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Signalling means in the plane

Signals on the plane. Pyrotechnics.

The rules for handling pyrotechnic devices (missiles and pyro cartridges) are set out in brief instructions printed on the means themselves or on the packaging paper, in which they are wrapped.

All signaling means should be prepared for immediate use and be at hand at the duty observer. Pyrotechnics should only be used if the rescuers see a merchant ship, warship, plane or helicopter (night lights) or hear their sound distinctly. In the beginning, it is necessary to activate the parachute rocket, since it can be seen further than other signaling means. If the signal is noticed (the rescuers will be informed by the response signals or by the approach of a ship, helicopter or airplane), it is necessary to light a pyro cartridge (day or night, depending on the time of day), which will help rescuers to determine the location of the raft. If the plane or ship is removed without noticing the rescued, it is necessary to repeat the signal with a missile.

It must be remembered that the number of signaling means on the raft is limited, so spend it should be sparingly. When using rockets and squibs should be wary of damage to the raft with fire and hot slag, for which they should be lit by the lee entrance and keep at arm's length away from the raft.

The visibility range of pyrotechnic signals at night much more than during the day. electric lamp signals are visible in a relatively short distance, but they can not be neglected. With the help of a lantern can be negotiated at a distance (between adjacent rafts, raft and between ship and shore between the raft of control posts and so on. D.), Using Morse code.

In the afternoon on a sunny day it is a good signal means a signal mirror. The sighting device, available on it, allows you to accurately bring the sun "bunny" to the most distant

nye objects. Reflected sunlight from the mirrors can be seen from the plane on a clear day at least 15 miles (28 km). From the ship, this distance is limited range of the visible horizon. User signal mirror set out in the instructions placed on the cover of the mirror, but the ability to use a mirror need some training.

Radar reflectors.

If there is a raft corner reflector or any other device that can help detect the density by radar, then you must install it in the working position and removed only during storms.

Metal objects (foil, empty tin cans, and so on. N.) Of the outside of the raft on the awning, can serve as a good reflector for airborne and shipborne radars. As a result of the presence of radar reflectors flesh search much easier. This is particularly important in conditions of poor visibility.

Logbook. Immediately after landing on the raft, you should start to keep the logbook. In the logbook, you need to enter the coordinates of the site of incineration, the time of the forced landing, the names and status of all people, the daily rate of food and water, weather conditions, wind and wave direction, swell, sunrise and sunset time and all other relevant data. The log should include a list of the property on the raft. For this purpose, blank sheets are left at the end of the guide for the inflatable raft. If there are no or not enough blank sheets in the raft guide, you should keep a logbook on the sheets of paper that will be on hand, or in a notebook that is available for almost everyone.

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