event hosted by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to bring together stakeholders who have interest in furthering efficiency and effectiveness of pilot training in a formal training, education and academy environment.



February 23rd to 27th, 2015

Auburn University
Auburn, AL



Come see us!


Meeting Highlights
Monday, February 23
  • Welcome Reception at the Auburn University Hotel and Conference Center
Tuesday, February 24
  • Committee Meetings
  • University Gateway Program
Wednesday, February 25
  • Committee Meetings
Thursday, February 26
  • Industry/Educator Forum--Educators Respond
  • Visiting Team Training Workshop
  • Forum Luncheon
  • Workshop on Industry Advisory Board--
  • Best Practices
  • Workshop on Policies, Procedures & Protocols
  • Reception & Dinner
April 1st - 3rd, 2014
Orlando, Florida

The world's biggest gathering of aviation training professionals

The 17th World Aviation Training Conference and Tradeshow starts today. 950 people have registered in advance to attend from 52 countries and representing 96 airlines

Visit our booth: #108

Wats 2014 Floor Plan
16th - 18th MAR 2014

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Daytona Beach, FL.

Come see us at the National training Aircraft Symposium

The National Training Aircraft Symposium (NTAS) is an annual event hosted by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to bring together stakeholders who have interest in furthering efficiency and effectiveness of pilot training in a formal training, education and academy environment.



Click here for a detailed agenda


November 6-8, 2013
San Juan, Puerto Rico
UAA Fall Conference 2013
Expanding Boundaries - The Globalization of Collegiate Aviation


Come join Talon Systems at the UAA Fall Education Conference, to be held at the San Juan InterContinental Hotel, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 6 - 8, 2013, hosted by Inter American University of Puerto Rico.
July 2013
Press Release
Diamond Aircraft Industries and IAFTP to collaborate on programs for the professional flight training market


July 2013

NIFA - The Ohio State University


SAFECON 2013

Talon Systems presented the Coach of the Year award
to Michael Lefevre of Southern Illinois University. Congratulations, Michael!


April 2013
Press Release
Rocky Aviation Adds Industry-Leading Software

BILLINGS, MT-The Rocky Mountain College Aviation Program has begun using new state-of- the-art software from Talon Systems. This software places them on the leading edge of technology in aviation education, further improving their safety, maintenance, scheduling, and training.

The aviation program used a Department of Education Title III grant as seed money to purchase Education and Training Administration (ETA) software. Approximately 75 students are currently flying in the program with grade books and syllabi that are completely electronic and accessible from anywhere. Josh Mlnarik, Director of Flight Operations, said, "Due to the numerous details that have to be tracked in flight training, ETA has improved our scheduling and record-keeping. It has also given us access to valuable information to help us easily evaluate, assess, and continuously improve our operation and program." Dan Hargrove, Director of Aviation, said it is now nearly impossible for a student to fly a lesson out of order, or not complete a required maneuver because of paperwork errors. "We've seen our efficiency improve dramatically, resulting in students completing flight labs in record time."

This year, the program added Resource Maintenance System software which improves parts inventory control, maintenance inspection scheduling, and maintaining aircraft maintenance records. Doug Erickson, Director of Maintenance, said, "RMS has increased the visibility of our maintenance operation and has transformed the department to be proactive rather than reactive. Direct results include reduced shipping costs due to better parts management and reduced downtime of aircraft, allowing more available aircraft for student training."

The third component of the software is directly related to the implementation of Safety Management Systems-an industry standard process for improving safety. "Pilots now can easily report the smallest of safety concerns-anonymously if they want-so that we can track them and make improvements before the issue becomes a big deal," said Tom Nelson, Director of Safety. He added, "Our reporting has more than doubled because of the new system, and we are safer because of it."

The entire aviation program has over 100 students, which represents 10% of the student body at Rocky Mountain College. Graduates fly for airlines, the military, corporations, and in Alaska or manage airports and airlines. Hargrove noted, "Our graduates tell us their training and understanding of safety is better than that of their peers in their careers. We know these new software systems are making our program better and our graduates more marketable."



