Systems

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Systems
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  1. State the duties and
    responsibilities of the following personnel:

    Air Officer (Air Boss):
    Assistant Air Officer
    (Mini Boss)
    :
    • 1) Air Officer (Air Boss): The Air Officer is responsible for visual
    • control
    • of
    • all aircraft operating in the control zone.
    • 2) Assistant Air Officer (Mini Boss): The Assistant Air Officer (Mini Boss) is
    • the
    • Assistant Department Head who aids the Air Officer in ensuring all plans, orders, and instructions
    • of the Air Officer are carried out.
  2. Identify
    the stations manned during PRI-FLY:
    • The Air Officer or a
    • qualified assistant shall be in PRI-FLY during Flight Quarters to control all evolution’s
    • involving aircraft. PRI-FLY V-1,V-3 and V-4 shall complete their respective
    • Flight Quarters checklists no later than 30 minutes prior to the first
    • launch. All divisions shall report
    • completion directly to the Aircraft Handling
    • Officer in Flight Deck Control, who will report the departments readiness
    • for flight quarters along with the list of equipment discrepancies that will
    • impair flight operations to PRI-FLY.
    • Flight Quarters is sounded in sufficient
    • time (usually 60-90 minutes) to conduct a safe respot and functional check of
    • all equipment prior to the first launch of the day.
  3. Aircraft Handling/Crash
    and Salvage:

    Identify the stations manned
    in flight deck control.
    • The normal manning of flight
    • deck control consists of the Aircraft Handler
    • (ACHO), two Elevator Operators, Phone
    • Talker, and Fuels Control Talker.
  4. Aircraft Handling/Crash
    and Salvage:

    State the duties and
    responsibilities of the Aircraft Handling Officer.
    • The Aircraft Handling Officer (Handler)
    • exercises overall coordination in the handling of embarked aircraft and
    • assists the Air Officer in the conduct of flight operations. The Handler also
    • administers the Aircraft Integrity Watch.
  5. Aircraft Handling/Crash
    and Salvage:

    Discuss the duties and
    responsibilities of the aircraft crash, salvage, and
    rescue party.
    • The crew is under the
    • direction of the aircraft crash and salvage officer. They are responsible for
    • flight deck fire fighting, rescue, clearing flight deck crashes, and maintaining
    • crash and fire fighting equipment.


  6. Discuss the duties and
    responsibilities of the



    Crash and Salvage
    Officer

    • The aircraft crash, salvage,
    • and rescue officer is responsible for the
    • organization, supervision and
    • training of the aircraft crash, salvage, and rescue team. In addition
    • responsible for the material maintenance readiness and operation of assigned
    • equipment. Responsible to the flight deck officer for the proper positioning of fire
    • fighting equipment. The Air Boatswain keeps the air officer and air
    • craft handling officer and flight deck officer informed on the status
    • changes in crash and salvage equipment. He or she also ensures that all flight
    • deck personnel are trained in fire-fighting procedures, and that members of
    • the crash, salvage, and rescue team are highly trained to perform their
    • duties.
  7. Discuss the duties and
    responsibilities of the

    Flight Deck Supervisor:
    • The flight deck supervisor
    • shall be a qualified flight deck fly petty officer,
    • leading petty officer or chief petty officer. He shall report directly to the air officer for the performance of
    • aircraft
    • launch duties.
  8. Discuss the duties and
    responsibilities of the

    Landing Signal
    Enlisted(LSE)
    :
    • The LSE under the direction
    • of the Air Officer is responsible for visually signaling
    • to the helicopter, thus assisting the pilot in making a safe takeoff
    • and/or approach and landing on the ship.
  9. Discuss the duties and
    responsibilities of the

    Vertical Short Take-off
    and Landing Launch Officer
    • (AV-8 Launch Officer): The
    • V/STOL launch officer has been trained by aircraft squadron or qualified
    • ship’s personnel and is designated in writing by the ship’s Commanding
    • Officer. he shall report directly to the air officer for the performance of his
    • launch duties. shall be thoroughly familiar with the NATOPS flight
    • manual and /or shipboard operating bulletin for specific type aircraft and be
    • able to recognize proper and improper aircraft functioning prior to
    • launch.
  10. Discuss the purpose of the
    following flight deck lights/equipment

