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What are the ceiling and visibility minimums?

Shore or Ship Operations - 500-1*

*If positive radar control and CCA or PAR is available for recovery, minimum launch weather mins are 200-1/2

If the temp/dew point spread is less than and conditions for formation of fog are present, SDO or OIC SHALL monitor and report on weather conditions. Consideration should be given to suspending flight ops.


What are visibility minimums for gunnex?

For GUNEXs, prevailing visibility SHALL be equal to or greater than the max range of the weapon


What are aircrewmen requirements

  • Enlisted aircew SHOULD be utilized to the max extent practicable on all flights
  • With Co approval non-tactical/fam flights may operate without an aircrewman if:
    • SHALL NOT be used for convenience and SHALL only be scheduled as required to facilitate flight scheduleAircrewman may disembark the aircraft as required if the SDO is notified and an annotation is made on the flight schedule
    • aircrewmen SHALL be embarked on all scheduled IFR flights or flights during which IMC is expected
    • aircrewman SHALL be embarked on all night flights leaving NAF Atsugi VFR traffic or GCA patterns.


What are aircrewmen for FCF and Non-FCF Ground Turns?

  • FCF checklist items SHALL only be conducted when the crew includes designated FCF
  • Min flight crew for non-FCF ground turns SHALL be a HAC and a ground maintenance person or a H2P and a PQM.
    • Non-FCF ground turns or APU turn-ups conducted while helo in FCF status SHALL only be conducted by a qualified FCP, with the exception of the post FCF engine cleaning, which may be completed by a non-FCP pilot with OIC or MO approval


What is the minimum required crew for tactical training events?

Minimum crew requirements for tactical training events unless otherwise speificed are HAC/L3, PQM and aircrewman


After how many days is a warmup required?

What maneuvers does it include?

Any pilot who has not flown in 45 days SHALL fly a warmup flight with a current HAC. Warm-up flights SHOULD include autos and other FAM type maneuvers


What are the requirements for night currency?

How do you regain it?

Pilots SHALL NOT fly as PIC unless they are night current.

To be current: SHALL have flown minimum of 2.0 hours within preceding 45 days. Between 45-60 days, CO may authorize day into night transition.

After 60 days, currency SHALL be regained by flying with a night current PIC. NVG LZ approaches and landings SHALL only be conducted when the HAC has flown 1.0 hour of NVG time within preceding 45 days


What is required if your DLQ currency lapses?

Pilots whose night DLQ currency lapses at shore SHALL conduct an OFT or night FLDP event within 30 days of scheduled DLQ requal periods. SHALL complete no fewer than 3 evolution (takeoff, downwind, approach, and landing).

Pilots SHALL be night current prior to flying night DLQ/RLQs


Can you operate with a tail wind?

Shipboard ops with true tailwinds SHOULD be avoided. HAC SHALL be final authority on whether or not to accept a true tail wind.


When is an ISATT required? 

What evolutions so you need to do?

If det experiences an OIC change, ship Change of Command (fleet up XO exempt), reassignment to a new ship, or more than 60 days elapse between embarked ops, the following evolutions are required to reestablish readiness

No ISATT safety observer required

  • Day and night landing requals
  • Emergency flight quarters
  • Crash on deck drill
  • Hot refueling
  • Straightening and traversing
  • ELVA/Smoke Light
  • Lost plane homing


What are the predeployment mins?

To the maximum extent practicable, pilots should fly a min of 9 hours within preceding 45 days

SHALL Obtain night and instrument currency prior to embarkation

During intervals of 45 days or less between embarked ops, pilots should fly min of 6 hours and achieve night/inst currency


What are the SAR Currency mins?

What happens if you don't have them?

Pilots SHALL have flown 2 night automatic approaches utilizing windline rescue patterns to a coupled hover in the preceding 60 days.

Pilots failing to meet this req, SHALL NOT be scheduled to fly night SAR missions.


What are the Dip Currency mins?

What if you lose the currency?

Pilots SHALL have flown 2 night/IMC dip-to-dip navigation patterns at night to a coupled hover in the preceding 60 days. To regain currency, pilots SHALL fly with a coupler current PIC in which currency has elapsed


What should Quartery SAR flights include?

