16 September 2003
COMBINED DETACHMENT CARRIER OPERATIONS
600. General. Combined CNATRA CQ detachments are required. Advanced planning must be conducted in
order to preclude any loss of available deck time.
601. Purpose. To minimize the impact of operations away from geographical areas and facilities normally
associated with CNATRA CQ operations.
Concept of Operations and Coordinating Instructions
a. LOI shall be published by CNATRA for each operating period. Format is contained in paragraph
802. The detachment shall be set up to operate on the squadron concept. The TRAWING designated by
CNATRA for command and control of the shore detachment shall coordinate with Contract Maintenance to
provide ship and shore based maintenance detachments.
b. The MINIMUM number of aircraft provided by each air wing for all CQ detachments is listed below.
Increased numbers of aircraft may be required. The CNATRA LSO shall coordinate with the TRAWING
Operations officers to determine the number of additional aircraft required for each detachment.
c. As the direct representative of the Chief of Naval Air Training, the Shore Detachment OIC shall have
the overall responsibility and authority for the detachment.
d. For billeting planning, personnel strengths are 100 officers and 75 enlisted/Contract Maintenance
e. To the maximum extent practical, commercial air transport shall be used for transportation to and
from detachment sites. If DOD airlift is utilized, airlift schedules shall be promulgated by the TRAWING
assigned Command and Control. All units shall be notified by message of airlift schedules.
f. TRAWINGs shall submit CARQUAL requirements to the carrier, INFO CNATRA (N333) via email
message 30 days prior to the detachment, in accordance with paragraphs 801 and 804 of this instruction. CQ
Rosters shall be submitted in accordance with paragraphs 801 and 805 of this instruction.
g. The CNATRA Rep, Shore Detachment OIC, Ship OIC, Shore Detachment Operations Officer, Ship
Detachment Liaison Officer, Shore Maintenance Officer (MO), and CNATRA LSO shall brief the ship on specific
NATRACOM requirements during the Presail Conference.
h. Each designated student and instructor shall receive detailed briefings on course rules and facilities at
the support base and all possible bingo fields.
The carrier shall conduct a presail brief approximately 7-10 days prior to getting underway during
which face to face briefs concerning load aboard, Air Operations and flight deck procedures are conducted.
Personal protective gear shall be provided by the individual's squadron for the shore detachment. All
required shipboard personal protective gear and flotation equipment shall be provided by the TRAWING assigned
ship maintenance in the LOI.
Supply support shall be in accordance with Chapter IV of this instruction.