A pilot safety course

OSRM™ is a 90-minute, affordable and entertaining computer-based course on single-pilot situation awareness and workload management. What have you done lately to reduce your risk of pilot error?

Upgrade your aviation safety skills

Did you know that we have entered a peculiar time in aviation where the aircraft flown are statistically safer than the pilots who fly them? The National Transportation Safety Board reports that 97% of General Aviation (GA) accidents are caused by pilot error.

Now you can upgrade your aviation safety skills online with Online Single-Pilot Resource Management (OSRM™), an advanced, affordable and entertaining multimedia training course.

OSRM™ offers high quality instruction. It was developed and tested in the field by Dr. Suzanne Kearns, a professor of Commercial Aviation Management at The University of Western Ontario.

What is SRM?

Single-pilot resource management (SRM) training understands that you are a good pilot who knows how to fly your aircraft efficiently. SRM does not teach pilots how to fly; it teaches important safety skills and strategies that aren’t covered in ground school.

Why is SRM training important? Its forerunner, crew resource management (CRM) training, also focuses on safety skills but targets multi-pilot crews. CRM is required pilot training in most military and airline operations. It focuses on improving the communication and coordination of pilot crews to reduce pilot error. Within the airline and military sectors, estimates of accident rates associated with pilot error range from 70-80%. Within general aviation, the NTSB determined in 1989 that pilot error is the primary causal factor of 97% of accidents. SRM training takes the concepts developed through CRM and adapts them to single-pilot general aviation activities. The FAA has recently recommended that all pilots of Technically Advanced Aircraft (TAA) keep current in SRM training (Industry Training Standards (FITS) program for VLJs & TAAs).

Regardless of the type of aircraft you are operating, all general aviation pilots can benefit from this training. For example, you probably have an idea what the term ‘situation awareness’ means. SRM training takes situation awareness to the next level by presenting proven strategies that you can use on your next flight to have better situation awareness.

Online SRM

Online Single-Pilot Resource Management (OSRM™) is an interactive, entertaining and educational training program that teaches crucial safety skills for general aviation pilots.

In approximately 75-90 minutes you will complete the following three training units:

Module 1

Introduction to SRM and overview of aviation safety statistics

Module 2

Workload management

Module 3

Situation awareness

In each module you will learn from real world scenarios and be guided by two animated coach characters. Your coaches will introduce the safety concepts, provide important background information, deliver quizzes and exercises to practice the concepts, and guide you to successful completion of the training program.

The training program will track your progress through OSRM™ so you can take breaks and restart when convenient. You will also complete a fun but challenging quiz at the end of each module to test your knowledge.

Once you complete all modules, you can obtain your OSRM™ Safety Certificate of Completion.


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Frequently Asked Questions

OSRM™ is an interactive, entertaining and educational training program to teach important safety skills in general aviation. OSRM™ stands for Online Single-pilot Resource Management, or Online SRM. Single-pilot resource management (SRM) encompases important safety skills and strategies that aren’t covered in ground school.

To sign up, simply purchase an account through InnoVerify with any major credit card and you will receive your login information within 24 hours, Monday through Friday. InnoVerify is a secure online payment gateway that processes your purchase and creates your account.

Further purchase instructions are available on the Purchase page. Once you have received your username and password, visit the Login page to begin the OSRM™ training program.

If you have already purchased an account and have been issued a username and password, then you may not have a current version of Adobe Flash Player, often called just "Flash". Flash enables organizations and individuals to build and deliver great digital experiences to their end users. We recommend users access OSRM™ with the latest version of Flash and a high-speed internet connection. Visit the Adobe Flash Player Download Center to install the latest version.

We recommend accessing OSRM™ with a high-speed internet connection. If you have entered the OSRM™ training program and clicked on a link to enter any of the Modules, the next thing that will happen is a new window will open and the Flash® player will begin to load. This may take a few seconds or a few minutes, depending on the speed of your internet connection. Many things can affect the speed of your connection, including: you may be using a slow internet connection (satellite internet is generally very slow and old cables can cause problems); you may have many programs running in the background that use an internet connection (file sharing programs like BitTorrent or Kazaa can often cause extreme slowness); or you may even have a virus taking up a lot of resources (run your Anti-Virus software to fix this problem).

If you have been waiting for over 60 seconds and don't believe you have a slow internet connection, first try reloading the page by closing the pop-up window and clicking on the link to Module 1, 2 or 3 one more time. If you are still stuck, you may not have the latest version of Flash®. Read the above FAQ "Why can't I access the training program? What is Flash?" for instructions on downloading the latest version.

OSRM™ tracks your progress so that when you restart, you will carry on from where you left off! At any point in any module you may click on the button in the top right corner labeled "Index" to jump to another segment. You can also pause the program, or move forwards and backwards by using the controls in the bottom right hand corner. You must complete the module and quiz (scoring 80% or higher) in order to proceed to the next module.

Absolutely! Offering OSRM™ at your flight school will save you money and time. And because it is created by an experienced pilot and University professor with expertise in online learning and SRM, it will also ensure that your students experience a high-quality and entertaining learning experience. OSRM™ will quickly become a key member of your instructional team.

Flight schools can purchase access for their students at a discounted rate. Contact ecomm@worldiscoveries.ca for further details.

OSRM™ is proudly presented and supported by The University of Western Ontario. If you have any questions about OSRM™ or Prof. Kearns' research, please contact the OSRM™ team:

OSRM™ Account Management
WORLDiscoveries® - The University of Western Ontario

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Flight schools can purchase access for their students at a discounted rate.
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