(2) Coordinates with other crewmembers on route, charts, targets, and
items pertinent to individual crew procedures.
He also supervises the
completion of required forms.
(3) Attends specialized briefings for the mission.
(4) Compiles latest information relative to flight and briefs the crew.
(5) Conducts a specialized crew and emergency procedures briefings.
b. Cameraman's responsibility.
As an aerial cameraman, your prime
responsibility is obtaining the mission photography, you are nevertheless a
member of an aircraft crew.
As a crewmember, you must be familiar with crew
coordination, bailout procedures, crew safety procedures, and, if the need
should arise, survival procedures. The specifics of these procedures will be
given to you by the aircraft commander.
(1) Remember, the pilot is the aircraft commander.
He is responsible
for the aircraft. However, you are responsible for obtaining the photographs.
In order to accomplish this, you must let the pilot know exactly what you need.
This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
(a) Altitude desired.
(b) Direction of approach.
(c) Direction of circling target.
(d) Attitude of aircraft.
(2) Keep in mind that there may be operational reasons that the pilot
cannot comply with your request.
Again, remember that the pilot is the
commander of the aircraft and crew.
While flying in an aircraft, there are a number of things
that you must be aware of.
(1) Keep all film, filters, and other equipment not being used in your
pocket or other such place where it will not fly around in the aircraft.
(2) Do not set your camera down at any time. Keep control of it or it
may fall out of the aircraft or hit some part, or control, of the aircraft
causing damage to the aircraft.
(3) Do not carry any unnecessary articles of clothing or possessions.
They are just more items you will have to control.
(4) Do not smoke while flying.
A burning cigarette in your lap or
ashes in your camera could terminate the mission.