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Define the term aircraft handling.
Any movement of aircraft or associated equipment.
State the purpose of standard aircraft taxi signals.
Used by all branches of the armed forces so that there will be no misunderstanding when a taxi signalman of one service is signaling a pilot of another.
State the vehicle speed limits on the flight line and around the aircraft.
within 50 feet: 5mph
runways, taxiways, parking, working areas: 10mph
State the maximum towing speed of an aircraft.
As fast as the slowest walker.
Name the 4 categories of tie down requirements.
Initial
Intermediate
Permanent
Heavy Weather
State the purpose of the emergency shore based recovery equipment.
Must be able to arrest the aircraft and stop it in the shortest distance possible, to minimize the chance of an accident that could cause injury to the pilot and crew or damage to the aircraft.
State the purpose of the MA-1A overrun barrier.
Designed to stop aircraft no equipped with tail hooks but the aircraft must have a nose wheel for the barrier to be effective.
State the minimum personal  protective equipment required on the flight line and ramp areas during the following operations:
Routine Maintenance
Flight Operations

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Routine maintenance
Work area shall be assessed as to the hazards which may be present.  PPE varies.
Flight Operations
All personnel with duties on the flight deck shall wear: Cranial, Jersey, Goggles, Sound attenuators, Flight deck shoes, Flotation gear, Survival Light, Whistle
Identify the safety hazard areas associated with the following:
Intakes
Exhaust (engine and APU)
Propellers
Rotor Blades
Hot Brakes
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Intakes
The air intake duct may develop enough suction to pull an individual or hats, glasses, etc., into the intake.
Exhaust
High temperature and high velocity of the exhaust gases from the tailpipe. Personnel should be clear of this danger area at all times.
Propellers
Personnel should NOT approach or depart an aircraft with the propellers turning.  Walk around at all times.
Rotor Blades
Personnel should NOT approach or depart a helicopter while the rotors are being engaged or disengaged.
Hot Brakes
never face the side of the wheel.Always approach the wheel from fore or aft, never from the side.
Explain the significance of Runway numbering system.
Normally numbered in relation to their magnetic heading rounded off tot he nearest 10 degrees.
Explain the significance of the threshold markings.
Designate the landing area.
Explain the significance of Airfield Lighting System.
Airport lighting systems are standardized by the Air Force, Navy, and FAA to present a uniform and unmistakable appearance.
Explain the significance of Runway/Taxiway marking system.
Runway lights are installed to provide visual guidance at night under low-visibility conditions.
Taxiway lights are blue and spacing varies.
Explain the significance of Arm/Dearm areas.
An area where ordnance is changed from a state of a safe condition to a state of readiness and vice versa.
Explain the significance of Overrun area.
Provides a reasonable effective deceleration area for aborting or overshooting aircraft.
Explain the significance of Parking apron.
Required for parking, servicing, and loading aircraft.
Explain the purpose of the Wind indicator.
Provides a method for prompt issuance of wind directions and velocities to pilots.
Explain the purposeof the Airfield rotating beacon.
Used to identify the airport's location during darkness and daylight hours. rotation is in a clockwise direction at a flash rate of 12-15 flashes per minute.
Explain the purpose of Tower Visual Communications.
Coordination device between the radar controller and the control tower. Reduces the number of voice contacts between the tower and radar controller.
Explain the purpose of Tactical Air Navigation (TACAN) System.
Uses a bearing determining system to determine aircraft position and distance from a TACAN station. Primary navigation aid used by carrier based aircraft.
Explain the purpose of Crash/Rescue.
Serves to effect rescue of personnel from damaged aircraft on the flight deck, clear away wreckage, fight fires on and make minor emergency repairs to the flight deck and associated equipment.
Explain the purpose of the Compass Calibration Pad.
A paved area in a magnetically quiet area where the aircraft compass is calibrated.
Explain the purpose of the Liquid Oxygen (LOX) Exchange Area.
A designated area which is used for the servicing of aircraft which require LOX. Lox has an expansion rate of 860 to 1.
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