2.1 Flying Management System

2.1.1 Appointment of Key Staff

Flight Commander:

Authorising Officers:

Aircraft Captains:

Mission Commanders:

Letters of Delegation provided from Ship's CO for Mission Commanders?

Is there a Secondary Duty list?

Are there duty statements for each of the Secondary Duties? (Are these variations on the ones found in 816 Sqn SSO’s?)

2.1.2 Management of the SOI

Are all Missions conducted IAW the SOI and BWB?

Deviations from the SOI required for extenuating or wartime operations must be managed in accordance with OAREG 2.2—Operations. Details:

2.1.3 Aircrew Competency System

Are aircrew qualifications and competencies clearly recorded?

Is the currency tracking tool effective/useful? What local procedures are in place to compensate for any shortcomings in the currency tracker available?

Is shore-based training available and conducted?

Any problems maintaining hours currency? Pilots/TACCO/SENSO?

Any problems maintaining events currency? Pilots/TACCOS/SENSO?


2.1.4 Flight Authorisation

Are all authorising officers’ delegations clearly articulated?

Does the FOB and the Op Order clearly define the level and scope of each Autho’s authority?

Do authorising officers attend flight briefings?

Are all flights authorised IAW ABR 5150 Chapter 6?


2.1.5 Aviation Risk Management

Are there MRPs for all mission profiles?

Has the Flight developed any local MRP’s to cover specific missions? (Review these MRP’s if req’d)

When were these local MRP’s last reviewed?

Is the AVRM process applied to all flying and flight operations IAW ABR 5150?

Are the appropriate MRP’s annotated in the Authorisation process? (check)

How does the AVRM process integrate with the ship’s Risk Management Plan? ie Who accepts risk from the ship? CO / PWO?

Is the SRP for flying ops reviewed at the brief?

2.1.6 Flying Safety Management

Is there an appropriately qualified FSO on the FLT? Is there a plan for a replacement, once incumbent posts out?

Is a member of the Flight on the Ship’s Safety Committee?

Has the Flight conducted a Safety Attitudes Survey?

Is safety related training reported via eMFMR?

Are Aviation Safety posters displayed for Ship's company to see?


Carry out FASO DASM Accountabilities checklist:

2.1.7 Management of OIP

Are the Flight in receipt of adequate international publications?

Does the Flight receive amendments to international publications?

Do Flight have necessary access to ABR 5150, 5419, Flying Guide, TACMAN, FOB?

Does the Flight utilise the monthly 816 Sqn signal to validate the status of all OIP?

Are Flight personnel aware of the AO11 process? Do they utilise it? Do they keep an AO11 register? Do they have any outstanding AO11's in process?

Conduct spot check of Flight OIP.


2.2 Operations

2.2.1 Flying Rules for Special Missions and Tasks

Is Airborne Emergency Training conducted?

Restrictions at sea? Does this compromise ability to fulfil currency requirements? How is this managed?

Any there standard arrangements for Aero Medical Evacuation and do they comply with regulations?

Search and Rescue: Any operating limitations based on SAR asset availability/capability?

Are operations conducted IAW UNCLOS and are the Flight aware of how to obtain DIPCLEAR?

Details of any issues:

2.2.2 Aircraft Crewing

What is the standard crew composition?

Is the Flight make-up appropriate for mission?

Are there set crews or is the compilation mixed up?


2.2.3 Aircraft Captaincy

Do Flight pilots comply with captaincy requirements of ABR 5150 Chapter 7?

Do flight briefs comply with ABR 5150 Chap 7.9? If possible observe a flight briefing.

2.2.4 Cargo

Are all aircrew current in the appropriate DG Aware or in DG Pack & Accept?

2.2.5 Aircraft loading

Who calculates the aircraft CofG?

Is W&B data readily available and calculated correctly for each flight?

Does the aircraft captain review CofG prior to each flight?

2.2.8 Carriage and Use of Electronic Equipment

Do aircrew use Personal Electronic Devices in the aircraft?

Are the PEDs carried IAW ABR 5150?

Have any modifications been made to Defence equipment in order to use or carry the PEDs?

2.2.9 Carriage of Passengers in Defence Aircrew Crew Stations

Are there any circumstances passengers are carried in crew stations?

Is this compliant with ABR 5150 Ch 12, paras 12.12 - 12.13?

2.2.10 Carriage of Passengers In Dedicated Passenger Seats

Is the carriage of passengers compliant IAW ABR 5150 Chapter 12?

2.2.11 Contingency Loading

Are there any circumstances where contingency loading has been required?

Details? What guidance or instruction available?

