Aircrewman Handbook (WIP)

Outline

The purpose of this document is to provide all the necessary information of the Aviation Course that will be required for an Air Candidate to obtain the rank of Aircrewman . This course is instructional in format, no prior knowledge is required however it is encouraged. 

This course is designed to give aircrew enough information to jump straight into the action, it is not expansive and alot of things will be learnt as you attend ops and gain experience. 

The Qualification requires completion of an informal instructional lesson on all the basic tasks required of aircrew, from ground support services to gunnery. 

Completion of JTAC training and Advanced Medical is recommended to complement the roles and topics covered. 

Additional advanced courses are not mandatory, however extremely beneficial and priority for these roles will be given to those that have obtained competency. 

Responsibilities and Expectations

As a qualified air crew member, you'll be responsible for organising ground support services to aircraft, including but not limited to the three R's; Repair, Rearm, Refuel. You'll be an integral member of the operation of an aircraft, providing another set of eyes and sense's for the pilot, and/or an increase in firepower via crew served weapons or guided munitions increasing the effectiveness of your aircraft. 

In the unfortunate situation that the pilot of the aircraft is incapacitated (be it medically or game crash) aircrew are encouraged to take controls of the aircraft where possible. Your actions should be:

  1. Gain control of aircraft and achieve safe altitude and distance from threats.   
  2. Co-ordinate getting the pilot conscious if applicable.
  3. RTB and conduct auto-hover assisted landing, OR liaise with embarked troops to determine an alternate LZ that allows for a safe, easy auto-hover assisted landing. 

(Below to be expanded on, so the doc can be used by both instructor and trainee.)

Aviation Course

  1. Personal Loadout Requirements
  2. How to Repair, Rearm, Refuel and Drive
  3. How to load/unload cargo, internal and slung
  4. Basic understanding of airframes and capabilities
  5. Basic understanding of munitions
  6. How to save an aircraft loadout
  7. Manning a gun, using tracers to aim
  8. Manning a Co-Pilot camera 
  9. Understanding of ROE
  10. Assisting with tight landings, obstacle callouts. Simple: e.g. clear left or Detailed: e.g. tree, 5 o'clock, 5 metres
  11. Assisting with embark/disembark of troops including troop counts
  12. Assisting in MEDIVAC and injured passengers
  13. RATEL basics
  14. Crew intercom
  15. Basic 

Advanced Apache Gunner Course

  1. Airframe familiarisation
  2. Munitions familiarisation
  3. Airframe loadout (pilot or gunner controlled munitions)
  4. Emergency flight (pilot incapacitation)
  5. Setup of Radar
  6. Use of Radar
  7. Camera Operations
  8. Point and Area Tracking
  9. Use of HUD
  10. Use of Map
  11. RATEL
  12. JTAC co-operation
  13. Use of Gun
  14. Use of laser and laser guided munitions
  15. Use of Hellfire missile
  16. Use of laser guided munitions against enemy air assets 

Advanced Super Hornet Weapon Systems Officer Course

(Not currently taught/required)

  1. Airframe familiarisation
  2. Munitions familiarisation
  3. Airframe loadout (pilot or gunner controlled munitions)
  4. Emergency flight (pilot incapacitation)
  5. Setup of Radar
  6. Use of Radar
  7. Camera Operations
  8. Point and Area Tracking
  9. Use of HUD
  10. Use of Map
  11. RATEL
  12. JTAC co-operation
  13. Use of Gun
  14. Use of I-TGT system
  15. Use of laser and laser guided munitions
  16. Use of radar guided munitions
  17. Use of TV guided munitions
  18. Air to air engagements

Advanced 'ENEMY AC-130 ABOVE' Course

(Awaiting mod release)