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SUPERVISOR OF FLYING (SOF) PROGRAM

  • IS THE LETTER OF X's CURRENT?

  • IS THE SOF BOOK/CHECKLIST BEING FOLLOWED BY THE SOF?

  • IS THE SOF BOOK/CHECKLIST CURRENT?

  • PHONE NUMBERS?

  • REFERENCES?

  • QUICK RESPONSE CHECKLISTS (QRC)

  • ACCURATE

  • ACCESSIBLE

  • IS THE SOF CURRENT AND QUALIFIED?

  • IS THERE A SOF VEHICLE?

  • IS THE SOF VEHICLE IN GOOD CONDITION?

  • FUELED?

  • CLEAN?

  • ARE THE SOF RADIOS WORKING PROPERLY?

  • VEHICLE RADIO?

  • CONSOLE RADIO?

  • MOBILE RADIO (BRICKS)? AND CHARGED?

2. LIFE SUPPORT EQUIPMENT AND TRAINING PROGRAMS

  • 1. AIRCRAFT SUPPORT EQUIPMENT (PRESENT/GOOD CONDITION?)

  • A. PARACHUTES (O2 BOTTLES 1800 PSI )

  • B. MEDICAL KITS

  • C. LIFE PRESERVERS

  • D. LIFE RAFTS (STATUS IN FORMS)

  • E. QUICK DON MASKS

  • F. FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

  • G. CRASH AXES

  • H. WALK AROUND BOTTLES (PRE AND THRU FLIGHT INSP)

  • 2. TRAINING CLASSES (INFORMATIVE, COMPREHENSIVE)?

  • A. HANGING HARNESS

  • B. LIFE SUPPORT EQUIPMENT TRAINING

  • C. PHYSIOLOGICAL TRAINING

  • D. SURVIVAL TRAINING

  • 3. SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT (PRESENT? GOOD CONDITION?)

  • A. HELMETS

  • B. SURVIVAL VESTS

  • C. WEAPONS

  • D. FLARES (STORED IN VESTS, RAFTS, EXTRAS IN GUN ROOM)

3. EGRESS TRAINING

  • 1. ARE AIRCREWS TRAINED ANNUALLY ON EGRESS PROCEDURES?

  • 2. IS THE TRAINING REALISTIC AND COMPREHENSIVE ENOUGH TO FACILITATE A SAFE EGRESS IN EVENT OF EMERGENCY?

  • 3. ARE SIMULATED EGRESS PRACTICED AT THE AIRCRAFT?

  • 4. DO YOU FEEL CONFIDENT AIRCREWS CAN SAFELY AND EXPEDIENTLY EGRESS AN AIRCRAFT IN EVENT OF EMERGENCY?

4. FOD CONTROL PROGRAM, EQUIPMENT, PROCEDURES

  • 1. IS THERE AN ADEQUATE FOD CONTROL PROGRAM IN EFFECT?

  • 2. DO AIRCREW KNOW HOW AND WHERE TO REPORT POTENTIAL FOR FOD?

  • 3. ARE QUARTERLY FOD MEETINGS BEING CONDUCTED?

5. WILDLIFE HAZARD REDUCTION (BASH) PROGRAM

  • 1. DO AIRCREW KNOW WHEN & HOW TO REPORT BIRDSTRIKES?

  • 2. ARE THERE ANY ACTIONS BEING TAKEN TO PREVENT BIRDSTRIKES DURING AIRFIELD OPERATIONS?

  • 3. ARE PROPER PROCEDURES FOLLOWED BY THE FLIGHT SAFETY OFFICE AFTER A BIRDSTRIKE IS REPORTED?

  • 4. IS THE FLYING UNIT KNOWLEDGEABLE OF THE SEASONS AND GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS WITH INCREASED BIRD ACTIVITY?

  • 5. IS THE BASH PLAN CURRENT AND REVIEWED ANNUALLY?

