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liability or responsibility by reason of the condition of the landing area, taxiways, radio and navigational aids, or other equipment or for notification of such condition; or by the acts of its agents in Connection With the granting of the right to use such naval facility. No responsibility is a SSumed for the Security of or damage to aircraft while on property owned or controlled by the U.S. Government. (b) Military rules. Operators of civil aircraft utilizing a Navy or Marine Corps aviation facility shall be required to comply with the air and ground rules promulgated by the Department of the Navy and the commanding officer of the aviation facility. Such compliance shall pertain Specifically to clearance authorization for the entry, departure, or movement of aircraft within the Confines of the terminal area, normally controlled by the commanding officer of the aviation faCility. (c) Federal aviation regulations. Operators of civil aircraft, Shall be required to comply with all Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations including filing of flight plans. When such flight plans are required, they shall be filed with the commanding officer or his authorized representative prior to the departure of the aircraft. When such a flight plan is not required, a list of passengers and Crew members, the airport of first intended landing, the alternate airport, and fuel supply in hours shall be placed on file prior to takeoff, with the Commanding officer or with the local company representative as appropriate. (d) Hours of operation. The use of a Navy/Marine Corps aviation facility by civil aircraft shall be limited to the hours when the facility is normally in operation. (e) Weather minimums. Civil aircraft shall comply with weather minimums as follows: (1) Visual Flight Operations shall be conducted in accordance with Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR), $91.105 of this title. If more stringent visual flight rules minimums have been established for the point of departure or destination, as noted in the aerodrome remarks section of the Department of Defense Flight Information Publica
tion (en Route) Instrument Flight Rules—Supplement, then the ceiling and visibility must be at or above these minimums in the applicable control ZOIOle. (2) Instrument flight operations shall be conducted in accordance with FAR, §91.116 of this title. (f) Inspection. The commanding officer may conduct such inspection of a transiting civil aircraft and its crew, passengers and Cargo as he may consider appropriate or necessary to the carrying out of his duties and responSibilities. (g) Customs, immigration, agriculture, and public health inspection. (1) The Civil aircraft Commander Shall be responsible for compliance with all applicable customs, immigration, agriCulture, and public health laws and regulations. He shall also be responSible for paying fees, charges for overtime Services, and for all other costs Connected with the administration of such laws and regulations. (2) The commanding officer of the Navy/Marine Corps aviation facility will inform the appropriate public officials of the arrival of civil aircraft subject to such laws and regulations. He will not issue clearances for a civil aircraft to takeoff until such laws and regulations have been complied with. Procedures for insuring compliance with such laws and regulations shall be as mutually agreed to by the commanding officer of the aviation facility and the local public officials. (h) Weather alternate. If a Navy/Marine Corps aviation facility has been approved for use as an alternate airport, radio clearance must be obtained from Such facility as soon as the deciSion is made en route for such use. (i) Emergency landings. Any aircraft may land at a Navy/Marine Corps aviation facility when necessary as a result of a bona fide emergency. However, whenever the nature of the emergency permits the pilot to Select the time and place of landing, it is preferred that the pilot land his aircraft at a civil field. (1) The commanding officer of the aviation facility will require that the pilot of the aircraft pay all fees and charges and execute the Aviation Facility License. A statement explaining the circumstances of the emergency landing must be noted in $766.5 of the license application. If a narrative report from the pilot is available, it may be attached to the application. (2) Clearance of runway. The Department of the Navy reserves the right to use any method to clear a runway of aircraft or wreckage consistent with operational requirements. Care will be exercised to preclude unnecessary damage in removing wrecked aircraft; however, the Navy assumes no liability as a result of Such removal. (3) Repairs. (i) Aircraft requiring major repairs may be stored temporarily in damaged condition. If repairs cannot be completed within a reasonable time, the aircraft must be removed from the facility by the owner or operator of the aircraft without delay. (ii) No aircraft will be given a major or minor overhaul. (iii) Engine or air frame minor Components may be furnished, when not available through commercial Sources, provided