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107 ALSS F/A-18 Hornet System

107.1 Identify the minimum requirements for aircrew Personnel Protective Equipment

1) Flight suit (aremid6 cloth)

2) Aircrew fliers boots

3) Anti-g garment

4) Helmet

5) Survival radio/beacon

6) Aviator flight gloves (aremid cloth)

7) Anti-exposure suit

8) Identification tags (dog tags)

9) Survival knife and sheath

10) Personal survival kit

11) Signal device

12) Flashlight

13) Life preserver

14) Laser eye protection

107.2 State the purpose of the Environmental Control System (ECS.)

Provides aircrew comfort (i.e.. pressurization/temp. control) and avionics cooling. (Has 14 subsystems)

107.3 State the purpose of the following personal flight equipment:

A. Oxygen Mask

1) designed to be worn over the face, forming a seal to the cheeks over the bridge of the nose and under the chin.

2) Used with a regulator which provides breathing gas upon demand at a

Pressure schedule dependent on the altitude.

3) Used for helmet retention when properly fitted.

4) Used for the valsalvo movement.

B. Oxygen Regulator

Reduces and regulates supply oxygen pressure for breathing.

C. Life Preserver

Designed as a constant wear item for use with the SV-2B survival vest or integrated torso harness and provides a minimum of 65 pounds of buoyancy.

D. Anti-Gravity (ANTI-G) suit

Provides protection for the aircrew man against the effect of the high g-forces experienced in high performance aircraft.

107.4 State the objective of the Egress Systems Checkout Certification Program.

1) To thoroughly familiarize personnel working in or around the cockpit with the ejection Systems / Any special hazards associated with those systems, and to routinely monitor all such qualified personnel.

2) All maintenance personnel must qualify upon arrival to command / prior to working on a/c.

3) All qualified personnel must re-qualify every 6 months.

4) TAD personnel must re-qualify after being away from command for 90 days.

107.5 State the purpose of the ejection seat.

1) For supplying a place for the aircrew to sit during normal conditions.

2) For propelling an occupant out and away from the aircraft in an emergency condition.

a) Automatic cartridge operated and rocket assisted.

107.6 Define the following conditions:

A. Hypoxia

The higher the altitude the amount of oxygen per unit of volume of air decreases, there for the oxygen intake is reduced unless the individual breaths additional oxygen the eyes, body, and muscles will fail.

B. Anoxia

Complete lack of oxygen.

107.7 Identify the two types of Aviator's Breathing Oxygen (ABO.)

A) gaseous oxygen (type I)

B) Liquid oxygen (type II)