MAJOR DUTIES:(Detailed duties are on the Position Description available at the Human Resources Office)
This position is located in an Army Support Facility (AASF).
Its purpose is to support preflight briefings for pilots, provide in-flight
advisory services, conduct aircraft tracking, and facilitate supporting
administrative work such as flight records and aircrew information reports. The
AASF provides flight services and mission briefings which are relatively small
in number i.e. well below 25,000.
1.) Conducts preflight pilot briefings in accordance
with National Guard regulations and directives. Provides pilots with
information on mission restrictions; on-route navigational facilities and
equipment, hazards and terrain; weather forecasts; notices to airmen (NOTAMS)
and deviations to flight plans when required. Is responsible for assuring pilot
and crew are qualified in aircraft to be flown and for type of mission to be
performed. Determines when flight requires higher level approving authority. Makes
recommendations to pilot-in-charge when flights should not be attempted.
Provides flight following services for all local and maintenance test flights.
Responsible for direct voice communication with aviators in flight to transmit
and receive information such as flight plan changes, weather advisories,
NOTAMs, other aeronautical information and data affecting safety of flight.
2.) Processes extended and local
clearances, including examination for conformance with flight rules and
regulations. Processes, clears and transmits flight plans and flight progress
messages to appropriate agencies (FSS, ACT tower, ARTCC) which may require use
of service B equipment. Responsible for initiating search and rescue for
overdue aircraft and implementing the crash rescue plan in the event of an
3.) Prepares, maintains and files
records, charts, graphs, and reports allied to flight operations and flight
training activities such as aircraft utilization reports, aircrew information
reports, individual flight records, notice to airmen (NOTAM) file and airfield
data. Compiles and summarizes reports for analysis through the use of a
computer system and peripheral equipment. Maintains and accounts for aircrew
training records, medical recommendations, aeronautical orders, physiological
training, and aviation service data. Maintains arrival and dispatch
records for inbound and outbound aircraft. Schedules and dispatches assigned
aircraft and aircrews.
4.) Maintains current file of
aircraft flying regulations and navigational information such as radio facility
carts, instrument approach procedure charts, aeronautical charts, Airman's
Information Manual (AIM), airport directory, location identifiers, ATC
procedures manual and Army Flight Information Publications.
5.) Supervises on-the-job
training of unit flight operations personnel performing equivalent training or
accomplishing a split unit training assembly at the facility.
6.) Performs other duties as