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5210-20 Appendices A and B for specific How adverse conditions affect TBLT driver training. braking and turning (heavy snow, strong Airport movement area training (FAR 139. winds, etc.). 303.c): How exceeding the nose gear steering Initial training should be provided to the angle limits affects control of the TBLT. new employee or airport user that would en- Have a thorough knowledge of TBLT re- able the employee to demonstrate the ability quirements, towed aircraft requirements, and to operate a vehicle safely on the AOA in towing procedures as outlined in Sections 4 accordance with established procedures. through 10 of this document. Recurrent remedial training for personnel Receive training in handling emergency authorized to operate on movement areas procedures. should be provided at least yearly. Appropriate level of knowledge of airport Airport movement area training course rules and regulations (FAA AC 150/5210-20): curriculum: Proficient in communications with ATC, Airport familiarization, rules and regulations, Thoroughly familiar with airport layout, diagram, aircraft operations (FAR 139.303.c) Functional knowledge of the English lan- in all weather conditions; guage (FAA AC 00-65), Access to, and operation in, movement and Functional knowledge of aviation terminol- safety areas (FAR 139.303.c); ogy (FAA AC 00-65), Airport rules and regulations; Familiar with aircraft operations on the Movement area familiarization/situational airfield, awareness; Understand light gun signals, and Airport communications (FAR 139.303.c); Familiarity with airport signage Use of checklists (see AC 00-65 for sample checklists); 4TBLT--Vehicle Requirements Physical control/maneuvering of the vehicle; Security on the AOA; This section describes the minimum requirements Airport signs/markings/lights (FAR 139. of a TBLT in order to conduct a safe and efficient 303.c); towing operation. Safety areas; Low visibility; 4.1 Access Control Runway incursion prevention; and Crew Resource Management (CRM). While operating on the movement area, TBLTs TBLT manufacturer training specific to equip- must adhere to procedures developed by the airport ment. The TBLT operator should: operator and ATC. TBLTs operating on the move- Perform a pre-tow TBLT safety inspection. ment area should be limited to only these necessary Be thoroughly familiar with the type of tow to support operational activity. equipment and procedures to tow specific aircraft (FAA AC 00-65). 4.2Mechanical Understand restrictions/limitations on tow equipment (FAA AC 00-65): A mechanically sound TBLT is required to en- Speed restrictions for both clear and clut- sure the safety of any towing operation. The TBLT tered ramp, and operator is responsible for ensuring the equipment Speed restrictions for contaminated pave- used meets safety requirements. ment conditions. The TBLT operator should perform an in- Understand factors affecting the perfor- spection of the TBLT before starting a tow mance of TBLT equipment: operation. This inspection should include, as How speed affects control of the TBLT. a minimum, the following verifications: How aircraft weight affects the TBLT's All equipment is serviceable and mechani- stopping distance. cally sound, 5