ETA is a 100% web-based training management system designed, by Talon Systems, specifically for the management of flying training. It is a system, accessed through a web browser, which offers training programs unprecedented tools for managing curriculum, security, student records, resources, flight following/operations, and scheduling.
ETA is the best software available for managing your flying training program because it makes flying training program management more efficient, increases management effectiveness and reduces flying training risk.
Because the system is totally Internet based, there is no cost for loading software on individual computers. Hardware costs are reduced because the system can be accessed and used with average capability PC computers with any kind of Internet access including regular dial-up. Additionally, software update costs and time are greatly reduced because updates/changes/modifications are made quickly in one place rather than installing changes on multiple computers.
Managers can base decisions on readily and rapidly available accurate, real time data and all users of the systems are always using the same current up to date data. It ensures that all key personnel are on the same sheet of music and are making decisions based on having the “Big Picture”.
ETA provides numerous “behind the scenes” cross checks to ensure the right student is scheduled with the right instructor on the right lesson with the right training resource at the right time. ETA Scheduling and Operations functions also ensure the instructor and student are available and have the necessary qualifications and have met applicable currency requirements to safely perform the lesson.
YES. ETA has an API designed for interfacing with almost any external or legacy systems.
YES. ETA is a 100% web-based solution that utilizes a single database. Your organization can view vital information from all locations in an instant!
YES. ETA allows user defined currencies and qualifications that are tracked throughout the system and can be tied to course materials such as units or lessons. ETA provides real-time progress data for student performance. Am I behind in my training? Have I spent more than ETA initially projected? In addition, ETA provides managers with instructor performance data such as pass rates for assigned students as well as currencies and qualifications such as Medical, CFI, etc.
YES. New graphs are being added to ETA all the time!
ETA has an API, which allows it to exchange data with external systems such as Fleet Maintenance, Payroll, Registrar Systems, Accounting, and more.
ETA is designed to be interfaced with CBT systems and can be integrated using the SCORM 1.1 OR 1.2 model.
This answer is different for every organization. We have had a flight school completely up and running using ETA in the span of 7 days! However, most schools require at least 2 to 3 weeks preparation before going live with ETA.
Once you purchase ETA, Talon Systems provides on-site training and initial implementation support for a flat fee.
ETA collects data as it is happening and that data is immediately available to all applicable users of the systems. Additionally, ETA provides real-time data for resource and personnel availability, flight following, scheduling etc.For example: When the schedule is altered, an email can be sent to all affected, outlining the new schedule. Also, ETA can be set up to send an alphanumeric message to all your devices. ETA mobile is the Apple/Android app that sends push notifications to keep you up to date. You can receive push notifications about schedule changes, cancelations, student failed check rides, aircraft downed, ETA messages, “the schedule has been posted”, and so much more!
Yes. ETA’s Definitions component provides the capability to define labels, pick lists or drop down menus, presentation items such as colors, location parameters such as date and time thresholds or durations, and much more.