109.1 Explain the procedures used to wash an aircraft.
109.2 State the number of personnel required to tow an aircraft.
Six persons; 2 wing walkers, tail walker, brake rider, tow tractor driver and director. The brake rider will be seated in the cockpit and is there to apply brakes to the aircraft if necessary.
109.3 Discuss the requirements to be met before the issuance of a support equipment license.
The member must first attend the appropriate Support Equipment operator training. After receipt of the completion certificate, the individual must complete on-the-job (OJT) and complete a written exam. After completion of the above requisites, the member is issued a SE license. The license is good for three years. Licenses for self-propelled SE are good for three years or upon expiration of the individual's drivers license, whichever comes first.
109.4 Discuss the procedure for grounding an aircraft.
109.5 Describe the conditions that would require the aircraft to be moored.
109.6 State the responsibilities of a Plane Captain.
2. Be familiar with and demonstrate practical knowledge of the particular type aircraft and its systems.
3. Perform daily and turnaround inspections in conjunction with assisting others in performing O-level maintenance.
4. Assist pilots in flight preparation and be capable of advising them of the material condition of the aircraft.
5. Be responsible for the cleanliness and prevention of corrosion on the aircraft by pursuing an effective and continual preventive maintenance program.
6. Perform work required and assist on phase, special, and conditional inspections within the rating specialty and as required by Maintenance Requirements Cards.
7. Be thoroughly familiar with and demonstrate knowledge of the aircraft cockpit, controls, systems, starting, and ground turnup procedures.
8. Be thoroughly familiar with fueling and defueling procedures.
9. Be familiar with servicing procedures, taking oil samples, servicing and performing maintenance on engine/gearbox systems and the documentation of oil consumption.
109.7 Discuss who initiates a Support Equipment Misuse/Abuse report and how it is routed.
Reporting Support Equipment (SE) misuse/abuse is an all hands' responsibility. Anyone witnessing SE misuse or abuse is expected to prepare and forward a SE Misuse/Abuse Report (OPNAV 4790/108) to the activity with Individual Material Reporting List (IMRL) reporting responsibilities for the SE item. Handwritten forms are acceptable. QA will assign a control number and prepare an official typewritten report for the Maintenance Officer's signature. The report is forwarded to the CO of the command which held custody of the item.
109.8 Discuss the procedures used for the issue and receipt of Support Equipment.
All personnel shall have in their possession a valid USN Aviation Support Equipment Operator's License (OPNAV 4790/102) for specific equipment being checked out. A joint preoperational inspection shall be performed, using the applicable MRC's prior to issue. The inspection shall be done by the issuing and receiving personnel. The SE Preoperational Record (OPNAV 4790/64) shall be signed by the user. For receipt: persons shall have in their possession a valid OPNAV 4790/102 for the specific equipment being returned, along with the SE Preoperational Record. A joint inspection is performed using applicable MRC's.
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