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RADAR BULLETIN No. 8A

(RADEIGHT-A)

AIRCRAFT CONTROL MANUAL

 

NAVY DEPARTMENT
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS

 

UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
WASHINGTON · 1950


NAVY DEPARTMENT,
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS,
Washington 25, D.C., 21 June 1950.

1. This publication, the AIR CONTROL MANUAL, is issued for the use and guidance of the Operating Forces of the Navy.

2. This Manual is effective upon receipt and supersedes Radar Bulletin No. 8 (RADEIGHT), the AIR CONTROL MANUAL, all copies of which shall be destroyed by burning. No report of destruction is required.

3. This publication is CONFIDENTIAL, nonregistered, and shall be handled, stowed, and transported as prescribed in the UNITED STATES NAVY SECURITY MANUAL FOR CLASSIFIED MATTER (OPNAV 32-P-1100). When no longer required for use, it shall be destroyed by burning, no report of destruction being necessary.

4. THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS INFORMATION AFFECTING THE NATIONAL DEFENSE OF THE UNITED STATES WITHIN THE MEANING OF TITLE 18, U.S.C., SECTIONS 793 AND 794. ITS TRANSMISSION OR THE REVELATION OF ITS CONTENTS IN ANY MANNER TO AN UNAUTHORIZED PERSON IS PROHIBITED BY LAW.

5. While the classification of the publication is necessarily CONFIDENTIAL, commanding officers are urged to make certain that the book is available to all personnel whose duties require access to the information contained herein.

6. This publication is under the cognizance of and is distributed by the Chief of Naval Operations. Comments on any of the information contained herein are invited.

R. P. BRISCOE,
Rear Admiral, U. S. Navy,
ACNO (Readiness)

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DISTRIBUTION LIST FOR THE AIR CONTROL MANUAL (RAD EIGHT A)

Standard Navy Distribution List, Part I, Number 59 (1 April 1950)

21 (2); 22 (2); 23 (2); 24 (2); 26A (2); 26B (2); 26F (2); 26G (2); 26H (4); 26J (2); 26K (1); 26M (1); 26N (4); 26P (1); 26R (1); 28A (2); 28B (2); 28C (2); 28D (1); 28E (1); 28G (1); 28K (1) 29A (2); 29B (2); 29D (2); 29E (2); 29H (2); 29J (2); 29K (2); 29L (2) fs»M (2); 29N (2); 29P (2); 29Q (2); 29R (1); 29S (1); 29T (1); 29U (1); 29X (2); 29Y (1); 30D (1); 30E (1); 31A (2); 31C1 (1); 31D (1); 31G (1); 31M (1); 32T (1); 42A (2); 42B (2); 42C (2); 42D (4); 42E (1); 42F (2); 42G (1); 42H (2); 42J (2); 42K (2); 42L (2); 42M (2); 42P (2); 42Q (1); 42R (2); 42S (2); 42T (2); 42U (2); 42V (1); 42W (1); 45B (1); 45D (1); 45E (1); 45F (1); 45T (1); 46A (2); 46B (2); 46C (2); 46D (2); 46E (2); 46G (2); 46J (2); 46K (2); 46L (2);46M (2); 46P (2).

Standard Navy Distribution List, Part 2, Edition 17 (1 April 1950)

A3 (1); A5 (1) (less BuMed and BuSandA); A6 (1); B3 (1); B5 (1); C2 (1); E4 (1); Fl (1); F2 (1): F3 (1); F5 (1); F6 (1); FY (1); F10 (1); F14 (1); F37 (2); GlA (2); GIB (2); GlC (2); GlD (1); GIF (1); GIG (1); G2 (2); G3A (2); G3B (2); G3C (2); G3D (2); G3E (2); G4 (2); G5B (1); G5C (1); G5D (1); G7A (1); G7B (1); G7C (1); G8D (2); G9B (2); G9D (2); J3 (1); J7 (75); J12 (2); J32 (1); J33 (1); J37 (1); J39 (1); J60 (1000); J75 (75); J84 (10); J85 (10); J89 (2); J95 (2); J98 (2); K3 (2); R20 (2); R30 (2); R31 (2); R33 (10); R34 (2); R51 (2); XYZ: Supt. USCG Academy, New London, Conn. (25); Adjutant General's Office, U. S. Army (2); Chief of Staff, U. S. Air Forces (2); Chief Signal Officer, Signal Corps, U. S. Army (2); Air University, Montgomery, Ala. (2); Commanding Officer, CIC Officers' School, U. S. Naval Air Technical Training Unit, N. A. S., Glenview, Illinois (75).

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Chapter 1 Introduction to the Control of Aircraft 1
Chapter 2 Aerial Navigation and Relative Motion 7
Chapter 3 Weather and the Control of Aircraft 15
Chapter 4 Communications in Aircraft Control 23
Chapter 5 Radio Telephone (K/T) Procedure 29
Chapter 6 Use of the Plan Position Indicator and CIC Plotting Facilities in the Control of Aircraft 43
Chapter 7 Altitude Determination 53
Chapter 8 IFF and the Control of Aircraft 61
Chapter 9 Control of Aircraft Through Window and Jamming 67
Chapter 10 Types of Aircraft Patrols 77
Chapter 11 Employment of Fighters for Defense Against Air Attack 97
Chapter 12 Day Interceptions 103
Chapter 13 Night Interceptions 127
Chapter 13A High Speed, High Altitude Interceptions 144a
Chapter 14 Airborne Control of Aircraft and Airborne Early Warning 145
Chapter 15 Visual Air Control 151
Chapter 16 Aircraft Control in Amphibious Operations 157
Chapter 17 Hunter /Killer Operations 169
Chapter 18 Homing Procedure 179
Chapter 19 Search and Rescue 187
Chapter 20 Controlled Approachs 195
Chapter 21 The Control of Spotting Planes 221
Chapter 22 Antiaircraft (AA) Fire and Control of Aircraft 227
Chapter 23 Control of Aircraft in Training 233
Chapter 24 Functions of Air Operations in the Control of Aircraft 237
Chapter 25 Sources of Information for CIC in the Control of Aircraft 245
Chapter 26 CIC Control Within the Task Force Organization 251
Chapter 27 Signals Pertinent to the Control of Aircraft 259
Glossary of Terms  

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