16 September 2003
5 Plat cross hairs - Check for proper alignment
6 Windscreen cleanliness
7 Sound powered phones - (Phone talker check)
8 Hot Line
9 Lens Basic Angle setting (as determined by winds)
10 Hook touchdown point set correctly.
(b) Ensure platform is properly manned with Hook Spotter, Phone Talker, and LSOs. Set limit of
number of personnel allowed on platform.
(c) Assess and make recommendations to the Air Boss based upon the following conditions:
1 Deck motion
2 Wind velocity and direction
3 Weather, particularly cloud decks, and visibility.
(d) Check in with the Air Boss to report "platform manned and ready."
(e) Brief the following responsibilities:
1 Waveoff responsibility/window
2 LSO calls
3 Aircraft configuration
4 Monitor pattern
5 Monitor the aircraft during rollout/bolter for rotation, speedbrakes, etc.
6 Prior to debriefing a student, ensure no aircraft are in the wires or on the CAT.
7 Back-up LSO monitor conditions and status of the following before each aircraft lands:
a Proper Basic Angle selected
b Proper Hook Touchdown Point indicated
c Proper Hook to Ramp indicated
d Proper Lens selected
e Arresting Gear set
g Deck Status.
8 LSO Writer should strive to write legibly and include on cover page: date, time, weather
conditions, deck configuration, and other pertinent information.
9 Other Platform LSOs shall:
a Monitor recovery conditions
b Adjust lens intensity as necessary
c Handle phone calls/trouble calls