  • 6. IS THE GRASS AROUND THE AIRFIELD MAINTAINED AT A HEIGHT OF 7 14 INCHED?

32. WILDLIFE AND BIRD STRIKE REPORTING

  • 1. ARE BIRD STRIKE REPORTS BEING SUBMITTED BY THE AIRCREWS AND OR MAINTENANCE?

  • 2. ARE BIRD STRIKE REPORTS BEING SUBMITTED IN AFSAS?

  • 3. ARE BIRD REMAINS BEING SENT FOR IDENTIFICATION?

  • 4. ARE BIRD STRIKES BEING DISCUSSED AT BASH MEETINGS?

6. MIDAIR COLLISION AVOIDANCE ATC INTERFACE

  • 1. DO SQUADRON PERSONNEL REGULARLY INTERFACE WITH REPRESENTATIVES FROM LOCAL ATC?

  • 2. DO WE PROACTIVELY SEEK TO PREVENTION CONFLICTS BETWEEN OUR FLYING OPERATIONS AND ATC CONTROLLERS?

  • 3. ARE THERE CURRENTLY ISSUES OF DISAGREEMENT BETWEEN OUR OPERATIONS AND THOSE OF AREA ATC?

  • 4. DOES THE SAFETY OFFICE (OR REPRESENTATIVE) INTERFACE WITH THE LOCAL FBO'S ?

7. HAZARDOUS AIR TRAFFIC REPORTS

  • 1. ARE HATR'S RESPONDED TO IN A TIMELY MANNER?

  • 2. ARE HATR'S MAINTAINED ON FILE?

  • 3. ARE HATR'S BEING BRIEFED TO THE AIRCREW?

  • 4. IS THE INDIVIDUAL NOTIFIED OF ACTION(S) TAKEN?

9. AIRFIELD DAILY INSPECTIONS

  • 1. ARE INSPECTIONS CONDUCTED DAILY?

  • 2. ARE THE INSPECTIONS BEING DOCUMENTED?

  • 3. ARE DEFICIENCIES BEING MONITORED AND CORRECTED?

10. RAMPS AND RUNWAYS (OVERRUNS, ADJACENT AREAS)

  • 1. IS RAMP IN GOOD REPAIR?

  • 2. IS RAMP FREE OF DEBRIS WHICH COULD CAUSE FOD?

  • 3. ARE TAXIWAYS SUFFICIENTLY CLEAR OF OBSTACLES FOR BOTH DAY AND NIGHT OPERATIONS?

  • 4. ARE TAXIWAYS IN GOOD REPAIR WITH LEGIBLE MARKINGS?

  • 5. IS RUNWAY FREE OF DEBRIS WHICH COULD CAUSE FOD?

  • 6. IS RUNWAY IN GOOD REPAIR WITH LEGIBLE MARKINGS?

  • 7. DO RUBBER DEPOSITS POSE A THREAT TO SAFE OPERATIONS?

11. LIGHTING SYSTEMS

  • 1. IS RAMP SUFFICIENTLY LIT FOR SAFE NIGHT OPERATIONS?

  • 2. IS TAXIWAY LIGHTING SUFFICIENT FOR SAFE TAXI OPERATIONS DURING LOW LIGHT CONDITIONS?

  • 3. IS RUNWAY LIGHTING SUFFICIENT FOR LOW LIGHT OPERATIONS?

  • 4. IS ALL AIRFIELD LIGHTING OF THE PROPER INTENSITY AND IN GOOD REPAIR?

  • 5. IS APPROACH LIGHTING (PAPIs,etc) OPERATING PROPERLY?

13. AIRFIELD OBSTRUCTIONS

  • 1. IS RUNWAY FREE OF OBSTRUCTIONS?

  • 2. IS RAMP AND TAXIWAYS FREE OF OBSTRUCTIONS?

  • 3. ARE APPROACH AND DEPARTURE CORRIDORS FREE FROM OBSTRUCTIONS?

