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1 AVIATION PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Updated Jan 2009 1

2 TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE
ACTION: Employ aviation protective equipment CONDITION: While performing as an aircrew member STANDARD: (IAW) AR 95-1, AR 670-1, TM , TM &P, and TM &P

3 ENABLING LEARNING OBJECTIVE #1
ACTION: Identify the safety features provided by aviation protection equipment CONDITION: Given a list STANDARD: IAW U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Lab Report (USAARL) No 93-15

4 AIRCRAFT PROTECTIVE DEVICES

5 AIRCRAFT PROTECTIVE DEVICES
Structural shell and landing gear Crashworthy seats Personnel restraint system Post crash factors

6 AIRCRAFT PROTECTIVE DEVICES
Structural shell Landing gear Non-Crashworthy External Fuel Tank Two Stage Oil & Air Strut ANTI-PLOW BEAMS

7 AIRCRAFT PROTECTIVE DEVICES
Crashworthy seats

8 AIRCRAFT PROTECTIVE DEVICES
Personnel restraint system Five point harness

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10 ENABLING LEARNING OBJECTIVE #2
ACTION: Identify the characteristics of and wear of flight clothing CONDITION: Given a list STANDARD: In accordance with AR 95-1, AR 670-1, TM , TM &P, TM &P

11 CHARACTERISTICS & WEAR OF FLIGHT CLOTHING

12 UNDERGARMENTS Wear issue type 100% cotton 100% wool NOMEX material 3

13 Newest Flight Approved Uniform Aviation ACU
Two piece Nomex uniform Worn with same patches as the ACU Same flight gloves and jackets Only wear authorized boots

14 NOMEX CHARACTERISTICS
Does not support combustion Chars between 700 and 800 degrees F. Does not melt or drip Good chemical resistance More durable than cotton Low thermal conduction Comfortable to wear 4

15 Flight Coverall worn with un-approved
Air Force Dry-suit during post crash fire

16 Dry suit melted into Flight Coverall
Nylon Shell Melted Nomex inner Liner intact

17 Outer nylon shell melted inner gortex liner intact

18 Burns to the back of neck possible if collar not worn up
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19 Sleeves down when refueling
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20 Do not use Silencers they will melt into your neck
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21 BOOT CHARACTERISTICS Retention Stability Protection for feet
and ankles Fire retardancy 9

22 Notice Feet were not burned also take a look at the bruising around ankle
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23 Wear of Boots Laced to top
Zippers, straps and jungle boots not authorized Jump boots

24 Jungle boots worn by OH-6 Pilot in post crash fire
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25 NOMEX FLIGHT GLOVES Insulation - Reduces heat transfer Comfort
Sensitivity - Improves tactile identification 12

26 EGRESSED quickly receiving minor injuries
EGRESS delayed Holes in “favorite” gloves resulted in career ending injuries.

27 HGU-56/P HELMETS Custom fit by ALSE Dual visor CEP Modification
Ensure chin strap and nape strap are tight.

28 Helmet from crash in Bahamas CE
Pinned to floor by transmission on Helmet. Helmet saved his life.

29 Use of visor cannot be over-stressed
Same helmet as last slide it also saved his vision

30 ENABLING LEARNING OBJECTIVE #3
ACTION: Identify the maintenance procedures for flight clothing CONDITION: Given a list STANDARD: In accordance with TM , TM &P and TM &P

31 MAINTAINING FLIGHT CLOTHING

32 CARE OF THE NOMEX FLIGHT SUIT
Avoid unnecessary wear during ground duties Avoid contact with POL products Wash on a permanent press cycle DO NOT BLEACH or STARCH 14

33 CARE OF THE NOMEX FLIGHT SUIT
Better to hang dry Wash and dry at temps less than 180 ° Dry clean if necessary NOMEX may be ironed but do not iron the Velcro tabs

34 CARE OF NOMEX FLIGHT GLOVES
Avoid unnecessary contact with POL products (preflight) Wash gloves with mild soap Dry at room temp, in well ventilated area NEVER place leather palms in direct heat 15

35 HGU-56P HELMETS All maintenance performed by ALSE
Clean visors with ZEP cleaner Do not store in POV

36 ENABLING LEARNING OBJECTIVE #4
ACTION: Identify the miscellaneous apparel that is safe and unsafe CONDITION: Given a list STANDARD: IAW AR 95-1 and AR 670-1

37 MISCELLANEOUS APPAREL

38 MISCELLANEOUS APPAREL
Rings can cause severe injuries Metal badges can cause electrical burns Wear sunglasses on days with night flights

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42 “Chicken Plate” saved the pilot’s life
OH-58 wire strike incident in Kosovo “Chicken Plate” saved the pilot’s life

43 QUIZ Click on the link below to access the ALSE UPDATE 1 Quiz
Log-in and Click “Search” Tab Class Name = ALSE UPDATE 1


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