such supplies can be spared and are not known to be in Short Supply. The issuance of Such Supplies must be approved by the Commanding offiCeI’. (iv) Minor components in short Supply or major components for which there is a repeated demand can be furnished only on message authority obtained from the Aviation Supply Office, Philadelphia, PA (for continental facilities) or local fleet air command or major aviation Supply depot (for extra Continental facilities). Complete engines, airplane wings, or other major items of equipment shall not be furnished under this authority. (v) If the commanding officer believes it is desirable to furnish requested material or Services in excess of the restrictions Stated herein, he shall request instructions from the Chief Of Naval Operations, giving a brief description of the material Or Services requested together with his recommendations. (4) Reimbursement for costs. (i) The Civil user making an emergency landing will be billed in accordance with paragraphs 032500–032503 Of the NAVCOMPT Manual and paragraphs 25345–25363 Of the NAVSUP Manual for payment of all COStS incurred by the
Government as a direct result of the emergency landing. Such costs will include those associated with labor, material, rental of equipment, vehicles or tools, etc., for: (a) Spreading foam on runway before the aircraft attempts emergency land1Ilg. (b) Fire and crash control and rescue. (c) Movement and storage of aircraft or wreckage. (d) Damage to runway, lights, navigation aids, etc. (ii) There will be no charge for naval meteorological services and naval communications facilities for the handling of arrival and departure reports, air traffic control messages, position reports and Safety messages. (iii) The determination as to whether landing fees shall be charged pursuant to an emergency landing for maintenance or repair shall be the prerogative Of the Commanding Officer of the facility. [35 F.R. 14451, Sept. 15, 1970, as amended at 51 F.R. 22804, June 23, 1986]
§ 766.6 Approving authority for landings at Navy/Marine Corps aviation facilities.
(a) Except as indicated in paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section, the commanding officer of an active Navy/Marine Corps aviation facility may approve or disapprove landings of civil aircraft at his facility when such landing is: (1) Directly connected with or in sup— port of U.S. Government business (except those listed in paragraph (c) of this Section). (2) In Connection with U.S. Government Or COmmunity interest.S on an infrequent basis when no adequate civil airport is reasonably available. (3) By aircraft owned and operated by Navy/Marine Corps Flying Clubs or U.S. Army or Air Force Aero Clubs which are operated as instrumentalities of the U.S. Government. (4) By aircraft owned and operated by U.S. Government personnel when Such use is in accordance with $766.4(b) (1) and (2). (5) By civil aircraft either owned or personally chartered by:
(i) The President or Vice President of the United States Or a past President of the United States. (ii) The head of any Federal department. Or agen Cy. (iii) A Member of Congress. (6) By a bailed, leased, or loaned aircraft (as defined in §766.2) when operated in connection with official business only. (7) By aircraft owned and operated by States, counties, or municipalities of the United States when used for Official business of the owner. (b) Except as limited by paragraph (C) of this section, the Commander in Chief, U.S. Naval Forces, Europe; Chief of Naval Material; Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet; Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet; Chief of Naval Air Training; Commander, Pacific Missile Range; Commander, Marine Corps Air Bases, Eastern Area; Commander, Marine Corps Air Bases, Western Area; and Commanding General, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific may approve civil aircraft use of any active aviation facility under their control. (At overseas locations, aircraft landing authorizations must be in Consonance with the provisions of applicable international agreements.) (c) The Chief of Naval Operations may approve any of the above requests, and is the Only agency empowered to approve all other requests for use of naval facilities by civil and government aircraft, for example: (1) Applications for use of more than one facility when the facilities are not under the control of One major Command. (2) Application for use of naval aviation facilities when participating in |U.S. Government or Department of Defense Single-manager contract and charter airlift operations; i.e., Military Airlift Command (MAC) or Military Traffic Management and Terminal Service (MTMTS). (3) Application for a facility to be used as a regular civil airfield for a community, by either commercial or general aviation. (4) Requests for use of a facility by foreign civil or government aircraft when: (i) Such use is not covered by an agreement between the U.S. Govern
ment and the government of the aircraft’s registry, or (ii) The facility is located in a country other than that in which the foreign aircraft is registered.
$766.7. How to request use of naval aviation facilities.
