AIR FORCE - AFI 13-213
|Publication Date:||4 February 2020|
Scope and Purpose.
This Air Force Instruction provides guidance for developing an airfield driving program to provide safe ground vehicle operations and pedestrian control on United States Air Force owned and/or operated airfields. It outlines training requirements for all personnel (i.e. military, Department of Defense Civilians, Contractors) who, as a part of their job, are required to drive on an airfield.
Personnel who operate a vehicle on the airfield need to be knowledgeable of and comply with the procedures outlined in this instruction and wing/base supplement.
In today's complex airfield environment, there are incidents involving aircraft, pedestrians, and ground vehicles at United States Air Force airfields that lead to property damage and personnel injury. Therefore, strict adherence to the procedures in this instruction is essential to preventing aircraft-vehicle mishaps and personnel injury on the airfield.
Airfield Management personnel at shared-use airfields (i.e. Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve units) should work with the civil airport manager to develop and implement an airfield driving program as applicable.
Contingency is defined as a situation requiring military operations in response to natural disasters, terrorists, subversives, or as otherwise directed by appropriate authority to protect United States interests. At contingency locations, outside the United States, the senior airfield authority (SAA) is delegated authority to waive Tier 3 compliance requirements in this instruction to support tactical or combat operations/situation
Conduct a risk management assessment with the rationale for the waiver and explain (1) how complying with the requirement/complian
Forward proposed waivers to the Air Force Forces (AFFOR) staff or equivalent for an operational review if time permits, or at the discretion of the SAA.
Refer to Air Force Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (AFTTP) 3-4.4, Contingency Airfield Operations (CAO) for additional information. This AFTTP outlines how AFFOR open and operate a deployed or contingency airfield. This AFTTP volume also contains planning considerations for airfield management, air traffic control, and deployable air traffic control and landing systems (DATCALS) capabilities, procedures, forces, and equipment.