U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency

Resource: Airborne Communications Relay (Fixed-Wing) (CAP)
Category: Military Support
Kind: Aircraft
Minimum Capabilities (Component) Minimum Capabilities
(Metric)
Type I Type II Type III Type IV Other
Vehicle Fixed-Wing Aircraft

IFR-Capable Fixed-Wing CAP Aircraft

IFR-Capable Fixed-Wing CAP Aircraft

Fixed-Wing CAP Aircraft

Fixed-Wing Aircraft (member owned)

 
  Capacity

2-4 passengers with cargo not to exceed design specification of aircraft

2-4 passengers with cargo not to exceed design specification of aircraft

2-4 passengers with cargo not to exceed design specification of aircraft

2-4 passengers with cargo not to exceed design specification of aircraft

 
Equipment Flight Suit

Appropriate level of PPE

Appropriate level of PPE

Appropriate level of PPE

Appropriate level of PPE

 
  Communications

Standard FAA FM Radio

VHF Radios

Airborne Repeater capable of patching across multiple operating radio bands

Standard FAA FM Radio

VHF Radios

Airborne Repeater supporting Federal frequency assignments

Standard FAA FM Radio

VHF Radios

Standard FAA FM Radio

 
Aircrews Training & Ratings

Pilot – Commercial (instrument) or higher certificate and complete unit certification program

Pilot – Private Pilot (instrument) or higher certificate and complete unit certification program

Pilot – Private Pilot or higher certificate and complete unit certification program. Instrument rating desired, but not required jandrugs.com

Pilot – Private Pilot or higher certificate and complete unit certification program

 
  Crew Availability

Aircrew(s) available for extended operations (greater than 1 week)

Aircrew(s) available for extended operations (greater than 1 week)

Aircrew(s) available for short duration operations (1 week or less)

Aircrew(s) available for short duration operations (1 week or less)

 
Management Support Coordination Capabilities

Incident staff capable of managing air operations branch

Incident staff capable of managing air operations branch

Incident staff capable of supporting independent flight release

Unit-level flight release

 

Comments:

Aircrews can work a maximum of 12-hour shifts, depending on individual unit policies and procedures. Aircraft will be maintained in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration Regulations. Aircraft will be expected to operate out of established airfield with paved runways. Aircrews will indicate fueling and runway requirements for the aircraft provided. Crew availability does not require continuous availability of specific personnel, only that crews are available to those specifications.


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