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ID
8-508-1007
Name
Air Search Team (Fixed-Wing)
Status
Published
Updated
9/28/2018 5:05:50 PM
Released
11/14/2005
Description
 
Resource Category
Search and Rescue
Primary Core Capability
Mass Search and Rescue Operations
Secondary Core Capability
Public and Private Services and Resources
Resource Kind
Team
Overall Function
 
Composition and Ordering Specifications
 
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Components
Component Notes  
Aircrews Crew CapabilityNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Aircrew(s) available for extended operations
Type 2Aircrew(s) available for 8 to 14 days of operations
Type 3Aircrew(s) available for 3 to 7 days of operations
Type 4Aircrew(s) available for at least 2 days of operations
Aircrews Training and RatingsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Pilot - Commercial (instrument) or higher certificate and complete unit certification program Observer - Complete unit certification program
Type 2Pilot - Private Pilot (instrument) or higher certificate and complete unit certification program Observer - Complete unit certification program
Type 3Same as Type IV
Type 4Pilot - Private Pilot or higher certificate and complete unit certification program Observer - Complete unit certification program
Equipment CommunicationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type II except: Satellite Phone
Type 2Same as Type III
Type 3Same as Type IV except: VHF Radios
Type 4Standard FAA FM Radio
Equipment Flight SuitNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type II
Type 2Same as Type III
Type 3Same as Type IV
Type 4Appropriate level of PPE
Equipment Video/ElectronicNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type III except: Capable of Airborne Video Transmission
Type 2Same as Type III except: Capable of flying back video or still imagery
Type 3Electronic Direction Finding Capable
Type 4None
Management Support Overhead Incident ManagementNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Full incident command staff capable of managing all phases of air search operations
Type 2Incident staff capable of managing air operations branch
Type 3Incident staff capable of supporting independent flight release
Type 4Unit level flight release; No search management capabilities
Vehicle CapacityNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 14-8 passengers with cargo not to exceed design specification of aircraft
Type 2Same as Type III
Type 3Same as Type IV
Type 42-4 passenger with cargo not to exceed design specification of aircraft
Vehicle Fixed-Wing AircraftNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type II
Type 2IFR Capable Fixed-Wing Observation Aircraft
Type 3Same as Type IV
Type 4Fixed-Wing Observation Aircraft
8
Notes
References
None