aircraft design, power plants, aircraft recognition,
technical maintenance, and overhaul procedures.
As its name implies, this publication is a news
magazine. By reading it, you can keep up with the
latest unclassified developments in naval aviation. In
addition, the coverage of fleet operations, the human
interest articles, and accomplishments of individuals
(both officer and enlisted) make the Naval Aviation
News an entertaining as well as an informative
Approach, the Naval Aviation Safety Review, is
published monthly by the U.S. Naval Aviation Safety
Center. It is distributed to all naval aeronautic
organizations. Approach gives the most accurate
information currently available on the subject of
aviation accident prevention.
A large number of aviation accidents are
maintenance induced; that is, they occur during the
preparation for, performance of, and securing from
maintenance. They may be the result of sloppy or
Approach reports the results of accident
investigations. For those accidents that are
maintenance-induced, it describes what was done
wrong and how it should have been done; suggests
corrective measures to prevent future accidents
resulting from these causes; and, when appropriate,
cites aeronautic technical publications that provide
authority for changes in techniques or materials to
improve the maintenance product. In short, if you read
and heed the messages in Approach, you will benefit
from other mechanics experience. Put Approach on
your required reading list, and look for it every month.
Mech is published bimonthly by the U.S. Naval
Safety Center. It is distributed to naval aeronautic
organizations on the basis of one copy per 10 persons.
It presents the most accurate information from aircraft
accident reports, incident reports, medical officers
reports, and reports of special investigations of aircraft
mishaps. The content is information, and it should not
be considered as regulatory, as orders, or as directives.
Any reference to commercial products does not imply
Navy endorsement of those products. Currently,
Crossfeed is an insert of Mech.
Q34. Periodic Maintenance Information Cards
(PMICs) identify what information?
Q35. What are the only documents authorized for
operational or maintenance performance on
naval aircraft and related equipment?
LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Identify safety-
related publications that relate primarily to
Safety is always the responsibility of every Navy
man and woman. A discussion of safety publications
THE NAVAL AVIATION SAFETY
PROGRAM, OPNAVINST 3750.6
The purpose of OPNAVINST 3750.6 is to
preserve human and material resources. The first few
chapters contain instructions regarding command
aviation safety programs, pre-mishap planning, and
reporting of hazards. The remaining chapters describe
actions to be taken in case of an aircraft mishap,
mishap classification, initial required reports,
investigations, endorsements, and the monitoring of
corrective actions to eliminate hazards. All naval
aviation personnel should be familiar with this
NAVY OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND
HEALTH (NAVOSH) PROGRAM MANUAL,
This program provides policies and guidelines for
administration of the NAVOSH program Navywide.
The total program encompasses all safety disciplines,
such as systems safety, aviation safety, weapons or
explosives safety, off-duty safety, as well as
occupational safety and health. The provisions of this
manual apply to all Navy civilian and military
personnel and operations ashore and afloat worldwide.
NAVY OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND
HEALTH (NAVOSH) PROGRAM MANUAL
FOR FORCES AFLOAT, OPNAVINST
As the title implies, OPNAVINST 5100.19, also
referred to as the Safety Manual Afloat, contains safety
precautions applicable to forces afloat. It contains
information on aviation safety, and covers precautions