AERIAL PORT COMPETITION EVENTS
Aerial Port Competition - Aerial port teams ensure
equipment and supplies are loaded safely and quickly for airdrop or
Joint Inspection. Two-person teams assess general and
dangerous goods cargo and associated documents provided by the customer for
one airdrop cargo load. Teams are evaluated on how well they determine and
annotate any discrepancies that need to be corrected prior to shipment. (Required
event - U. S. teams required; optional event - international teams)
Engines running on/offload (ERO). Four-person teams are
judged on how safely and quickly they can upload and download vehicles and
pallets with the aircraft's engines running. (Required event - all teams)
Combat endurance course. Five-person team will work
together to negotiate an obstacle course consisting of 21 obstacles. (Required
event - all teams).
In-transit visibility (ITV). Using the Global Air
Transportation Execution System (GATES), three-person teams input data to
create cargo and passenger listings. Teams are evaluated on the accuracy of
the lists and whether or not the data was transmitted to the Global
Transportation Network (GTN) before the aircraft's scheduled take-off time.
(Required event - U. S. teams)
10K forklift driving course. Two-person teams negotiate a
10K forklift through a series of cones, driving forward to the end-point;
returning in reverse to the starting point. Teams are evaluated on how
quickly and safely they can maneuver throughout the course. (Required event
- U. S. teams required. Optional event - international teams)
AEROMEDICAL EVACUATION COMPETITION EVENTS
Aeromedical Evacuation (AE) Competition (Five member teams compete in three
Aeromedical Mission (Contingency Flight). AE teams will fly
a contingency flight aboard dedicated AE competition C-130 aircraft; for
international teams so equipped, the C-160 will be used. This event will
last approximately five hours and will include all aspects of AE contingency
operations from preflight to post-flight. Teams will be required to fly in
contingency gear (helmet, body armor, but no flak vest).
Aeromedical Mission (Static Configuration). AE teams will
conduct a static configuration event aboard dedicated AE competition
C-17/KC-135 aircraft; for international teams so equipped, the C-160 will be
used. This event will last approximately three hours and will include
limited AE operations from preflight to before take-off duties.
Litter Endurance Course. This 30-minute event consists of
the proper assessment and treatment of combat casualties, negotiation of
obstacles during casualty retrieval, and the use of proper body mechanics.
AIRCREW COMPETITON EVENTS
Airdrop (C-130, C-17 and T-1). Goal is to evaluate all aspects of a
crew's ability to delivery an airdrop load, on target, on time. Crews are
scored on accurately identifying low level route turn points, timing to the
drop zone, and accuracy for three different airdrops: personnel, container
delivery system, and heavy equipment loads. One airdrop will be conducted
using night vision goggles. T-1s will fly only one, day low level route and
complete a simulated airdrop.
Short Field Landing (C-17, C-130 and C-160). Aircraft attempt to make a
smooth, consistent approach to land precisely in the center of a 500 foot
landing zone. Points are also given for taking off at the proper speed,
smooth approach and landing without bouncing.
Backing/Combat Offload (C-17, C-130 and C-160). Goal is to evaluate all
aspects of a crew's ability to quickly, safely and smoothly back the
aircraft into a minimum size ramp area and conduct a combat offload. Crews
are scored on commencing the event at the approved time, and for expediency
in the ground ops area (penalties are assessed for excessive time spent in
the ground operations area). Points are also lost for departing a simulated
minimum width taxiway surface while positioning for the combat offload,
positioning the aircraft too far back or too far forward in relation to a
reference line, if the pallet's final position is too far forward of the
reference line and for procedural or safety deviations, or for failing to
bring the aircraft to a smooth stop within the designated combat offload
Aerial Refueling (KC-10, KC-135, C-5, C-17 and T-1). Both aircraft work
together to transfer 10,000 pounds of fuel with 20 minutes of toggle time in
a 20 minute period. Points are lost for early or late arrival at the air
refueling control point, for every second of toggle time under 20 minutes
and for each time the refueling boom is disconnected.
Instrument Approach (KC-10, KC-135, C-5, OSA and T-1). Goal is to fly as
precise and instrument approach as possible. Crews will be scored on course
guidance, speed, altitude control, and approach planning.
Joint airdrop inspection (JAI): Static load inspection of two
faulty heavy equipment loads and four faulty container delivery system loads.
Engines running on/offload (ERO): Four-person teams are judged on how safely
and quickly they can upload and download vehicles and pallets with the
aircraft's engines running. (Required event - all teams)
Tanker Cargo Loading. (KC-10, KC-135). Teams of KC-10 and KC-135 aircrew
members, including a second boom operator, are evaluated on handling cargo
in three areas -- preparation, loading/unloading and mission paperwork.
FIT TO FIGHT COMPETITION EVENTS
Fit to Fight Competition (Team chief plus 9 randomly
selected team members)
1.5 mile run
MAINTENANCE COMPETITION EVENTS
Maintenance Competition Goal is to evaluate
maintainers' ability to keep command aircraft ready to meet operational
Preflight. Maintenance competition aircraft are inspected
for compliance with - 6 work cards or international rules for maintenance
pre-flight. Aircraft must be in operations order-specified configuration,
with required maintenance records and forms documentation available for
Post-flight Inspection. Umpires evaluate maintenance team's
basic post-flight inspection for compliance with -6 work cards or
international rules. Inspection must be accomplished within three hours
Fueling. Ground refueling operations are evaluated for
compliance within weapon system job guides or international ground refueling
rules. Teams have 1 hour to establish fuel flow into aircraft.
SECURITY FORCES COMPETITION EVENTS
Security Forces Competition (Security Forces members
are responsible for conducting the defense of both built-up and austere air
bases. Two-member teams compete in three events.)
Combat tactics. SFs demonstrate the ability to execute a
close-in security plan for a mobility aircraft parked at a simulated austere
Combat endurance course. SF participants face 23 obstacles
on a 2K course followed by a cross-country run. The team completing the
course in the fastest time wins the event.
Combat weapons. This event tests a team's ability to engage
targets over rough terrain using both the M874 shotgun and M9 pistol. The
course includes both pop-up and steel targets.