Proactive Threat Assessment for Aviation Crew / Dallas, TX

JANUARY 14, 2016

seminar page pic.This seminar is a customized training program for commercial and private aviation pilots and crew members.

It focuses on security measures aircrews should take to protect themselves, their crew and their aircraft while traveling. Crew members have often been the target of terrorists and criminals – whether as “vehicles” to gain access to the airport or the aircraft, or as targets for robbery, theft and kidnapping. This course teaches pilots and crew members about the nature of the threats they face and will provide them with tools to assess and mitigate such threats, proactively.

LOCATION: Brookview Plaza, 1450 Empire Central, Suite 737 Dallas, TX    75247
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Chameleon offers the only curricula on the market today that provides a systematic security approach for the Detection of Suspicion, Determination of Threat and Deployment of subsequent procedures. Predictive Profiling is a different method that starts from the point of view of the aggressor and is based on actual aggressors methods of operation. We believe that profiling behaviors and situations should be the foundation for every security procedure. Chameleon’s Predictive Profiling methods are applicable to virtually any environment and set of security requirements. If you have special needs, the course can be built for your specific environment and resources.


08:30 – 08:45 Introduction – Trainer and trainees will introduce themselves. Trainer will discuss the training objectives and schedule.
08:45 – 10:00 The Nature of The Threat – The instructor will detail the way adversaries seek to target and exploit pilots and crew members all over the world. Using case studies and examples, trainees will learn about the methods of operation of different types of adversaries (criminals and terrorist) and about countermeasures used around the world..
10:00 – 10:15 Morning Break
10:15 – 11:30 Adversary’s Workshop -Through this workshop trainees will develop adversarial methods of operations against (or utilizing) crew members to reach criminal and terrorist objectives. The workshop will focus on the times and locations where crew members are most vulnerable.
11:30 – 12:15 Risk Assessment and Planning – Trainer will discuss key issues to consider when assessing hotels, transportation and support services in high, and medium and low risk destinations.
12:15 – 13:15 Lunch
13:15 – 14:00 Risk Assessment and Planning (continued)
14:00 – 15:00 Awareness and Preventative Behavior in High Risk Destinations – –Trainer will discuss the following:

  •  Things to know before traveling and good sources of information
  •  Identifying Suspicion Indicators
  •  Surveillance detection
  •  Blending in
  •  Using local network/connections
15:00 – 15:15 Afternoon Break
15:30 – 16:15 Unscheduled Stops – When an aircraft needs to make an unscheduled stop in a high or medium risk country, aviation crew must think on their feet and respond quickly to foreseeable threats on the ground. Trainer will discuss issues to consider when such situation occurs.
16:30 – 16:45 Conclusions, Q & A and, Handing out Certificates.


  • Commercial and private aviation pilots and crew members
  • Airline and private aviation security executives and personnel


Chameleon trainers have a rich background in the application and design of security protocols and technology for threat mitigation.

Amotz Brandes – Managing Partner / Chameleon Associates

Mr. Brandes is a veteran of an Israeli Defense Forces Special Reconnaissance and Intelligence Unit. He began his career as a Security Agent for El-Al Israeli Airlines in Los Angeles. Since joining Chameleon Associates he formed the Consulting Division and developed training programs in “Red Teaming”, “Predictive Profiling” and “Security Engineering”. Mr. Brandes has an extensive project management and business development experience from international and federal projects. He was the project manager for many security audits and red teaming exercises around the world at mass transit hubs, government facilities, museums, malls and airports to name a few. He is the Author of the “Terrorist Threat Mitigation Reference Guide” and a lecturer and presenter in corporate and government settings, worldwide. Mr. Brandes has a B.A Degree in International Development Studies from UCLA. He is the Chair of the Homeland Security Committee of the California Israel Chamber of commerce.


The Terrorist Threat Mitigation Guide CD – The Guide is a reference book designed to help security professionals to better map their protected environments and security threats. The guide describes key terminologies and definitions of threat and provides successful formulas for threat mitigation ($40 Value). Seminar attendees will also receive a hard copy of the seminar multimedia presentation.


Chameleon seminars have been delivered to hundreds of law enforcement, security, military, corporate and non-profit organizations worldwide. Over the years, our trainers have received high praise from thousands of students, with average post-course survey scores never below 95%. The only consistent complaint we hear is that our students wished the training were longer because they want more.

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Some of the organizations that have attended this seminar include: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security – Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security – Federal Protective Services, ALPA -Airline Pilot Association, Department of Justice, Law Enforcement agency from around the world, Defense Personnel Security Research Center (PERSEREC), U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO), AntiCrime International (Australia), The Institute for Homeland Security, Texas A&M University, Boeing , State of Alaska Department of Homeland Security, Canadian Air Transit Security Administration (CATSA) and more…