Flashcards in Block VII - Airfield & Flight Deck Familiarization Deck (25)
What is the required Flight Line Protective Equipment?
Flight Deck (Steel-Toed) Safety Shoes, Cranial Impact Helmet, Protective Eye Goggles, Leather Gloves.
What are Runways?
Paved areas that are used for aircraft takeoff and landing.
What are Threshold Marking?
Parallel stripes on the ends of runways. Stripes are 12 Ft wide by 150 Ft long and designate the landing area.
What is the Overrun Area?
Paved or Un-paved section on the ends of the the runways that provide a reasonably effective deceleration area for aborting or over shooting aircraft.
What is the 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.
What is the emergency shore based recovery equipment used for?
Used during in-flight emergencies that require stoping the aircraft during landing in the shortest distance possible to minimize the chance of injury to pilot or aircrew and damage to the aircraft.
What are Taxiways?
Paved areas for aircraft to move between parking aprons, runways, and airfield services.
What are Parking Aprons?
Open paved areas adjacent to hangers, fuel, services often called the flight line. Used for parking, servicing, and loading aircraft; they are connected to the runways by taxiways.
What is the compass calibration pad? (Compass Rose).
A paved area in a magnetically quiet area where the aircraft compass is calibrated.
Explain the numbering system.
Runways are normally numbered in relation to their magnetic heading rounded off to the nearest 10 degrees, (i.e., a runway heading of 250degrees 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.
Explain the purpose of the airfield rotating beacon.
When the airport is below VFR weather conditions, day or night, the airport rotating beacon is used to identify the airports' location. It rotates clockwise at a constant speed and military airfields use 2 white lights and one green flashing 12-15 times per minute.
Required Flight Deck Protective Equipment.
Flight Deck (Steel-Toed) Safety Shoes, Protective Jersey, Cranial Impact Helmet, Protective Eye Googles, Leather Gloves.
Personnel who wear yellow jerseys.
Aircraft Handling Officer, Flight Deck Officer, Catapult officer, Air Bos'n, Arresting Gear Officer and Plane Directors.
Personnel who wear white jerseys.
QA Personnel, Safety, Air Transport Officer, Landing Signal Officer, and Medical.
Personnel who wear brown jerseys.
Personnel who wear blue jerseys.
Aircraft Handling and Chock Crewman (Chocks, Chains and Tractors) and Elevator Operators.
Personnel who wear green jerseys.
Catapult and Arresting Gear Personnel, Squadron Maintenance Personnel, LSEs, and Photographers.
Personnel who wear purple jerseys.
Aviation Fuel Crew.
Personnel who wear red jerseys.
Aviation Ordnancemen and crash and salvage personnel, and EOD.
What is the symbol for PKP?
Identified by 12-Inch wide red stripe with a white 3-Inch high "PKP" stenciled in the center of the stripe on the wheel stop coaming. At locations where coaming are not installed, a white 18-Inch diameter circle with red 5-Inch high "PKP letter is painted on the flight deck.
What is the symbol for Saltwater Stations?
Identified by an 18-Inch wide red stripe with a yellow 3-Inch high "W" stenciled in the center of the stripe on the wheel stop coaming. At locations where coamings are not installed, a red triangle 18-Inches per side with a yellow "W" is painted on the flight deck.
What is the symbol for CO2 bottle stowage?
Identified by a 12-Inch wide red stripe with a white 3-Inch high "CO2" stenciled in the center of the stripe on the wheel stop coaming. At locations where coamings are not installed, a white 18-Inch diameter circle with a red 5-Inch high CO2 is painted on the flight deck.
What is the symbol for AFFF?
Identified by an 18-Inch wide green stripe with white 3-Inch high "AFFF" stenciled in the center of the stripe on the wheel stop coaming. At locations where coamings are not installed, a green 18-Inch square with white 3-Inch high "AFFF" letters is painted on the flight deck.
Describe Jettison Ramp.
Ramps designated to eliminate loose ordnance will have a yellow stipe painted up and over the deck edge at both ends of the ramp opening. The flight deck in front of the ramp opening is marked with alternating 4-inch wide red and yellow stripes with a 12-Inch black facsimile of a bomb centered.