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APPENDIX A

AIRCRAFT HANDLING SIGNALS

This appendix provides a graphic portrayal of aircraft handling signals. It is divided into five sections and shows general signals, handling signals, refueling signals, aircraft elevator signals, and helicopter-specific signals respectively. Figure A-1 begins on the following page.

Figure A-1. General signals

Figure A-1. General signals (continued)

Figure A-1. General signals (continued)

Figure A-1. General signals (continued)

Figure A-1. General signals (continued)

Figure A-1. General signals (continued)

Figure A-1. General signals (continued)

Figure A-1. General signals (continued)

Figure A-1. General signals (continued)

Figure A-1. General signals (continued)

Figure A-1. General signals (continued)

Figure A-1. General signals (continued)

Figure A-1. General signals (continued)

Figure A-1. General signals (continued)

Figure A-1. General signals (continued)

Figure A-1. General signals (continued)

Figure A-1. General signals (continued)

LEGEND:

1. Affirmative (All Clear)

2. Negative (Not Clear)

3. Pass Control

4. This Way

5. Slow Down

6. Turn to Left

8. Turn to Right

9. Stop

10. Brakes

11. Move Back (Also used to pull back aircraft using arresting wire)

12. Turns While Backing (Tail to Left)

13. Turns While Backing (Tail to Right)

14. Clearance for Personnel to Approach Aircraft

15. Personnel Approaching the Aircraft

16. Insert Chocks

17. Ramp: Open/Close (LSE)

18. Passengers Ready for Embark/Disembark (LSE)

19. Remove Chocks

20. Install Down Locks/Undercarriage Pins

21. Remove Down Locks/Undercarriage Pins

22. Connect Ground Electrical Power Supply

23. Disconnect Ground Electrical Power Supply

24. Start Engines

25. Slow Down Engines on Indicated Side

26. Cut Engines

27. Ready Auxiliary Power Unit Start (Pilot)

28. Lock Tail/Nose Wheel

29. Unlock Tail/Nose Wheel

30. Fold Wings/Helicopter Blades

31. Spread Wings/Helicopter Blades

32. Lock Wings/Helicopter Blades

33. Open Weapon Bays Doors

34. Close Weapon Bays Doors

35. Take Off

36. Engine Fire

37. Engage Nosegear Steering

38. Disengage Nosegear Steering

39. Lower Wing Flaps

40. Raise Wing Flaps

41. Tiller Bar/Steering Arm in Place

42. Remove Chocks and/or Tie-Downs (Pilot)

43. Remove Tie-Downs (Director)

44. Insert Chocks and/or Install Tie-Downs (Pilot)

45. Install Tie-Downs (Director)

46. Tie-Downs in Place (Director)

47. Engine Run-Up (Pilot)

48. Hot Brakes

49. Lights

50. I Have Command

51. Start Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit

52. Stop Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit

53. Fuel Discharge During Start

54. Arm Water Injection (AV-8)

55. Engine Thrust Check (AV-8)

56. Final Turn Up

57. VTO (AV-8)

58. Rotate Nozzles

59. Trim Checks

60. Seat Pins

61. Ejection Seat Armed

62. Launch

63. Suspend

64. Throttle

65. Nozzles Breaking; Stop

Figure A-1. General signals (continued)

Figure A-2. Handling signals

LEGEND:

1. Tiller Bar in Place/Engage Nose Wheel Steering (Director)

2. Tiller Bar Removed/Disengage Nose Wheel Steering (Director)

3. Wing Rider (Director)

4. Install Tie-Downs (Director)

5. Tie-Downs in Place (Director)

6. Reverse Thrust Taxi (Director)

Figure A-2. Handling signals (continued)

Figure A-3. Refueling signals

Figure A-4. Aircraft elevator signals

LEGEND:

1. Raise Safety Stanchion

2. Lower Safety Stanchion

3. Raise Elevator

4. Lower Elevator

Figure A-4. Aircraft elevator signals (continued)

Figure A-5. Helicopter-specific signals (continued)

Figure A-5. Helicopter-specific signals (continued)

Figure A-5. Helicopter-specific signals (continued)

Figure A-5. Helicopter-specific signals (continued)

Figure A-5. Helicopter-specific signals (continued)

Figure A-5. Helicopter-specific signals (continued)

Figure A-5. Helicopter-specific signals (continued)

Figure A-5. Helicopter-specific signals (continued)

Figure A-5. Helicopter-specific signals (continued)

Figure A-5. Helicopter-specific signals (continued)

LEGEND:

1. Landing Direction

2. Move Upward

3. Hover

4. Move Downward

5. Move to Left

6. Move to Right

7. Lower Wheels

8. Wave-Off

9. Land

10. Droop Stops Out

11. Droop Stops In

12. Remove Blade Tie-Downs

13. Engage Rotors

14. Hook Up Load

15. Release Load

16. Load Has Not Been Released

17. Hoist Up

18. Hoist Down

19. Cut Cable

20. Spread Pylon

21. Fold Pylon

22. I Desire HIFR/Fuel

23. Commence Fueling

24. Am Pumping Fuel

25. Cease Fueling

26. Have Ceased Pumping Fuel

27. Desire to Move Over Deck and Return Hose

28. Execute Emergency Breakaway

29. Ready to Start Engine (Pilot)

30. Ready to Engage Rotors (Pilot)

31. Ready to Engage Rotors (LSE)

32. Ready for Takeoff (Pilot)

33. Ready for Takeoff (LSE)

34. Remove Tie-Downs (LSE)

35. Tie-Downs Removed (Deck Crew)

36. Install Tie-Downs (LSE)

37. Disengage Rotors (LSE)

38. Hook Not Down/Up

39. Hold Position

40. Return to Flight/Ground Idle (Pilot)

41. Cleared to Flight/Ground Idle (LSE)

Figure A-5. Helicopter-specific signals (continued)



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