This training circular (TC) addresses training guidance for all C-12 aircraft. It establishes crewmember qualification and refresher, mission, and continuation training requirements. Used with TC 1-210 this manual will help aviation commanders at all levels develop a comprehensive aircrew training program. Two fatal training accidents occurred in Guardrail RC-12 aircraft. After these accidents, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca, Fort Huachuca, Arizona, directed reexamination of Guardrail aircrew training. A yearlong study team reviewed aircraft certification and applicable Federal Aviation Regulations. The team conducted extensive discussions with the Federal Aviation Administration to gain an understanding of the context of pilot training versus the size of the airframe. Raytheon test pilots explained the operator's manual performance charts and their use. In addition, the team went outside the Army to examine how other Super King Air (C- 12) schools conduct training. The team conducted interviews and examined the training literature of the U.S. Navy, Flight Safety International, Simuflite, and the U.S. Air Force. The flight tasks and the base task list reflect the outcome of this study. The study team carefully evaluated training benefit versus risk during the task development phase. It made the following changes: integrated crewmembers into training; standardized crew callouts; added behavior outcomes to standards; and allowed flexibility in the description of flight tasks. These changes ensure pilots are not penalized for using their judgment. Takeoff and landing data cards, adopted from the civilian section, allow aircrews to develop a takeoff plan for an emergency should it occur after V1. Flight simulator training is now a mandatory element of aircrew training. High-risk training will be performed in the simulator instead of the airplane. In addition, a maintenance designated instructor pilot has replaced the maintenance test pilot evaluator.It establishes crewmember qualification and refresher, mission, and continuation training requirements. Used with TC 1-210 this manual will help aviation commanders at all levels develop a comprehensive aircrew training program.
|Title||:||Aircrew Training Manual|
|Author||:||Department of the Army|