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AIRCRAFT COMMANDER

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SOP 1

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FliFlight planning and briefing in accordance with CNAF 3710.7U and the VRC-40 Briefing Guide.
PProper conduct and appearance of assigned crew.
AAdherence to scheduled departure/arrival times and compliance with specified routes of flight imposed by diplomatic clearances.
RReviewing aircraft weight and balance for each flight.
FFamiliarity with the C-2A MESM to ensure the aircraft has the proper working equipment to execute mission requirements.
ApAppropriate debrief of the flight to maintenance, operations, SDO and crew.
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SOP 2

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AcAccurate and timely submission of all required maintenance, operational, administrative, safety, and training form/reports.
EEnsuring travel claims are submitted within five working days after return to Naval Station Norfolk.
ForFor flights away from Naval Station Norfolk, the Aircraft Commander will also be responsible for:
SSecurity of the assigned aircraft and its contents.
EEnsuring adequate billeting and messing for crew members.
CoContacting the SDO when safe on deck with aircraft status, flight hours, fuel purchases, maintenance requirements, pertinent aircrew information, telephone numbers, accommodation arrangements, and any other items of importance.
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NATOPS

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PProper briefing of passengers and crewmembers as to safety and mission.
PProper utilization and filing of required documents.
PProcurement and use of adequate survival equipment for all embarked personnel.
DeDemonstration of sound judgment and proficiency during flight.
CoCompliance with all military and civil regulations and rules of flight.
RResponsibility for decisions made in carrying out assigned mission.
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PIC

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SSafe, orderly flight of the aircraft and well-being of the crew.
SStarting or continuing a mission with respect to weather or any other condition affecting the safety of the aircraft in the absence of direct orders form higher authority cognizant of the mission.
RResponsibility shall not be transferred during flight.
RResponsibility shall not be transferred to another individual except as required by emergency, operational necessity, or as directed by the commanding officer of the unit to which the aircraft is attached.
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CNAF 1

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FFlight is properly authorized.
AdAdequate flight planning data, including NOTAMs, was available for accurate planning.
FFlight will be conducted in accordance with governing directives and adherence to criteria for fuel requirements and weather minimums.
EEach form pilot has received the required weather briefing.
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CNAF 2

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EEach form pilot possesses a valid instrument rating if any portion of the flight is to be conducted under IMC.
PPassengers have been properly briefed and manifested.
PProper weight and balance forms have been filed.
PPIC acknolwedges responsibility for the safe and orderly conduct of the flight.
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