C-130 USA Tampa Training Center
CAE owns and operates a comprehensive training centre in Tampa, Florida for operators of the Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules aircraft (also called the C-130/L-382 as a commercial variant). CAE's C-130 Tampa Training Center offers bilingual (English/Spanish) aircrew and maintenance courses in 16 multimedia classrooms, which includes two purpose-built maintenance training classrooms.
At the heart of the training center is three C-130H full-mission simulators and a C-130H flight training device, which have been used by more than 40 different operators from more than 25 countries to train aircrews and maintenance personnel. Customers include the U. S. Air Force Reserve, U.S. Air National Guard, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy and more than 20 international militaries who fly the venerable Hercules aircraft.
CAE offers a comprehensive curriculum for pilots, flight engineers, loadmasters, and maintenance technicians, including:
C-130/L-382 pilot initial/transitionThis course introduces qualified pilots to the C-130/L-382 systems, flight characteristics and accepted operating procedures.
C-130/L-382 flight engineer initial/transitionThis course introduces qualified flight engineers to the C-130/L-382 systems, flight characteristics, and accepted operating procedures.
C-130/L-382 aircrew refresherThis course, geared to qualified C-130/L-382 flight crews, reinforces and re-emphasizes the current normal and emergency C-130/L-382 aircraft operating procedures.
C-130/L-382 crew resource management (CRM) This course, geared to C-130/L-382 flight crews, reinforces and re-emphasizes the necessity for flight crew cooperation and coordination.
C-130/L-382 loadmaster recurrency/refresherThis course, geared to qualified C-130/L-382 loadmasters, reinforces and re-emphasizes the accepted C-130/L-382 procedures and limitations for the embarkation and disembarkation of passengers and cargo.
C-130/L-382 aircraft generalThis course familiarizes aircraft maintenance supervisors and managers with C-130/L-382 accepted ground-handling procedures.
C-130/L-382 airframes and structuresThis course familiarizes qualified aircraft maintenance personnel with the installation, theory of operation, and accepted maintenance procedures for the C-130/L-382 structural and hydraulics systems.
C-130/L-382 electricalThis course familiarizes qualified aircraft maintenance personnel with the installation, theory of operation, and accepted maintenance procedures for C-130/L-382 electrical systems.
C-130/L-382 engine runThis course familiarizes aircraft maintenance and aircrew personnel with the accepted procedures for the ground operation, test and check of C-130/L-382 aircraft engines.
C-130/L-382 environmentalThis course familiarizes maintenance personnel with the theory of operation, troubleshooting and accepted maintenance procedures for the C-130/L-382 aircraft pneumatic systems.
C-130/L-382 fuel systemThis course reviews the inspection, maintenance and sealing of C-130 aircraft fuel tanks. It also includes a complete description of the fuel tanks, sealant materials, types and causes of leaks, corrosion identification and fuel tank safety.
C-130/L382 GTC, ATM, and APUThis course familiarizes maintenance personnel with the theory of operation, troubleshooting and accepted maintenance procedures for the gas turbine compressor (GTC), air turbine motor (ATM) and auxiliary power unit (APU) used on the C-130/L-382 aircraft.
C-130/L-382 avionics and guidanceThis course covers complete system descriptions including component locations, normal operation, data flow analysis, operational checkout, troubleshooting, removal and replacement, adjustment and routine inspection of the aircraft avionics and guidance systems.
C-130/L-382 Wiring RepairThis course familiarizes maintenance personnel with the proper use of wiring tools and procedures in wire maintenance.
C-130/L-382 power plants and related systemsThis course familiarizes qualified aircraft maintenance personnel with the installation, theory of operation, and accepted maintenance procedures for the C-130/L-382 engine and propeller systems.
B1 C-130 SystemsThis course is based on the EASA required training model used in the European community and is designed to cover all chapters of the C-130 Aircraft Systems that relate to an Aviation Maintenance Technician.
B2 C-130 AvionicsThis course is based on the EASA required training model used in the European community. The course is designed to cover all chapters of the C-130 Avionics systems that relate to an Avionics Maintenance Technician.
T-56 Engine BorescopeThis course covers the required Borescope inspections and will be performed on the T-56 engine under the training and guidance of the instructor.