EAWS Phase 1 Block 8

  1. What are the danger areas for aviation?
    Intakes, exhaust, flight controls, compressed gases, cryogenics, explosives, hazardous materials, eye, hearing and other industrial environment dangers.
  2. What are the procedures for grounding an aircraft?
    The procedures for grounding are to first hook up a grounding strap to a certified static ground and then to the aircraft grounding receptacle. Extra care must be taken to always hook the grounding strap to the deck first, failure to do so could cause the discharge of electricity through the person holding the strap.
  3. Why is windshield static grounding necessary?
    Windshield static grounding is necessary because during flight a high voltage (100,000 volts) static electrical charge may build up and be stored in the windshield. After flight or prolonged exposure to high winds on deck, static charge build up must be discharged using a static charge removal kit before personnel can safely touch the windshield.
  4. Aircraft have to tied down to the deck when not in use and during maintenance evolutions. The wind velocity determines which category of tie-down must be used for securing the aircraft. The categories are:
    - Up to 45 Knots. Initial tie-down: a minimum of 6 chains are required, initial tie-down is used immediately prior to, in between, or immediately after flight.

    - Up to 45 Knots. Normal weather tie-down, 9 chains required.

    - 46 to 60 Knots. Moderate weather tie-down, 14 Chains required.

    - Above 60 Knots. Heavy weather tie-down, 20 Chains required.
  5. The only mandatory signal regardless of aircraft type is...
    "emergency stop"
  6. What is the maxium speed of an aircraft that is being towed?
    Towing speed shall not exceed 5 mph or the speed of the slowest walker.
  7. How big must a team of people be to move an aircraft?
    six to ten personnel
  8. On a moving team what does the move director do?
    Overall responsible for assembling the move crew, ensuring they are properly qualified to perform their duties, pre move briefing, safe movement of the aircraft with an emphasis on safety.
  9. On a moving team what does the break rider do?
    Conducts a pre-move inspection of brake system and aircraft to ensure it is mechanically sound and ready for movement.
  10. On a moving team what does the chock walker do?
    Responsible for removing, carrying and installing the wheel chocks. This individual escorts the aircraft while being moved and is always alert and ready to chock the aircraft.
  11. On a moving team what does the safety observer do?
    Primarily responsible for ensuring that the aircraft is ready to be towed and that there is ample clearance for the aircraft. The safety observers are positioned at the wing tips and tail of the aircraft.
  12. On a moving team what does the tractor driver do?
    Responsible for the safe and slow movement of the aircraft from hook up to the final parking spot. This individual is responsible directly to the Move Director and must be fully qualified and licensed for the equipment they are operating.
Card Set
EAWS Phase 1 Block 8
Aircraft Handling Fundamentals