Identify the safety features provided by the aircraft.
- Aircraft Structural Shell (fuselage)
- Landing Gear and Crashworthy Seats
- Personnel Restraint System
- Post-crash Factors
Which one of the safety features are essential for survival?
Structural shell - prevent intrusion of structure in the occupiable living space during a survivable crash.
Army aircraft offer protection from thermal injuries in what ways
- Crashworthy fuel systems
- self sealing fuel cells
- break free self sealing fuel lines
- fire extinguishing systems
How does the landing gear and crashworthy seats effect vertical impacts
Newer Army rotary wing aircraft (UH-60/AH-64) rely heavily on fixed landing gear and seats to attenuate crash forces. Fatalities are rare for vertical impacts up to approximately 15.2 meters per second (50 ft/sec). Maximum landing loads for the UH-60 is 540 ft/min (11.25g) under normal conditions
Hand held fire extinguishers in the cockpit are used when
Only to extinguish personnel who are on fire
Protection from drowning is primarily provided through
Protection from drowning is primarily provided through training of the crewmember (water survival training)
The two-piece flight suit Army Aircrew Combat Uniform (A2CU) provides what level of thermal protection
Flash-fire protection designed to char at 700-800 degress F and enhances aircrew comfort during aviation operations, it can be worn with the micro climate cooling system.
What does the Microclimate Cooling System (MCS) consists of
Microclimate Cooling System (MCS) consists of:
- a crewmember vest
- cooling liquid
- a compressor unit (mounted on the aircraft).
It has a quick disconnect umbilical that allows rapid egress in the event of an aircraft emergency
What is the advantage of the nomex, kevlar composition of the Army Aircrew Combat Uniform (A2CU)
- Superior flame resistance and durability
- Does NOT support combustion
- Does NOT melt or drip
- designed to char at 700-800 degress F
- Good chemical resistance
- Low shrinkage
- Comfortable to wear
What is the proper way to launder the Army Aircrew Combat Uniform (A2CU)?
According to the tag on the inside of the garment!
How will the sleeves of the Army Aircrew Combat Uniform (A2CU) be worn at all times and
Sleeves will be worn DOWN at all times and NOT be rolled or cuffed. The Velcro™ tabs will be secured during flight
When performing crew duties Soldiers must wear what type of under-garments
Wool, cotton, or Nomex, or any blend thereof
How must the Identification tags be worn
- Required to be worn around the neck by aircrew members while flying
- ID tag chain should be worn around outside of the collar and tucked between blouse and T-shirt
- No covers or silencers which could cause burns if they melt (no plastic or 550 cord)
What characteristics must your boots provide
must provide stability to prevent ankle and/or foot injury which adequately protect the aviator
Flight gloves are constructed of
Nomex and leather
How will the flight glove be worn?
will be worn at all times during flight under the sleeves of the flight suit. If a watch is worn, it should be worn outside of glove
Flight gloves can be washed with mild soap and water but the washing temperature should not exceed
Washing temperature should not exceed 120 degrees F
The HGU 56/P Flight helmet provides
Provides both crash protection and noise attenuation
who custom fits and services the HGU 56/P flight helmet
Unit Aviation Life Support Equipment (ALSE) technician.
The HGU 56/P Flight helmet and visor is cleaned using what solution
Warm soapy water and a soft cloth
Identify the components of the Air Warrior system.
- Primary Survival Gear Carrier (PSGC)
- Body Armor
- Aircrew Survival and Egress Knife (ASEK)
The components of the Air Warrior system and the HGU 56/P Flight helmet must be stocked, inspected and have the applicable forms/records updated periodically by who?
Qualified Aviation Life Support Equipment (ALSE) technicians before it is ready for use in flight
The Primary Survival Gear Carrier (PSGC) is commonly known as the "ALSE vest" comes in how many sizes?
Comes in one size and must be fitted to the individual to whom it is issued by qualified Aviation Life Support Equipment (ALSE) technicians before it is ready for use in flight
Describe Air Warrior body armor
Is issued to aviators operating in specific threat areas. Manufactured in 5 sizes and must be fitted to the individual. Composed of Kevlar material and has Ballistic upgrade plates which must be inserted into the carrier portion
Air Warrior body armor users responsibilitys are
To keep all body armor components clean and dry, as well as inspect it prior to and after all uses
If the Air Warrior ballistic upgrade plates are known to have been dropped what must be done
If the ballistic upgrade plates are known to have been dropped or damaged enough to cause cracking they should be inspected by qualified personnel, and/or replaced. When in doubt have them inspected
Can you get the Air Warrior ballistic upgrade armor wet
Do NOT soak soft ballistic inserts in water or use bleach or starch.
Aircrew Survival and Egress Knife (ASEK) consists of
Aircrew Survival and Egress Knife (ASEK) consists of the knife, a hard sheath (attached to leg carrier assembly), and seatbelt cutter tool (with screwdriver).
Identify miscellaneous unsafe apparel
- Metal jewelry (rings) and watches
- Metal insignia (badges)
- Shoulder Sleeve Insignia will be removed by all aircrew members prior to entry onto the flight line, or working in or around aircraft
- Glasses and/or sunglasses are NOT a substitute for visors
Why must Insignia and badges on the A2CU be removed prior to entry onto the flight line, or when working in or around aircraft?
Metal insignia (badges) can contribute to injuries during maintenance or crash sequences due to electrical short circuits. Foreign Object Damage (FOD) can also be caused by the insignia.
True or false: Zipper boots are approved for flight.
The HGU-56P provides both _______ and ________.
Crash protection, noise attenuation
Body armor is manufactured in _____ sizes and must be ________ to the individual.
When washing flight gloves the temperature of the water should not exceed ______.
120 degrees F