  • 4. IF OBSTRUCTIONS EXIST ON THE AIRFIELD, ARE THEY PROPERLY MARKED AND ILLUMINATED AT NIGHT?

  • 5. ARE OBSTRUCTIONS REPORTED (ATIS, NOTAMS)?

  • 6. IF OBSTRUCTIONS EXIST ON THE AIRFIELD, DO THEY POSE A THREAT TO FLIGHT SAFETY?

  • 7. DO OBSTRUCTIONS ON RAMP, TAXIWAYS, OR RUNWAYS POSE A THREAT DURING GROUND OPERATIONS?

14. AIRFIELD MARKINGS AND SIGNS

  • 1. ARE RAMP AND OTHER MARKINGS SUFFICIENTLY VISIBLE TO PROVIDE SAFE OPERATIONS BOTH DAY AND NIGHT?

  • 2. DO RAMP AND TAXI LINES PROVIDE ADEQUATE CLEARANCE FROM ALL OBSTRUCTIONS?

  • 3. IS THE RAMPS RESTRICTED AREA CLEARLY DISCERNIBLE?

  • 4. ARE TAXIWAY LINES SUFFICIENTLY VISIBLE TO PROVIDE FOR SAFE OPERATIONS?

  • 5. DO TAXIWAY LINES PROVIDE ADEQUATE CLEARANCE FROM ALL APPROPRIATELY FROM THE RUNWAYS?

  • 6. ARE HOLDING POSITION STRIPES / LIGHTS VISIBLE AND SPACED APPROPRIATELY FROM THE RUNWAYS?

  • 7. ARE RUNWAY MARKINGS SUFFICIENT TO PROVIDE FOR SAFE OPERATIONS?

  • 8. ARE AIRFIELD MARKINGS CORRECT, OF THE PROPER COLOR, EASY TO IDENTIFY AND UNDERSTAND?

15. VEHICLE TRAFFIC IN AIRCRAFT MOVEMENT AREAS

  • 1. DO VEHICLES APPROACH AIRCRAFT FROM THE PROPER SIDE?

  • 2. ARE VEHICLES PROPERLY ILLUMINATED DURING NIGHT OPERATIONS?

  • 3. DO VEHICLES TRAVEL AT A SAFE SPEED?

  • 4. DO VEHICLES ENTER AND EXIT RAMP AREA ONLY THROUGH THE CONTROLLED ENTRY POINTS?

  • 5. DO VEHICLES OPERATE A SAFE DISTANCE FROM THE AIRCRAFT?

  • 6. WHEN VEHICLES ARE PARKED ON THE RAMP UNATTENDED, IS THE IGNITION TURNED OFF AND PARKING BRAKE SET?

16. WILDLIFE HAZARDS PRESENT ON THE AIRFIELD

  • 1. ARE THERE ANY WILDLIFE HAZARDS ON THE AIRFIELD?

  • 2. ARE WILDLIFE HAZARDS IDENTIFIED TO AIRFIELD MANAGER?

  • 3. ARE THE HAZARDS BEING DISCUSSED AT BASH MEETINGS?

  • 4. ARE PROCEDURES IN PLACE TO MITIGATE ANY HAZARDS?

18. NORE OPERATIONS

  • 1. ARE ALERT RESPONSE PROCEDURES ACCOMPLISHED IN A SAFE MANNER?

  • 2. ARE CREWS SAFELY LOADING PROFESSIONAL GEAR DURING COCKING ON?

  • 3. ARE AIRCRAFT CLEAR FOR RAPID ALERT ENGINE STARTS?

19. AIR REFUELING / MOA & LOA's

  • 1. ARE THERE LOA's FOR THE MOA's USED FOR AR?

  • 2. ARE THE LOA's CHECKED FOR UPDATES/CURRENCY?

  • 3. ARE THE LOA's ACCESSIBLE TO SCHEDULING AND AIRCREW?

20. UNIT MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS AND DEBRIEFING

  • 1. IS UNIT MAINTENANCE ACCOMPLISHED IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPROPRIATE REGULATIONS?

