Flight Operations Procedures

 

Publication Title:                   Flight Operations Procedures
Publication/revision date:    26 APR 2004
Field Manual:                        FM 3-04.300
   Supersedes:                      FM 1-300, 15 JUL 1998
Distribution Restriction:       Approved for public release, distribution unlimited (public domain manuals)

CONTENTS
Preface

Change Summary

Chapter 1 Airfield Operations

Organization and Staff

Personnel Qualifications and Duties

Personnel Constraints

Chapter 2 Flight Operations Branch

Airfield Flight Operations Branch Organization

Communications Center

Flight Plans

Flights Near Sensitive Borders

Restricted Area Usage

Search and Rescue Procedures (VFR Aircraft)

VIP and Transient Services

Airfield Service Requirements

Joint-Use Airfield

Airfield Facility Recreational Use

Authorization to Land Foreign-Owned and Operated Aircraft
at Army Airfields

Chapter 3 Airfield Services/POL Services Branch

Personnel and Responsibilities

POL Personnel and Responsibilities

Airfield Markings

Airfield Maintenance

Chapter 4 Aviation Unit Operations

Section I – Garrison Operations

Organization and Staff

Personnel and Responsibilities

Mission Scheduling

Dispatch Facilities

Flight Planning Area

Aircrew Training

Operations Training and Evaluation

Aircraft Servicing

Section II – Tactical Operations

Training

Tactical Planning

Alert Notification

Duties and Responsibilities

Records and Reports

Tactical Operations Center

Tactical Action Center Operations

Operations and Situation Maps

Aircrew Missions

Combat Search and Rescue Operations

Chapter 5 Safety

Aircraft Accident Prevention

Pre-Accident Plan

Contingency Plans

Aircraft Accident Investigation

Operational Hazard Report

Hazardous Material

Aircraft Firefighting and Crash and Rescue Services

Chapter 6 Flight Records

Section I – General

Forms and Records

Individual Flight Records Folder

Closing Flight Records

Transcribing Flight Time

Flying Status Management

Flight Physical

Minimum Flying Time

Army Aviator's Flight Record (DA Form 2408-12)

Section II – Rated Aviator

Temporary Worksheet (DA Form 759-2) (Rated Aviator)

Consolidation Worksheet (DA form 759-2) (Rated Aviator)

Aircraft Closeout Summary (DA Form 759-1) (Rated Aviator)

Closeout (DA Form 759) (Rated Aviator)

Section III – Crewmember/Noncrewmember

Temporary Worksheet (DA Form 759-3) (Crewmember/Noncrewmember)

Consolidation Worksheet (DA Form 759-3)
(Crewmember/Noncrewmember)

Aircraft Closeout Summary (DA Form 759-1) (Crewmember/Noncrewmember)

Closeout (DA Form 759) (Crewmember/Noncrewmember)

Appendix A Letters of Agreement, Operations Letters, and Facility Memorandums

Appendix B Emergency Plans and Procedures

Appendix C Flight Information Publications and Related Aeronautical Products

Appendix D Position Responsibility Transfer

Appendix E Mission Schedule/Briefing

Appendix F Manuals Used Daily

Appendix G Monthly Exception Certification

Appendix H Aviator Flight Record Checklist

Appendix I Crewmember/Noncrewmember Flight Record Guide

Glossary

Bibliography

Authentication

Figures

Figure 1-1. Airfield organization

Figure 1-2. Airfield operations division

Figure 1-3. ATC division

Figure 2-1. Typical flight planning table

Figure 4-1. Typical aviation unit operations organization

Figure 6-1. Sample IFRF labeled with minimum information

Figure 6-2. Arrangement of DA Form 3513 (right side)

Figure 6-3. Arrangement of DA Form 3513 (left side)

Figure 6-4. Sample of DA Form 2408-12 (Army Aviator's Flight Record) – front

Figure 6-5. Sample of DA Form 2408-12 (Army Aviator's Flight Record) – reverse

Figure 6-6. Sample DA Form 759-2 temporary worksheet (rated aviator)

