shall report new holding to marshal control, acknowledge Delta, and await a new
Aircraft that have commenced and are at or below platform shall continue
approach and await specific instructions prior to dumping fuel.
New EAT shall be assigned as soon as possible. If pilots lose radio contact
before a new EAT is received, they shall hold 6 minutes from the time Delta was
received and then proceed to TACAN emergency marshal and commence
approach at EEAT.
Minimum Delta shall be 6 minutes and even (2 minute) intervals thereafter.
Fixed Wing Emergency Marshal Procedures
The emergency marshal for AV-8 aircraft must be on the 150-degree radial relative to
the EFB at 1,000-foot intervals commencing at 5,000 feet. The DME must be angels
plus 15 miles.
After pushover, the aircraft tracks inbound on the 150-degree radial relative, levels at
1,200 feet, and turns to intercept the 12-mile arc. The aircraft flies on the 12-mile arc
until it intercepts the emergency final bearing and executes the final portion of the
TACAN approach. If an aircraft is unable to land, it must fly the missed approach as
published on the TACAN procedure. Entry into the holding point must be at the
assigned emergency altitude.
Emergency marshal patterns are designed for blue water
operations. Close proximity to land masses or control zones
may necessitate modification of emergency marshal
procedures as exact conditions cannot be predicted. It is
incumbent on the ship s air operations officer to assign
emergency marshal patterns that do not conflict with
aircraft, existing obstructions, or other patterns in use.
Fixed Wing Emergency Marshal Pattern
The fixed wing emergency marshal pattern is shown in Figure 11-12.