14 October 2003
Specific Publication Requirements
a. TRAWING Monthly PAT Pub Inventory Forms (CNATRA
1550/20). The goal, through the use of this inventory system, is
to eliminate crisis management associated with publication
shortages due to untimely reviews, improper inventories, poor
documentation, or mail routed to the wrong place.
Stocking, Ordering, and Distribution Requirements
(1) To minimize the cost and time of printing,
publications will be produced in sufficient quantity to satisfy
the bi-annual requirements of all users, if practical. Orders of
less than bi-annual requirements may be warranted during
curriculum or instructional modifications. However, several
short orders are more expensive than one or two large orders.
Questions regarding orders should include the PAT Pub number,
i.e., P-XXX. Figure 9.1 outlines PAT Pub ordering procedures.
Appendix B is a list of the current PAT Pubs.
(2) Production and distribution of PAT Pubs are based
upon needs of instructors, contractors, instructors under
training (IUTs), and student naval aviators (SNAs) as indicated
by the Pilot Training Rates (PTRs) for that phase of training.
An additional five (5) percent should be added to the total
requirements and then rounded to the nearest fifty. The CCMM
will ensure the distribution and number of publications ordered
is accurate and typed on the Letter of Promulgation for all new
and revised publications (coordinate with CNATRA if in doubt).
Example of a yearly formula: Instructors + Contractors + IUT +
SNAs + Miscellaneous + 5 percent + round up = yearly
distribution. Example: Based on a primary PTR of 1708,
instructor and IUT requirements of 423 and no contractor
requirements. (1708 + 423 = 2131 + 106 (5%) = 2237 + 13 (nearest
fifty) = 2250.) It is recommended that each user create an
annual number but submit a bi-annual request. This allows for
PAT Pubs to be modified or changed without excessive cost from
wasted publication reprints.
(3) Pub numbers for new publications will be assigned
in advance by CNATRA (N1221).
(4) Distribution to organizations outside of the Naval
Air Training Command will be made only with written approval of
CNATRA. All requests received by NATRACOM activities will be
forwarded to CNATRA (N31) for action. Normally, requests from
other government agencies will be approved if sufficient stocks
exist. Requests from private organizations or individuals will
be considered on an individual basis, subject to Freedom of
Information Act guidelines.