Welcome to the U.S.S. Saipan and AZC(AW/NAC) King's LHA Specific PQS questions and answers.
This is the website for the 202 section of the LHA EAWS Specific PQS. All of the questions were answered from instructions and directives found in NAVEDTRA, Personnel Qualification Standard (PQS), Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist (EAWS), Unit Specific for LHA.
All study information was provided by the EAWS Coordinators and Instructors on board the mighty U.S.S. Saipan.
LAST UPDATED: 14 May 2004
202: OPERATIONS SYSTEM
202.1 SYSTEM COMPONENTS AND COMPONENT PARTS
202.1.1 State the service that the Meteorology and Oceanography (METOC) office provides for flight operations.
The dissemination of weather forecasts for aircraft operations including present forecast in immediate area of operation.
202.1.2 Helicopter Direction Center (HDC):
a. Discuss the function of HDC
Coordinates all matters pertaining to flight ops.
b. Identify positions manned during flight operations
AOCC sup, Approach, Marshall, Departure, Final, Assault,
Status board plotters/ship-shore comm.
c. Briefly discuss how an air plan is developed
After assesing inputs and translating requirements, sortie or events are assigned to each of the various aircraft types. Events are assigned numeric/alpha numeric sequences to differentiate between various events and aircraft.
201.1.3 Discuss the function of the Combat Information Center (CIC).
All matters pertaining to combat ops and aircraft under CIC. Also execution of tactical orders for ship and ACE during battle.
201.1.4 Discuss the responsibilities of the Tactical Air Control Center (TACC).
Control of all air ops and air space control in the AOA/AOR.
201.1.5 State the duties of the Combat Cargo Officer (CCO).
Principal advisor to the ship’s CO and special staff officers. To the ship’s XO on matters pertaining to embark and debark of USMC and other services forces.
202.2 PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION – None to be discussed.
202.3 PARAMETERS/OPERATING LIMITS – None to be discussed.
202.4 SYSTEM INTERFACE – None to be discussed.
202.5 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS – None to be discussed.
AZC(AW/NAC) Kimberly King