    Flight deck status
    lights:
    • Flight deck status
    • lights:
    • Green light- Clear for
    • launch/recovery
    • Red light- Clear for
    • engine start, not for launch and or recovery.
    • Amber light- Clear for
    • rotor engagement/ disengagement.
  11. Discuss the purpose of the
    following flight deck lights/equipment

    Vertical short take-off
    and landing (V/STOL)
    • Vertical short take-off
    • and landing (V/STOL)
    • Used by AV-8B aircraft for
    • landings also for glide slope, tells aircraft if approach is to high or to low.
  12. Discuss the purpose of the
    following flight deck lights/equipment

    Hover Position
    Indicator (HPI)
    :
    • Indicates if aircraft is to
    • high or low in
    • hover position.
  13. Discuss the purpose of the
    following flight deck lights/equipment

    Wave-off Cut Light System:
    • Indicates
    • wave-off to the approach. (AV-8)
  14. Identify the stations
    manned in hangar deck control
    .
    • Hangar deck control
    • coordinates all conflag watches when aircraft are in the hangar bay. One phone talker on the
    • X50J during GQ.
  15. Briefly
    describe the organization of the aviation fuels division.
    • The Aviation Fuels Division
    • is normally made up of the V-4 Division Office, Flight deck(which includes Quality surveillance
    • and flight deck repair)and below decks. Another integral part of the AV Fuels
    • Division Afloat is Aviation Fuels Security Watch which is stood 24 hrs a day when
    • the ship isn’t at flight quarters.
  16. 1.6
    Briefly discuss
    the purpose of the following equipment as applies to the JP-5

    Quality Surveillance Program:
    Combine Contaminated Fuel
    Detector(CCFD):

    Flash Point Tester:
    Fuel System Icing Inhibitor
    (FSII):
    • a. Combine Contaminated Fuel Detector(CCFD): Can test for
    • both solid contaminates
    • and free water. It employs the same
    • principle as a single unit CFD.
    • b. Flash Point Tester: The Pensky-Martens closed cup flashpoint
    • tester is used for
    • testing the fuel for the safe storage aboard
    • ship. It reads the ignition
    • temperature of the fuel.
    • c. Fuel System Icing Inhibitor (FSII): The B/2 anti-icing
    • additive refractometer and
    • test kit provides a simple and accurate
    • means of determining the FSII (ICING
    • AGENT) content of aviation fuel.
  17. Discuss
    the three causes of nearly all aircraft handling mishaps/incidents.
    • Nearly all aircraft handling
    • mishaps/incidents are the result of poor super vision, disinterest, and/or disregard
    • of applicable handling instructions.
  18. Discuss general safety
    precautions that must be observed during launch/recovery
    operations.
    • 1) while aircraft are being recovered, no
    • unauthorized personnel shall be on
    • the
    • flight deck, catwalks, etc.
    • 2) Personnel shall not block entrances to the island
    • structure, lounge or sleep on the flightdeck during flight quarters.
    • 3) The taking of flash pictures during
    • flight operations is strictly prohibited.
  19. Discuss
    safety precautions that must be observed during fueling/defueling.
    • 1) Cease all fuel movement
    • during emergencies (fire, flooding,).
    • 2) Lighted cigarettes or exposed flames of
    • any kind are prohibited.
    • 3) Minimize the number of personnel in
    • the vicinity of fueling/defueling.
    • 1) Don’t begin any fueling/defueling operation without
    • equipment being properly
    • grounded.
  20. Discuss
    the importance of raising and lowering the ship’s antennas.
    • The Air Officer shall ensure
    • that obstructions such as weapons, antennas, cranes, flagstaffs, and lifelines are lowered,
    • trained clear, or unrigged “warning” antennas shall be deenergized prior to
    • lowering or unrigging.

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