National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Airtanker Base Manager

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ATBM Qualification Requirements

Required Training

Required Experience

  • Satisfactory performance as a Ramp Manager (RAMP)
  • AND Completion and Certification of NWCG Airtanker Base Manager Position Task Book, PMS 311-61

Physical Fitness Level: None Required

Position does not require a physical fitness level.

These Positions Maintain Currency For ATBM

  • Fixed Wing Base Manager (FWBM)

ATBM Maintains Currency For These Positions

  • Aircraft Timekeeper (ATIM)
  • Fixed Wing Base Manager (FWBM)
  • Fixed Wing Parking Tender (FWPT)
  • Ramp Manager (RAMP)
  • Single Engine Airtanker Manager (SEMG)

Other Training Which Supports Development Of Knowledge And Skills

  • Aviation Business System Training
  • Contracting Officer Representative Training
  • Geographic Area Airtanker Base Manager Training

Note: Once qualified as an ATBM, the ATIM qualification may be granted by the certifying official. Certification must be documented on a ‚Äúverification/certification‚ÄĚ page of the ATIM PTB.




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