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DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY TECHNICAL BULLETIN TB AVN 1-2129
ARMY AVIATIONFLIGHT INFORMATION
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Who Wants to Know?
22. FLIP World 43. NOTAM Corner 54.A Close up Look at C-12 Windshields 65. Radio Class Codes 76. Current Aeronautical Charts 77. Runway Incursions 88. ENAME 129. Aerodrome Facilities Directory 14
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY OCTOBER-DECEMBER 2000
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The Army Aviation Flight Information Bulletin (FIB) is an official source of air operational datacovering Active Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserve aviation activities. The FIB ispublished on the USAASA web site located at www.usaasa.belvoir.army.mil. Reproduction anddistribution of the FIB is authorized. This FIB expires 31 December 2000.
Installation commanders are responsible for the submission of changes in airfield conditions,facilities, services, air navigational aids and other matters affecting operations at air facilitiesserving their installations, by the most expeditious means to: (1) assigned FAA tie-in Flight ServiceStation, and/or (2) Director, U.S. Army Aeronautical Services Agency, ATTN.: ATAS-AI, 9325Gunston Road, Suite N319, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-5582. For Europe, Africa and the Middle Eastcontact Commander, USAASD-E, ATTN.: ATAS-AD, Unit 29243, APO AE 09102. (3) Units in Koreacontact Commander, Eighth U.S. Army, ATTN.: EAGC-EA-ATC, Unit 15236, APO AP 96205.
Telephone: Aeronautical Information Division: (703) 806-4871, DSN 656-4871. Airspace SupportDivision: (703) 806-4866, DSN 656-4866. MESSAGE: DIRUSAASA FT BELVOIR VA //ATAS-ZA//.DDN ADDRESSES: for FLIP products: [email protected]; changes to aeronautical
info: [email protected]; for ATC and airspace matters:[email protected]; for USAASD-E in Europe, send [email protected]; for Eighth Army, send to [email protected]; Informationsubmitted for inclusion in the next bulletin must be received NLT 30 days preceding the start of thequarter. You must use NOTAMs, FLIP and local data during prefl ight planning.
WHO WANTS TO KNOW?
Each edition of the Flight Information Bulletin will contain selected questions received from thefield. USAASA welcomes your questions and comments and will strive to provide answers eachquarter.
Question: On an IFR flight to an airport with a Common Traffic Advisory Frequency (CTAF) FixedBase Operators (FBO s) normally provide the altimeter setting. If the FBO is closed when youarrive and a current altimeter setting is not available, is the pilot authorized to fly the approach?
Answer: The notes in the minimums section on the Instrument Approach Procedures (IAP) chartswill dictate whether or not an approach is authorized, Ex: Use Gainesville AFSS altimeter setting. In
this case the pilot is authorized to fly the approach if he is receiving the Gainesville altimeterinformation. Ex: Use local altimeter setting; if not received, procedure not authorized. In this case,the pilot could not fly the approach if the FBO is closed because local altimeter information is notavailable.
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FLIP WORLDMISSING FLIP- Units not receiving their FLIP shipment or receiving partial FLIP shipment during
the redistribution cycle must notify SFC(P) Shykes at (DSN 656-4870, COM (703) 806-4870 withinfive days of the product effective date. Failure to make notification within the five day window willsignificantly decrease the chances of a timely and cost effective resolution. NIMA is required to haveDOD FLIP to the user three days prior to the product effective date. NOAA products, by contract,
are currently not required to arrive at the users location until the effective date of the product. UnitFLIP account managers must be familiar with their FLIP automatic distribution and conduct accurateinventories upon receipt of FLIP shipments. Unit FLIP account managers should exhaust all localpossibilities before making the determination that their FLIP is missing. Often the shipment, or partof the shipment, ends up with another unit or in the Post Central Receiving Warehouse.
NEW DAFIF NIMA REFERENCE NUMBER-On 7 August 2000 the FLIP product PLANXCDDAFIF
changed to a Map, Chart and Geodetic (MC&G) product. The new National Imagery and MappingAgency (NIMA) reference number for the product is PLANXCDDAFIF1. All Automatic Distribution(AD) has been transferred to the new NIMA reference number so there will be no delay in service fothe customer.
