equipment for operation at peak, rated output, and
capacity for which it was designed.
equipment for performance capabilities within the
purpose for which it was designed.
Check equipment for unusual noises
during operation. An unusual noise is any sound that
indicates malfunction or improper operation of a
Reflectorizing of Equipment. All non-tactical
ground support equipment (which is normally painted
yellow) will be outlined with reflective tape to ensure
high visibility during low light level operations.
Outlining. Equipment shall be marked in
a manner to outline the entire piece of equipment, so
that during periods of low visibility the entire outline of
the equipment will be obvious. Outline using the
Outline the equipment with 4-inch wide
silver-white tape conforming to Federal Specification L-
S-300, NSN 9390-00-949-8047.
Compound surfaces (corners, large bolts,
rivets, etc.) may be left unmarked.
If area to be striped can not
accommodate 4-inch wide tape, use
the widest width possible.
Application of reflectorizing sheeting. The
reflectorizing sheeting, Federal Specification L-S-300:
Clean surfaces of all loose scale and dirt
by brushing or applying cleaning compound, Federal
Specification P-C-437. Remove deposits of cleaning
compound by washing with clear water. Dry surfaces
with high-pressure compressed air.
Measure reflectorizing sheeting and cut to
Start removal of protective paper liner from
adhesive by holding the tape reflective side in and flick
one corner sharply in toward reflective face. When
corner is loosened lay the reflective side of tape down
on smooth surface and jerk the paper liner off to half
the length of strip. Fold loosened paper liner.
Position tape on equipment and adhere
one edge with finger. Hold unapplied portion slightly
away from surface to prevent premature adhesion.
Wipe tape to surface with firm pressure, using a plastic
remainder of tape. Any air bubbles should be pricked
with pinpoint and air worked out with squeegee.
Apply only when equipment surface
temperature is above 60°F (16°C).
Activate adhesive lightly with a
solvent activator as recommended by
the reflective tape manufacturer.
Apply clear edge sealer, as recommended
by reflective tape manufacturer, to edges of tape to
prolong life of marking.
Repair to damaged reflective areas can
be made without stripping of original material. Abrade
any rough edges, clean damaged area thoroughly and
apply a new piece of reflective tape over damaged area.
subjected to paint oven baking
Use of flags. All support equipment which
cannot be taped (i.e., tactical vehicles, tractors,
sweepers, occasional use vehicles, etc) will display a
white-orange checkered flag conforming to MIL-F40047,
NSN 8345-00-027-3704. The flag will be flown while on
the flight line or any area in which aircraft may be
present. The flag shall be mounted to facilitate easy
removal when departing airfield area or when entering
into a tactical condition.
Ground Handling. Aircraft shall not be moved
where, or in such a manner that, injury to personnel or
damage to the aircraft or property could result. Ensure
tow tug drivers are trained to tow all types of aircraft
necessary. For specific instructions on a particular
aircraft, refer to the applicable maintenance manual.
Aircraft shall not be moved where, or in such a manner
that injury to personnel or damage to the aircraft or
property could result. The following paragraphs contain
general procedures for ground movements, towing,
pushing, and standard visual signals.