All quarterly SAR flights SHOULD include a minimum of 10 min of hoist training


What are aircrewman dipping currency?

How do they get reccurent?

Aircrewman dipping currency: 2 dip cycles in last 90 days

Recurrency: 2 dip cycles with a current aircrewman

Sim may be used; when no sim, two expired aircrewmen may recurrent each other provided weather is VMC and one of the aircrewman is ANI


What are the instrument mins?

How do you recurrent?

Pilots SHALL have flown a min of 2.0 hours of simulated or actual instrument time within preceding 60 days. If currency lapses, must be regained prior to flying any other missions as PIC.


What are crew rest requirements Ashore?

  • Aircrew SHALL NOT be scheduled to brief a flight event until 10 hours after completion of post-flight duties
    • "Post-flight duties" defined as one hour after scheduled land time; aircrew anticipating post-flight duties in excess SHALL notify SDO.
  • Crew day for maintenance ground turns is 12 hours, exceeding requires CO approval


What are crew rest requirements at sea?

Det OICs SHALL comply with and ensure ship COs are briefed on CNAF req's


Crew rest includes free time for meals, transportation, and rest to include an opportunity for 8hrs of uninterrupted sleep for every 24hr period

Flight crew SHOULD NOT be scheduled for continuous alert (required awake) and/or flight duty in excess of 18hrs. If this becomes necessary, 15hrs of continuous off duty time SHALL be provide prior to scheduling the member for flight duties.



What is the shipboard radius of action?

Shipboard radius of action is 150 NM or max reliable navigation/communication range, whichever is less


Max ranges for one way flights?

One way flights shall be limited to 150NM ship-to-ship and shore-to-ship and 200NM ship-to-shore


What can't you do with Passengers?

Who can waive NASTP requirements?

  • Simulated emergencies
  • Practice autos
  • Intentional aircraft degradations
  • Ordnance release

SHALL NOT be performed with pax embarked or during orientation and indoc flights

Squadron COs may waive NASTP requirements for orientees on day overwater flights


Minimum altitude overland?

Populated - 1000ft AGL

Unpopulated - 500ft AGL


Minimum altitude over water?

Day - 50ft AGL

Unaided night - 150ft AGL

Aided night - 100ft AGL


Flight operations down to 50ft over water during day conditions is intended for operation or tactical training flights where altitude profiles support authorized mission or training objectives. 


What are altitude requirements in a hover?

Coupled hover - 70ft AGL


Following establishment of a steady coupled hover at 70ft, ac altitude may be reduced to no lower than 40ft to conduct live hoisting operations at the PIC's discretion.


What are altitude requirements for TERF and SACT?

Terrain Flight: 200ft AGL (only on approved low level routes and ranges)

SACT training: Day - 100ft AGL/Night - 500ft AGL


How will checklists be completed?

SHALL be completed in the CHALLENGE-REPLY-REPLY format up to rotor engagement. After engagement, CHALLENGE-REPLY.

Checklists may be performed silently by PNAC, except for items that require a response by another crewman to ensure completion.


What if the STAB auto mode button isn't illuminated when AC power is applied?

When do you need to check for stab programming?

If the STABILATOR AUTO MODE PBS is not illuminated when AC power is applied, stab lockpins SHALL be visually checked prior to flight.

Single engine airspeed and stab programming SHALL be called on the first takeoff of each flight and stab programming SHALL be called after reengaging the AUTO mode subsequent to a simulated or actual failure.


When do you need to do a rescue hoist check?

Rescue hoist check SHOULD be completed on first flight of the day to ensure SAR capability.


When are landing checks required?

In-flight Mission Change checklist?

Landing checks SHALL be accomplished transitioning from pad to runway or vice versa

In-Flight Mission Change Checklist SHALL be utilized any time mission is altered from what was briefed


When are De-Ice checks required?

When icing conditions may be encountered throughout duration of flight schedule, de-ice checks SHALL be completed and reported to the SDO on first flight of the day