Figure 6-7. Sample DA Form 759-2 temporary worksheet (rated aviator)

Figure 6-8. Sample DA Form 759-2 consolidation worksheet (rated aviator)

Figure 6-9. Sample DA Form 759-2 consolidation worksheet (rated aviator)

Figure 6-10. Sample AH-64A (BS) DA Form 759-1 aircraft closeout summary (rated aviator)

Figure 6-11. Sample AH-64A (FS) DA Form 759-1 aircraft closeout summary (rated aviator)

Figure 6-12. Sample 2B40 (BS) DA Form 759-1 aircraft closeout summary (rated aviator)

Figure 6-13. Sample 2B40 (FS) DA Form 759-1 aircraft closeout summary (rated aviator)

Figure 6-14. Sample DA Form 759 closeout (rated aviator)

Figure 6-15. Sample DA Form 759 closeout (rated aviator)

Figure 6-16. Sample DA Form 759-3 temporary worksheet (flight surgeon)

Figure 6-17. Sample DA Form 759-3 consolidated worksheet (flight surgeon)

Figure 6-18. Sample UH-60A DA Form 759-1 aircraft closeout summary (flight surgeon)

Figure 6-19. Sample CH-47D DA Form 759-1 aircraft closeout summary (flight surgeon)

Figure 6-20. Sample DA Form 759 closeout (flight surgeon) - front

Figure 6-21. Sample DA Form 759 closeout (flight surgeon) - back

Figure 6-22. Example of a DA Form 759 in complete closeout (crewmember/noncrewmember)

Figure 6-23. Example of a DA Form 759 in complete closeout (crewmember/noncrewmember)

Figure 6-24. Example of a DA Form 759-1 in complete closeout (crewmember/noncrewmember)

Figure 6-25. Example of a DA Form 759-3 in complete closeout (crewmember/noncrewmember)

Figure 6-26. Example of a DA Form 759-3 in complete closeout (crewmember/noncrewmember)

Figure A-1. Sample format for an FAA or a U.S. Army LOA

Figure A-2. Sample format for a control tower or an airfield operations letter

Figure B-1. Sample primary and secondary crash alarm system

Figure C-1. Sample classified material storage memorandum

Figure C-2. Sample request to establish a FLIP account

Figure C-3. Sample FLIP products printout extract

Figure C-4. Sample one-time request for FLIP products

Figure E–1. Sample of a completed DA Form 5484–R

Figure G-1. Sample monthly exception certificate

Figure G-2. Sample certificate of incapacitation

Figure G-3. Sample 120-day advance notice of removal from flight status

Tables

Table 6-1. Retention of DA Form 4186

Table 6-2. Distribution of flight record forms on closeout

Table 6-3. Time conversion for partial hours

Table 6-4. Instructions for completing DA Form 759-2 temporary worksheet (rated aviator)

Table 6-5. Instructions for completing DA Form 759-2 consolidated worksheet (rated aviator)

Table 6-6. Instructions for completing DA Form 759-1 aircraft closeout summary (rated aviator)

Table 6-7. Instructions for completing DA Form 759 closeout (rated aviator)

Table 6-8. Examples of mandatory and standard remarks (rated aviator)

Table 6-9. Service component category codes

Table 6-10. Instructions for completing DA Form 759-3 temporary worksheet (CRM/NCRM)

Table 6-11. Instructions for completing DA Form 759-3 consolidation worksheet (CRM/NCRM)

Table 6-12. Instructions for completing DA Form 759-1 aircraft closeout summary (CRM/NCRM)

Table 6-13. Instructions for completing DA Form 759 closeout (CRM/NCRM)

Table 6-14. Examples of mandatory and standard remarks (DA Form 759 closeout)

Table B-1. Rescue coordination centers

Table H-1. Aviator flight record checklist

Table I-1. Crewmember/Noncrewmember flight record checklist

 

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