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1

When and why was NATOPS established by the US Navy?

Established in 1961 as a positive approach towards improving combat readiness and achieving substantial reduction in naval aircraft mishaps.

2

In 1950, how many aircrafts were lost by the US Navy and Marine Corps and at what rate?

- 776 aircrafts
- Roughly 2 airplanes per day / 54 major mishaps per 10,000 flight hours.

3

What is the current rate of mishaps?

Under 2 major mishaps per 10,000 flight hours.

4

When and what was the first standardization program created to prevent the aviation mishaps?

1959, Naval Aviation Maintenance Program (NAMP)

5

When and what was the second standardization program created to prevent aviation mishaps?

1961, Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) Program

6

When and what was the final standardization program created?

1961, NATOPS

7

Describe the Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) Program.

Indoctrinate newly designated aircrew and aircraft mechanics into the peculiarities of specific aircraft.

8

When is NATOPS used?

When events where operation of a system or aircraft is needed.

9

What are the dangerous times for maintenance and personnel?

During engine start, operation, and shutdown.

10

What are the NATOPS requirements for starting up an engine?

- Before starting, wheels of aircraft shall be chocked and parking brake set
- When started, personnel with fire extinguishing equipment shall be stationed in immediate vicinity of engine but clear of intakes or propellers.

11

What are the NATOPS requirements for intake screens?

Where applicable, intake screens shall be installed on jet aircraft.

12

What are the NATOPS requirements for starting an engine by non-pilot personnel?

- The plane shall be tied down when engine is started by non-pilot personnel for testing and warm-up purposes.
- Does not apply to transport/patrol class equipped with parking brakes.

13

What are the NATOPS requirements for starting jet engines?

Prior to start, intakes and surrounding ground/deck shall be inspected to eliminate possibility of Foreign Object Damage (FOD).

14

In the NATOPS Manual, what is the meaning of the term Warning?

An operating procedure, practice, or condition that may result in injury or death if not carefully observed or followed.

15

In the NATOPS Manual, what is the meaning of the term Caution?

An operating procedure, practice, or condition that may result in damage to equipment if not carefully observed of followed.

16

In the NATOPS Manual, what is the meaning of the term Note?

An operating procedure, practice, or condition that must be emphasized.

17

In the NATOPS Manual, what is the meaning of the term Shall?

A procedure that is mandatory.

18

In the NATOPS Manual, what is the meaning of the term Should?

A procedure that is recommended.

19

In the NATOPS Manual, what is the meaning of the term May?

"May" and "need not" mean the procedure is optional.

20

In the NATOPS Manual, what is the meaning of the term Will?

Indicates futurity and never indicates any degree of requirement for application of procedure.

21

What is the Visual Identification System for naval aircraft?

- Provides for assignment of aircraft markings and side numbers that identify aircraft of one unit from those of another.
- Provides means of rapid identification of Navy and Marine aircraft that's simple, flexible, and readily adaptable to expansion in event of mobilization.

22

In regards to the Visual Identification System, where on the aircraft is the marking located?

Vertical stabilizer

23

In regards to the Visual Identification System, what is the range of letters used by COMNAVAIRLANT?

First Character: A - M
Second Character: A - Z

24

In regards to the Visual Identification System, what is the range of letters used by COMNAVAIRPAC?

First Character: N - Z
Second Character: A - Z

25

In regards to the Visual Identification System, what is the range of letters used by CNATRA?

First Character: A - G
Second Character: Not applicable