102: AIRCRAFT HANDLING FUNDAMENTALS
(a) NAVAIR 01-85ADC-2-1, Organizational Maintenance, General Information and Servicing, Navy Model EA-6B Aircraft
(b) MIL-HDBK-274 (AS), Military Handbook, Electrical Grounding for Aircraft Safety
(c) NAVAIR 00-80T-96, US Navy Support Equipment Common, Basic Handling and Safety Manual
102.1 State the number of tie-down points on the EA-6B and identify their location.
(a) There are 10 tie-down points on the EA-6B aircraft.
(1) Nose gear drag brace (2) Tail scag (3) Forward left outboard pylon (4) Aft left outboard pylon (5) Forward right outboard pylon (6) Aft right outboard pylon (7) Left main gear (8) Right main gear (9) Left main gear wheel axle (10) Right main gear wheel axle
102.2 State the proper procedures for aircraft grounding.Secure power from the Aircraft. Must have a certified grounding point in the deck. First connect the grounding strap to the point in the deck and then to the Aircraft.
102.3 Discuss the requirements, duties, and responsibilities of the following Aircraft Handling Team personnel.
(a) Move Director - Assemble and brief the move team for Aircraft movement. Ensure that the team has properly donned all PPE, including a whistle. There is a qualified brake rider in the cockpit and that the correct towbar and axle pins are used. The towbar is properly secured to the Aircraft and the tow tractor. Responsible for overall safety of the Aircraft and the move personnel during movement.
(b) Brake Rider - Conduct a premovement inspection and ensure that all cables (power and grounding strap) are removed from the Aircraft. Ensure that safety pins and locks are installed and that the brake system is up and serviced for the move.
(c) Chock Walker - Responsible to pull, install, and carry chocks. Chock Walker has to escort the Aircraft from a safe position making sure of no obstructions to the Aircraft movement. This individual has to be always alert and ready to chock the Aircraft.
(d) Safety Observers (Tail Walker/Wing Walker) - Primary responsibility is to ensure that the Aircraft is ready to be towed and that there is ample clearance for the Aircraft.
(e) Tractor Driver - The safe and slow movement of the Aircraft from hook up to the final parking spot. This individual is responsible to the Move Director.
AZ2(AW) Will Watts
DSN: 820-2307 Comm: 360-257-2307
or, AZ1(AW/NAC) Kimberly Herring DSN: 739-7800 ext 212
Comm: 817-782-7800 ext 212