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A1-F18EA-NFM-000: NATOPS Flight Manual - F/A-18E/F Super Hornet

A1-F18EA-NFM-000: NATOPS Flight Manual - F/A-18E/F Super Hornet



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Published by: Tim Morgan on Jul 14, 2010
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15 December, 2000LETTER OF PROMULGATION1. The Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization (NATOPS) Program is a positiveapproach toward improving combat readiness and achieving a substantial reduction in the aircraft mishaprate.Standardization,basedonprofessionalknowledgeandexperience,providesthebasisfordevelopmentof an efficient and sound operational procedure. The standardization program is not planned to stifleindividual initiative, but rather to aid the commanding officer in increasing the unit's combat potentialwithoutreducingcommandprestigeorresponsibility.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 as authorizedherein. In order to remain effective, NATOPS must be dynamic and stimulate rather than suppressindividualthinking.Sinceaviationisacontinuing,progressiveprofession,itisbothdesirableandnecessarythat new ideas and new techniques be expeditiously evaluated and incorporated if proven to be sound. Tothis end, commanding officers of aviation units are authorized to modify procedures contained herein, inaccordance with the waiver provisions established by OPNAVINST 3710.7, for the purpose of assessingnew ideas prior to initiating recommendations for permanent changes. This manual is prepared and keptcurrentbytheusersinordertoachievemaximumreadinessandsafetyinthemostefficientandeconomicalmanner.Shouldconflictexistbetweenthetrainingandoperatingproceduresfoundinthismanualandthosefoundinotherpublications,thismanualwillgovern.3. Checklists and other pertinent extracts from this publication necessary to normal operations andtrainingshouldbemadeandcarriedforuseinnavalaircraft.Rear Admiral, U.S. NavyDirector, Air WarfareM. J. McCABE
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