Monroe Airshow Info
Monroe Warriors and Warbirds Airshow November 4-6

The Monroe Airshow is this weekend!

The uniform for the Monroe Airshow is perfect BDUs. Make your combat boots shine like glass. Iron your blouses. Put cardboard in your covers. You will be representing our squadron, Civil Air Patrol, and the U.S. military, so look professional.

If you are scheduled to work all day, you need to arrive at the Airshow on Saturday and Sunday mornings at 0800 hrs. Otherwise, arrive 15-30 minutes before your shift begins. Next to one of the hangars will be a volunteer tent. That will be where we will meet, and where you will sign in. To get to it, drive to the airport, then turn left when you come to a T in the road, with a fence at the top of the "T". Drive beside the fence until the fence ends, then take two rights one after the other. You will be in a parking lot with a couple hangars on each side. Drive past the first two pairs of hangars. The volunteer tent will be on your right. It will be huge; you can't miss it.

Lunch and snacks will be provided free of charge for airshow volunteers.

Below are safety briefings for aircraft guards and flight line marshallers. Find the section applicable to you. You will be inspected for the equipment listed in your section when you arrive at the airshow and if you do not have it, you will not work. You are also responsible for knowing the material in your safety briefing.

This is a video created by the Fall 2008 Cadet Commander, Lt Lewallen, of our squadron's help at the Monroe Airshow.

AIRCRAFT GUARDS

AIRCRAFT GUARDING EQUIPMENT LIST

  1. Perfect BDUs
  2. CAPID
  3. 101 card
  4. Signed FLM SQTR
  5. Basic ORM completion certificate
  6. Ground Handling course completion certificate
  7. Water
  8. Sunglasses
  9. Sunscreen
  10. Orange reflective vest
  11. Whistle
  12. Optional: camera

AIRCRAFT GUARDING SAFETY BRIEFING

  1. Wear a reflective orange vest over your BDUs when on duty.
  2. Work together in pairs.
  3. Be respectful but authoritative.
  4. Do not let anyone touch any aircraft. If someone is not listening to you, get help.
  5. Coil all ropes on the ramp so they don't pose a safety hazard.
  6. Do not allow smoking on the ramps.
  7. Remain at a safe distance from propellers.
  8. Do not walk under wings of small aircraft.
  9. Keep hydrated.
  10. Apply sunscreen before arriving at the airshow.
  11. Absolutely NO HORSEPLAY. You must act professional. Remember that you are representing our squadron, Civil Air Patrol, and the U.S. military.

Cadets, you are responsible for the safety of all the aircraft at this airshow. That is a big responsibility. You have the authority to ask people to move away from the aircraft, not to touch the aircraft, not to smoke, etc. For safety reasons you will be working in pairs. If someone will not listen to you, either get a member of staff to help you, or ask a policeman to help you. Be authoritative; don't let people push you around. These are your ramps, and you are the boss. Be respectful, but be in charge.

FLIGHT LINE MARSHALLERS

FLIGHT LINE MARSHALLERS EQUIPMENT LIST

  1. Perfect BDUs
  2. CAPID
  3. 101 card
  4. Signed FLM SQTR
  5. Basic ORM completion certificate
  6. Ground Handling course completion certificate
  7. Water
  8. Sunglasses
  9. Sunscreen
  10. Orange reflective vest
  11. Whistle
  12. Orange batons, if you have your own
  13. Optional: camera

FLIGHT LINE MARSHALLERS SAFETY BRIEFING

  1. You will be given a bright yellow t-shirt to wear when you sign in. Wear this all day.
  2. Use proper hand signals, and perform all signals above your heads.
  3. No covers on the flight line.
  4. No saluting on the flight line.
  5. No smoking on the flight line.
  6. No running on the flight line.
  7. No walking backwards on the flight line.
  8. Remain at a safe distance from propellers.
  9. Stay on the right or left front quarter (45 degrees) of marshalling aircraft.
  10. Keep hydrated.
  11. Absolutely NO HORSEPLAY on the flight line. Violation of this directive will get you immediately escorted away from the flight line.

Cadets, you are responsible for the safety of all the aircraft you marshal at this airshow. That is a big responsibility. You must make sure the pilots do not hit anything with their planes, as well as making sure you do not get hurt by the planes. Many of the pilots will be in tail draggers and won't be able to see much of the ground outside of their cockpits. For this reason, ALWAYS maintain a 45 degree angle from the nose of the aircraft while marshalling it. Also, make sure your hand signals are done high up, or above your heads if possible, so the pilots can see them. If something happens and the plane isn't listening to you, stop it. IF THERE IS EVER ANY DANGER FROM A PLANE, OR IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH IT, STOP IT. If it won't stop, GET OUT OF THE WAY.

Some of these pilots are not used to people telling them where to put their planes. If you act unsure, they will ignore you. Be authoritative. Let your signals be authoritative. This is your flight line. Once these planes enter the ramp, they are your planes. You have the responsibility; therefore, you also have the authority. Don't be afraid to tell the pilots what to do. Let them know you are in charge, and you know what you are doing.

The flight line will be hot. The sun will be shining down all day, and the black concrete will be reflecting the heat of the rays back up, and you won't be wearing a cover. Even though its November, there is still a chance for sunburn. Apply sunscreen before you come to the airshow.
To prepare for the airshow, make sure you watch the Aircraft Ground Handling video if you have not, and take the Basic Operational Risk Management course.

Since the airshow environment is dangerous to those untrained, completing these courses is a crucial part of your training. When you arrive at the airshow, you will be asked to present your CAPID, 101 card, ORM certificate, and Aircraft Ground Handling certificate. In order to maintain a safe environment, those who do not have all four documents will not be permitted to work the airshow.

The Monroe Airshow will be held at Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport (EQY). Its address is 1710 Airport Rd, Monroe, North Carolina, 28110.

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