Flashcards in Airfield And Flight Deck Familiarization Deck (18):
- Flight deck (steel-toed) safety shoes - Cranial impact helmet
- Protective eye goggles
- Leather gloves.
used for aircraft takeoff and landing
parallel stripes on the ends of the runways. The stripes are 12 feet wide by 150 feet long and designate the landing area.
Paved or un-paved section on the ends of the runways that provide a reasonably effective deceleration area for aborting or overshooting aircraft.
MA-1 Series Overrun Barrier
Designed to stop tricycle landing gear equipped aircraft not equipped with tail hooks. The MA-1A is always in a standby status, in case there is an aborted takeoff or an emergency overrun landing.
Paved areas for aircraft to move between parking aprons, runways, and airfield services
Used for parking, servicing, and loading aircraft; they are connected to the runways by taxiways
Runway numbering system
numbered in relation to their magnetic heading rounded off to the nearest 10 degrees, i.e., a runway heading of 250 degree is runway 25. If there are 2 runways whose centerline is parallel, the runway will be identified as L (left) and R (right) or 25L or 25R, if there are 3 parallel runways C (center) is added.
Airfield rotating beacon
used to identify the airport's location
rotates clockwise at a constant speed and military airfields use 2 white lights and one green flashing 12 to 15 times per minute
Aircraft Handling Officer, Flight Deck Officer, Catapult Officer, Air Bos’n, Arresting Gear Officer and Plane directors
Safety department, Air Transport Officer, Landing Signal Officer, Squadron Plane Inspectors (troubleshooters) and medical.
Aircraft Handling and Chock Crewman (Chocks, Chains and Tractors) and Elevator Operators
Catapult and Arresting Gear personnel, Squadron Aircraft Maintenance personnel, Helicopter Landing Signal Enlisted-man and Photographers.
Aviation fuel crew
Purple K Powder (PKP)
12-inch wide red stripe with a white 3-inch high ―PKP‖ stenciled in the center of the stripe on the wheel stop coaming