landing gear tow rings (fig. 10-14), and it can be
configured to accommodate different aircraft.
Before you attempt to tow an aircraft, be sure
that the tow bar tensioning chain is under
maximum tension when the axle pins are used.
When using the tow hooks, ensure the locking
pins are closed.
For more information on handling accessories,
refer to NAVAIR 00-80T-96,
Common, Basic Handling and Safety Manual, or for
any given aircraft, refer to the "General Information
and Servicing" section of the MIM.
Q10-9. What is used to block aircraft main landing
gear and support equipment wheels?
Q10-10. Detailed procedures for securing a specific
aircraft can be found in what publication?
Q10-11. When the ship is not at flight quarters, who is
responsible for maintaining aircraft security
or integrity watches?
Q10-12. What is the purpose of an ALBAR?
GENERAL FLIGHT DECK SAFETY
handling aircraft aboard a carrier and the
persons responsible for safety.
The ship's commanding officer is responsible at all
times for the safety of embarked aircraft and personnel.
The commanding officer or officer in charge of the
individual aircraft are directly responsible for the safety
of assigned aircraft and personnel. Ultimately, safety is
the responsibility of all hands.
Nearly all aircraft-handling accidents/incidents or
personal injury/death are the result of poor training and
supervision, lack of awareness, and/or disregard of
Some of the safety precautions that could prevent
dangerous and costly accidents during flight operations
aboard carriers are as follows:
1. Never operate or allow personnel under your
supervision to operate any machinery or equipment
when not thoroughly checked out and qualified on all
safety and operating instructions.
unauthorized personnel are in or around aircraft parked
in the safe-parking area aft of the island.
3. While flight operations are being conducted,
no personnel except those authorized and required may
be in the catwalks, guntubs, on the flight deck, in the
catapult or arresting gear engine rooms, or PLAT/lens
room without the express permission of the air officer.
4. Personnel should never stand or otherwise
block entrances to the island structure or exits leading
off the catwalks.
5. Personnel should not turn their backs on
aircraft landing or taxiing out of the arresting gear.
Figure 10-14.Tow bar attachment.