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This 1954 U.S. Navy training film MN 9301 highlights safety in aircraft line operations. U.S. Navy planes taxi onto the runway, including Vought F4U Corsairs. Propellers spin, the jet intake whistles, and the jet exhaust is shown on a Grumman F-9F Cougar #127292 (:25-1:20). Gasoline is added from a tanker truck. The front guns are shown. Ammunition and rockets are loaded. A practice bomb is attached (1:21-1:49). F4U #967 and #956 are guided forward, as #512, #513, #516, #968, and #952 wait. An accident site and plane with its nose on a jeep are shown. An Aircraft Accident Report is filled in on a typewriter (1:50-2:11). A safety activity letter and safety advertising materials are stacked, including “Anymouse and His Hairy Tales” (2:12-2:40). A sign says “Beware of Propellers and Jet Blast” as an instructor leads a group of sailors (2:41-3:16). PREFLIGHTING. F4U #502. The sailor checks the cowling as well as loose gear that can be blown into other aircraft. The wheels are chocked. The sailor climbs in to check the ignition switches, the mixture control handle, and to turn on the engine. A sailor ties down a plane. An auxiliary power unit is attached. A sailor approaches with a fire bottle as the propellers begin to spin. An additional spotter is needed for a multi-engine aircraft (3:17-5:30). A pamphlet illustrates “Standard Aircraft Taxi Signals.” The start engine signal is given. Gasoline spills onto the ground. The fire bottle seal is checked up-close, opened, and the gasoline spill sprayed down. A “Fire Bill Discovery and Reporting” paper is shown (5:31-7:02). The engine propellers are warmed up. A sailor is blown back as he approaches a plane (7:03-7:45). An auxiliary power unit is attached to #955. A cartoon depicts a sailor being sucked into an air intake, and another losing all his clothes to the air intake. Another cartoon sailor walks too close behind the exhaust and his clothes are burned off. Flames shoot out a cartoon sailor’s ears after touching a hot tailpipe (7:46-9:08). HELICOPTER PREFLIGHTING. A Piasecki HUP-1 #124927 lands. A sailor waits with the fire bottle. A sailor gives the “engage rotors” signal and they begin to spin. The helicopter flies off (9:10-10:28). LOADING ARMAMENT. An ammunition truck is parked by F4U #502. An oil truck is waved away. The guns are shown. Practice bombs are attached. The plane taxis back to the de-arming area (10:29-12:17). TAXIING. Animation is shown of the taxi signalman’s responsibilities. The sailor keeps checking over his shoulder as he guides the airplane (12:18-13:22). FUELING. A JP3 Jet Fuel truck arrives. The truck and hose are grounded against static electricity and the tank filled (13:23-14:11). INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE. A sailor uses a work stand to reach the plane. A “Power Canopies can be Bear Traps” “Ejection Seats are Loaded” and “No Guard Rail!” posters are shown. A sailor is bundled up in cold weather. Sailors walk backwards in a high wind storm (14:12-15:08). Previously shown footage is shown again in review (15:09-16:19). We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment! See something interesting? Tell people what it is and what they can see by writing something for example: "01:00:12:00 -- President Roosevelt is seen meeting with Winston Churchill at the Quebec Conference." This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD, 2k and 4k. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com