Airport Firefighter

Types of Aircraft
• Aircraft are categorized according to their intended • • • •

purpose. There are three common categories, they are: General Aviation Commercial Aviation Military Aviation

General Aviation
• General aviation includes those used for training,

business and agricultural. • Aircraft in this category generally hold less than 12 passengers.

General Aviation Learjet Business A/C .

• Usually hold in excess of 20 passengers. cargo.Commercial Aviation • This category includes commuter. and Firefighting aircraft. .

Commercial Aviation 737 Commercial A/C .

Commercial Aviation 757 Commercial A/C .

Commercial Aviation .

• A-attack • B-Bomber • C-Cargo • F-Fighter .Military Aircraft • Military aircraft include • H-Helicopter • K-Refueling Tanker • O-Observation • S-Surveillance • T-Trainer • U-Utility • V-Vertical Take-off • X-Experimental Cargo. trainer. and special mission. Bomber. Fighter.

Military Aircraft AV-8B Harrier Attack A/C .

Military Aircraft A-6 and F-14 Fighter and refueling A/C .

Military Aircraft A-10 Warthog .

Bombers B-52 BUF .

Military Aircraft MH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter .

Military Aircraft F-14 Tomcat Fighter A/C .

Military Aircraft F-18 Superhornet .

Military Aircraft Fighter F-4 Phantom .

Military Aircraft OV-1 Observation A/C .

Military Aircraft SR-71 Surveillance A/C .


Military Aircraft Experimental X-29 Experimental A/C .

Military Aircraft Experimental Aroura .

Military Aircraft 747 Shuttle Carrier Special Mission A/C .

Military Aircraft Special/Transport C-9 Nightingale Special Mission A/C .

Military Aircraft Cargo/Transport C-130 Cargo A/C .

Military Aircraft Transport V-22 Osprey .

Military Aircraft F-18 Fighter A/C .

Military Aircraft EA-6B Surveillance/Attack A/C .

Some carry loads in excess of 10 tons. Internal fuel tanks are usually located under the cabin floor. Auxiliary fuel tanks are located in the aft section or attached to the outside of the cabin . Fuel capacities range from 70-1000 gal.Military Aviation Helicopters • Helicopters are rotary wing A/C ranging in size from single • • • • seat to 50 passenger.

• Hazards included: • Rotor blades which can dip to 4’ of the ground • The tail rotor which can be nearly invisible when spinning. • Approaching from uphill or carrying objects above the waist. Titanium. Magnesium. .Military Aviation Helicopters • Helicopters are constructed mainly of Aluminum. and composites.

Military Aviation Helicopters • Safety around Helicopters: • Always approach in sight of the pilot • Approach when pilot gives signal • Approach from downhill if possible. Clear the ground around the A/C for at least 50’ the the helipad. • Carry objects horizontally below waist • Maintain sufficient clearance for the main rotor and tail rotor. .

Military Helicopters .

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