16 September 2003
Helicopter Deck Landing Qualifications
a. General. Under normal circumstances Helicopter Deck Landing Qualification occurs on the Helicopter
Landing Trainer (HLT). Utilization of a fleet aircraft carrier for Deck Landing Qualification occurs when the HLT is
unavailable. This portion of the instruction establishes the general guidelines for helicopter deck landing
qualification of NATRACOM pilots and student naval aviators. NATRACOM helicopters shall follow procedures
outlined in current Flight Training Instructions (FTIs) and the CNATRA DLQ OPLAN for all practice landings. Use
of the Optical Landing System (OLS) approach shall be reserved for marginal weather or emergency approaches
(1) The CV/CVN Commanding Officer of the carrier shall:
(a) Designate helicopter landing spots in accordance with the ship's flight deck plan.
(b) Maintain a refueling capability for helicopters using gravity and pressure type fueling.
(c) Maintain not less than four LSEs aboard to carrier qualify NATRACOM helicopters.
(2) Commander, TRAWING FIVE shall:
(a) Provide maintenance personnel and peculiar support equipment for helicopter CQ.
(b) Provide deck handling equipment to allow "down" helicopters to be readily moved on the flight
deck or hangar deck.
210. CNATRA Operating Limitations for Helicopters. CNATRA operating limitations for Helicopters are shown in
Table II-11 below.
CNATRA OPERATING LIMITATIONS
Wind Over Deck