16-18 April 2013

Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, Orlando, Florida


World Aviation Training Conference and Tradeshow
Visit Our Booth #209


February 25, 2013
Management of Flight Training Evolves

Publication: Aviation International News online. Click here to view on the AIN website.

Methods for ensuring pilot competence are high on the list of necessary requirements to improve global pilot training, which has been an industry hot-button issue since the crashes of Continental 3407 and Air France 447. "Graduation from a flight training program does not end a pilot's learning nor does [earning] a license or rating necessarily demonstrate a pilot's true level of competence," said Robert Barnes, president of the International Association of Flight Training Professionals (IAFTP).

In a paper titled "Managing the Pilot Training Process To Help Ensure Pilot Competence," delivered at the ASEAN Aviation Training & Education Summit in Jakarta, Indonesia, last month, Barnes explained how a training management system created by Talon Systems and the IAFTP is being used to ensure basic pilot competence at the Saudi Aviation Flight Academy (SAFA). The academy is using a training management system to ensure both the quality and effectiveness of its training program. SAFA is also issuing the IAFTP eCV-essentially an electronic resume-that securely tracks and verifies each graduate's personal flying career.

Barnes explained that while management of flight training is not new, "the effective daily management of a pilot training program requires constant monitoring and decision-making based on accurate and current information. It requires an in-depth knowledge of students, instructors, aircraft, availabilities, regulations, course syllabus and many other factors and elements comprising the flight training domain. The challenge of ensuring the efficient graduation of competent pilots is far beyond the capability of any paper-based system."



October 17th 2012

Android version of the Talon ETA mobile application is now available!

October 4th, 2012

Talon ETA - Talon Systems, LLC Talon Systems releases the first version of the ETA mobile application in the Apple app store. This first version of the app is very simple, providing only a very limited capability. We are counting on the invaluable input of our users to help build future versions. So download it and send us your suggestions!

Mobile App Suggestions

May 25, 2010
Talon Systems was nominated Subcontractor of the Year in 2010 by CSC!
November 30 - Dec 3, 2009
Orlando, FL International Drive Orlando, Florida

Visit Our Booth #2264

ITSEC 2009
Train to Fight - Fight to Win
The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) promotes cooperation among the Armed Services, Industry, Academia and various Government agencies in pursuit of improved training and education programs, identification of common training issues and development of multiservice programs. Initiated in 1966 as the Naval Training Device Center/Industry Conference, the conference has evolved and expanded through increased participation by the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Industry. In 1979 it became known as the Interservice/Industry Training Equipment Conference.
October 29-30, 2009
Kansas State University at Salina

Visit our Booth!

Hosted by
Kansas State University at Salina

Click here for the agenda.
February 26-28 2009
Atlanta, GA
20th Annual WAI Conference
A New Approach for Your Tomorrow
Women in Aviation, International is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) organization dedicated to providing networking, education, mentoring and scholarship opportunities for women (and men) who are striving for challenging and fulfilling careers in the aviation and aerospace industries.
December 1-4, 2008
Orlando, Fl
IITSEC 2008
The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) promotes cooperation among the Armed Services, Industry, Academia and various Government agencies in pursuit of improved training and education programs, identification of common training issues and development of multiservice programs. Initiated in 1966 as the Naval Training Device Center/Industry Conference, the conference has evolved and expanded through increased participation by the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Industry. In 1979 it became known as the Interservice/Industry Training Equipment Conference.
October 15-18, 2008
Denver, CO

Visit out booth!
UAA Fall Conference 2008
Rising to Meet the Challange
Hosted by the Metropolitan State College of Denver
1 JUN 2008

CAE Chooses ETA and RMS to manage flight training and maintenance operations for all CAE Global Academy schools!
From www.cae.com, "CAE Global Academy is a groundbreaking alliance with leading ab-initio flight schools in strategic locations around the world. It complements our network and expands our scope to give clients worldwide greater access to a vast pool of cadets trained to an exceptionally high level. All training is standardized, from first flight through type-specific training and certification, and the training process is uniformly managed. Its a unique solution, aimed at addressing burgeoning demand by instilling knowledge and professionalism among newly minted pilots and delivering more of them, more quickly and efficiently, without compromising training quality."
May 4th to May 10th, 2008
Smyrna, Tennessee

