ADVANCED [COUNTER-AMBUSH] DRIVING COURSE

2 DAY ADVANCED COUNTER-AMBUSH COURSE

SECURITY DRIVER SKILL BUILDING AND METRICS

COURSE OVERVIEW

This dynamic 2-day program is designed for professional security drivers, executive drivers, and executive protection teams seeking to build advanced driving skills and push beyond their current limits. Thanks to cutting-edge onboard computers and sensors, this is the ONLY currently available security driver program certifying individual performance against each vehicle’s maximum capabilities through technology. Driver proficiency is scientifically calculated from start to finish, delivering incredibly detailed metrics of true ability -and identifying specific areas for targeted improvement with unparalleled accuracy.

EVENT CALENDAR

14oct(oct 14)8:00 am15(oct 15)5:00 pmEvent OverAdvanced [Counter-Ambush] Driving Course8:00 am - 5:00 pm (15) California Time(GMT-07:00) View in my timeLaguna Seca Raceway

02dec(dec 2)8:00 am03(dec 3)5:00 pmAdvanced [Counter-Ambush] Driving Course8:00 am - 5:00 pm (3) California Time(GMT-08:00) View in my timeWillow Springs International Raceway


“Driving” from a technical point of view

Making sure you understand the skill’s dynamics will make them last longer in your brain. Our primary focus is on creating the mindset, which can only be achieved by experimentation with the dynamics of driving.

Discussion of the forces that act upon a car (friction, momentum, and centrifugal force) and how acceleration, deceleration, and cornering affect it, as well as what the driver can, or cannot, do to minimize the effects of those forces.

Topics included in this analysis:

  • Time/Distance Relationship
  • How is performance measured? The racing industry has been doing it for years, but the process has to make sense to you.
  • Lateral Acceleration, the basic of Driving Dynamics

Introduction to High-Energy Driving.

After this discussion, you will understand vehicle and driver performance factors, including mechanical and physical limitations, and what you can do to enhance both.

Topics included in this analysis:

  • Advanced Time-Distance Concepts
  • Reaction Times
  • Common causes for loss of control

High Threat Environment Basics

Based on our experience doing executive protection training programs in real threat environments, such as Mexico, we’ve created this must-know information catalog for any professional EP agent to have in case a threat materializes.

Topics included in this analysis:

  • Situational Awareness
  • Counter Surveillance
  • Vehicle Tampering Inspections
  • Checklists

PRACTICAL EXERCISES

Skill Building Exercises

Our course is divided into two sections, the skill-building section, where we focus on your ability to maneuver the vehicle under simple yet very demanding exercises. We train your body to understand at a muscle-memory level the dynamics of driving, most of which are totally counter-intuitive, and we create a consistent skill that will allow you to control the vehicle at its limits through the most demanding circumstances.

This section creates the necessary mindset for accurate decision-making while using your tool, the vehicle, regardless of the situation. This is the wax-on / wax-off part of the training, the foundation for any real ability.

Slalom Exercise

A classic skill-building exercise; this will create the necessary heuristics from a profound grasp of the relationship between time & distance (how everything you do at the wheel translates into feet traveled) and hand-to-eye coordination. As with all exercises, students will be expected to perform above 80% of the vehicles handling capability. As you reach the limit on your skills, we will increase the difficulty, increasing your proficiency level.

Threat Avoidance Maneuver (Moose Test)

Here his is where skill meets reality; students will be faced with distraction and decision-making from external cues, further settling the heuristics of driving into their subconscious mind and creating the “fine motor skills” that go with it. In this exercise, you will have to react to a visual threat and avoid an obstacle consistently using above 80% of the vehicle’s capability.


Skill Building Exercises

In the evasive-driving part of the course, you will learn to take your recently learned skills to a practical level, understand at your core what a vehicle can and cannot do. This is something that has to be experienced to engrave the skill deep into our brain, there is no other way.

Braking and Cornering

Students are required to drive through a decreasing radius turn at various speeds while maintaining control under severe braking loads with the anti-lock brake system engaged that allows the driver to maintain steering control under harsh braking conditions.

Under and Oversteer

A no simulation, no BS exercise, many security-related accidents happen during high-energy maneuvers; one crisis causes the driver to create a secondary crisis by not being able to control the vehicle. Energy maneuverability is not intuitive. You can’t assume you know what control is if you’ve never experienced out-of-control (we only learn at the level where we make mistakes), and this can only be achieved by destroying several sets of tires per course.

Reversing Exercises

Reverse Slalom

Through this exercise, you will experience how the vehicle’s handling gets degraded when driven in reverse, even at low speeds to give you an unconscious understanding of the effects of speed, steering, and braking on a vehicle moving in reverse.

Reverse Bailout Maneuvers

Understanding the dynamics of your vehicle going in reverse will create the necessary skills to successfully back out of any situation and get the car facing forward as soon and as safely as possible.


Combined Skills Exercise

After we have created the skillset, we need to put it into perspective so you understand how it will play out in real life, this exercise has two purposes:

  • To evaluate your skill level after the course is done.
  • To generate an understanding of how you’ll perform when subjected to high levels of stress. (Stress inoculation)

REPORTS & CERTIFICATION

All our advanced courses are measured in real-time via Racelogic computers; they have the most advanced technology, which allows us to know each participant’s skill level beyond a simple interpretation of the instructor.

A performance report will be issued for every student at the end of each course, allowing teams and employers to understand:

  1. the skill level of each of their drivers, and
  2. the ability of each of them to apply these skills in different scenarios with increasing degrees of difficulty and stress.

These reports will allow managers to identify the individuals within their team that are the best performing assets for different situations.

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