2.2.12 Use of Aircraft Role Equipment
Aerial Delivery of Cargo

Are ADE holdings appropriate?

Is sufficient and appropriate stowage space available for ADE?

Check ADE servicing status:

Is all U/S and out of date ADE appropriately tagged and quarantined?

Carriage and Employment of Stores

Are both SENSOs in date for Mag 58 and .50 Cal TOETs and currency shoot?

Do aircrew have appropriate knowledge of and use the EW and CMDS suite effectively?

How are expired CMDS stores managed/handled?

2.2.13 Use of Flying Clothing and Aeronautical Life Support Equipment

Are there any points of concern with issued Flying Clothing, pistol holsters, BPVs, or any other Survival Equipment?

Is ALSE used IAW regulations?

Do personnel use any non-issued equipment in the conduct of their duties?

2.2.14 Deviation from Authorised Roles

Has the Flight had to deviate from any authorised roles or equipment under extenuating operational circumstances?

2.2.15 Operational Clearance

Do Aircraft Captains and AuthOs understand the 'Operationally Essential' caveat?

2.3 Qualifications and Training

2.3.1-2.3.2 Pilot and Non-Pilot Qualifications

Was pre-deployment training adequate (including DMT)?

Are there any general deficiencies with Aircrew's qualifications or training that effect operations?

Is there progression of Aircrew Competency Journal/Flight Commander Self Paced Learning Journal? (Reviewed regularly by FLYCO?)

Are any waivers current for Flight Aircrew?


2.3.3 Qualifications for Specific Roles or Duties

Is the qualifications and training progress for specific roles (ie. LSO, FDM, ASO, etc) sufficient?

2.3.5 Aviation Medicine and Medical Fitness for Flight

Are all unit Aircrew current in AVMED training and hold a currrent Aircrew Medical?

Are TMUFF regulations correctly applied IAW ABR 5150 Chapter 13?

2.3.6 Crew Resource Management Training

Are all Flight aircrew current or have appropriate waivers in CRM?

Have any mission specific MRPs or RMPs been developed?

Has this been developed IAW guidance in ABR 5150 Ch 9 and 816 SQN Flying Order Book Vol 1 Ch 9?

2.3.7 Aviation Safety Training

Is there a Safety training program?

How often do Flight personnel receive safety training?

When was the last Flight Safety Standdown?

Is aviation safety included in the Ship's safety program?

When was aviation safety last included in a Ship's safety day?

How is the MASO involved in regular safety training for maintenance personnel?

Is the Flight maintaining AFTP 4 Crash on Deck and Ditched Helo training requirements?

2.3.8 Aviation Risk Management Training

Are all Flight aircrew current or have appropriate waivers in AVRM training?

Is any AVRM refresher training carried out?

2.3.9 Role Specific Training

Is the Fleet provided work up program appropriate for mission? Comments?

Was squadron pre-deployment training appropriate for mission?

Any recommended changes? Have these lessons learnt been captured and fed back to the squadron?

Is training reported via eMFMR?

Is a ground training officer appointed?

Is there a Ground Training Program?

Is there a record of training carried out?

2.3.10 Aircrew and ASS Operator Logbooks

Does the Flight Commander periodically review PEX and Logbooks (as required) appropriately?

Does the CO review logbooks and PEX periodically as part of CO's Books?

If aircrew maintain logbooks and are they maintained IAW ABR 5150?

Does the Flight Commander review HCO and FDM logbooks monthly?


Miscellaneous Operational Aspects

Is the level of visibility and input into Operational Planning adequate?

Does the Flight get visibility of other air operations/activity?

Does the Flight have control over Rate of Effort?

Is post flight reporting carried out?



Are weapons (9mm, Mag 58, M3M, F88) and attractive items (BPVs, holsters, NVG) correctly accounted for?

Is classified and sensitive material handled and stored correctly?

Does ship's Bridge File contain OUTHOUSE procedures IAW ABR 5149 Vol 1 Para 2.33 and correct Aircraft Readiness and Alert States IAW ABR 5419 Vol 1 Ch 5 Annex B?

Are aircraft launch and recovery processes IAW ABR 5419?

Fatigue Management

What is the standard duty period and AL30 window for planned operations?

Is night cycle adaptation used?

Do the Flight adhere to 0100-0500 duty limits?

Who completes the CDRP for Aircrew?

Is accommodation plan appropriate?

How are alongside duties and the management of fatigue and availability managed upon sailing?

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Are Divisional records up to date?

Does the Flight conduct monthly Divisional Meetings?

Are there any personnel issues?


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