Annual Coach of the Year Award
sponsored by Talon Systems
SAFECON 2008
Sponsored By
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
17th - 19th MAR 2008
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Daytona Beach, FL.
NTAS
National Training Aircraft Symposium

Visit our booth!
Managing Collegiate Flight Training
&
Preserving the Pilot Supply Pipeline
March 13-15, 2008
San Diego, California
19th Annual WAI Conference
California Dreamin'
Women in Aviation, International is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) organization dedicated to providing networking, education, mentoring and scholarship opportunities for women (and men) who are striving for challenging and fulfilling careers in the aviation and aerospace industries.
February 17-22, 2008
Hosted by Arizona State University, Mesa, AZ, USA
AABI Winter Meeting

The Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI, formerly CAA), has developed outcomes-based criteria for aviation programs that will adapt to a broader spectrum of collegiate aviation degrees. The implementation of the new criteria was July 2007. We invite you to attend the full-day Outcomes-based Visiting Team & Members Training Workshop Monday, February 18, 2008. Three Workshops will focus on training for the various constituencies: institutions, visiting team members and visiting team chairs. We strongly encourage you to attend-tell your administrators and bring your colleagues!
November 26-29, 2007
Orange County Convention Center International Drive Orlando, Florida

Visit our booth! (3330)
FLOOR PLAN
ITSEC 2007
Maintaing the Edge...Transforming the Force
The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) promotes cooperation among the Armed Services, Industry, Academia and various Government agencies in pursuit of improved training and education programs, identification of common training issues and development of multiservice programs. Initiated in 1966 as the Naval Training Device Center/Industry Conference, the conference has evolved and expanded through increased participation by the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Industry. In 1979 it became known as the Interservice/Industry Training Equipment Conference.

17-20 October 2007
San Jose State University
San Jose, CA
Bridging Collegiate Aviation with Industry

The University Aviation Association (UAA) is the voice of collegiate aviation education to its members, the industry, government and the general public. Through the collective expertise of its members, this nonprofit organization plays a pivotal role in the advancement of degree-granting aviation programs that represent all segments of the aviation industry.
7-12 MAY 2007
Ohio State University
Talon Systems is sponsoring the Coach of the Year Award award. Visit our booth at Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON)
Hosted by The Ohio State University at Rickenbacker International Airport

The regional and national SAFECONs are NIFA's (The National Intercollegiate Flying Association) most important events held each year. The events held at both the regional and national SAFECON are very similar, however not exactly the same. Most of the regional SAFECONs are held in the fall, with some exceptions. The national SAFECON is always held in the spring, specifically between April 15 and June 1 as prescribed in the Rules and By-Laws of NIFA.

19th - 22nd MAR 2007
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Daytona Beach, FL.
NTAS
National Training Aircraft Symposium

Visit our booth!
The View From 2010: Air Traffic Management Innovation

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will convene the 2007 National Training Aircraft Symposium March 19-22 on its Daytona Beach campus. The theme of the annual event is "The View from 2010: Air Traffic Management Innovation." This year's meeting, sponsored by Embry-Riddle's College of Aviation at Daytona Beach, will spotlight developments in navigation and air traffic management from the cockpit. "Air traffic management innovation is the key to maintaining the capacity of our aviation system in the face of growing traffic and diversification of air transportation services," says Tim Brady, dean of the College of Aviation.

14 MAR 2007
Western Michigan University goes live with Talon Systems'
Resource Maintenance System (RMS)



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Since you are a person who is responsible for the management and operation of a flying training program we realize that your time is a valuable commodity. We will consume as little of it as possible and get right to the point of this e-contact.

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.

Let us introduce you to Talon-Systems… We at Talon-Systems have created a tool to corral this flow of information, organize it and provide access to it in a manner that is designed specifically to a flying training program. The name of our system is ETA and it can be used through all facets of your organization: Curriculum Management, Instructor Records, Student Training Records, Resource Management, Scheduling and Operations.

The number one Reason why ETA is the best system available is because we understand pilot training.
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