Less than 45" high and 2,500 pounds weight. Loads exceeding 45"/2,500 lbs, top net can only be used for vertical restraint - additional straps required
Side nets only, what are requirements?
Minimum seven straps used. 4 on the 108" wide side, 3 on the 88" side. Straps connected to the highest-level side net rings. Maximum weight is 10,000 lbs.
Shipping empty pallets, requirements.
Pallets may be stacked up to 20 high, excluding base support pallet. 1st pallet will be supported by 3x4" lumber or four warehouse skids. Secured with nets.
Preferred methods of winching cargo aboard.
1 - Aircraft cargo winch is preferred.
2 - External winching using aircraft snatch blocks.
3 - Vehicle self winching (tracked vehicles)
Minimum plywood barrier board thickness?
Two common types of forklifts?
10K 463L forklift and 10K AT (All-Terrain)
10K 463L forklift dimensions?
150" maximum lift height
95" lowered height
5" lateral side shift of forks in both directions
Minimum forklift tine length for loading pallets?
AFI 24-203 Preparation and movement of Air Force Cargo
Assigns responsibilities and provides guidance and procedures.
Transportation Control Number
17 character data element assigned to control and manage every shipment. It is unique and not duplicated.
DD Form 1384 Transportation Control and Movement Document
lists all data about a shipment and provides the clearance authorities, ports, receivers, and other interested transportation personnel with advanced notice of shipments and the information necessary to process the shipments through DTS.
DD Form 1385 Cargo Manifest
- Must accompany all shipments.
- May be computer printout, handwritten, or data on disk.
- Errors must be corrected before cargo is shipped.
DD Form 1387 Military Shipment Label
- Used to identify cargo moving through DTS.
- Attached to each piece of a shipment
DD Form 2775 Pallet Identifier
- Used to identify a pallet's net and gross weight, originating and destination station.
- Attached eye level, one on 88" side, one on 108"
AF Form 4080 Load/Sequence Breakdown Sheet
- Provided by ATOC
- Shows placement and sequence of all cargo aboard
DD Form 1387-2 Special Handling Data Certification
- Provides special handling instructions for biologicals, classified, in-bond, perishable, remains of deceased personnel, and signature service shipments.
5,000 lb rated nylon ratchet tie down strap
10,000 pound chain and tensioning device
25,000 pound chain and tensioning device
Safety and Coordination
The types of briefings the loadmaster is receiving or giving
Passenger briefing A type of safety briefing the loadmaster gives to demonstrate emergency procedures, signals and equipment
A type of safety briefing the loadmaster gives to demonstrate emergency procedures, signals and equipment
hazardous materials briefing
A safety briefing Received in ATOC briefing. notified of any hazardous materials loaded aboard the aircraft. Sign a copy of the cargo manifest to indicate you have received the briefing.
ATOC briefing Coordination.
advised of the type of cargo you will be carrying on a specific mission.
Air Terminal Operations Center
Crew Briefing Coordination.
Commander coordinates with crew on the profile or the days mission. includes: destination, flying time, weather enroute threats, and review of emergency procedures.
Instructor Briefing Coordination.
Instructor briefs you what your role for the mission will be. Includes checklists you will run, what level of proficiency he/she expects you to be, and actions you need to take in the event of an emergency.
Formation Briefing Coordination.
Commander briefs air crews on the profile for a multi aircraft mission.
Loadmaster Coordinated task briefings
two or more loadmasters will coordinate individual tasks and checklists each will accomplish during the mission.
Evaluator Briefing Coordination.
Includes a review of qualification levels. (Q1,Q2,Q3) and special emphasis items that they may emphasize.
Aircraft Commander Briefing Coordination.
Given by the Loadmaster to the Aircraft commander. summary of cargo, nature of any hazardous material, whether or not the material may be jettisoned, and weight and balance info.
required on all missions outside the US
Shot records are required on all missions outside the US
A valid State Driver's license on each TDY where a gov vehicle may be required
Required as an important safety tool and aids you when inspecting cargo
Required on flight line between hours of dusk and dawn and inclement weather.
Access to flight line must be controlled. Must have it to access the flight line
Gloves Nomex flight gloves
will be worn on all critical phases of flight
Allows you to communicate with crew during operations
Military ID Card
Gov issued CAC
Government Travel Card
Government issued credit card for all official government and travel and expenses
Proof you qualified to carry your weapon
Carry Publications with you on all flights. Must be current
Have access to at least one calculator throughout your mission
Lightning, storms, earthquakes, or floods
account of only 2% of accidents
Reasons of accidents caused by people
environment of the individual, work hours, deliberate unsafe acts, and tolerating unsafe acts
Wearing of Jewelry
Not Allowed. can cause severe injury
Flight line is a very noisy environment
Running jet engine
Never approach a running jet engine within 25 feet. Suction of engine can fatally injure personnel
Radar and antenna
Radiation Radar and radio antennae that produce radiation emissions. prolonged exposure.
Aircraft Inspection pre-flight
is necessary to ensure all equipment aboard aircraft in operational.
Crew Information File And Flight Crew Bulletin
Crucial in operating safely
loss of life
destruction of property or equiptment
something essential to emphasize
To protect floor of aircraft from cargos' gripping devices such as cleats studs and tracks. It is either made of either wood in a layer or layers which protect the aircraft by distributing the weight of the cargo over a larger area.
What cargo rests on during flight
Keeps the bouncing action of cargo to a minimum. Built by stacking the layers to the height needed and placed under the vehicle's frame.
Spreads the weight out two separate areas that can handle the load. Has two contact points. One on either side of the aircraft with carry the weight and a plank between them.
Layers of wood built in ascending lengths. extends the length of the loading ramp. This decreases the angle of the ramp and creates a flatter platform for loading, reducing the possibility of the item striking the aircraft or ground during loading/off-loading
This is the contact surface for that portion of the cargo resting on the floor. Expressed to the nearest tenth and NEVER increased.
Pounds Per Square Inch (PSI)
Amount of weight exerted in one square inch of the area. Expressed to the tenth position and is increases by 1/10 if there is any remainder beyond the tenth position.
A piece of wood which extends below a piece of cargo to raise it off of a surface and make it easier to use a forklift.
Used to spread the load over a larger area, thus decreasing the PSI
The prevention of movement
3.0 Toward the the front or nose of the aircraft(Takeoff)
1.5 Toward the rear or tail of the Aircraft(Landing)
1.5 Side to side, left or right movement
2.0 Up or down Movement of cargo.
The Minimum amount of restraint required to prevent cargo movement in a specific direction. Also called Load factor
Regular in form or arrangement of corresponding parts; an item capable of division by longitudinal plane into similar halves.
The equipment used to tie down or restrain an item; Ex: Chains Straps
Tie Down Ring
Clevis mounted on a vehicle, pallet or aircraft floor used to secure cargo.
Pallet tie-down rings
Capacity of chain and device 'note'
The capacity of the chain and device is limited to the capacity of the weakest point in the line of restraint