ERO PROCEDURES (A/23-6,7)
The aircraft commander may approve the off/onload of
passengers and small cargo through the crew entrance door. Deplane a crew member
(loadmaster/scanner) on interphone to assure the safety of enplaning/de-planing
personnel. Position throttles to idle and open only the crew entrance door.
Prior to taxi, ensure the crew entrance door is closed and remaining duties may
be safely accomplished.
Use ERO procedures only when necessary to expedite aircraft
movement or meet the time requirements of unit moves, joint training operations,
exercises, & contingencies. Do not use ERO procedures when explosive cargo
is involved unless authorized in the JA/ATT, exercise operation, or contingency
tasking order. These ERO procedures may be used for any mix of personnel &
cargo. Material handling equipment (MHE) should be used if palletized
cargo is to be onloaded or offloaded. Aircraft commanders must assess prevailing
weather, lighting, and parking location to ensure a safe operation.
Aircraft commanders will brief crewmembers on the intended
ERO operation, emphasizing specific crewmember duties.
Prior to landing, the loadmaster will brief all personnel in
the cargo compartment regarding their locations, duties, and responsibilities
during the on/offload.
The scanner will be on interphone in the cargo compartment,
and act as safety observer and liaison between the pilot and cargo compartment.
Complete the After-Ldg & Before-Takeoff checklists, as
The parking brake will be set (using normal brakes)
and one pilot will monitor the brakes, thrust reversers, interphone, and radio.
Emergency brakes and wheel chocks will not be used.
Operate engines in reverse idle. If a thrust reverser
will not extend, the engine will be shut down. If an engine is shut down, turn
the continuous ignition off. When engine start is required, position the scanner
in the cabin, on interphone, to observe the engine. NOTE: If both No.1 and
No.2 engine thrust reversers fail to extend, terminate the ERO. Accomplish the
After-Landing and Engine-Shutdown checklists.
Threats permitting, turn wing leading edge lights on for night ERO.
Resume taxi after coordination with the loadmaster and scanner.
FSAS START-UP CHECKLIST:
This abbreviated guide will help you accomplish the basic
items needed to operate the FSAS. Developed by LTC (Ret) Tom Hurd, 335 ALS
Enter Present position
Do A through C for INS #2
2.AIRD Key - enter altimeter setting (FLBARO).
Change "Y" to
Select WYPT LOAD - enter waypoints
WYPT Key - Press.
(1) Select clear (1-0-2)
(2) INST ADV Key -Press
(3) WCHG Key - Press
(4) FSAS to INS - YES - Checked
(1) Select clear (1-0-2)
(2) INST ADV Key - Press (flashing
(3) + Key - check distances
4.LOAD Key A. T/O Data - Load
RDR SEL - insert landing waypoint
Time - insert UTC
LDG DATA - load, if desired for emerg. return
FLT PLAN - load, if applicable
TAKEOFF - compare w/eng's TOLD
CLIMB: (1) Insert climb data
(2) ENGA Key - Press
6. Interface Check:
(1) NSP - INS 1 (P,CP)
MAG HDG - INS (P,CP)
NAV/HDG SEL - NAV (P,CP)
(2) PICU-CDU - select INS 1
(1) INS - Press select clear.
LINE 5 (AUTO) Check parameters
(2) AUTO - Press select clear
LINE 5 (MAN) Check parameters
Repeat A & B for INS #2
FSAS - Press select clear
(1) Verify that "VALID" is displayed.
(2) ENGA Key- Press (Check parameters.)
(358-1506V Mask and Goggles)
Connect mask, headset, interphone cord. Don headset & check
Check regulator pressure. (290-430 psi)
Regulator Supply Lever - ON
Regulator Diluter Lever - 100%
Flow Indicator - BLACK (NO FLOW)
Mask, suspension device, hoses, & connectors - CHECK CONDITION.
Connect mask to hose.
Mask & Goggles - Don and Adjust.
Mask microphone - check
Purge valve - CLOSE (PUSH IN)
Emergency lever - EMERGENCY
Breathe 3 cycles - CHECK FLOW INDICATOR
Hold breath - BLACK flow indicator = GOOD SEAL
Diluter lever - NORMAL. BLACK flow indicator = GOOD SEAL
Breathe 3 cycles - check flow indicator for movement.
Hold breath and OPEN PURGE VALVE. WHITE flow indicator =
Emergency Lever - Normal
Diluter Lever - 100%
Supply Lever - OFF
*Bleed or breathe residual pressure and attempt to breathe normally.
There should be resistance and the mask should draw in and seal. This is
normal. However, the ability to breathe unrestricted indicates a faulty
Supply Lever -
On (until Before Leaving Aircraft Checklist)
Mask & Goggles - REMOVE AND STOW.
NOTE: Purge valve is left in the OPEN (PULLED OUT) position.