Basic ASOS School

December 6-7, 2021 | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET Daily | LIVE ONLINE TRAINING


If you oversee the operations of airports and military airfields, then this virtual training is for you! Get a solid overview of 14 CFR Part 139 requirements and better understand the federal guidelines that affect the way your airport complies with regulations. The Basic ASOS Training is designed for individuals who are relatively new to airport operations, or have not attended a Basic ASOS before and are currently working in airport management, planning or operations.

Join us for a two-day training live, led by one of our top instructors Chief (Ret.) James “Jim” Nilo, C.M., ACE.

Maximize your training by joining the Advanced ASOS School on December 8 and 9, 2021 and save $150. For more information read here.


This virtual training is $525 for the two-day course.
Receive a $150 discount if you register for BOTH Basic and Advanced classes. For more information read here.

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Questions? Contact Cathy Haggerty at 703.797.9009.


December 6
10:00 am—10:15 am

Welcome and Introduction

12/6/2021 10:00:00 AM12/6/2021 10:15:00 AM
December 6
10:15 am—11:45 am

Session 1 - FAR Part 139 & The Airport Certification Manual

12/6/2021 10:15:00 AM12/6/2021 11:45:00 AM
December 6
11:45 am—1:30 pm

Session 2 - Self-Inspection Program & What’s wrong with this picture?

12/6/2021 11:45:00 AM12/6/2021 1:30:00 PM
December 6
2:00 pm—2:30 pm

Session 3 - Wildlife

12/6/2021 2:00:00 PM12/6/2021 2:30:00 PM
December 6
2:30 pm—3:00 pm

Session 4 - Safety Areas & Pavement

12/6/2021 2:30:00 PM12/6/2021 3:00:00 PM
December 6
3:00 pm—4:00 pm

Session 5 - Signs, Marking, & Lighting

12/6/2021 3:00:00 PM12/6/2021 4:00:00 PM
December 6
4:00 pm—5:00 pm

Session 6 - ARFF & AEP

12/6/2021 4:00:00 PM12/6/2021 5:00:00 PM
December 7
10:00 am—10:15 am

Session 8 - Construction on Airports

12/7/2021 10:00:00 AM12/7/2021 10:15:00 AM
December 7
10:30 am—11:45 am

Session 9 - Hazardous Materials (Hazmat) & Fueling Inspections

12/7/2021 10:30:00 AM12/7/2021 11:45:00 AM
December 7
11:45 am—12:15 pm

Session 10 - Obstructions & NAVAIDS

12/7/2021 11:45:00 AM12/7/2021 12:15:00 PM
December 7
12:45 pm—1:45 pm

Session 11 - Pedestrians & Ground Vehicles (Runway Incursions) & Public Protection

12/7/2021 12:45:00 PM12/7/2021 1:45:00 PM
December 7
1:45 pm—4:00 pm

Session 12 - Snow and Ice Control

12/7/2021 1:45:00 PM12/7/2021 4:00:00 PM
December 7
4:00 pm—5:00 pm


12/7/2021 4:00:00 PM12/7/2021 5:00:00 PM


Mr. James R. Nilo, C.M., ACE, IACE

Chief Operating Officer
JRN Consulting
Bowling Green, VA

Chief (Ret.) James “Jim” Nilo, C.M., ACE Jim started his airport career as a Crash Fire Rescue crewman in the United State Marine Corps in 1984. While serving on active duty he also became a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician in Northern Virginia. At the end of his tour of duty in the Marines, Jim went to work for the newly created Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Fire Department as a Firefighter/EMT and was stationed at the Washington National Airport. In late 1990, Jim continued his career and went to work for the City of Manassas Fire and Rescue Services in a municipal role. During this time Jim became highly involved with local fire training and also became an Adjunct Instructor for the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Fire Programs where he continues to teach as a part time instructor to this day. Jim’s passion for training was strong and in 1994 he began working full time for the Virginia Department of Fire Programs as a regional training manager where he coordinated state sponsored training programs for over 30 localities. Part of his duties included course development and with his ARFF background he worked on the development of the states ARFF Program where he was instrumental in the acquisition of Virginia’s first mobile aircraft live fire trainer, the first of its kind. Jim was later moved to the Richmond office where he ran the ARFF program and coordinated much of the training program development for the Agency. During this time Jim was recognized for his work in the ARFF field and received several awards including Virginia Aviation Person of the Year in 1998. Near the end of 1999, Jim accepted a position with the Capital Region Airport Commission as the Fire Chief for the Richmond International Airport in Richmond, Virginia. Post 9/11 the ARFF department was needed to perform many airport operations functions and in 2004 Jim’s job duties were greatly expanded to include oversight and management of the airports ARFF, Communications, Grounds, Equipment Maintenance, Communications, and Operations Departments. With this expanded role Jim supervised much of the airports daily operation which included many safety and security related duties. Jim held the position of ARFF Chief and Airport Operations Manager at RIC for the next 13 years and retired from active public service in early 2016. Jim is the founding partner in JRN Consulting, a firm specializing in Airport Operations, ARFF, OEM, Safety, and Security for airports. Jim has attained numerous airport plus Fire and EMS certifications and has even taught at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. His service career included involvement in many organizations such as the Virginia Fire Services Council, National Fire Protection Association, and the Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Working Group (ARFFWG) where Jim was a board member and one time Chairman. Jim and his wife and Malcom the Great Dane and River the Lab reside just south of Fredericksburg, Virginia.