Aviation Security Training: Awareness and Safety at Airport and Aircraft

Our aviation security training course is designed and administered to provide “real-life” situational awareness, tactics, and practical operations similar to the training of Federal Air Marshals and other law enforcement agencies.

This course goes well beyond the standard armed security officer (ASO) training program.

We prepare pilots, flight attendants, ASOs, ground crew, and even passengers to ensure the safety of those onboard and the proper functioning of the aircraft. This training course will provide you with the knowledge you’ll need to effectively maintain a safe environment, whether on the ground or in the air.

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Aviation Security Training by K Street

What is Aviation Security – And Why Is It Important?

Aviation security describes all the steps that are taken in order to ensure the aircraft, as well as its crew and passengers, remain safe. Aviation security is crucial not only while in the air, but also on the ground and in the airport before and after the flight. 

The mission of all personnel onboard a private or chartered aircraft is complex and challenging. Simultaneously protecting and ensuring the aircraft’s continued flight capabilities and the passengers’ safety in a unique and unforgiving environment with limited resources requires a special level of skill, proficiency, and mental preparation.

Aviation Security and Airport Security Awareness Training

This course focuses on building the real skills needed to save lives in the moment of truth. They say that the body cannot go where the mind hasn’t been—taking the mind through the realities of an in-flight emergency or other aircraft-based threat provides aircraft in-flight personnel the tools and techniques to work through and thrive amidst the confusion, anxiety, and panic of an aviation critical incident.


1. The threat environment; In-flight, GBAA environment and International terminals
2. Tactical priorities; Threat, aircraft and passengers
3. Aviation Environment Tactics Considerations; In-flight, domestic terminal and international terminal
4. Advanced Aircraft Tactics; Movement, target engagement and communications
5. Defensive Tactics; Confined space considerations, defensive measures, enhanced barricading and buying time and distance
6. Mental preparation: Emotional control, competing priorities, something is better than nothing, remedy and reevaluate
7. Practical Exercise – Advanced Aircraft Tactics
8. Practical Exercise – Defensive Tactics


Class is a total of 12 hours over 2-days (8/4)

We have multiple course dates available.

Spots are limited. See class schedules here.

Cost: $600.00


What Will You Learn at Aviation Security Training?

This course will prepare you to maintain airport safety, as well as the safety of an aircraft and all those onboard in the event of an emergency. Mental preparation, practical exercise, and an in-depth knowledge of aircraft tactics are all important facets of our aviation training course that are crucial for protecting aircraft security.

1. The Threat Environment 

The environment in which a threat occurs is a large factor in determining how you can respond. Whether an incident occurs in flight or at an international terminal, our course will prepare you to keep yourself, others, and the aircraft safe.In-flight, GBAA environment and International terminals.

2. Tactical Priorities 

Learn to identify, assess, and react to the various threats you may face, and how to make tactical choices on how to prioritize addressing the threat, the aircraft, and the passengers.

3. Aviation Environment Tactics Considerations 

The tactics that you should take to maintain security may vary depending on your environment. Learn the tactics appropriate to different aviation environments, including in-flight, domestic terminals, and international terminals.

4. Advanced Aircraft Tactics

Learn advanced aircraft tactics in order to respond effectively to aircraft threats. This section of tactical training includes instruction on movement, target engagement and communications.

5. Defensive Tactics 

An aircraft is a unique environment that requires unique defensive tactics. Learn about confined space considerations, defensive measures, enhanced barricading and buying time and distance.

6. Mental Preparation 

Emotional and mental preparedness are crucial to reacting effectively to an aviation incident. This course teaches mental preparedness techniques to maintain aircraft safety including preserving emotional control, evaluating competing priorities, practicing “something is better than nothing”, and how to remedy problems and reevaluate.

7. Practical Exercise – Advanced Aircraft Tactics

Our aviation security training is effective because it offers the opportunity to put your new knowledge into action in our practical exercises. This exercise focuses on advanced aircraft tactics.

8. Practical Exercise – Defensive Tactics

You will also engage in a practical exercise focused on defensive tactics. Put your training to use in a low-consequence environment so you can feel confident taking action in a real emergency situation.

FAQs About Aviation Security Training

What Is This Training Mandatory For?

This training is necessary to maintain proficiency in general aviation flight deck security, and may be required by employers or other flight organizations.

What Is The Difference Between Aviation Security, Airport Security Awareness, and Aircraft Safety Trainings?

Aviation security training provides general training on how to recognize the security threats airports and aircrafts face and how to effectively mitigate those risks. Aviation security includes limiting potential criminals access to the aircraft.

Airport security awareness training teaches airport personnel to ensure the safety of all flights through increased awareness of suspicious activity, intelligence gathering, and other procedures that occur in an airport before boarding the flight.

Aircraft safety training provides airport crew and flight personnel with the knowledge to make sure aircrafts do not have safety issues, such as mechanical problems, in order to avoid emergencies and accidents.

Does This Training Comprise Aviation Security, Airport Security Awareness, and Aircraft Safety?

Yes, in the general aviation sector (not commercial aviation).

What Are The Course Completion Requirements?

To complete this course, you must attend all 1.5 days (12 hours) of instruction.

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