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F18-EF-000

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NATOPS FLIGHT MANUALNAVY MODEL
F/A-18E/F165533 AND UPAIRCRAFT
THIS PUBLICATION SUPERSEDES A1-F18EA-NFM-000DATED 1 DECEMBER 2004 CHANGED 1 AUGUST 2006THIS PUBLICATION IS INCOMPLETE WITHOUTA1-F18EA-NFM-200
DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT C. Distribution authorized to U.S. Governmentagencies only and their contractors to protect publications required for officialuse or for administrative or operational purposes only, determined on15 September 2008. Other requests for this document shall be referred toCommander, Naval Air Systems Command (PMA-265), RADM William A.Moffett Bldg, 47123 Buse Rd, Bldg 2272, Patuxent River, MD 20670-1547.DESTRUCTION NOTICE - For unclassified, limited documents, destroy by anymethod that will prevent disclosure of contents or reconstruction of thedocument.
ISSUED BY AUTHORITY OF THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS ANDUNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE COMMANDERNAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND.
A1-F18EA-NFM-000
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15 SEPTEMBER 2008
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NAVAIR A1--F18EA--NFM--000ORIGINAL
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DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVYNAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMANDRADM WILLIAM A. MOFFETT BUILDING47123 BUSE ROAD, BLDG 2272PATUXENT RIVER, MD 20670-154715 September 2008LETTER OF PROMULGATION1. The Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization (NATOPS) Program is apositive approach toward improving combat readiness and achieving a substantial reduction in theaircraftmishaprate.Standardization,basedonprofessionalknowledgeandexperience,providesthebasisfordevelopmentofanefficientandsoundoperational procedure.Thestandardizationprogramis not planned to stifle individual initiative, but rather to aid the Commanding Officer in increasingthe unit’s combat potential without reducing command prestige or responsibility.2. This manual standardizes ground and flight procedures but does not include tactical doctrine.Compliance with the stipulated manual requirements and procedures is mandatory except asauthorizedherein. Inordertoremaineffective, NATOPS must bedynamicandstimulateratherthansuppress individual thinking. Since aviation is a continuing, progressive profession, it is bothdesirable and necessary that new ideas and new techniques be expeditiously evaluated andincorporated if proven to be sound. To this end, Commanding Officers of aviation units areauthorized to modify procedures contained herein, in accordance with the waiver provisionsestablishedbyOPNAVInstruction3710.7, forthepurposeof assessingnew ideasprior toinitiatingrecommendations for permanent changes. This manual is prepared and kept current by the users inordertoachievemaximumreadinessandsafetyinthemostefficientandeconomicalmanner.Shouldconflict exist between the training and operating procedures found in this manual and those foundin other publications, this manual will govern.3. Checklistsandotherpertinentextractsfromthispublicationnecessarytonormaloperationsandtraining should be made and carried for use in naval aircraft.S. R. EASTBURGRear Admiral, United States NavyBy direction of Commander, Naval Air Systems Command