Pronounced 'Zoose' -- Very singular to aircraft, a patented
slotted screw that binds to a wire for fast release and securing of
cowlings and inspection plates, requiring no special tool other
than a quarter coin.
Aero-Linx: Aviation Survival
ASTs function operationally as helicopter rescue swimmers and
emergency medical technicians basic. ASTs may find themselves being
deployed into a myriad of challenging rescues ranging from
hurricanes and cliff rescues, to emergency medical evacuations from
ships at sea. ASTs also provide all survival training to aviators
such as swim tests, survival lectures and shallow-water egress
training. Other aircrew positions include HC-130H dropmaster,
loadmaster, sensor systems operator, HU-25A dropmaster, and basic
"This route used by the C-5M may also be useful for
swap-outs of deployed tankers and crews and for redeploying troops.
The benefit might also allow for quicker trips saving days at home
for deploying Airmen as well as requiring less stops for
Source: Maj. John Rozsnyai, a planner in
USTRANSCOM operations at Scott AFB, in comments connected to a
recent and historic flight from Dover AFB to Bagram, Afghanistan
via C-5M Super Galaxy... over the North Pole -- the first time such
a flight has taken place with a USAF bird.