FAA Approved 3 Day Wildlife Hazard Management Training Course

Location:  Purdue Polytechnic - Aviation Technology Center

Host Airport: Indianapolis International Airport

Dates: October 8-10, 2019

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 Deadline: Registration has closed for this event

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:


​Purdue Polytechnic - Aviation Technology Center 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


Purdue Polytechnic -Aviation Technology Center 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

Purdue Polytechnic -Aviation Technology Center & Indianapolis 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:                                      $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:  sbrammell@bluewingenv.com

For questions or additional information please contact:

Sarah Brammell 



Course Instructors

Sarah Brammell

Blue Wing Environmental

Lead Instructor - QAWB

Ron Merritt

Swift Creek, LLC

BASH Expert - QAWB

Sarah Hubbard, Ph.D., P.E., CM

Assistant Professor

Purdue University Aviation & Transportation Technology

David Stanley

Director & Professor

Purdue Polytechnic Indianapolis


Location of facilities      

The Purdue Polytechnic Training Classroom is located on the north side of Indianapolis International Airport, adjacent to the airfield.  The classroom location is not located in the commercial service terminal. 

Address (for driving directions)

Purdue Polytechnic

2175 Hoffman Road
Indianapolis, IN 46241

Nearby Hotels

Class attendees are responsible for their own hotel arrangements and transportation to and from class each day.  There are numerous hotel options adjacent to or near the Indianapolis International Airport (within 5 miles driving distance of the classroom location on the north side of the airport).  Three local hotels are provided bellow:

Crowne Plaza Indianapolis-Airport
2501 South High School Road, Indianapolis, Indiana  46241 

Comfort Suites

2750 Fortune Circle West, Indianapolis, IN, 46241

La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Indianapolis Airport

2650 Executive Dr Indianapolis, Indiana 46241


Contact Sarah Brammell at 813-404-3963 or sbrammell@bluewingenv.com

Blue Wing Environmental, LLC

19607 Lake Osceola Lane

Odessa FL, 33556