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Operational Prerogative of Military Aircraft

When operationally necessary, PICs are authorized to conduct military flight operations with due regard for the safety of navigation of civil traffic in international airspace... Except for pre-planned missions, PICs shall consider such operations in peacetime as a flight rule deviation and will comply with reporting requirements (1.4)


Deviations from v3

ATC clearance not authority to deviate from v3.
Only deviate from instruction, flight rule, or ATC clearance to protect life, for safety of flight, or when in-flight emergency requires immediate action.
Notify ATC of deviation as soon as possible.
Report deviation verbally to supervisor or commander within 24 hours. (1.6)


FDP Defined

Begins when an aircrew member reports for a mission, briefing, or other official duty.
Ends at final engine shutdown. (2.2.1)


Max Flying Time

7 days - 56 hours
30 days - 125 hours
90 days - 330 hours


When PIC may extend FDP and how much

To compensate for mission delays.
2 hours.


Aircrew members will not fly when:

1. Not obtained appropriate crew rest
2. Alcohol consumed within 12 hours prior to takeoff or if impaired by alcohol or any other intoxicating substance
3. Physical/psychological condition suspected or known to be detrimental to safe performance of duty
4. Self-medicating
5. Within 24 hours of compressed gas diving exceeding 10 minutes below sea level
6. Within 12 hours of altitude chamber flight above 25,000' MSL
7. Within 72 hours after donating blood, plasma, or bone marrow


Transporting passengers under the influence

Ensure personnel suspected to be under the influence of intoxicants or narcotics are not allowed to bard a USAF aircraft except in an emergency or when authorized by C2 authority (3.3)


Inflight reporting

1. Flight safety conditions (haz wx, wake turb, volcanic activity, birds/wildlife near field)
2. Min/Emergency Fuel
3. Position Reports
4. Hazardous Lazer Activity
5. Electromagnetic Interference


Pressurized aircraft requirements

Above 350 both pilots at controls - immediately available
Above 350 one pilot - oxygen mask on
Above 410 - one on, one immediately available
(Table 3.1)


Procedures for loss of cabin pressure

1. Immediate descent to lowest practical, preferably below 18,000 MSL, 13,000M or below if any occupant lacks oxygen equipment
2. If cabin altitude exceeds 18,000M at anytime, must be evaluated by flight surgeon.


Position lights

Illuminate one per side minimum between sunrise/sunset and:
when an engine is starting or running or, when parked in an area likely to create a hazard


Anti-collision or Strobe lights

Turn on prior to engine start until engine shutdown (or as soon as power is available)
Flashing lights may be turned off or reduced in intensity if they adversely affect the performance of duties, or subject an outside observer to harmful glare.


Landing lights

Turned on when takeoff clearance is received, when commencing takeoff roll at airport without a control tower, or when operating below 10,000M within normal MDS-specific operating procedures. Unless safety or mission dictates, use landing lights when on an active runway.


Right of way

1. Distress
2. Converging - aircraft to the other's right has the right-of-way
a. balloons
b. gliders
c. aircraft towing/refueling
d. airships
e. rotary
f. fixed-wing
3. Head on - each alter course to the right
4. Overtaking - overtaken has right of way
5. Landing - aircraft established on final approach has right-of-way over other aircraft on the ground or in the air, or lower of two established on final



Civil airports - prior to aircraft movement transponders will be "ON" in altitude reporting mode.


Response to TCAS alerts

Respond to all RAs regardless of ATC instructions, right-of-way rules, cloud clearance requirements, or other flight rules, unless doing so jeopardizes safe operation of the aircraft.
Alter flight path only to the extent necessary.
Notify ATC as soon as practical and return to current ATC clerance


When you can file to P-coded Civil Airports (IFR Supp)

1. emergency
2. helicopter or C-coded aircraft
3. Necessary in recovery of active air defense interceptor aircraft
4. Alternate is required and no other suitable airport is available
5. Wing commander or higher authority approves flight and airport manager grants permission in advance
6. US Gov tenant unit is listed for the airport of intended landing and airport facilities or ground support equipment can support the aircraft concerned


Weather authorized sources in order

1. Home/local OSS Weather Flight
2. Regional OWS
3. Other DoD mil weather sources
4. Other published MAJCOM approved sources
5. Other US Gov wx facilities/services (Nat Wx Service, FAA)
6. Foreign civil or military weather service


Runway Visual Range

Take precedence over all visibility reports. If variable reported, use lowest. For conversions, use the higher value, do not interpolate. If RVR is unavailable, us PV


Shall fly under IFR if:

1. Weather conditions do not permit VFR
2. Airspace rules require IFR
3. Operating in excess of 180 KTAS within federal airways
4. Operating fixed-wing aircraft at night, unless mission cannot be flown under IFR


Required IFR Destination filing requirements

1. Prevailing WX for ETA +/- 1 hour at or above lowest compatible published landing minimums (TEMPO conditions may be below published minimums at ETA +/- 1 hour)
For straight-in/sidestep forecast weather must meet visibility
For circling must meet both ceiling and prevailing vis minimums
2. Must have compatible instrument approach, or proceed to point served by published approach that allow to continue VFR to destination


Requiring an IFR alternate

W - Weather including TEMPO at dest +/- 1 hour is less than 2,000 feet or 3SM vis
W - no WX reporting capability
R - Radar required for all compatible approaches
R - Required navaids unmonitored
A - Lowest compatible approach minimums greater than 1,500 ceiling or 3SM visibility
G - GPS only available NAVAID.

Exceptions: Remote or island destination, prescribed by MAJCOM


Selecting an alternate

W - WX ceiling 1,000ft or 500ft above lowest compatible minimums, and vis 2SM or 1SM above lowest compatible mins
W - no weather reporting service
R - radar required for all compatible approaches
U - all compatible approaches require unmonitored navaid
N - A NA (Alternate Not Authorized) on all compatible approaches, or disqualified from IFR Alternate minimums section
G - GPS is the only available NAVAID


When pilot must close flight plan

Landing at civilian airfield without a tower or arriving at civilian airfield VFR.
Contact either FSS or originating military base operations, or through an ATC facility.


Fuel reserve

Increase total planned flight time between refueling points by 10 percent (up to maximum of 45 minutes) or 20 minutes, whichever is greater.
Use consumption rates that provide best endurance at 10,000M