Space, Missile, Command, and Control



1.1. The Air Force must sustain a flying environment that promotes safety and permits realistic training. This directive encourages that environment by providing policies to govern the use of airspace, training weapons ranges, and support facilities and equipment controlled by the Air Force, the Air National Guard (ANG), and the US Air Force Reserve (USAFR).

1.2. The Air Force will provide safe and efficient airspace, training weapons ranges, and aviation support facilities, equipment, and services. These resources will be established and operated in compliance with applicable environmental laws and regulations.

1.2.1. The Air Force provides only the aviation support facilities, equipment, and services needed to accomplish its flying mission. If other agencies provide these resources, the Air Force will not duplicate the services.

1.3. the greatest extent possible, the Air Force will not endanger public safety or harm the environment when using training weapons ranges, aviation support facilities and equipment, and training airspace.

1.4. following responsibilities and authorities are established:

1.4.1. The Air Force Flight Standards Agency (AFFSA) is the executive agent for managing airspace for the US Air Force.

1.4.2. AFFSA ensures quality of service in all airspace controlled by US Air Force air traffic controllers. AFFSA is the executive agent for Air Force Air Traffic Control (ATC), anti-hijacking procedures, airfield management services, and Terminal Instrument Procedures (TERPS). AFFSA also serves as the functional manager for ATC.

1.4.3. The Air Force complies with Security Control of Air Traffic and Navigation Aids (SCATANA) procedures established by the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Transportation. HQ NORAD serves as the Department of Defense (DoD) executive agent for SCATANA and ensures the Air Force complies with the appropriate procedures.

1.4.4. HQ ACC/DOH is the executive agent for overdue aircraft procedures.

1.4.5. HQ USAF/XOFC develops policy, advocates resources, and manages the oversight of training weapons ranges.

1.4.6. HQ USAF/XOFU provides functional management oversight of combat control team operations, training, and organization.

1.5. This policy directive applies to all Air Force activities involved in the management of airspace, training weapons ranges, navigational aids, airfields, and ATC facilities.

1.6. See attachment 1 for measures used to assess compliance with these policies.

OPR: HQ USAF/XOOA(Maj Tim D. Hammon) Editor: Mrs Joyce D. Void
Certified by: HQ USAF/XO(Col George R. Durham) Pages: 9/Distribution: F

1.7. See attachment 2 for related publications.

DCS/Plans and Operations

2 Attachments
1. Measuring Compliance With Policy
2. Related Publications


A1.1. The Air Force measures compliance with air traffic control, airspace, airfield, and range management policies using two metrics: airspace usage and the effect on public safety and the environment.

A1.1.1. Airspace Usage. The Air Force flies most of its training missions in special use airspace. To reduce overhead costs and possible damage to public safety and the environment, the Air Force must use airspace efficiently. MAJCOMs, the ANG, and the USAFR measure the efficiency of airspace use by comparing scheduled versus actual hours of use per day of Military Operations Areas (MOA), discounting weather cancellation and delays (figure A1.1) Reporting is done through the IRCN: 1412-DOT-AN, Annual Restricted Area Utilization Report (AIRSPACE). Reporting instructions are contained in AFI 13-201, US Air Force Airspace Management (formerly AFR 55-2). Reporting is suspended during emergency conditions.

A1.1.2. Assessment of Endangerment to Public Safety and Harm to the Environment. MAJCOMs, the ANG, and the USAFR assess the effects of Air Force operations that endanger public safety or harm the environment as follows: track registered and validated safety/environmental complaints received from outside the Air Force and collected and reported by subordinate level units (figure A1.2). A decreasing trend in the ratio of validated versus registered complaints indicates policy compliance. Reporting is done through RCS: HAF-XOO(A)9329, Registered Versus Validated Safety/Environmental Complaints, via mail to reach HQ USAF/XOOA not later than 30 calendar days after the fiscal year end. Reporting is suspended during emergency conditions.

A1.2. The graphic display in figure A1.1 measures percent use versus scheduled of Military Operations Areas (MOA) as compared to the Air Force goal of 70%.

A1.3. Figure A1.2 measures registered versus validated safety/environmental complaints and displays the ratio of the totals for the fiscal year.

Figure A1.1. Sample Metric of Airspace Use.

Figure A1.2. Sample Metric of Registered vs. Validated Safety/Environmental Complaints.


