Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Two new courses for 2018

The first course is our diamond :-)
Many Flight Procedure Designers in the world have a non-flying background. As a result, Designers have a limited understanding of what happens in the cockpit of a modern airliner. How do crews fly the published procedures, what systems are available, what do they show. In order to improve that understanding we have created a course, where you are not only instructed in theory but you actually get to fly an airbus simulator. It will mostly be the A320, but can also be the 330, 340 or 380, depending on availibility.
If this interests you, go to the courses page of the ANI website and look for "understanding the cockpit side". All info you need is there and downloadable and you can register directly for the course, that takes place in December in the Lufthansa Simulator Center at Frankfurt Airport.

The second course is a one day instruction covering the Quality Assurance Process for Flight Procedure Design with the help of a real world example. Furthermore it covers regulatory oversight aspects of the process. As it is a one-day course we will not ask participants to come to us, we offer to come to you. So please request the course to be held on-site.
Same here: all info is available in the "Courses" section on the ANI website for download. Look for "QA and regulatory oversight".

Friday, January 05, 2018

ARINC 424 finally scheduled

This is to announce that we have now scheduled the ARINC 424 course for 2018. It will run in parellel with the Helicopter PinS course, dates are June 11-15, 2018. We have had some good synergy when two courses ran in parallel next door to each other. Instructor will be the one and only Jim Terpstra. Don't miss the opportunity to learn from a true icon in the industry.

Note that the new website has everything you need for download:
1. In the calendar you will always see the course venue
2. In the course locations section you have a downloadable info file for the venue, area and how to get there.
3. In the courses section you have a downloadable file with a course description, fees, pre-requisites etc.
4. In the same section you have the T&Cs (to read before registration).
5. Finally you can register directly from the same page for the course.

Monday, January 01, 2018

New Website is live

In time for the start of 2018, ANI launched the overhauled website with some novelties:
Customers who attended a classroom course will now receive access to the online faculty, where they can access a course repository as the ANI has a "no-hand-out concept mainly". New in 2018 are also the live webinars, short seminars or courses with 3 hour modules (or a multitude of it) held live on GoToMeeting. Check it out.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Dates and Locations for Advanced and Heli PinS Courses 2018

Please note that in the first Semester of 2018 we offer two options for the Advanced PBN and the Heli PinS courses.

Location Peachtree City/Georgia USA (near Atlanta)
Advanced PBN April 23 - May 4, 2018
Heli PinS May 7 - 10, 2018

Location Unterseen/Switzerland (Interlaken)
Advanced PBN May 28 - June 8, 2018
Heli PinS June 11 - 14, 2018

The program in the Advanced PBN is:
Baro-VNAV, SBAS (APV-I, Cat I, LP), RNP AR, A-RNP use of RF legs (departure).

The program in the Heli PinS is:
PinS Approach LNAV
PinS Departure
PinS Approach LPV
All including AMDT 8 to PANS-OPS material

Friday, November 17, 2017

Squash Training Camps in Spain

As you have possibly noticed, the Air Navigation Institute has engaged in supporting the sport of Squash by supporting the National League A team of the Squash Rackets Club Bern and the Squash Club Bödeli-Wilderswil. Recently the ANI has also established a partnership with World Enjoyer, a company established by professional Squash Player and World Class Coach Tino Casas (ex PSA Nr. 119, National Coach of Spain). This company has specialized in providing Squash Camps mainly in Spain but also around Europe. So if you are a Squash player and would like to improve your game, I can highly recommend these camps. The locations where the camps are held also allow for a combination of sports and holidays.

The announced dates for  Spain camps the coming year are as below, any other camp options, go to the World Enjoyer Website.

Madrid (January 24-28, 2018).
If you want to enjoy the squash in a personalized squash camp in the capital of Spain, this one is a very advisable option in January. We organize some visits around the city, also gastronomic experience. We have a squash club with fantastic facilities and very good environment. 

Valencia (Option A: March 14-18, 2018 – Option B: March 16-18 2018).
Valencia has turned  into one of the most beautiful cities of Spain in the last years. 
It combines the concepts of modernity, culture and history. We offer a squash camp with 11 years of history, in a 4 stars hotel complex with squash courts. You will love it!  Many people repeat every year.

Barcelona (Option A: April 18-22, 2018 – Option B: April 20-22  2018).
We are very proud to announce that Barcelona will be one of our venues in 2018. We have chosen a squash club with one of the best locations in the city (Near Sea). We are going to organize a very personalized camp with tourist and gastronomic activities. We offer you two programs, one for the most demanding, and other one, for those who want to enjoy squash combining a few days of this magnificent city of the Mediterranean.

Lanzarote (June 4-8, 2018).
If you want to enjoy an amazing island, in the best sports resort of Europe, spectacular facilities, the Lanzarote Squash Camp is a great option. If in addition we add Borja Golán's presence (PSA Nr. 18), the combination is perfect. We organize a very complete camp, with visits and trips to the island, and gastronomic experience.  More than 200 squash players  have visited us already!

Palencia ( We organize 4 weeks in July).
We are going to celebrate our 15 anniversary. We have enjoyed the last years assistant coaches: Greg Gaultier, James Willstrop, Borja Golán, Cameron Pilley, Simon Parke … If you want to train hard one week in the month of July, this one is a great option. Great conviviality, international camp, we take care all the details. You cannot get lost this option! More of 1000 players of more than 40 countries already have done it, and repeat!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Sir Theo van de Ven has moved to another dimension

It is of course part of the game called "life" that we all get older and eventually die. Some of us leave bigger footsteps than others. One who has made an enormous impact was Theo and it was was a priviledge for me to know him and to be able to work with him for many years to pay back something to the industry that has made us what we are. Theo did an enormous amount of work for the international aviation community and I always admired his will to do something for the good of the community. Even if he experienced setbacks he would not be discouraged, always stay calm, friendly and focused and just continue the effort. It was always inspiring to work with him. A bit over two years ago he suffered from the loss of his loved wife and more or less at the same time received his own death penalty. Theo, I sincerely hope you did not have to suffer from pain in the end and you can continue your spiritual journey with your wife who you missed so much. Another icon in aviation has left the planet, good bye all the best for that last journey, my friend.