(a) Forms required. Each applicant deSiring use of a Navy/Marine Corps aviation facility will be required to: (1) Execute an application for an Aviation Facility License (OPNAV Form 3770/1 (Rev. 7–70)). (2) Submit a Certificate of Insurance (NAVFAC 7–11011/36) showing coverage as provided by $766.9 of this part. (b) Eacceptions. Exceptions to the foregoing requirements are: (1) Aircraft owned and operated by departments or agencies of the U.S. Government for Official business. (2) Aircraft owned and operated or noncommercial purposes by agencies of a foreign government, except in cases where the foreign government charges fees for U.S. Government aircraft. (3) Aircraft owned and operated by States, possessions, and territories of the United States and political subdiviSions, thereof, when used for Official business of the Owner. (4) Aircraft Owned and Operated by either Navy/Marine Corps Flying Clubs or Aero Clubs of Other military Services which are Operated as instrumentalities of the U.S. Government. (5) Bailed aircraft, provided the bailment contract Specifies that the U.S. Government is the insurer for liability. (c) Obtaining forms. The applicant may obtain the required forms listed in paragraph (a) of this Section, from the Commanding Officer of any Navy Or Marine Corps aviation facility or from the Chief of Naval Operations (OP-53C). Navy units may obtain the forms through regular supply channels as a Cog “I” item. (d) Preparation of forms. (1) The license application will be completed in quadruplicate by the applicant in a Ccordance with detailed instructions Set forth in Aviation Facility License (OPNAV Form 3770/1 (REV. 7–70)). (2) The Certificate of Insurance will be completed by the insurer. Only the signed original certificate and One copy are required to be submitted.
(e) Submission of forms. (1) The forms executed by the applicant shall be submitted to the commanding officer of the aviation facility concerned, except that applications requiring approval by higher authority shall be submitted to the appropriate approving authority, as indicated in paragraph (b) or (c) of this Section at least 30 days prior to the first intended landing.
(2) Once the NAVFAC 7–11011/36, Certificate of Insurance, is on file with an executing authority, it is valid until insurance expiration date and may be used by that executing authority as a basis for his action on any Subsequent OPNAV Forms 3770/1 submitted for approval.
(f) Security deposit. All applications, other than those listed in § 766.11(a) contemplating more than one landing per month, will be accompanied by a security deposit in the form of a certified check payable to the “Treasurer of the United States” in payment of the estimated costs of landing, hangar and Outside parking fees, for 3 months in advance, Calculated as provided in $766.11 (c) and (d). Security deposits will be handled as set forth in paragraph 032102 of the NAVCOMPT Manual.
(g) NOmerclusive use airports. When either the Chief of Naval Operations or Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps does not have exclusive operational Control over a landing area, the airCraft operator will obtain permission to land from the appropriate civil or military authority.
$766.8 Procedure for review, approval, execution and distribution of aviation facility licenses.
(a) Review of application by the commanding officer. The commanding offiCer will review each application for Aviation Facility License and CertifiCate of Insurance received and determine whether such forms have been Completed by the applicant in accordance with the instructions for their preparation as indicated in the Aviation Facility License (OPNAV Form 3770/1 (REV. 7–70)) and the Certificate of Insurance (NAVFAC 7–11011/36(7–70)). AS appropriate, the commanding offiCer will require each applicant to fur
nish a Security deposit as stipulated in $766.7(f). (b) Processing application. The commanding officer will approve/disapprove the application or forward it to higher authority for approval as required by $766.6(b) or (c). If the application is approved, the approving authority will then forward all copies of the license and Certificate of Insurance to the Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command or his designated representative for review and execution of the license. (c) Action by the Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command or his designated representative. (1) Upon reCeipt, the Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Or his designated representative, will review the license and Certificate of Insurance. He shall determine whether the insurance COverage Conforms to the requirements prescribed by $766.9 of this part or to such requirements as may be promulgated from time to time by the Chief of Naval Material. (2) Upon approval, he will then exeCute the license in triplicate, conform all additional copies, and make distribution as provided in paragraph (d) of this Section. Applications which are not approved will be returned to the applicant with an explanation of deficiencies which must be corrected prior to execution. (d) Distribution. (1) After execution of a license, distribution will be made as follows:
Original—To the licensee. Executed copy—To the commanding offiC81". Executed Copy—To the Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command or his designated representative. Conformed copy—To the Chief of Naval Operations (OP–53). Conformed copy—To the cognizant commander under $766.6(b). Conformed copy—To the disbursing officer Serving the performing activity in the case of local deposits, and to the Office of the Navy Comptroller (NAFC3) in the case of central deposits held at the Washington, DC level. Conformed copy—To the Military Airlift Command (MAC) for DOD contract or charter airlift operations. Conformed copy—To the Military Traffic Management and Terminal Service (MTMTS) for DOD contract or charter airlift operationS.