Publication Title Formerly

AFI 10-707 Spectrum Interference Resolution AFR 55-3

AFI 11-201 Flight Information AFR 60-7

AFI 11-204 Operational Procedures for Aircraft AFR 55-14
Carrying Hazardous Materials

AFI 11-206 General Flight Rules AFR 60-16

AFI 11-208 The US Military Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) AFR 55-16

AFI 11-209 Air Force Participation in Aerial Events AFR 60-18

AFM 11-212 Instrument Flying AFM 51-37

AFI 13-201 USAF Airspace Management AFR 55-2

AFI 13-202 Overdue Aircraft AFR 55-5

AFI 13-203 Air Traffic Control AFR 60-5

AFI 13-204 Terminal Instrument Procedures (TERPS) AFM 55-9

AFI 13-205 (S) Special Interest Aircraft Operations in AFR 55-10
US Airspace (U) AFR 60-23

AFI 13-206 Operational Support Airlift (OSA) Management AFR 125-1

AFI 13-207 Preventing/Resisting Aircraft Piracy (FOUO) AFR 60-14

AFI 13-208 Security Control of Air Traffic and Air AFR 60-204
Navigation Aids (SCATANA)

AFI 13-209 Instrument Procedures AFR 60-27V2

AFI 13-210 Joint Airdrop Inspection Records, Malfunction AFR 55-40
Investigations and Activity Reporting

AFI 13-211 Base Level Aviation Support Resources AFR 55-45

AFI 13-212 Training Weapons Range s AFR 50-46

Publication Title Formerly

AFI 13-213 Airfield Management AFR 55-48

AFI 13-214 Aircraft Surge Launch and Recovery (ASLAR) AFCCR 60-6

AFI 13-215 ATC Radar Maps and Associated Systems AFCCR 96-1

AFI 13-216 Combat Control Team Operations MACR 3-3

AFPD 32-70 Environmental Planning AFR 19-1
AFR 19-2
AFR 19-8
AFR 126-1
AFR 126-7

AFI 32-71 Environmental Compliance and Pollution AFP 19-5

AFPD 48-1 Aerospace Medicine AFR 30-27
AFR 160-1
AFR 160-32
AFR 160-39
AFR 160-43
AFR 160-104
AFR 160-109
AFR 161-1
AFR 161-3
AFR 161-4
AFR 161-6
AFR 161-7
AFR 161-8
AFR 161-10
AFR 161-11
AFR 161-12
AFR 161-13
AFR 161-14
AFR 161-15
AFR 161-17
AFR 161-20
AFR 161-21
AFR 161-26
AFR 161-27
AFR 161-28
AFR 161-29
AFR 161-32

Publication Title Formerly

AFR 161-34
AFR 161-33
AFR 161-35
AFR 161-36
AFR 161-38
AFR 161-40
AFR 161-42
AFR 161-44
AFR 161-73
AFR 163-5

AFI 91-402 The US Air Force Mishap Prevention Program AFR 8-14

AFI 91-404 Investigating and Reporting US Air Force AFR 127-2

AFI 91-406 Participation in a Military or Civil Aircraft AFR 127-11
Accident Safety Investigation

AFI 91-409 Explosive Safety Standards AFR 127-100

AFI 99-111 Test Infrastructure AFR 80-28

JANAP 146E Canadian-United States Communications No Change

AFOSH 161-10 Health Hazard Control for Laser Radiation No Change

DoD Flight Information Handbook

High Altitude Instrument Approach Procedures

Low Altitude Instrument Approach Procedures

Low Altitude Charts

High Altitude Charts

IFR Supplement

VFR Supplement

Planning Data and Procedures
Federal Aviation Regulations

Part Title

01 Definitions and Abbreviations

65 Certification: Airman Other Than Flight Crew Members

71 Designation of Federal Airways, Controlled Airspace, and Reporting Points

73 Special-Use Airspace

77 Objects Affecting Navigable Airspace

91 General Operating and Flight Rules

93 Special Air Traffic Rules and Airport Traffic Patterns

95 IFR Altitudes

97 Standard Instrument Approach Procedures

105 Parachute Jumping

157 Notice of Construction Alteration, Activation, and Deactivation of Airports

171 Non-Federal Navigation Facilities

FAA Handbooks and Orders

Publication Title

7100.8 Standard instrument Departure (SID)

7100.9 Standard Terminal Arrival (STAR)

7110.52 Suspected Illegal Use of Aircraft

7110.65 Air Traffic Control

7110.67 Special Aircraft Operations by Law Enforcement Organizations

7110-88 Optimum Descent Procedures

7130.3 Holding Pattern Criteria

7210.3 Facility Operation and Administration

Publication Title

7220.1 Air Traffic Control Certification Procedures

7340.1 Contractions

7350.6 Location Identifiers

7400.2 Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters

7610.4 Special Military Operations

8200.1 US Standard Flight Inspection Manual Procedures

8240.36 Instructions for Flight Inspection Reporting

8240.41 Flight Inspection/Air Traffic Coordination

8260.19 Flight Procedures and Airspace Airman Information Manual (AIM)