DLA FORM 1832 REQUIREMENT-In April 1998, NIMA transferred the inventory control and
distribution responsibility for Geospatial Information and Services (GI&S) products (commonly calledmaps) to the Defense Logistics Agency. Product Center 9, Defense Supply Center Richmond(DSCR) is now the inventory manager for these products. DSCR is building a database containingup-to-date customer addresses to reduce the amount of return mail. The vehicle for establishing thidatabase is the DLA Form 1832. Account managers can obtain the DLA Form 1832 by accessingthe USAASA web site (www.usaasa.belvoir.army.mil), selecting LINKS followed by DSCR Maps.Print the DLA Form 1832, fill in the required data, and FAX the form to DSCR, ATTN: PC9 DSN 695-6510 COM (804) 279-6510. Additionally, FAX the form to USAASA, ATTN: SFC(P) Shykes DSN656-4409 COM (703) 806-4409. Failure to complete this form and return it will result in the
temporary suspension of your account. Contact SFC(P) Shykes at DSN 656-4870 or COM (703)806-4870 for questions pertaining to the DLA Form 1832.
ADDRESS UPDATES Proper addresses are essential to the distribution process. Units must
notify USAASA of address changes. Submit changes of address to: [email protected] [email protected] others [email protected] or fax to DSN 656-4409.
DIRECT CONTACT WITH NIMA / DLA Units should not contact NIMA / DLA directly when errors
in FLIP distribution occur. The correct procedure is to contact SFC(P) Shykes at DSN 656-4870 orCOM (703) 806-4870. He will make the necessary contacts and notifications to resolve your issue.
If you fail to receive a shipment, receive an incomplete shipment, or a partial shipment, notifySFC(P) Shykes as quickly as possible. The preferred method of notification is via e-mail [email protected] State your AC account number, what you are missing, how many youshould have received, a POC, and COM phone number. For ENAME accounts contact MSGMartinez via e-mail [email protected]
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In the continuing effort to improve the functionality of the military NOTAM system and replicate allfunctions of the AWDS and COMEDS systems; the Defense Internet NOTAM Service (DINS)provides certified field users the capability to create "Local" NOTAMs and advisories.
Local NOTAMs are intended to provide a means for the Airfield Manager/Base Operationspersonnel to disseminate administrative information that may be of use to visiting and localaircrews. The local NOTAM system may be used as a replacement for AWDS Airfield Advisories(AIRADS) and Naval Message NOTAMs. Local NOTAMs DO NOT replace standard NOTAMs, andSHALL NOT be used to transmit safety of flight/operational information.
The United States NOTAM Office and the DoD NOTAM Division, the providers of this service, DONOT MONITOR, EDIT, OR OTHERWISE ALTER information submitted to the local NOTAMdatabase.
It is the sole responsibility of the DINS client to ensure that all data entered is complete, timely, andrelevant. Any comments, questions, complaints, or suggestions should be referred to theoriginating station.
The general layout and "feel" of the local NOTAM pages are similar to that of the Create, CancelReplace (CCR) NOTAM Web pages, meaning a user can Create, Replace, Cancel and Query locaNOTAMs just as you would in the CCR NOTAM web pages. Listed below are the general ruleswhen performing local NOTAMs functions and the differences between the CCR NOTAM systemand the local NOTAM.
Local NOTAM fields "B" and "C" will NOT accept alpha characters. If the date is incorrectly
entered into the "B" or "C" fields, an error message will direct the user to the part of the fieldthat is in error. WIE orUFN are not valid entries. If the user takes longer than 10 minutes tocomplete the local NOTAM, the system will ask them to update the effective time filed to the
The local NOTAM period can not exceed 90 days.
The local NOTAM will not contain fields "D, F, and G."
Local NOTAMs will not use Q codes.
The local NOTAM "E" field will accept a maximum of 1800 characters. The text is not case
dependant. Regardless of the style, type or use of upper case or lower case, all text isconverted to upper case prior to being saved to the database. Also, formatting is not preserved
(i.e. tabs, numbering, bullets, bold face, etc)
The local NOTAM system will not allow a user to create multi-part messages.
In the local NOTAM system, 0001 hours is valid but 2400 hours is no