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FAA Approved 3 Day Wildlife Hazard Management Training Course

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Location:  Virtual On-line 24 hours course

Dates: 2021 - Date TBD

Who should attend?

  • Wildlife biologists pursuing FAA Qualified Airport Wildlife Biologist (QAWB) Certification - 14 CFR Part 139.337 compliance

  • Airport personnel involved in wildlife hazard management

  • Airport managers, planners, environmental compliance, and operations staff

  • Aviation students

  • State and Federal aviation agencies

  • Aviation stakeholders - pilots, air traffic control, fixed-base operators

Registration: Opens October 5, 2020 

FAA Approval - BWE received approval from FAA to conduct a virtual training course that meets the requirements of FAA Advisory Circular 150/5200-38B.

Course Information


To provide a three-day training course (24 hours) that meets the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements as outlined in FAA Advisory Circular (AC) 150/5200-36B “Qualifications for Wildlife Biologist Conducting Wildlife Hazard Assessments and Training Curriculums for Airport Personnel Involved in Controlling Wildlife Hazards on Airports” (01/24/2019).


To provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed by a wildlife biologist to conduct Wildlife Hazard Assessments [§139.337(c)] and to conduct wildlife hazard training [§139.337(f)(7)].

Overview of 3-Day Training Agenda:

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​Portland International Airport -Classroom

  • Training goals and process

  • Preview of wildlife hazards to aviation - Civilian & DOD

  • Wildlife hazard management overview

  • Airport & aircraft familiarization

  • Federal and State agency roles and responsibilities 

  • Controlling laws, regulations, and policies

  • SPECIAL TOPIC  - Raptor Trapping & Handling


Portland International Airport - Classroom

  • Department of Defense requirements and perspective on military/civilian joint-use airports

  • FAA National Wildlife Aircraft Strike Database

  • Initial consultations and Wildlife Hazard Assessments (WHAs)

  • Conducting Wildlife Hazard Site Visits (WHSV)

  • Drafting and carrying out integrated WHMPs

  • Integrated wildlife hazard management for airports; survey of basic control strategies and tactics

Day 3

Portland International Airport & Airfield

  • Field trip/site visit:  IND airfield and surrounding area

  • Group project - Mini WHA & group presentations

  • QAWB resources

  • Course review

  • Final exam 

  • Presentation of certificates


3-Day Training Registration (In-person):                                  $950.00 USD


  • 3 days of course instruction (24 hours per FAA requirements)

  • Printed and digital course materials

  • Coffee and light refreshments each morning

  • In-classroom lunch will be provided each day

Lodging, transportation, and evening meals are not included.


To register for this class, please download the registration form and email the completed for to:

For questions or additional information please contact:

Sarah Brammell 


Registration Form

Note - No payment at this time, payment will be collected 60 days prior to the course.

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Course Instructors

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Sarah Brammell

Blue Wing Environmental

Lead Instructor - QAWB

Ron Merritt

Swift Creek, LLC

BASH Expert - QAWB

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Nick Atwell

Sr. Natural Resources & Wildlife Manager
Port of Portland


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Carole Hallet

Wildlife Biologist & Master Bander - Raptors


Location of facilities      

Coming soon.

Address (for driving directions)

Coming soon.

Nearby Hotels

Coming soon.


Contact Sarah Brammell at 813-404-3963 or

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