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

Resource: Airborne Transport Team (Fixed-Wing) (See Definition Below)
Category: Transportation (ESF #1)
Kind: Team, Aircraft, Personnel
Minimum Capabilities (Component) Minimum Capabilities
(Metric)
Type I Type II Type III Type IV Other
Personnel Crew members capable of at least
8 hours of flying per day and 14-hour duty day; Number of certified pilots, equipment operators, and technicians needed depends on size and capability of aircraft

Instrument-rated (IFR) pilot/co-pilot; Maximum 2 additional passengers

Noninstrument rated pilot/co-pilot; Maximum
3 passengers (1 pilot required only)

Instrument-rated (IFR) pilot/co-pilot; Maximum
1 passenger (pilot and
co-pilot required)

Noninstrument rated pilot/ co-pilot; Maximum
2 passengers (1 pilot required only)

 
Aircraft Fixed-Wing single-engine or twin-engine aircraft capable of 120 knots (130 mph) at cruise (i.e., Cessna C182, C182RG, C206, TU206); Capable of point-to-point transport into short airfields; Capable of eye-in-the-sky coordination of tactical teams on the ground and photo/imaging; GPS guided; Requires access to fuel supply and fueling points, and routine maintenance facilities and supplies for extended deployments

Airborne transport capable of operations up to 10,000’ MSL; Flight possible through and in overcast conditions (instrument meteorological conditions); Carries up to 350 lbs. of cargo

Airborne transport capable of operations up to 10,000’ MSL; Visual meteorological conditions only; Carries up to 500 lbs. of cargo

Airborne transport capable of operations up to 10,000’ MSL; Flight possible through and in overcast conditions (instrument meteorological conditions); Carries up to 200 lbs. of cargo

Visual meteorological conditions only; Carries up to 350 lbs. of cargo

 

Comments:

Definition:  Team provides limited airborne transportation and emergency airlift to support Federal, State, and local agency needs using light fixed wing platforms owned by CAP. Varying levels of specialized management support and command/control capabilities are included in team structures.

Source: Washington State Civil Air Patrol

 


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