Presentation on theme: "U.S. AIR FORCE A U X I L I A R Y PCR Winch Program Lt Col. James Welliver PCR Glider Program Manager."— Presentation transcript:
U.S. AIR FORCE A U X I L I A R Y PCR Winch Program Lt Col. James Welliver PCR Glider Program Manager
U.S. AIR FORCE A U X I L I A R Y Agenda u Current PCR Assets u PCR Operations in FY 2012/2013 u Glider Winch Training u Questions?
U.S. AIR FORCE A U X I L I A R Y Glider Winches from around the world
U.S. AIR FORCE A U X I L I A R Y CAWG Old Glider Winch u Built on a 1960 F350 crew cab ford chassis with 286 HP V8 and is mostly pneumatic. u Two drum with steel cable. u Throttle control used a foot pedal.
U.S. AIR FORCE A U X I L I A R Y PCR Glider Winch u Diesel-Powered u 365 HP u Single Drum u Two place u 5000FT of Spectra rope
U.S. AIR FORCE A U X I L I A R Y PCR & NER Glider Winchs
U.S. AIR FORCE A U X I L I A R Y Winch operation u 16 months and 150 hrs. u Most glider operations on Tuesday afternoons, which net us about 3 hrs. before sundown. About 6 launches per hr. u 35 days of winch operations netted 394 flights. u Just started using the winch for O-rides. u The use of two gliders on winch operation day just started. We see and increase of 2 to 3 launches per hr. u All for low cost.
U.S. AIR FORCE A U X I L I A R Y Winch Training Glider Side of the Rope u For CFIG 10 Flights u Covering normal and low altitude releases. u Simulated crosswind launch with crab angle to normal altitude. u Normal launch to altitude with airborne fast and slow airspeed signals.
U.S. AIR FORCE A U X I L I A R Y Winch Training Winch Side of the Rope u 4 Hrs. class room instruction u Winch set up and take down. u 10 Supervised launches with too fast and too slow signals. u When to release picture (when to push the Big Red Button)
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