General Information

In the continual effort to present affordable airport training programs, the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and the Northeast Chapter AAAE are pleased to present both the Advanced Winter Operations Specialist (AAWOS), to be held April 22-23, 2017, in Buffalo, New York. The AWOS schools are perfect for all personnel Airport/Airfield Operations and Maintenance Departments in all regions of the United States, including International Aviation Snow Symposium attendees.

The Advanced Airport Winter Operations Specialist (AAWOS)**

The Advanced Airport Winter Operations Specialist (AAWOS) course is designed to provide airport supervisors, managers, and directors with a stronger knowledge of how to operate safe, efficient, and successful winter operations that meet regulatory and fiscal requirements of a FAR Part 139 certificated airport including...

  • regulations that enhance airfield safety
  • materials and equipment that save time and money
  • inspiring your crew to peak performance
  • understanding FAR Part 139

Participants in the Advanced curriculum must take a final exam that includes the development of...

  • snow and ice control plan
  • fleet of equipment and staffing
  • winter event cost analysis

** Prerequisites: Basic Snow Academy Completion is required prior to Advanced Snow Academy Enrollment.
**Attendance at the 51st NEC/AAAE International Aviation Snow Symposium April 22-26, 2017, is required for all candidates registering for the Advanced Snow Academy.

Benefits of Attending

The successful completion of the Snow Academy provides the attendee with recognition in the industry as a highly trained professional Snow Fighter, ready to enhance airfield safety during the winter months.

Graduates from the Advanced classes earn the distinction of being an "Airport Snow Expert" or A.S.E.  which is accredited by the AAAE.  Graduates from the basic class earn a certificate only.  Lastly, the Advanced class is only instructed at the Snow Symposium in Buffalo and therefore anyone wishing to attend the Advanced sessions must also attend the Snow Symposium.

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