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Special Operations Aerial Mobility Vehicle Training Syllabus   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the thesis abstract: "This project extends research initiated by Major Dave Kenney into Special Operations Forces use of light-sport aircraft to gain an operational advantage over known and potential adversaries. Major Kenney's December 2012 master's thesis concluded that Special Operations Air Mobility Vehicles (SOAMV) enabled 'a proven doctrine for sustainable circumvention of anti-access and area-denial technologies.' This conclusion sparked intense interest across USSOCOM [United States Special Operations Command] and created demand for a feasible SOAMV program. This project represents a first step toward establishing a SOAMV program for USSOCOM by researching and developing a safe, effective, and efficient training protocol for training SOAMV fliers. If a full-scale program is not immediately required, building an established protocol will precisely define the cost and time required to build a SOAMV-capable force if needed. This syllabus project blends USSOCOM training standards with existing proven programs (Federal Aviation Administration Regulations) and adds military Tactics, Techniques, and procedures."

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2013-12
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Naval Postgraduate School, Dudley Knox Library: http://www.nps.edu/Library/index.aspx
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