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Karen Novikov
Karen Novikov

The natops a1 v22ab nfm 000 mv 22b | 17 Manual: The Essential Document for the MV-22B Osprey Pilots and Crew Members - NAVAIR

If you understand why we are doing this test, you will be good to go. We simply want to expose you to some of the critical issues that we are having to deal with in the airborne community and why we feel you need to be the kind of pilot that is able to understand and address those issues. The most dangerous thing you can do in the sky is act and fly like a trained fighter pilot. This is a lesson that NATOPS teaches you.

natops a1 v22ab nfm 000 mv 22b | 17

In the early 1980s when the NATOPS manual was created, there were roughly 500,000 helicopters flying around the world and 10,000 of those were USAF. Most of the aircraft that were to be supported by the manuals were already in service and had all been flying for 10-15 years. So the people who prepared the NATOPS manuals went through the archives and hunted down publications that they felt was applicable to the aircraft that were still under development, and started to write material that covered those new aircraft. The last aircraft on the list was the helicopter. A lot of the design work had been done, but many of the subsystems were being tested as the aircraft was built.

When it is possible, the pilots are advised to follow the preparation of the operations manual. Where possible, the safety-related terms used in the NATOPS manuals should be used in aircraft manuals. They include:

Design and develop a concept for a system in accordance with the requirements in the Description. Determine the feasibility of the proposed system using the V-22 aircraft as the basis for the Phase II prototype. Consider the intricacies that are required for CELLS to be able to capture all the intelligence (Engineering Models, IETMS, and NATOPS) that are pertinent to Navy aircraft. Include high-level graphic depictions of potential prototypes of CELLS for components and/or systems that are in at least one of each: avionics, airframe, landing gear, hydraulics, and engine. Develop a draft CELLS Master Plan and draft specification to be the basis for Phase II. Include high-level prototype plans to be developed under Phase II. (Note: The Navy will only prototype with Unclassified components and/or structures. Note: Please refer to the statement included in the Description above regarding human research protocol for Phase II.


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