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    Airfield Operations Specialists

    Ensure the safe takeoff and landing of commercial and military aircraft. Duties include coordination between air-traffic control and maintenance personnel; dispatching; using airfield landing and navigational aids; implementing airfield safety procedures; monitoring and maintaining flight records; and applying knowledge of weather information.

    Check military flight plans with civilian agencies. Coordinate changes to flight itineraries with appropriate Air Traffic Control (ATC) agencies. Coordinate communications between air-traffic control and maintenance personnel. Implement airfield safety procedures to ensure a safe operating environment for personnel and aircraft operation. Maintain air-to-ground and point-to-point radio contact with aircraft commanders. Maintain flight and events logs, air crew flying records, and flight operations records of incoming and outgoing flights. Monitor the arrival, parking, refueling, loading, and departure of all aircraft. Perform and supervise airfield management activities, which may include mobile airfield management functions. Post visual display boards and status boards. Procure, produce, and provide information on the safe operation of aircraft, such as flight planning publications, operations publications, charts and maps, and weather information. Provide aircrews with information and services needed for airfield management and flight planning. Receive and post weather information and flight plan data such as air routes and arrival and departure times. Receive, transmit, and control message traffic. Relay departure, arrival, delay, aircraft and airfield status, and other pertinent information to upline controlling agencies. Anticipate aircraft equipment needs for air evacuation and cargo flights. Collaborate with others to plan flight schedules and air crew assignments. Conduct departure and arrival briefings. Coordinate with agencies such as air traffic control, civil engineers , and command posts to ensure support of airfield management activities. Coordinate with agencies to meet aircrew requirements for billeting, messing, refueling, ground transportation, and transient aircraft maintenance. Plan and coordinate airfield construction. Store and provide receipts for aircrew weapons and classified materials. Train operations staff. Use airfield landing and navigational aids and digital data terminal communications equipment to perform duties.

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