  • 2. IS THER A FOD CONTROL PROGRAM IN EFFECT DURING THE PERFORMANCE OF ALL MX?

  • 3. DO MAINTENANCE WORK AREAS PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT TO PERFORM WORK (SLIPPERY SURFACES, FALLING OBJECTS )?

21. AIRCRAFT GENERATION, ENGINE START AND LAUNCH

  • 1. ARE THOROUGH PRE FLIGHT INSPECTIONS ACCOMPLISHED?

  • 2. WHEN DEICING IS REQUIRED, IS IT PERFORMED CORRECTLY?

  • 3. ARE HOLDOVER TIMES COMPLIED WITH?

  • 4. ARE AIRCRAFT RELEASED TO AIRCREW PROPERLY AND IN SUFFICIENT TIME?

  • 5. ARE ENGINE STARTS PROPERLY MONITORED?

  • 6. ARE ALL PERSONNEL AND EQUIPMENT WELL CLEAR OF INTAKES AND ENGINE BLAST DURING ENGINE START?

  • 7. ARE AIRCRAFT LAUNCHED PROPERLY?

22. EMERGENCY RESPONSE EQUIPMENT

  • 1. IS THE SAFETY OFFICE NOTIFIED OF IFEs IN A TIMELY MANNER?

  • 2. DOES THE SAFETY OFFICE HAVE ACCESS TO A SAFETY VEHICLE WITH AN OPERABLE RADIO?

  • 3. ARE THE APPROPRIATE RADIO FREQUENCIES LISTED?

  • 4. IS THE EQUIPMENT CHECKED ON A REGULAR BASIS?

23. FLIGHT FACILITIES, BRIEFINGS, AND MEETINGS

  • 1. DOES BASE OPERATIONS PROVIDE ADEQUATE SERVICE?

  • A. WEATHER?

  • B. NOTAMS?

  • C. FLIGHT PLANNING (PUBLICATIONS, CHARTS, etc)

  • D. TRANSPORTATION?

  • 2. DOES THE UNIT FACILITY POSSESS ADEQUATE RESOURCES TO PLAN ALL MISSIONS THE UNIT PARTICIPATES IN?

  • 3. DOES THE SOF PROVIDE AN ADEQUATE CONCEPT BRIEFING AT SHOWTIME?

  • 4. ARE ALL MISSIONS THOROUGHLY BRIEFED PRIOR TO LEAVING THE BUILDING?

  • 5. IS THERE A FREE EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION BETWEEN ALL CREWMEMBERS DURING BRIEFINGS?

  • 6. IS SAFETY EMPHASIZED ADEQUATELY DURING BRIEFINGS?

24. SNOW REMOVAL PLANS AND OPERATIONS

  • 1. DOES EACH UNIT HAVE A SET PROCEDURE TO ADDRESS THE REMOVAL OF SNOW AND ICE ON WALKS AND OTHER AREAS PEOPLE MAY COME IN CONTACT WITH?

  • 2. IS THIS PROCEDURE FOLLOWED ON DAYS OF SNOW AND ICE ACCUMULATION?

  • 3. ARE INCIDENTS OF SLIPS & FALLS PROPERLY DOCUMENTED?

  • 4. ARE PROVISIONS MADE FOR VEHICLE OPERATIONS DURING PERIODS OF SNOW AND ICE ACCUMULATION?

25. DEBRIEFING PROCEDURES

  • 1. IS EVERY MISSION CONCLUDED WITH AN ADEQUATE DEBRIEFING?

  • 2. IS THERE A FREE EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION BETWEEN THE CREWMEMBERS AND MAINTENANCE DURING THE DEBRIEFING?

  • 3. IS APPROPRIATE PAPERWORK FILLED OUT WHEN NEEDED (BIRD STRIKE REPORTS, IFE'S)?

