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									     ACRA
Airman Certification and/or
    Rating Application
     (ACRA) Training
                         6/4/2003
INTRODUCTION TO
 ACRA TRAINING
DPE’S and
FSDO personnel
 TRAINING MATERIALS
Training Packet
 ACRA CD and Web Site
 ACRA Sample Forms
  and Reports
 Lab Materials
          AGENDA
Introduction and Course Overview
ACRA Fundamentals
Setup the ACRA environment
Review certificate applications
Processing an ACRA Certification File
Review of ACRA Training
Course Wrap-up
       What is ACRA?
Airman Certification and/or Rating
 Application
 Processes applications for airman certification and
  ratings
 Checks to ensure regulatory and policy requirements
  are met by the applicants
 Produces certification documents such as the
  Temporary Airman Certificate (FAA Form 8060-4),
  Notice of Disapproval of Application, Letter of
  Discontinuance, 8710-1, 8610, etc.
  Who are ACRA Users?
Aviation Safety Inspectors (ASI)
Aircrew Program Managers (APM)
Training Center Program Managers (TCPM)
Aviation Safety Technicians (AST)
Designated Examiners (DPE, DME, TCE, APD)
Airman Certification Representatives (ACR)
      What Certificates/Ratings
      Are Issued? (Operations)
 Airline Transport Pilot    Type Ratings
 Commercial Pilot           Ground Instructor
 Private Pilot              Flight Engineer
 Recreational Pilot         Aircraft Dispatcher
 Certified Flight           Flight Navigator
  Instructor                 Medical Flight Test*
 Student Pilot              Emergency Field
 Instrument Rating           Issuance
 Certificate Reissue        Change of Address
What Certificates are Issued?
     (Airworthiness)
  Mechanic
  Inspection Authorization*
  Parachute Rigger
  Repairman*
Minimum System Requirements
    Microsoft Windows 98 or NT 4.0
    32 MB of RAM
    Windows Explorer 5.x
    20 MB hard drive space
    Internet or FAA LAN/WAN Connectivity
    Pentium Processor 166 Mhz or higher
    CD ROM Drive
    Color Monitor with 800x600 Resolution
    Ink Jet or Laser Printer
    MDAC (Version 2.6 or higher)
   Course Objectives

   *We will review an
     electronic airman
certificate application for a
  private pilot applicant.
        ACRA Overview
 ACRA is designed to improve the
 certification process through the use of
 validation checks and automatic
 generation of certification documents and
 PTRS records.
     ACRA TRAINING
Latest approved version (ver 2.04.007)
Development and Testing by:
  Flight Standards Service (AFS)
  Office of Information Technology (AIT)
  Office of Information Services (AMI)
  Various FSDOs, Flight Schools
Course Materials Overview

ACRA User’s Manual
  Available on
   ACRA Web Site
   CD ROM
   http://acra.faa.gov
   http://acra.faa.gov/Manual/manual1.html
   Course Materials Overview

ACRA Training Course Material
   Training Agenda
    Laser 8710-1
    Temporary Certificate
   Registration Process
    Soon to be done on ACRA website
  What can ACRA do for you?

Reduces work load
 Checks regulatory/policy requirements
 Generates certification documents
 Generates PTRS records
 Stores and retrieves certification
  applications
   What can ACRA do for you?
 Other benefits
  Reduces number of rejected applications
  Reduces review process and turnaround time
  Allows Designated Examiners to send applications
   directly to the Registry
 Future benefit
  Digital signature
  Paperless process
     ACRA Fundamentals
Purpose
    To introduce ACRA features and
 functions

Objectives
    At the end of this lesson the student will
 be able to navigate through ACRA menus
        ACRA Fundamentals
           Main Menu



