Basic ASOS School

August 10-14, 2020 | 2-4 p.m. ET Daily | Online Live Sessions


If you oversee the operations of airports and military airfields, then this virtual training is for you! Get a solid overview of 14 CFR Part 139 requirements and better understand the federal guidelines that affect the way your airport complies with regulations.

The Basic ASOS sessions are designed for individuals who are relatively new to airport operations, or have not attended a Basic ASOS before and are currently working in airport management, planning or operations. Join us for a five-session series live. If you cannot attend some or all sessions, you will receive the session recordings you can view for 90 days after the series concludes!


This virtual training is $495 for the full series or $125 for an individual session. Register now! or download the registration form and send to once complete.

Questions? Contact Cathy Haggerty at 703.797.9009.


Session Date/Dates Between
August 10
2:00 pm—4:00 pm

Session 1

This session covers FAR Part 139 and the Airport Certification Manual, and FAR Part 139.327 Self-Inspection Program including an overview of airfield discrepancies.

8/10/2020 2:00:00 PM8/10/2020 4:00:00 PM
August 11
2:00 pm—4:00 pm

Session 2

This session will cover FAR Part 139.337 Wildlife, FAR Part 139.305 Pavement Conditions, and the ever-important FAR Part 139.311 Signs, Marking, & Lighting.

8/11/2020 2:00:00 PM8/11/2020 4:00:00 PM
August 12
2:00 pm—4:00 pm

Session 3

This session will focus the Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting requirements found in FAR Part 139.315, 139.317, FAR Part 319, and FAR Part 139.325 ARFF/Airport Emergency Plan. Additional covered will be FAR Part 139.341 Construction on Airports, and FAR Part 139.312 Hazardous Materials (Hazmat) & Fueling Inspections.

8/12/2020 2:00:00 PM8/12/2020 4:00:00 PM
August 13
2:00 pm—4:00 pm

Session 4

This session will feature topics such as FAR Part 139.331 Obstructions, FAR Part 139.333 NAVAIDS, FAR Part 139.339 NOTAMS, FAR Part 139.329 Pedestrians & Ground Vehicles, and FAR Part 139.335 Public Protection.

8/13/2020 2:00:00 PM8/13/2020 4:00:00 PM
August 14
2:00 pm—4:00 pm

Session 5

This session is dedicated to the requirements of FAR Part 139.313, Snow and Ice Control.

8/14/2020 2:00:00 PM8/14/2020 4:00:00 PM


Mr. James R. Nilo, C.M., ACE, IACE

Chief Operating Officer
JRN Consulting
Bowling Green, VA

Chief (Ret.) James “Jim” Nilo, C.M., ACE Jim started his airport career as a Crash Fire Rescue crewman in the United State Marine Corps in 1984. While serving on active duty he also became a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician in Northern Virginia. At the end of his tour of duty in the Marines, Jim went to work for the newly created Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Fire Department as a Firefighter/EMT and was stationed at the Washington National Airport. In late 1990, Jim continued his career and went to work for the City of Manassas Fire and Rescue Services in a municipal role. During this time Jim became highly involved with local fire training and also became an Adjunct Instructor for the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Fire Programs where he continues to teach as a part time instructor to this day. Jim’s passion for training was strong and in 1994 he began working full time for the Virginia Department of Fire Programs as a regional training manager where he coordinated state sponsored training programs for over 30 localities. Part of his duties included course development and with his ARFF background he worked on the development of the states ARFF Program where he was instrumental in the acquisition of Virginia’s first mobile aircraft live fire trainer, the first of its kind. Jim was later moved to the Richmond office where he ran the ARFF program and coordinated much of the training program development for the Agency. During this time Jim was recognized for his work in the ARFF field and received several awards including Virginia Aviation Person of the Year in 1998. Near the end of 1999, Jim accepted a position with the Capital Region Airport Commission as the Fire Chief for the Richmond International Airport in Richmond, Virginia. Post 9/11 the ARFF department was needed to perform many airport operations functions and in 2004 Jim’s job duties were greatly expanded to include oversight and management of the airports ARFF, Communications, Grounds, Equipment Maintenance, Communications, and Operations Departments. With this expanded role Jim supervised much of the airports daily operation which included many safety and security related duties. Jim held the position of ARFF Chief and Airport Operations Manager at RIC for the next 13 years and retired from active public service in early 2016. Jim is the founding partner in JRN Consulting, a firm specializing in Airport Operations, ARFF, OEM, Safety, and Security for airports. Jim has attained numerous airport plus Fire and EMS certifications and has even taught at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. His service career included involvement in many organizations such as the Virginia Fire Services Council, National Fire Protection Association, and the Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Working Group (ARFFWG) where Jim was a board member and one time Chairman. Jim and his wife and Malcom the Great Dane and River the Lab reside just south of Fredericksburg, Virginia.