  • 1. ARE FUNCTIONAL CHECK FLIGHTS BEING ACCOMPLISHED IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPROPRIATE REGULATIONS?

  • 2. IS A CURRENT/UPDATED LIST OF ALL FCF QUALIFIED CREWMEMBERS KEPT INTHE SQUADRON LETTER OF Xs?

  • 3. ARE FCFs TERMINATED WHEN AN ACTUAL PROBLEM OR EMERGENCY OCCURS?

  • 4. DOES THE SHUTDOWN OF SYSTEMS/ENGINES OCCUR AT A PACE AND FLIGHT REGIME THAT FACILITIES SAFE OPERATION?

  • 5. IS SAFETY EMPHASIZED OVER MISSION ACCOMPLISHMENT IN THE PRE MISSION BRIEF AND DURING THE MISSION?

27. PRODUCT QUALITY DEFICIENCY REPORTING SYSTEM

  • 1. IS THE PRODUCT QUALITY DEFICIENCY REPORTING SYSTEM IN EFFECT AT THE 128th ARW?

  • 2. ARE AIRCREW / SUPERVISORS AWARE OF THE SYSTEM AND DO THEY KNOW HOW TO USE IT?

  • 3. IS THERE FOLLOWUP TO THE SYSTEM?

  • 4. DOES THE SYSTEM PRODUCE VALUABLE RESULTS?

28. FLIGHT SAFETY INFORMATION USE IN MNX TRAINING

  • 1. IS SAFETY INFORMATION CURRENT AND APPLICABLE TO MX OPERATIONS?

  • 2. ARE MX PERSONNEL AWARE OF CURRENT SAFETY INITIATIVES?

  • 3. IS SAFETY INFORMATION READILY AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE MX FACILITY?

29. DISTRIBUTION OF SAFETY PUBLICATIONS

  • 1. ARE SAFETY PUBLICATIONS ACCESSIBLE TO AIRCREW?

  • 2. ARE SAFETY PUBLICATIONS PROMINENTLY DISPLAYED?

  • 3. ARE DISPLAYS CONTINUALLY UPDATED WITH THE MOST CURRENT ISSUES?

30. AIRCRAFT MARSHAL, FUEL, AND TOW PROCEDURES

  • 1. ARE ONLY QUALIFIED PERSONNEL ACTING AS MARSHALLERS?

  • 2. ARE MARSHALING SIGNALS CLEAR & UNDERSTOOD BY AIRCREW?

  • 3. ARE ONLY QUALIFIED PERSONNEL CONDUCTING FUELING OPERATIONS?

  • 4. DO NONESSENTIAL PERSONNEL REMAIN WELL CLEAR DURING FUELING OPERATIONS?

  • 5. IS FUELING PROPERLY SUPERVISED?

  • 6. ARE ONLY QUALIFIED PERSONNEL CONDUCTING TOWING OPERATIONS?

  • 7. IS AIRCRAFT TOWING CONDUCTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH ALL APPLICABLE REGULATIONS AND GUIDELINES?

  • 8. DOES TOW SUPERVISOR INSURE OBSTRUCTION CLEARANCE AND SAFE TOWING OPERATIONS?

31. GROUND ENGINE RUN TRAINING PROCEDURES

  • 1. ARE GROUND ENGINE RUNS CONDUCTED IN APPROVED LOCATIONS THAT MINIMIZE DAMAGE RESULTING FROM THE ENGINE BLAST?

  • 2. ARE AIRCRAFT SUFFICIENTLY SECURED TO PREVENT INADVERTENT AIRCRAFT MOVEMENT?

  • 3. ARE ALL PARTICIPANTS PREPARED TO TAKE CORRECTIVE ACTION SHOULD INADVERTENT AIRCRAFT MOVEMENT OCCUR?

  • 4. ARE ALL PERSONNEL AND EQUIPMENT WELL CLEAR OF ENGINE RUN AIRCRAFT (INTAKE & ENGINE BLAST)?

