Customer On-Site Training

Military Standards

The Rapid Mat Group can develop and can provide training programs covering all areas of Rapid Runway Repair, to include deployment, employment, and maintenance of the hinged Folded Fiberglass Mats and supporting components and equipment.

All training programs are realistic and provide hands-on practical exercises. Instructors are former senior U.S. Air Force personnel with extensive, specialized Rapid Runway Repair training and experience. Trainees are tested on a "GO / NO-GO" basis to ensure the trainee's ability to perform the stated mission essential tasks (MET) associated with each respective course.

To develop the customized training program, The Rapid Mat Group curriculum developers conduct a site visit assessment of the customer's Air Bases and schedule coordination meetings with the customer. The training is customized based on the assessment of the customer's current capabilities, knowledge of Rapid Runway Repair, future requirements, and the specific desires and expectations of the customer. The length of each training course is adjusted accordingly.

For foreign customers, The Rapid Mat Group translates all training material into the customer's language, and has a certified translator present during all training to provide verbal translation of each course.

Site Deployment Services

  • The Rapid Mat Group handles shipping (overseas and domestic) of all RRR items and support equipment, as well as forwarding of the items to the customer's selected Air Base(s) location. During the first Program Management Review (PMR), The Rapid Mat Group personnel perform route reconnaissance to determine the best deployment methods and routes to the identified Air Base(s). The customer provides assistance and facilitates customs clearance for the materials associated with the RRR Systems.

    For operational Heavy Lift Equipment and Heavy Lift Support Vehicles, The Rapid Mat Group manages the procurement of the Operational and Training heavy lift equipment and support vehicles, as required, from each item's respective location of manufacture or procurement to the respective customer Air Base(s) location.

    Air Base Capabilities Assessment

    Value-Added
  • As a Value-Added service, The Rapid Mat Group can provide a Capabilities Assessment that includes identification and determination of the customer's RRR requirements. The Capabilities Assessment identifies the runway composition (to ensure correct anchoring of the FFMs); vehicle, equipment, and heavy equipment requirements; RRR pesonnel requirements; current (or required) Emergency Management Plans / Function & Activity Preparation tasks; communications capabilities; levels of RRR Training accomplished or required; and spare parts requirements. The Rapid Mat Group surveys the heavy equipment available in the customer's current inventory to determine if this equipment can be integrated with the new systems.

Training Programs

  • RRR Concept of Operations
  • TOPIC / COURSE CONTENTS

    TRAINING METHOD

    RRR Concept of Operations
    • RRR equipment requirements
    • Development of a typical RRR Organization
    • Pre-attack Procedures
    • Trans-attack Actions
    • Post-Attack Procedures
    Classroom
    Classroom
  • Minimum Operating Strip (MOS) Marking System
  • TOPIC / COURSE CONTENTS

    TRAINING METHOD

    Minimum Operating Strip
    • MOS Concept of Operations
    • MOS Cone, threshold/Edge Marker, Aircraft Arresting Gear Distance-to-Go Marker Layout
    • MOS access Taxiway Marking Procedures
    Classroom followed by hands-on field training. Hands-on field training requires access to, and uninterrupted use of, a 10,000 foot runway for the entire field training course.
    MOS
  • Crater Profile Measurement
  • TOPIC / COURSE CONTENTS

    TRAINING METHOD

    Crater Profile Measurement
    • CPM Concept of Operations
    • CPM Procedures
    Classroom only, or Classroom followed by hands-on field training. Hands-on field training requires the creation of a crater at the customer's training site.
    Crater Profile Measurement
  • Crush Stone Crater Repair
  • TOPIC / COURSE CONTENTS

    TRAINING METHOD

    Crush Stone Crater Repair
    • Definition of Crush Stone Repair
    • Repair Team Personnel, Equipment
    • Crush Stone Crater Repair Procedures
    • Crush Stone Repair Variations and Uses
    • Maintenance of RRR Repairs
    Classroom only, or Classroom followed by hands-on field training. Hands-on field training requires the creation of a crater at the customer's training site, availability of crush stone, and heavy support equipment.
    Crush Stone Repair
  • Spall Repair
  • TOPIC / COURSE CONTENTS

    TRAINING METHOD

    Spall Repair
    • Definition of a Spall
    • Spall Repair Materials and Protective Equipment
    • Spall Preparation
    • Spall Repair Procedures for Magnesium Phosphate/Mortar
    • Spall Repair Procedures for Asphalt
    Classroom only, or Classroom followed by hands-on field training. Hands-on field training requires the customer to have the applicable type of Spall Repair materials, equipment and tools available. This will be determined during the procurement phase.
    Spall Repair
  • Folded Fiberglass Mat Operations
  • TOPIC / COURSE CONTENTS

    TRAINING METHOD

    Folded Fiberglass Mat Operations
    • General Information
    • Storage/Inspection of System Components
    • Movement/Delivery of Mats
    • Unfolding Mat Assembly
    • Splicing/Joining Mat Assembly
    • Towing Mat Assembly
    • Anchoring Mat Assembly
    • Mat Repair and Maintenance
    Classroom followed by hands-on field training. Hands-on field training requires access to, and uninterrupted use of, a 10,000 foot runway for the entire field training course; availability of heavy support equipment.
    FFM
  • Command & Control / Survival Recovery Center
  • TOPIC / COURSE CONTENTS

    TRAINING METHOD

    Command & Control
    Survival Recovery Center
    • Base Recovery After Attack (BRAAT) Concept
    • Typical BRAAT Activities
    • Survival Recovery Center Operations
    • Development of Base Recovery Strategies
    Classroom
    Survival Recovery Center
  • Command & Control / Damage Control
  • TOPIC / COURSE CONTENTS

    TRAINING METHOD

    Command & Control
    Damage Control
    • Damage Control Center Operations
    • Communications issues
    • Handling Damage/Status Reports
    • Tracking Resources
    • Control and care of engineering repair crews
    • Shift Change Briefings
    Classroom
    Survival Recovery Center
  • Emergency Airfield Lighting System (EALS)
  • TOPIC / COURSE CONTENTS

    TRAINING METHOD

    Emergency Airfield Lighting System (EALS)
    • Review of MOS Marking System
    • System Components Overview
    • System Layout and Configuration
    • Pre-installation Procedures
    • Installation Procedures
    • Operation Procedures
    • Troubleshooting and Maintenance
    • Repacking
    • Checklists and Safety
    Classroom followed by hands-on field training. Hands-on field training requires access to, and uninterrupted use of, a 10,000 foot runway; availability of EALS support vehicles.
    EALS

Extended Services

Logistics / Maintenance Support Plan
Multi-Year Maintenance and Support after delivery