1 BY ORDER OF THE AIR FORCE INSTRUCTION 11-230 . SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE . 27 SEPTEMBER 2013. Incorporating Change 1, 13 MAY 2015. Flying Operations INSTRUMENT PROCEDURES. COMPLIANCE WITH THIS PUBLICATION IS MANDATORY. ACCESSIBILITY: Publications and forms are available for downloading or ordering on the e- Publishing website at RELEASABILITY: There are no releasability restrictions on this publication OPR: HQ AFFSA/A3A Certified by: HQ USAF/A3O-B. (Steven Pennington, GS-15). Pages: 210. Supersedes: AFI11-230, 30 March 2010. This INSTRUCTION implements AF Policy Directive 11-2, Aircrew Operations. It provides guidance on developing, approving, revising, publishing and deleting instrument approach and departure procedures and applies to all Air FORCE (AF), Air National Guard (ANG), and Air FORCE Reserve Command (AFRC) Terminal Instrument Procedures (TERPS) functions.
2 It applies to flying activities at all AF, ANG, and AFRC airfields where the AF, ANG, AFRC or an AF. component of a unified command conducts or supports instrument flight. Use this INSTRUCTION in conjunction with FAA ORDER , Standard for Terminal Instrument Procedures (TERPS), and Allied Air Traffic Control Publication (AATCP)-1, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Supplement to International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Doc 8168-OPS/611 Volume II for the Preparation of Instrument Approach and Departure Procedures. When there is a conflict between guidance in this AFI and any of the other documents listed in this AFI as reference, use the guidance in this AFI. Forward copies of all supplements for this INSTRUCTION to the Office of Primary Responsibility (OPR) for review and coordination before publishing.
3 Refer recommended changes and questions about this publication to the OPR using the AF Form 847, Recommendation for Change of Publication;. route AF Form 847s from the field through the appropriate functional's chain of command. AFI. 11-215, USAF Flight Manuals Program (FMP), governs processing of AF Form 847. Ensure that all records created as a result of processes prescribed in this publication are maintained in accordance with AFMAN 33-363, Management of Records, and disposed of in accordance with the Air FORCE Records Disposition Schedule (RDS) located at The use of the name or mark of any 2 AFI11-230 27 SEPTEMBER 2013. specific manufacturer, commercial product, commodity, or service in this publication does not imply endorsement by the Air FORCE . SUMMARY OF CHANGES. This interim change revises AFI 11-230 by (1) removing references to AeroNavData (2).
4 Incorporating SAF/IGI tier waiver authority criteria outlined in AFI 33-360, Publications and Forms Management. Minor changes were made throughout and include reference updates and editing errors. A margin bar (|) indicates newly revised material. Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION TO USAF TERMINAL INSTRUMENT PROCEDURES. (TERPS) 8. Section 1A Roles and Responsibilities 8. HQ United States Air FORCE (HQ AF/A3O-B).. 8. HQ Air FORCE Flight Standards Agency (HQ AFFSA/A3A).. 8. MAJCOM or Air FORCE Component of a Unified Command, Director of Operations (A3) (or equivalent) .. 9. Major Command (MAJCOM) TERPS Function.. 9. Base/Unit Level TERPS Function Responsibilities.. 10. MAJCOM TERPS Areas of Responsibility.. 11. Section 1B General TERPS Definitions, Procedures, and Requirements 12. Holding Patterns.
5 12. Separating IFPs from Special Use Airspace (SUA) and Adjacent ATC Airspace. 13. Documenting and Processing Navigational Fixes.. 14. NAVAID Service Volume.. 17. Figure CONUS Expanded Service Volume Approval Routing.. 19. Airspace Action Requirements.. 19. Epoch Year Magnetic Variation (MV) Values.. 20. Visual Flight Rules (VFR) Procedures.. 21. FAA Forms and FAA Publications Guidance.. 21. Special Notation Requirements.. 25. Climb Gradients (CGs).. 26. Procedural Information.. 28. Displaced Threshold Procedures.. 28. Published Altitudes.. 28. AFI11-230 27 SEPTEMBER 2013 3. Chapter 2 REQUESTING, PROCESSING, PUBLISHING AND MAINTAINING IFPS 30. Section 2A Terminal Amendment System (TAS) 30. TAS Letter Processing.. 30. Section 2B IFP Processing 31. Identifying Requirements.. 31. RESERVED.
