“…a training effort by and for personnel directly involved in aerial retardant and water delivery. The intent is to educate both Agency and Contract personnel using subject matter experts from both sectors.” NAFA II – “…is designed to provide aerial firefighters an advanced training experience to NAFA(I), utilizing flight simulator hardware and software, sand table exercises and classroom interaction. NAFA II simulations and problem solving exercises will enhance the aerial firefighter’s effectiveness and safety awareness by providing complex problem solving tasks while simulating a multi-aircraft fire airspace environment.” -Source National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG). **Pilot endorsements “Level II permits pilot performance of missions without benefit of aerial supervision in the fire traffic area (FTA) with the SEAT plus one other aircraft. With more than two aircraft within the FTA, aerial supervision for the Level II pilot is required.” “The Level I endorsement permits the pilot to perform missions in the FTA without aerial supervision and allows them to conduct operations in a multiple tactical aircraft environment. This encompasses all missions from initial attack through large fire aerial operations. The Level I rated pilot will be familiar with and have experience in complex aerial fire suppression methods, and therefore, will be more effective in those types of situations.” -Source NWCG Standards for Single Engine Air Tanker Operations: A Fire Traffic Area is an imaginary piece of cylindrical airspace, having a 5 NM radius and is at least 2,500’ AGL in height and is centered over the fire, used for communication protocols.]]>