Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register?
Answer on the Registration Page - as of 9 Oct 08 - all registration is conducted on-line.
As of 24 Jan 14, in order to access AIRS, you must use your Common Access Card.
Do I have to pre-register for the class?
YES - if you want a guaranteed seat. Registration is on-line, using AIRS. Order of priority: pre-registered, students on Stand-By list and Walk-In.
How do I know I'm registered?
You and your supervisor will receive an e-mail from AIRS - could take up to two days. If you do not receive an e-mail, your registration was not received. Maybe you did not save your request or the e-mail address you provided was not valid. Check with your supervisor, maybe they received the e-mail, if not, your registration attempt was not successful. Check your Student History - return to AIRS - click on STUDENT and type in your last name and last four. Your Student History will reflect previous training and include current registration. If you do not have a record, your attempt to register was not successful.
I registered for class and the AIRS e-mail listed me as a Stand By?
Each class has a maximum number of students. When you submitted your registion request there were openings. When AIRS conducted their registration process, the class filled prior to getting to your request and you are listed as a Stand By. If you want a confirmed seat, cancel your Stand By and register for another class.
Can I be placed on a Stand By List??
No. The only way to be on the Stand By list is explained above. A Walk-In option is provided below.
How do I cancel my reservation?
Return to AIRS - click on STUDENT and type in your last name and last four. Your Student History will reflect your current registration. Click CANCEL and your reservation will be cancelled. You and your supervisor should receive an automatic e-mail from AIRS.
All the classes are full. Can I just show up?
Yes. You must meet the eligibility requirements to attend the class. No guarantee you will get in the class. The order of priority: registered for class, stand-by, walk-in. Check-In begins @ 30 minutes before Start Time on the first day of class, listed on AIRS. If you get in class, you must attend all sessions in order, two consecutive days. BRC Start Time: May - Sep 0630-1530, Oct - Apr 0730-1630 for the BRC2/ERC May - Sep 0700-1300, Oct - Apr 0900-1500 and MSRC May - Sep 0630 - 1530, Oct - Apr 0700 - 1700 - arrive 30 minutes before class start time @ the range - your motorcycle must pass T-CLOCS. -Directions page has a map to each range. Correct range @ correct time is VERY helpful.
What paperwork do I need to bring?
Copy of your AIRS Class Registration, the one sent automatically by AIRS - if you are riding your motorcycle, might assist you in getting on post.
Attending BRC & using a Training Motorcycle: 1. Common Access Card (you might refer to this as your "ID Card" or "CAC Card")
Attending BRC & using your own motorcycle: 1. Common Access Card (you might refer to this as your "ID Card" or "CAC Card") 2. drivers license/motorcycle learners permit or endorsement 3. motorcycle registration 4. proof of insurance
Attending BRC-2: 1. Common Access Card (you might refer to this as your "ID Card" or "CAC Card") 2. drivers license/learners permit or motorcycle endorsement 3. motorcycle registration 4. proof of insurance 5. MSF Completion Card (BRC or BRC-2/ERC)
Attending MSRC: 1. Common Access Card (you might refer to this as your "ID Card" or "CAC Card") 2. drivers license/learners permit or motorcycle endorsement 3. motorcycle registration 4. proof of insurance 5. MSF Completion Card (BRC or BRC-2/ERC)
How do I get the bike on post?
On the day of your scheduled course, you may ride and show the guard your class registration paperwork. You may truck, trailer or have another person ride the bike. Some of the personnel working the gate believe the course is only on Monday, it may have been "back in the day". Be patient, have your AIRS Class Registration paperwork ready to provide. AR 385-10 11-9(b)5 also addresses this topic.
Will the class give me a motorcycle license?
No. Additional information concerning completion of BRC and obtaining motorcycle license can be found on the BRC Page - look for the Pre-Post Course PDF file. When you successfully complete the course, you will only receive one completion card. You will NOT receive a "graduate" NC Waiver Card. You will have to pass the NC Skills Test in order to receive a motorcycle endorsement frin NC.
What will you do if it rains?? Will you cancel the course??
Get wet, Army Training Rule applies "If it ain't raining, we ain't training" Prepare for wet weather - BRING Rain Gear!! - Classes are cancelled when weather conditions CLOSE Fort Bragg. All other weather decisions are made on the range by the Rider Coach. Safety is #1 - classes may be delayed/cancelled under severe weather conditions. YOUR SAFETY IS IMPORTANT If you don't feel safe, don't ride - reschedule, easier than going to the hospital and your bike to the shop, both can be very costly. B safe - Know B 4 U Ride.
Will you ride if it is cold??
Classes are cancelled when weather conditions CLOSE Fort Bragg. All other weather decisions are made on the range by the Rider Coach. Safety is #1 - classes may be delayed/cancelled under severe weather conditions. Check the weather and dress accordingly. Riders that show signs of hypothermia will be dismissed from the course, as your ability to learn and ride can be greatly affected. YOUR SAFETY IS IMPORTANT, if you feel it is too cold, DON'T ride, cancel and sign up for another day.
When do you cancel classes because of weather conditions?
Temperature must be above 40 for the riding portion of class. Wind chill is also a factor, the wind speed plus the speed of the motorcycle. Temperature might be in the 40s however, 15-20 mph winds plus the speed of the motrcycles would cause the class to be cancelled. When the conditions are such that do not foster a positve learning enviroment, class will be cancelled. In winter the forecast might call for temperature in the mid 40s however that won't happen until two or three hours in the afternoon - class will be cancelled.
What happens when post delays "report to work time" due to weather conditions??
If the delay impacts the scheduled start time, class is cancelled.
What do I need to wear?
PPE IAW AR 385-10 Army Safety Program 11.9 Motorcycle Safety (d) Motorcycle and all-terrain vehicle rider protection. Uniform or civilian - let those who ride decide - no skin below the chin. Also read the Ft Bragg PPE Standard -
DRESS WARM / DRY or B prepared to B sent
If you have it on at you get warm, take it off.
If you are cold and don't have it to put on, U B going HOME.
Rain gear keeps you dry and warm. Wet riders get sent home.
Do NOT wear tennis shoes (Chuckie-Ts, VANS, Jordans), STURDY OVER THE ANKLE FOOTWEAR; your military boots meet the requirement.
Do NOT wear pants with rips or tears - no holes in your jeans/pants!!
Do NOT wear yoga pants or sweat pants.
I'm using my motorcycle (POM), are there special requirements when I use my POM? Have a full tank of gas. Tires in good condition-not: underinflated (PSI per motorcycle owners manual) bald, cord showing and cleaned with armoral / tire shine. Strong battery - good charge. Proper display of license plate - must be seen from 50' and have a white light. All POMs will have mirrors mounted on both sides of motorcycle (per AR 385-10) Motorcycle must pass T-CLOCS.
What is T-CLOCS? click here pre ride inspection checklist, similar to PMCS
I'm (DoD civilian, Retired, Contractor, Family Member) do I have to attend training? read attachment Motorcycle Registration Memorandum