33. RESPONSE TO SEVERE WEATHER ADVISORIES

  • 1. IS THE SOF CONTINUALLY UPDATED ON CHANGES IN WX?

  • 2. DOES SOF ALERT AIRCREW WHEN SIGNIFICANT CHANGES OCCUR?

  • 3. ARE AIRCREW ALERTED WITH LIGHTNING ADVISORIES AND ALERTS?

  • 4. ARE ADVISORIES AND ALERTS HEEDED AND PROPER PROCEDURES FOLLOWED?

  • 5. ARE SOF ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN OPERATIONS DECISIONS INVOLVING SEVERE WX?

34. FIRE DEPARTMENT EXTRACTION OF AIR CREW

  • 1. DO AIRCREW PARTICIPATING IN THE EXTRACTION EXERCISE MAXIMIZE USE OF PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT TO REDUCE RISK OF INJURY?

  • A. REMOVE RINGS AND SCARVES?

  • B. WEAR FLIGHT GLOVES?

  • C. WEAR HELMETS?

  • 2. DOES FIRE DEPARTMENT TAKE SUFFICIENT PRECAUTIONS TO PREVENT INJURY DURING THE EXERCISE?

  • 3. DOES THE EXTRACTION EXERCISE ADEQUATELY SIMULATE THE CONDITIONS OF AN ACTUAL EXTRACTION?

  • 4. IS THE FIRE DEPARTMENT SUFFICIENTLY KNOWLEDGEABLE, BRIEFED, AND SUPERVISED IN OPERATION OF AIRCRAFT EXITS AND EQUIPMENT?

  • 5. DOES THE POTENTIAL FOR INJURY DURING THE EXTRACTION EXERCISE OUTWEIGH THE BENEFITS THE SIMULATION WOULD PROVIDE TO AN ACTUAL EXTRACTION DURING AN EMERGENCY?

35. SAFETY AWARDS PROGRAM

  • 1. ARE THERE AWARD SUSPENSES COMING DUE?

  • 2. IS THERE ANYONE THAT CAN BE SUBMITTED FOR THESE SAFETY AWARDS?

  • 3. IS THERE SUFFICIENT DOCUMENTATION TO RECORD OUR EFFORTS?

  • 4. ARE COINS AND CIRTIFICATES BEING AWARDED/DISTRIBUTED?

36. SAFSO Duties

  • 1. Do SAFSOs or FSO maintain squadron safety bulletin boards?

  • 2. Do SAFSOs assist with Spot Inspections (i.e. this checklist)?

  • 3. Is the SAFSO Appointment Letter up to date?

  • 4. Do SAFSOs assist with briefings?

26. FCF PROCEDURES

  • 1. ARE FUNCTIONAL CHECK FLIGHTS BEING ACCOMPLISHED IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPROPRIATE REGULATIONS?

  • 2. IS A CURRENT/UPDATED LIST OF ALL FCF QUALIFIED CREWMEMBERS KEPT INTHE SQUADRON LETTER OF Xs?

  • 3. ARE FCFs TERMINATED WHEN AN ACTUAL PROBLEM OR EMERGENCY OCCURS?

  • 4. DOES THE SHUTDOWN OF SYSTEMS/ENGINES OCCUR AT A PACE AND FLIGHT REGIME THAT FACILITIES SAFE OPERATION?

  • 5. IS SAFETY EMPHASIZED OVER MISSION ACCOMPLISHMENT IN THE PRE MISSION BRIEF AND DURING THE MISSION?

12. BARRIERS AND ARRESTING GEAR

  • 1. ARE ARRESTING CABLES CURRENTLY IN USE?

  • 2. IS CABLE STATUS RELAYED IN NOTAMS?

  • 3. ARE ARRESTING CABLES BEING PROPERLY MAINTAINED?

  • 4. DO ARRESTING CABLES MEET AIR FORCE STANDARDS?

17. RAPCON / CATCO

  • All ATCALS are operational

  • Is TACAN operational

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