AIR FORCE - AFMAN 11-202 VOL 3
|Publication Date:||8 May 2020|
This manual consolidates guidance for pilots, such as found in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), DoD Directives and Instructions, and other United States Air Force (USAF) guidance for pilots. Supplemental information to this AFMAN may be found in applicable MAJCOM supplements.
Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) or Remotely Piloted Aircraft applicability. Category 4 and 5 UAS operations shall follow this AFMAN. AFMAN 11-502, Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems, shall govern Category 1-3 ("Small") UAS operations. UAS categories are listed in AFMAN 11-502.
Basic civil aviation information for the national airspace system (NAS) available in the Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) is not duplicated in this manual; additional information is available in FAA-H-8083-15, Instrument Flying Handbook, FAA-H-8083-16, Instrument Procedures Handbook, and FAA-H-8083-25, Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge. FAA handbooks and resources may be found on the FAA website at
Differences between USAF and FAA aviation information are provided in this manual; [DoDI 4540.01, Use of International Airspace by U.S. Military Aircraft and for Missile and Projectile Firing] International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) aviation information, which U.S. military pilots must observe when practical and compatible with the mission, is also duplicated for ease of access. When compliance with ICAO procedures is not practical and consistent with the mission, U.S. military pilots must operate with due regard IAW Flight Information Publication (FLIP) General Planning, Chapter 8. Items that are specific to the NAS are annotated accordingly (e.g., "(NAS only)").
This manual provides broad guidance for Air Force flying under most circumstances. Pilots should exercise sound judgment to safely conduct flying operations if something is not expressly prohibited in this manual.
The intended audience for this manual is winged, post-undergraduate pilot training USAF pilots. Basic flight fundamentals are described in Attachment 2, Attachment 3, Attachment 4, Attachment 5, FAA-H-8083-3, Airplane Flying Handbook, FAA-H-8083- 25, Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, and FAA-H-8083-16, Instrument Procedures Handbook.