Airlift Planners Course
Course Intro and Overview
Airlift is essential when the rapid response to a threat
halfway around the world may govern the outcome of a confrontation (ref AFI 10-221, p. 7).
The full Airlift Planners Course is designed to train
supervisory personnel in the planning and execution of airlift operations. To understand
the fundamentals of planning, the course examines four key elements of airlift operations
- AMC Orientation includes information about the command
structure, capabilities, affiliation training program, airlift movements, and airlift
aircraft (p. 7). The TALCE is a small composite force of airlift professionals that are
familiar with the unit's requirements to move by air (p. 8).
- Airlift Preparation includes general
and specific supported force responsibilities, marshalling, joint inspection,
palletization, materials handling equipment (MHE), shoring requirements, and weighing and
marking cargo (p. 7).
- Principles of Load Planning consists
of aircraft weight and balance, load planning principles, aircraft characteristics, and
manifesting (p. 7)
- Safety recognizes that the flightline is a dangerous area of
operation, and stresses the balance between caution and mission accomplishment. The basic
doctrine on safety is to expose the minimum number of personnel to the minimum number of
hazards for the minimum amount of time (p. 84).