Thursday, October 19, 2006

New Geo Lecturers appointed!

This is to inform you guys that I have made some change regarding the courses in Geodesy offered at ANI. I have appointed the two heavyweights Dr. Maurizio Scaramuzza and Prof. Dr. Alain Geiger as lecturers for the Geodesy course for procedure designers. The first course run by those two will take place February 14-16, 2007 at the ETH Z├╝rich. We decided to bring the course length down to 3 days.
The Geodesy Skills and Knowledge are considered "ab initio level" and can therefore easily be attended by students who attend a PANS-OPS basic afterwards. I love the way things are evolving right now, this is certainly a new adventure which we will all appreciate.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Mission completed

Sorry, I have been quiet for a while. This was due to the fact that I was busy teaching part 2 of a basic PANS-OPS course, OCP meetings and the evaluation of the student performance in said course. Those students were the first ones to receive a full day of database coding with Christian during the RNAV phase. I am sure this is the way to go, although it does not replace the 5 day coding course that we provide (of course it doesn't...).
However, there will be another basic PANS-OPS course at the ANI facilities in Japan starting on October 16. This will be the last course following the 2006 training concept. The first basic PANS-OPS starting in February will kick off with the new training concept: A series of e-learning lessons prior to part 1 of the course including evaluation therof (mastery test). Some of those lessons will be ab-inition stuff, some will be PANS-OPS related. The e-learning pahase between part 1 and 2 will be extended and finally some of the material that was in part 2 will now be removed and packed in an other course that can be booked seperately as an add on. Whoever is writing to me to get info about that concept will receive detailed info.
In the mean time, have a good time!