(2) Licenses issued under this authority are to be disposed of under proviSiOnS Of paragraph 4280 Of SECNAVINST 5212.5B, Disposal of Navy and Marine Corps Records. In accordance there with, official executed copies of licenses are to be retained for a period of 6 years after completion or termination of the agreement. They may be transferred to the nearest Federal records center when superseded, revoked, canceled, or expired for retention by the center until expiration of the 6-year retention period.
$766.9 Insurance requirements.
(a) Control of insurance. The Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, or his designee, shall be reSponsible for requiring aircraft Owners or operators to procure and maintain liability insurance conforming to the standards prescribed by the Chief of Naval Material. The insurance policy must be obtained at the expense of the civil aircraft owner or operator and with a company acceptable to the U.S. Navy. (b) Insurance coverage. Except for those aircraft exempted by paragraph (c) below, each civil aircraft is required to be covered by insurance of the types and minimum limits established by the Chief of Naval Material. The Certificate of Insurance, must state all Coverages in U.S. dollars. Current miniIIllir IlS 3.I’6. (1) Privately owned commercially-operated aircraft used for Cargo Carrying only and aircraft being flight-tested or ferried without passengers will be inSured for: (i) Bodily injury liability. At least $100,000 for each person in any one accident with at least $1 million for each accident. (ii) Property damage liability. At least $1 million for each accident. (2) Privately owned commercially-operated aircraft used for passenger carrying and privately owned noncommerCially-operated aircraft of 12,500 pounds or more certified maximum gross takeoff weight will be insured for: (i) Bodily injury liability (ercluding passengers). At least $100,000 for each
person in any one accident with at least $1 million for each accident. (ii) Property damage liability. At least $1 million for each accident. (iii) Passenger liability. At least $100,000 for each passenger, with a minimum for each accident determined as follows: multiply the minimum for each passenger, $100,000 by the next highest whole number resulting from taking 75 percent of the total number of passenger seats (exclusive of crew Seats). For example: The minimum passenger coverage for each accident for an aircraft with 94 passenger Seats is computed: 94×0.75=70.5—next highest whole number resulting in 71. Therefore, 71×$100,000=$7,100,000. (3) Privately Owned noncommercially-operated aircraft of less than 12,500 pounds will be insured for: (i) Bodily injury liability (ercluding passengers). At least $100,000 for each person in any one accident with at least $500,000 for each accident. (ii) Property damage liability. At least $500,000 for each accident. (iii) Passenger liability. At least $100,000 for each passenger, with a mininnum for each accident determined by multiplying the minimum for each passenger, $100,000 by the total number of passenger Seats (exclusive of crew Seats). (4) Aircraft insured for a Single limit of liability must have COverage equal to or greater than the Combined required minimums for bodily injury, property damage, and passenger liability for the type of use requested and for the passenger capacity and gross takeoff weight of the aircraft being operated. For example: the minimum Single limit of liability acceptable for an aircraft operating as described in paragraph (b)(2) of this section is $1,000,000 + $1,000,000 + $7,100,000 = $9,100,000. (5) Aircraft insured by a combination of primary and excess policies must have combined coverage equal to or greater than the required minimums for bodily injury, propert" damage, and passenger liability, for the type of use, and for the passenger Capacity and gross takeoff weight of the aircraft. (6) Each policy must specifically provide that: (i) The insurer waives any right to subrogation the insurer may have