102.1 Describe what constitutes a full flight deck uniform.

Cranial (with goggles, and sound attenuators), Log sleeve

shirt (flight deck jersey), Floatation vest (with distress light, whistle, dye marker), Pants, and steel toe safety shoes.

102.2 Discuss the purpose of a conflagration station.

Manned conflag stations serve as a fire watch for the hanger deck. They have the capability of actuating all fixed fire fighting systems on the hanger deck (i.e. sprinklers, water curtains, etc.). It is continuously manned during flight operations and when aircraft are spotted on the hanger deck. At least one conflag station will be manned during ordnance loading/unloading evolutions.

102.3 What is the purpose of the hangar bay deck edge doors?

Used to open and close the hangar deck openings through which aircraft are moved onto the deck-edge elevators. Doors can be opened or closed within 28 seconds and are controlled at either side of the door and a control at conflag stations.

102.4 Define the term flight quarters.

Called away when ship launches/recovers/re-spots aircraft.

102.5 Describe alert conditions for fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters.

Condition I (alert 5) aircraft ready for launch within 5 mins.

Condition II (alert 15) aircraft ready for launch within 15 mins.

Condition III (alert 30) aircraft spotted and ready for launch within 30 mins.

Condition IV (alert 60) aircraft spotted and ready for launch within 60 mins, can perform minor maintenance.

102.6 Discuss the following aircraft handling equipment:

a. TD-1A/B tiedown chain

Used for securing parked aircraft/GSE aboard ship. Is an all purpose tiedown assembly. Has a safe working load of 10,000 pounds, during flight operations where time is vital, the ease and speed with which it may be attached to or removed from the aircraft/GSE makes it most desirable.

b. Aircraft towbar

The ALBAR Universal Aircraft Towbar is the type most commonly used by the Navy today. It is designed for towing aircraft provided with fuselage and landing gear tow rings.

c. NWC-4 universal wheel chock

Made of polyurethane material with adjustable blocks with molded-in tread which displaces liquids on the deck by a squeegee-type action.

102.7 State the minimum personnel required to move an aircraft.

6 minimum.

1 director (in front of the tractor), 1 tow tractor driver, 1 plane captain (brake rider), 2 wing walkers (one on each wing) chocks, 1 tail walker.

102.8 Explain the functions of personnel wearing the following colored jerseys on the flight deck:

a. Yellow

Aircraft handlers. In charge of flight deck and aircraft movement.

b. Blue

Plane handlers, elevator operators, messenger, chocks and chains, tractor drivers.

c. Red

Crash/Salvage, ordnance (black stripe, arm/disarm), EOD.

d. Green

Maintenance Personnel, arresting gear crew, catapult crew.

e. Purple


f. Brown

Plane captains responsible for specific plane, Line Captains

g. White

Admin, Safety (green stripe/cross), QA, Medical (red cross), ATO LSO, Lox crews.

102.9 Explain the function of personnel wearing the following flight deck gear:

a. White jersey with red cross


b. Red jersey with black stripes

Ordnance, arm disarm.

c. Cranial with three orange stripes

Air Dept Officer(s), Supervisors LPO, LCPO, EOD team members, Air Gunner.

d. White helmet with blue jersey

Elevator operator

e. White jersey with green cross


102.10 State the responsibility of the Landing Signal Officer (LSO) for AV-8B.

For visual control of all fixed wing aircraft in the terminal phase of the final approach and landing sequence.

102.11 State the purpose of flight deck markings.

To assist in the spotting of aircraft for launch and recovery, and to identify emergency stations available.

102.12 State the purpose of the following flight deck edge scupper markings and describe the appearance of each:

a. Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF)

Located throughout the flight deck and ship to put out fires. The station is painted green. An 18" x 18" green square with white letters "AFFF". These markings show the location of the fog foam/light water stations (AFFF) aboard ships in case of fire or other emergency. An 18" wide green stripe with 3" high white letters "AFFF" painted up and over the deck edge wheel stop combing.

b. Saltwater station

An 18" red triangle with a yellow "W" painted in the middle. An 18" wide red stripe with 3" high yellow "W" centered painted up and over the deck edge wheel stop combing.

c. CO2

A white circle 18" in diameter, with a red CO2 bottle painted in the center with CO2 painted on it. A 12" wide red stripe with 3" high white "CO2" centered painted up and over the deck edge wheel stop combing.

d. PKP

A white circle 18" in diameter, with 5" letters "PKP" painted in red. A 12" wide red stripe with 3" high white "PKP" centered painted up and over the deck edge wheel stop combing.

e. Halon

Red with white letters "HALON".

102.13 Discuss the function of the Aircraft integrity watch.

Is responsible to the CDO/OOD for the security of all aircraft and equipment on the flight and hangar decks, aviation fuels system, and for the observance of all safety precautions.

102.14 Discuss the following crash and salvage equipment:

a. Shipboard TAU II

Frame-mounted units designed for shipboard use. TAU is mounted on rear of a tow tractor for flight deck use and on a suitable cart or trailer for hangar deckk use. TAU II contains 80 gallons of AFFF premixed solution and 200 pounds of PKP.

b. A/S 32A-P16A

Shipboard fire-fighting and rescue vehicle manned by a three-man crew. Designed to carry 375 gallons of AFFF solution and 200 pounds of PKP, which can be used simultaneously or independently of each other.

c. A/S 32A-36A (AACC)

Cranes are capable of operating aboard ship in inclement weather and are required to lift crashed/damaged aircraft from various locations and attitudes and move with load on a pitching and rolling deck to a designated area within a safe parking zone. Cranes are capable of operating without loss of capabilities during moderate sea conditions. AACC has a 25 ton minimum lift and roll capacity at a clear outreach of 20 feet with a 25 foot hook lifting height and a 35 ton capacity at a clear outreach of 13.5 feet with a minimum 25 foot hook lifting height.

d. Crash dollies

Used in moving crashed or immobile aircraft. Unit can be configured many different ways to meet the demands of each salvage operation. An assortment of metal pallets, padding, and banding material is maintained to build different height variations for various types of salvage operations.

e. Forklift/padded boom

Used with a crash forklift to prevent further structural damage to crashed aircraft during lifting operations. It can be inserted under ordnance pylon stations, jack points, or other structurally sound aircraft members.

102.15 State the purpose of aviation fuels watch.

To ensure that all fuel systems and stations are secured or safely operated.

102.16 Define the acronym AFOSS and its use.

Aviation Fuels Operation Sequencing System. Step by step instructions on how to use fueling equipment, pump rooms, used for training of non-qualified personnel on steps to operate systems.

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