6 32. Contingency Operations and Deployed TERPS.. 32. Figure Baseline Airfield Collection Area.. 34. Figure Baseline Airfield Collection Area and Military Airport Surfaces.. 35. Nonstandard IFPs and Waivers to Policy, Guidance, and/or Procedures (Waiver Requests).. 35. AF IMT 3980/AF Form 3980.. 36. Section 2C Publishing IFPs 37. IFP Documentation Requirements.. 37. Publication of RADAR Procedures.. 39. Table Minimum IFP Package Content Requirements.. 39. Coordination Requirements for Standard, Manually Developed IFPs.. 40. IFP Publication Responsibilities.. 40. Special Use IFPs.. 41. Section 2D Maintaining IFPs 41. FLIP Maintenance.. 42. Review of Flight Information Publications and Other TERPS Related Data.. 43. Revising IFPs.. 43. Deleting IFPs from DOD Publications.. 45. Section 2E Data Management 45.
7 TERPS Helpdesk.. 45. Digital Data.. 45. Geospatial Information and Services (GI&S).. 47. Master Obstruction Chart (MOC).. 48. Obstruction Evaluation/Airport Airspace Analysis (OE/AAA).. 51. Chapter 3 FOREIGN TERMINAL INSTRUMENT PROCEDURES (FTIP) 52. Section 3A United States Air FORCE FTIP Acceptance Program 52. 4 AFI11-230 27 SEPTEMBER 2013. Program Overview.. 52. Evaluation and Acceptance Requirements Accredited Category.. 53. Evaluation and Acceptance Requirements Special Accredited Category.. 54. Evaluation and Acceptance Requirements Host Nation Airports.. 55. HQ AFFSA/A3A Acceptance Approval Responsibilities.. 55. Maintaining FTIP Acceptance Approval.. 56. Section 3B General FTIP Requirements 57. Reviewing or Publishing Foreign Standard Terminal Arrivals (STARs).. 57. Approach Minima Validation.
8 58. Departure Procedure Validation.. 58. Metric Minima, Rounding, and Associated Conversions.. 59. Departure End of Runway (DER) Crossing Restrictions (screen height).. 61. Maximum Holding Altitude Determination.. 61. Foreign Facilities Approved for Category II and Category III Operations.. 62. FTIP Procedure Turns.. 62. FTIP Master Obstruction Chart (MOC) Requirements.. 63. Translating FTIP Not Published in English.. 63. FTIP Flyability Check Requirements.. 63. FTIP Flight Inspection Requirements.. 64. Section 3C FTIP Review (Figure ) 64. Non-US Government Published FTIP.. 64. Conducting TERPS Review.. 67. Conducting Comparison Review.. 68. Figure Basic Process for Reviewing FTIP.. 69. Section 3D Publishing FTIP in the DOD FLIP (Terminal) (Figure ) 69. Selection.. 70. Evaluation.
9 70. Coordination.. 71. Publishing Foreign RNAV Procedures.. 71. Publishing FTIP Missed Approach Procedures.. 71. DOD NOTAMs on FTIP Published in the DOD FLIP (Terminal).. 71. FTIP Publishing Package Content and Associated Documentation.. 72. AFI11-230 27 SEPTEMBER 2013 5. Figure Basic FTIP Publication Process.. 75. Chapter 4 FLYABILITY CHECK AND FLIGHT INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS 76. Flyability Check of Instrument Procedures.. 76. Flight Inspection of Instrument Procedures.. 76. Figure Sample Controlling Obstacle Template (approach procedure).. 77. Flight Inspection of Special Use Instrument Procedures.. 78. Table MAP Scales Required for TERPS Review or Publication in DOD FLIP.. 79. Chapter 5 INSTRUMENT DEPARTURE PROCEDURES 80. Departure Procedure (DP) Development Guidance.. 80. RNAV Departure Procedures.
10 80. Figure Turns Greater Than 90 at a Fly-over Waypoint.. 81. Supplemented Departure Criteria.. 81. Figure Secondary Areas on the Outside of a Turn for Subsequent Turns.. 85. Figure Secondary Areas on the Outside of a Turn for Subsequent Turns When the Termination Point is Prior to the Facility.. 86. Figure Area on the Outside of the Turn When the Width of the Previous Subsegment is Greater Than the Basic Area Width of the Succeeding Subsegment.. 87. Figure Negligible Turns with Different Facilities; Succeeding Segment Narrower Than Preceding Segment.. 88. Figure Negligible Turns with Different Facilities; Preceding Segment Narrower Than Succeeding Segment.. 89. Figure Outer Boundary Turn Expansion Continued to Join the Next Segment.. 90. Figure Turn Side Contained Within the Segment after the Turn Point.