An off-road track unique in Europe, on the C2FPA site, has been specially created taking into account the technical characteristics of all types of Foam Response Vehicles in accordance with the National Commission for Airport Safety Equipment (CNMSA) and the standards and recommendations of Annex 14 of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
This track has ten crossing modules allowing the practice of off-road driving in the real configuration of use with the proximity of aircraft.
The driving of the more powerful (550 HP) or longer Foam Response Vehicles, mainly equipped with three or four decks, is very different from the civil security vehicles which are often lighter and have a shorter wheelbase. They require a specially adapted track.
This results in a training that is very different from the Civil Security training for off-road and/or all-terrain driving (COD) of the Departmental Fire and Rescue Services (SDIS) vehicles.
The Foam Response Vehicles can intervene in accordance with the regulations in force, on the airport and its immediate surroundings, on and off runways and taxiways, day and night.
LOW BEARING CAPACITY AREA
This sequence allows you to know the characteristics of the tires and adapt your speed.
This sequence allows you to know its angles of attack, ramp, and escape angles. It is a question of adopting an appropriate speed and mastering one’s composure in case of a stop during the progression.
This scenario is still impressive, especially with a vehicle of 550 hp or more (especially 6X6 vehicles). It allows you to work on the recognition, the position of the feet, and the action on the floor controls.
The crossing of steps with a 4X4, 6X6, or 8X8 heavy vehicle is done after a thorough recognition of the obstacle.
THE NARROW PASSAGE AT 2.55 METRES
This sequence makes it possible to know the size of the vehicle in order to ensure the progression without injuring the driver by external elements and by avoiding any deterioration of the machine.
DITCHES / BRIDGE CROSSING
The trainee is secured by a first pass through a concrete ditch that remains identical and does not cause a “slip” of the machine.
In the second stage, he approaches natural ditches with more confidence.
BLACKCURRANT / FUNNELS
The trainee evaluates the break or funnel as a slope, taking into account the angles of attack, crossing, and escape.
The wetland area, which is 30 metres long by 5 metres wide and up to more than one metre deep, is always very impressive.
It can be a trap where the vehicle cannot get out. Recognition is an essential action before any progression.
SUPERELEVATION FROM 0% to 30% MAX
Superelevation is a particularly dangerous action in which the trainee must be familiar with the characteristics of his machine.
It is important to distinguish between static and dynamic superelevation.
OFF-ROAD DRIVING AT NIGHT
An intervention at an airport can take place day or night. The C2FPA offers a module allowing you to use Foam Response Vehicles in particularly unfavorable conditions with very low visibility.