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1. Only personnel charged with the actual control or direction of aircraft movements on the flight or hangar deck shall wear
yellow jerseys. Personnel in charge of a detail, such as aviation fuels, ordnance, and maintenance, shall wear a helmet and
jersey corresponding in color to that of their respective detail and with their billet title on the jersey and flotation vest.
2. Helmets for the following personnel shall be marked with three reflective international orange stripes, one inch wide,
evenly spaced, running fore and aft:
a. All air department officers.
b. Air department chief petty officers and leading petty officers.
c. EOD team members.
d. All ordnance officers and gunners.
e. Ordnance handling officer and air gunner.
3. Helmets for all other personnel shall be marked with a 6-inch square (or equivalent) of white reflective tape on the back
shell and a 3-inch by 6-inch (or equivalent) of white reflective tape on the front shell. Landing signal officers are not required
to wear helmets or sound attenuators when engaged in aircraft control. Helmets shall have a 2-inch piece of velcro on the
left side of the front shell and velcro on the survival light.
4. New requirement for ICCS is green jersey and yellow vest.
5. Yellow jersey/blue flotation vest.
6. White jersey/red flotation vest.
Figure 5-15.Authorized flight quarters clothingContinued.
programs. When issued, the NAMSOP will eliminate
the need for maintenance instructions at command
level. NAMSOPs will standardize these programs
throughout aviation maintenance. As a plane captain,
you will be involved with these programs. Therefore,
you must know the purpose and scope of the special
programs discussed in the following text.
FOREIGN OBJECT DAMAGE (FOD)
FOD is damage to aeronautical equipment caused
by objects and debris foreign to that equipment.
Foreign objects are also major safety hazards to
personnel if the objects are left on the flight line/flight
deck to be blown around by aircraft.
The ingestion of foreign objects and debris into
gas turbine engines is a problem that accounts for the
largest percentage of premature engine removal. The
removal of these engines consumes maintenance
man-hours, imposes unscheduled workloads on
supporting activities, and creates an unwarranted
shortage of engines and spare engine parts in the
supply system. Thus, the training capability and fleet
operational readiness are drastically reduced. The
majority of gas turbine engines undergoing depot
rework exhibit some degree of FOD.
Most FOD is caused by poor housekeeping,
facility deterioration, improper maintenance practices,
and carelessness. FOD cannot be tolerated; thus, the
requirement to reduce FOD is mandatory. A successful
FOD prevention program depends upon command
support, personnel knowledge and awareness, and its
integration into the total maintenance effort.
As a plane captain, you can help prevent FOD by
checking the deck for loose gear (nuts, bolts, washers,
and safety wire) after maintenance is completed. Also,
you should check the intakes and exhausts of your
aircraft during the daily/turnaround inspection.
TOOL CONTROL PROGRAM (TCP)
The Tool Control Program (TCP) reduces the
potential for tool FOD-related mishaps and keeps
down the cost of tool replacement. This program gives
you a fast way to account for all tools, both before and