AVIATION TRAINING TEAM (ATT)
Ref: (a) FXP-4
(c) NAVAIR 00-80R-14 (NATOPS U.S. Navy Aircraft Firefighting and Rescue Manual)
(d) NAVAIR 00-80R-19 (NATOPS U.S. Navy Crash and Salvage Operations Manual)
1. Discussion. The ATT will be established on LHA, LHD, LPH, MCS and LPD class ships. The ATT is responsible for identification, formulation, integration, and conduct of all Aviation Mobility and Amphibious Warfare Exercises IAW references (a) through (d). The ATT will be responsible for the following objectives:
a. Assess the readiness and effectiveness of the Air Department in functioning as a team in the performance of all aviation related evolutions.
b. Plan, brief, and conduct training using applicable instructions and publications for the Air Department.
c. Propose a training schedule of required exercise/scenarios to the ship's training officer quarterly to maintain a high level of proficiency in flight operations.
d. Analyze any problem areas or training deficiencies and initiate corrective actions to eliminate the possibility of personnel injury and damage to equipment.
2. Organization. This section identifies training team requirements for various ships types.
a. Team Leader. The ATT Leader is normally the Air Officer.
b. Team Coordinator. The ATT Coordinator is normally the Assistant Air Officer.
c. Trainer/Evaluator. Generally assigned to the senior Petty Officer or Chief Petty Officer in training area. Must be PQS qualified for watch station being trained. Selection should be based upon their ability to interact with people and yet critically assess their abilities.
(1) In LHA, LHD, LPH and MCS class ships assignments will include the following: (when planned training focus is directed towards any of the team members listed below, the senior, most experienced person assigned to the training area may be assigned to the training team in lieu of the person being evaluated.)
(b) Air Operations Officer
(c) Damage Control Assistant
(d) Safety Officer
(e) Flight Deck Officer
(f) Hangar Bay Officer
(g) Medical Officer.
(h) Aviation Fuels Boatswain.
(i) Aviation Crash Boatswain.
(j) Combat Cargo Officer.
(k) Aviation Ordnance Officer.
(l) Divisional (Flight and/or Hangar Deck) Leading Chief Petty Officer.
(m) Crash and Salvage Chief Petty Officer.
(2) LPD assignments will include the following: (when planned training focus is directed towards anyone listed below, the senior, most experienced person assigned to the training area may be assigned these duties.)
(a) Damage Control Assistant.
(b) Medical Officer (mass casualty only).
(c) Aviation Leading Chief Petty Officer.
(d) Aviation Fuels Chief Petty Officer.
(e) Combat Cargo Officer.