Section 4. Application
UNDER EXEMPTIONS FROM SECTION 3 OF APPENDIX D TO PART 91 SURFACE AREAS OF
CLASS B AND CLASS C AIRSPACE WITHIN WHICH SPECIAL VFR WEATHER MINIMUMS ARE
NOT AUTHORIZED FOR FIXED-WING AIRCRAFT
Implement LOAs with
operators whose operations are conducted under an exemption to 14 CFR Part
91, Appendix D, Section 3. Letters of Agreement should contain:
surface area within which exempted operations may be conducted;
weather minimums required for the operations;
visual reference to the surface is required;
details as to routes, altitudes, communications, reporting points, etc. to
facilitate control of these operations;
names, if practical, for use in signifying to the pilot the details of
each arrival and departure procedure; and
additional data which the ATC facility believes necessary to accommodate
14 CFR Part 91, Appendix D, Section 3 lists specific surface area
locations in which FW/SVFR flight is prohibited. However, operators may
petition for exemptions from these prohibitions. An exemption may only be
granted by an FAA Headquarter's office (i.e., Vice Preseident for Terminal
Services, or the Administrator).
4-4-2. USE OF
AIRCRAFT CALL SIGNS
air traffic managers must ensure that LOAs concerning the use of aircraft
call signs by local flight operators conform with the following standards:
Regulations (87.115) are followed.
call signs are coordinated with and approved by System Safety and
Procedures before assignment to avoid possible duplication or conflict
with air-ground call signs assigned on a national basis to other aircraft
signs are only used for:
with the local tower.
signs are not used in filing flight plans.
b. A copy of
each LOA covering local aircraft call signs must be forwarded to Terminal
Safety and Operations as soon as practicable after receipt of the approval
letter for said call sign.
SUPERVISORY UNITS (RSU)
traffic managers must ensure that the following items are included in a
LOA with the local military authority when the operation of a military RSU
has been directed by the military commander.
requirements of personnel operating the RSU.
continuous monitor of the appropriate tower frequency is maintained.
with the tower is accomplished prior to changing to an alternate
primary function of the RSU is to monitor arrivals and departures of
designated military aircraft.
e. The RSU must not be used for
ATC service except:
1. In an
emergency situation; or
undergraduate pilot training/pilot instructor training (UPT/PIT) locations
to UPT/PIT aircraft for preventive control purposes.
silence must be maintained at all times unless actual safety of flight is
involved or as outlined in subpara e above.