Additional ATC contingency plan information can be found in NATOPS Air Traffic
Control Facilities Manual, NAVAIR 00-80T-114.
Flight inspections are the quality assurance program which verifies that the performance
of NAVAIDS and associated instrument flight procedures conform to prescribed
standards throughout published service volume. Without proper maintenance and
operation, NAVAIDs are worthless and might as well be turned off.
Flight Inspection Responsibilities
Safety of flight and effective control of aircraft requires that the components of air
navigation systems be accurate, adequate, and reliable. Various types of NAVAIDs are
in use and serve a special purpose in the air navigation system. Management s
responsibility is to ensure that NAVAIDs at your facility are checked as required.
The FAA is designated the authority for inspecting military NAVAIDs based on jointly
United States Standard Flight Inspection Manual, NAVAIR 16-1-520.
In this manual, the word facility equates to the word NAVAID.
Commanding Officers' Responsibilities
Although flight inspectors recommend NOTAM actions, commanding officers have final
authority and responsibility for NOTAM issuance and facility operation. This
responsibility includes military facilities that are not part of the national airspace system.
Commanding officers can elect to designate facilities found to be unsatisfactory for
continued use in the national airspace system as "For Military Use Only."
NOTAMs are not issued on shipboard facilities.