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In tactical environment, a military requirement may exist that requires an on site deviation

Deviation from specified flight and operating instructions is authorized if safety justifies the deviation.'


HAC Requirements

1. Complete requirements and possess advanced degree of knowledge, proficiency, and capabilities of a Helicopter Second Pilot

2. Minimum 500 Hours

3. 150 Rotary Wing Hours

4. Have hours in class and model as required by Co or higher authority, and demonstrate proficiency and judgement required to successful completion of all tasks of the unit mission

5. Demonstrate ability to lead and train officer and enlisted members of the flight crew

6. Demonstrate leadership required to conduct role of Det OIC


Emergency and Humanitarian Operations

- Authorized in emergencies such as forest fire, SAR, majar calamities, and for humanitarian reasons
- Notification of CNO or CMC but without delaying action when time is an essential factor


Theater Indoc Training

- Prior to operating at other then US airports, commands/detachments shall receive theater specific training
- At a minimum, thorough review of theater-unique instrument procedures


Special Airlift

- Must be for accomplishment of urgent business in the national interest that would suffer if other forms of transportation relied upon


Assignment of Aircraft to Specific Individuals?



Flights requested by civilian contractors

If not directly associated with terms of their contract then OPNAV N88 for authorization


Fly aircraft of another service?

Yes, if other service has no objection


Civilian Law Enforcement?

Authorized for helicopters and non-ejection seat aircraft


Non Essential Flights

- Use of aircraft for non essential flights shall not be authorized
- Any flights open to misinterpretation by the public shall be avoided

1) Flights of a routine business nature for which commercial or other military transportation could be more economical
2) Flights for any officer or group of officers, for the sole purpose of which is the convenience and/or prestige of the officers concerned and not the performance of official duties or accomplishment of bona fide training
3) Repeated Flights to hometown
4) Flights coinciding with major sports events or civic celebrations


Who is authorized to taxi helicopter?

No no shall be permitted to taxi besides those who are authorized to fly the helicopter


Orientation Flights

- one time event for selected participants
- Midshipmen as part of official training program are an exception and can fly multiple flights
- Orientation = Orientee, not passenger
- Shall conduct appropiate NASTP


Specific Orientation Flight Personnel

Selected for one of these 3 purposes:
1) Familiarize them with aircraft
2) Familiarize them with a base complex from the air for official purposes, not sightseeing
3) FAA


Specific Orientation Flight Personnel

Selected for one of these 3 purposes:
1) Familiarize them with aircraft
2) Familiarize them with a base complex from the air for official purposes, not sightseeing
3) To allow FAA personnel to perform official functions

1) Congress or white house staff
2) Retiring members of congress
3) Public Affairs
4) US ambasadors
6) FAA employees


Orientation Flight Limits

- Local Area
- Terminate at point of origin
- Third Nation Nationals must have clearance
- Day/VFR except for FAA personnel
- Can manipulate flight controls during not critical phases of flight


Passenger Embarkation

- No person nor cargo shall be embarked on an naval aircraft unless specific authorization granted



- Pilot in Command
- Responsible for safe orderly flight of aircraft and well-being of the crew


Flag or General Officer Embarked

- Subject to orders as per navy regulations
- When embarked passenger exercises authority to command aircraft, he/she assumes full responsibility of the aircraft
- May not physically Pilot the aircraft if not NATOPS qualified



- Behavioral skill set that increase missions effectiveness and prevent crew preventable errors
- Annual requirement: academic and flight eval


7 CRM Skills

- Decision Making
- Assertiveness
- Mission Analysis
- Communication
- Leaderships
- Adaptability/Flexibility
- Situational Awareness



- A systematic process of identifying and managing hazards


3 Types of ORM

1) Time-Critical
2) Deliberate
3) In-Depth


ORM 5 Step Process

1) Identify Hazard
2) Assess Hazard
3) Make Risk Decision
4) Implement Controls
5) Supervise


4 Principles of ORM

1) Accept risks when benefits outweigh the costs
2) Accept no unnecessary risk
3) Anticipate and manage risk by planning
4) Make Risk decisions at right level


FCF Weather

- Must be daylight hours unless approved by CO
- Critical phases must be in landing environment


Reports of Investigation to Flight Violation
- Intent
- Authority to issue Flight Violation

Intent- Not inexcusable, "could the PIC or formation leader been reasonably expected to avoid the violation?"
Authority- Solely rests with CNO



Field Naval Aviator Evaluation Board


- Who is required to report?

- Aviation Safety Awareness Program
- Each flight crew member that manipulates flight controls or is responsible for safety of flight shall input data after each flight


Helicopter passenger overwater flight at night are subject to the following restrictions:

1) Landings/Launches shall be made during daylight hours unless waived by Amphibious squadron commander, MAGTF commander, or OTC in cases of Operational necessity

2) In cases of medevac, a qualified medical attendant may be transferred if current in approved water survival training and briefed on egress procedures for the aircraft, with approval from the ship's CO.

3) This is not to preclude troop movement in support of Amphibious Exercises, VBSS, Level III Ops, Spec Ops, or operational missions.


Authorization for personnel or equipment otherwise not qualified for air transportation


Authority shall be executed only if all practical means of obtaining authorization have proven unsuccessful or unavailable