of single-pilot aircraft may be used as copilots on deploying
flights; scout pilots from deploying attack units may serve as
copilots on the escorting CH-47s or UH-60s; and UH-1 pilots are
possible copilots for the UH-60s being deployed. Wartime waivers may
be required for crew substitutions. Safety, however, must always be
the prime consideration.
Aircrews must ensure the completion of
their missions and their future influence within the theater of
d. Destination Points
On arrival at the destination, the ferry equipment is removed
from the aircraft and required maintenance is performed.
the ferry equipment are returned to the depot or departure points to
be used on later flights. At this point, the self-deployment process
ends as aircraft and crews are integrated into the theater of
The commander is responsible for the self-deployment of
aircraft assigned to his unit and for moving unit personnel and
equipment to support the deployment.
The commander reviews and
validates SOPs and movement and load plans.
He supervises the
headquarters for technical data and logistical support.
establishes policies and coordinates the movement of remaining unit
personnel and equipment to the theater of operations by ALOC and
SLOC. The commander also directs the safety and accident prevention
program so self-deployment operations are conducted safely.
b. Personnel (S1/G1)
The S1/G1 is responsible for unit-strength maintenance and
personnel service support.
He ensures that personnel in deploying
units and support teams are qualified to perform the mission.
implements a plan to care for nondeployable personnel and family
members of deploying personnel.
He ensures that deploying units and
support teams have the necessary military occupational specialty-
qualified and personnel operating requirement-qualified personnel to
perform the mission.
The S1/G1 manages the safety and accident
prevention program planned and implemented by the aviation safety