Section 5. Jettisoning of External Stores
9-5-1. JETTISONING OF EXTERNAL
At locations where a drop area has been established
for radar assistance in jettisoning of external stores,
provide vectoring service upon request to:
1. Where required, a mutually satisfactory drop area for
the jettisoning of external stores will be determined by
radar-equipped towers and centers in cooperation with the
local USAF units, Air Division, or civil operators and civil
aircraft companies concerned.
2. FAA and Headquarters, USAF, have agreed to allow
FAA facilities to vector USAF, Air Force Reserve, and
Air National Guard aircraft for jettisoning of all external
stores; i.e., tip tanks, JATO racks, special weapons, etc.
Any similar vectoring service given to civil operators and
civil aircraft companies operating Air Force type aircraft
requires written agreement between the FAA and the user
to relieve the FAA of possible liability. The regional
counsel's office acts for FAA in executing this agreement.
a. USAF, ANG, and Air Force Reserve aircraft at
b. Civil operators and civil aircraft when a written
agreement is in effect for your location.