Lowering the Boom
- Leaning Forward Too Far Is Like Bending Over. Rutledge, Derek // Flying Safety;Jul2004, Vol. 60 Issue 7, p20
Recounts the experiences of a copilot during a routine refueling mission. Expectations of high-ranking generals from air pilots in times of war; Outcome of the refueling missions of the air crew; Reason for the decision of the air crew to take a flight outside the protected airspace.
- REFUELING THE FIELD. ROUGHTON, RANDY // Airman;Aug2012, p1
The article discusses the role of refueling crew and boom operators in the success on an aircraft flight. Technical Sergeant Dana Fernkas, a KC-135 boom operator, says that refueling is a complicated job and requires teamwork to obtain successful operation. It states that boom operators serve as...
- Air Force Solicits Proposals For KC-46 Aircrew Training System. Host, Pat // Defense Daily;5/9/2012, Vol. 254 Issue 28, p5
The article focuses on the proposals related to KC-46 aerial refueling tanker Aircrew Training Systems (ATS) which Air force of U.S. is seeking from industry for its development, production and sustainment. Information on ATS integrated system is presented which includes academic materials,...
- Redesigned fueling valve. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;2/24/1997, Vol. 146 Issue 8, p73
Looks at the Eliminator series of ground fueling valves that eliminate fuel-air interfaces commonly used in inline control valves and by-pass valves in aircraft refueling.
- Pit stops. Collins, Richard L. // Flying;Jul97, Vol. 124 Issue 7, p21
Focuses on stopover options for refueling airplanes. Airports at smaller cities offering convenience in getting landing clearance; Strategic location of reliever airports around larger cities; Maintenance services offered at major airports.
- Notams. // Flying Safety;Sep99, Vol. 55 Issue 9, p3
Reports the availability of the Conus Military Aircrew Information Service (MAIS) by aircrews, via the Internet.
- Ralph's four napkins: Worth reading. Singleton, Robert R. // Flying Safety;Dec95, Vol. 51 Issue 12, p2
Features a fictional discussion among aircrew members in the `Spirits' Aircrew Lounge,' about the most important information they can pass on to aircrew trainees. Ideas written by the crew members; Truths about flying; Assumptions usually made by members about other people in the crew; Message...
- The ten commandments of crew coordination. Woodruff, John // Flying Safety;Dec95, Vol. 51 Issue 12, p13
Presents the ten commandments for coordination for aircraft commanders and crew members. Thinking about people; Setting the tone; Soliciting information; Using other crewmembers' experience; Speaking up; Need for persistence; Knowing who's in command; Need for tact; Reinforcing good...
- In-port problems. Kraft, Terry // Approach: The Naval Safety Center's Aviation Magazine;Jan1998, Vol. 43 Issue 1, p2
Focuses on the guidance on alcohol consumption for deck crews similar to that for aviators by relating an in-port problem. Problems encountered at the flight deck caused by the personnel's intoxication; Occurrence of training violations; Importance of planning and proper in-port behavior.