b. Navigation Systems
Aircraft flown by ASTs will have one of two navigation systems
installed--the Omega or the portable inertial navigation system
will replace the PINS and the Omega.
c. Personnel Rescue System
The personnel rescue system installed on the UH-60 is the
standard rescue hoist. The rescue system on the CH-47D is a modified
hoist that is operated out of the right front cabin door. To provide
SAR support, one or more CH-47s or UH-60s will accompany deploying
d. Aviation Life Support Equipment
These flights will require additional ALSE
SRU-21/P survival vest. To assist in a rescue attempt, each SRU-21/P
must be fully equipped and modified with an integral lifting harness.
Each crewmember will be issued either an LPU-2/P or LPU-10/P life
Each aircraft will be equipped with the
appropriate number of individual overwater survival kits. Depending
on the route selected and weather conditions, each crewmember will be
Regulations require that the
CWU-21/P exposure suit be worn anytime water temperature is below 60
NOTE: Items that were specifically issued for self-deployment will be
returned to the depot for follow-on self-deploying crews on arrival
at the destination.
STOPOVER POINT REQUIREMENTS
a. Stopover points are operated by supporting aviation units that
are "pushing out" self-deploying aircraft.
The pushing unit should
know who, what, and how they will deploy to each stopover point.
Therefore, OPLANs must be carefully written and well coordinated.
b. Stopover teams deploy to each stopover point on either USAF or
In other instances, Navy vessels, such as
amphibious assault ships, might be used as en route stopover points.
In some cases, stopover teams self-deploy themselves using organic
When this happens, the stopover team's aircraft becomes
the source for spare parts for deploying aircraft that require parts
due to mechanical problems.