 The ACRA Main Menu consists of menus and toolbars
 Choose commands by:
  Clicking a toolbar button with the mouse
  Choosing a command from the menu
  Using a keyboard shortcut key
ACRA Fundamentals
  Radio Buttons
             Radio
              Buttons are
              flat circular
              buttons used on
              screens where
              there are two or
              more mutually
              exclusive
              choices.
         ACRA Fundamentals
            Group Box




A group box is a combination of Radio Buttons
 and Check Boxes. Only one radio button can be
 selected in addition to the check box.
          ACRA Fundamentals
           Calendar Control
 The Calendar
  Control is a
  feature used
  throughout
  ACRA to enter
  dates. Click on
  the down arrow
  at the far right
  side of the input
  field to view the
  calendar.
          ACRA Fundamentals
          Drop-Down List Boxes
                                       Drop-Down box closed




                                        Drop-Down box opened




 A Drop-Down list box will have an arrow at the far
  end of the input field. A list of available choices
  appear when arrow is selected.
 ACRA Fundamentals
Lookup Table List Boxes
                  A Lookup Table
                   List Box will be
                   displayed when
                   there is more
                   than one option
                   to be selected.
                   Multiple
                   selections are
                   allowed by
                   clicking on each
                   item.
          ACRA Fundamentals
             Alert Boxes




Alert Boxes are used to warn the user of a
 potential problem.
Before we start the :
ACRA Lab Session


Any Questions?
 Airman Certification File
Inspector/Examiners Attachments
   superceded pilot certificate
   temporary airman certificate
   knowledge test results
Final Results Documents
  ACRA FAA Form 8710-1
    additional address information
  ACRA FAA Form 8060-4
FAA Form 8710-1
    original signatures for applicant/RI
   Reviewing Certification File

Review File for correct
 Forms/Attachments
Review ACRA Forms for completeness
Add any missing text to ACRA Forms
Do Not delete information from ACRA
 Forms.
  Where to send Certification File

ACRA certification files can be sent
 directly to AFS-760 with approval of POI.

FAA Policy requiring files to be mailed
 within 5 working days is still applicable.
 AFS-760 Airman Records

Mailing Address:

 Federal Aviation Administration
 Airman Certification Branch
 AFS-760
 PO Box 25082
 Oklahoma City, OK 73159
               ACRA Help
Most screens contain a Help Button
  Pulls up Help for the current screen
Access Help from the Main Menu by clicking
 on CONTENTS
          ACRA Help Desk
           Phone: 405-954-7272
an 800 number is coming soon, check the ACRA
  website (http://acra.faa.gov) for that number.

             Hours of Operation:
 Mon. thru Fri. 7:00am - 4:30pm Central Time
              Fax: 405-954-9339
    e-mail: 9-awa-afs-acraprob@faa.gov
                                      Incident Report
                              All Open Calls
                   Opened From: May 01, 2003 To May 24, 2003
             Assigned To A Staff Member: AVR140SC
Incident #    Opened        Client Name     Dept ID     Subject ID     Opened BY      Closed      Days Old
              Date/         Phone No.                                                  Date/ (DD:HH:MM)
              Time          Ext                                                        Time        To
                                                                                      May 27, 2003 7:57 am
 52373
                            RESOLUTION:
              May 16, 2003 RJ Jones
              09:24        (415)896-9378
                                                --       SFW-ACR        AVR140RH         --          10:22:32



             Description:
                                NOTES:
                              Going for Private/MEL/Unrestricted/Original - Has Restricted/Canada/ASEL
                              Temp Cert prints incorrectly.

                              Corrected written test issue - temporary certificate prints incorrectly.
                              Restricted (U.S. Test Passed Rating). Dave to investigate.

                              Old Ticket# 13268

             Resolution:
                 Notes:
  ACRA Web Site
URL is:
 http://acra.faa.gov
Contains
 History of ACRA
 ACRA User’s Manual
 Contact Information
 FAQs
 Release Notes
  ACRA Training



Congratulations!!!
Questions?
COMING OCTOBER 1, 2003

								
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