I had earned various qualifications as an instructor, including the coveted DLQ instructor qual.
Finding the ship, gaining communications and obtaining a green deck had taken me 45 minutes to an hour on previous DLQ hops.
The selected scales of the PIC (ADJ, ACH, D, FAM, DLQ, SSK) will not predict membership in one of three groups: a runaway sample, a control sample, and a Day Treatment Program sample.
There is no difference on selected scales of the PIC (ADJ, ACH, D, FAM, DLQ, SSK) between a runaway sample, a control sample, and a Day Treatment Program sample.
However, even if it had been proposed, I believe this plan would have been rejected, because my OinC was focused on making sure neither his unaided or NVG DLQ currency expired.
The plan for my event was to conduct night DLQs immediately after takeoff, fly surface-search coordinator (SSC) for a couple of hours, then complete the NVG DLQs.
As we set up for our third approach, we received a green deck to begin multiple approaches and landings to complete our DLQ requirements.
As a junior H2P, I should have spoken up and admitted I was out of my comfort box at the beginning of the DLQs.
We rolled into his DLQs
, and his first approach to landing was uneventful.
We had completed two hours of DLQs
and vertreps and had stopped to refuel.
Once over the deck, I realized that the approaching storm was going to make it a challenging night for DLQs
The ship conducted DLQs
with Brazil as well, executing 18 take offs and landings with Brazilian pilots flying a Brazilian Super Puma helicopter.