8.1 CREW DUTIES.
The pilot in command is responsible for all
aspects of mission planning, preflight, and operation of
the helicopter. He will assign duties and functions to all
other crewmembers as required. Prior to or during pre-
flight, the pilot will brief the CPG on items pertinent to the
mission; e.g., performance data, monitoring of instru-
ments, communications, and emergency procedures.
The CPG must be familiar with the pilots du-
ties. The CPG will assist the pilot as directed.
8.2 CREW BRIEFING.
A crew briefing shall be conducted to ensure a thorough
understanding of individual and team responsibilities. The
briefing should include, but not be limited to, CPG and
ground crew responsibilities, and the coordination neces-
sary to complete the mission in the most efficient manner.
A review of visual signals is desirable when ground guides
do not have direct voice communications link with the
8.2.1 Crew Introduction.
a. Personal, to include I.D. tags.
8.2.3 Flight Data.
c. Time enroute.
8.2.4 Normal Procedures.
a. Entry and exit from aircraft.
c. Seat Belts.
d. Movement in aircraft.
e. Internal communications.
f. Security of equipment.
j. Protective masks.
8.2.5 Emergency Procedures.
a. Emergency exits.
b. Emergency equipment.
c. Emergency landing/ditching procedures.
8.3 MISSION PLANNING.
Mission planning begins when the mission is assigned,
and extends to the preflight check of the helicopter. It in-
cludes, but is not limited to, checks of operating limits and
restrictions; weight, balance, and loading; performance;
publications; flight plan; and crew briefings. The pilot in
command shall ensure compliance with the contents of
this manual that are applicable to the mission.
8.4 AVIATION LIFE SUPPORT EQUIPMENT (ALSE).
All ALSE required for the mission; e.g. helmets, gloves,
survival vests, survival kits, etc., shall be checked.