Training Requirements

The NASTP shall prepare personnel authorized to fly in naval aircraft by providing training in the areas of aeromedical aspects of flight, water survival skills, the proper use of Aviation Life Support Systems (ALSS), and other general personal mission enhancement and survival procedures. Requalification is required every 4 years unless otherwise specified. Expiration date shall be on the last day of the month in which training was originally completed. Specific expiration dates will be annotated on course completion letters/documents.

  1. Appropriate courses for aircrew and non-aircrew are specified in OPNAVINST 3710.7 series Chapter 8 and Appendix E. Unless otherwise noted, course substitution is not authorized.
  2. All U.S. Military services and foreign military aviators and aircrew flying in USN/USMC aircraft shall meet U.S. Navy quadrennial refresher training requirements prior to flight.
  3. The NASTP qualifications of personnel who do not fly in a crew position for a period of 18 consecutive months are considered expired; appropriate refresher training is required prior to the return to flight status.
  4. Personnel who transition to a different category aircraft or will be performing duties in a different class of aircraft may require additional training prior to flight in that new aircraft class in addition to their current qualification. If Aircrew Indoctrination NASTP Training has been completed, only the refresher course for the transition aircraft needs to be completed. The date of the first qualification will be used to calculate the expiration date of the new qualification. Modules in the new course that are identical to those in the first course do not need to be repeated. Consult either the CNO/COMNAVAIRFOR approved NASTP curricula or the Naval Survival Training Institute (NSTI) for specifics.
  5. Flight personnel being assigned to an OCONUS duty station shall complete applicable NASTP training prior to leaving CONUS. Commanding officers of detaching personnel shall ensure that requirements are met prior to detachment or ensure that the individual is scheduled for NASTP completion in route. Training must be completed to ensure that NASTP currency will not expire during assigned OCONUS tour.
  6. Personnel shall complete their training prior to commencement of a deployment if their qualifications will expire during that deployment or within 60 days of anticipated deployment completion.
  7. Aircrew in a DIFDEN status are not required to maintain currency in NASTP training. Personnel under DIFDEN waivers are required to be current in NASTP.
  8. Common elements of NASTP and USAF Original and Refresher Physiology training shall be recognized as meeting either service’s requirements. Common elements are items B-F, R, T, U. Not recognized are aviation water survival items and aircraft/service specific training, such as ejection seat, parachute procedures, emergency egress and ALSS training. For designated aircrew trained in USAF Physiology and Water Survival (S-V86-A or S-V90-A), appropriate NASTP refresher curriculum less the common elements shall be completed prior to flight. For non-aircrew, the appropriate Aircrew Indoctrination NASTP Training course less the common events shall be completed prior to flight. USAF Officer Cadet Initial Training and USAF Passenger Training is not recognized as meeting any NASTP requirements. Common elements of NASTP and US Army Aviation Physiology training (elements B through E of Figure E-2) are recognized as meeting either service’s requirements.
  9. For USAF-trained designated aviators and aircrew selected to fly in Category 1 aircraft, if Original USAF Physiology Training and USAF Water Survival course S-V86-A have been successfully completed, Aircrew Refresher NASTP Training for Class 1 Aircraft shall be required prior to flight duties in naval aircraft. If these courses have not been completed, the appropriate required training is Aircrew Indoctrination NASTP Training for Class 1 Aircraft prior to flight. These NASTP training requirements are not waiverable.
  10. For USAF-trained designated aviators and aircrew selected to fly in Category 2 aircraft, if Original USAF Physiology Training and USAF Water Survival course S-V90-A have been successfully completed, Aircrew Refresher NASTP Training for Class 2 Aircraft shall be required prior to flight duties in naval aircraft. If these courses have not been completed, the appropriate training is Aircrew Indoctrination NASTP Training for Class 2 Aircraft prior to flight. These NASTP training requirements are not waiverable.
  11. For USAF-trained designated aviators and aircrew selected to fly in Category 3 aircraft, if Original USAF Physiology Training and USAF Water Survival courses S-V90-A and S-V84-A have been successfully completed, Aircrew Refresher NASTP Training for Class 3 Aircraft shall be required prior to flight duties in naval aircraft. If these courses have not been completed, the appropriate training is Aircrew Indoctrination NASTP Training for Class 3 Aircraft prior to flight. These NASTP training requirements are not waiverable.
  12. For USAF-trained designated aviators and aircrew selected to fly in Category 4 aircraft, if Original USAF Physiology Training and USAF Water Survival course S-V90-A have been successfully completed, Aircrew Refresher NASTP Training for Class 4 Aircraft shall be required prior to flight duties in naval aircraft. If these courses have not been completed, the appropriate training is Aircrew Indoctrination NASTP Training for Class 4 Aircraft prior to flight. These NASTP training requirements are not waiverable.
  13. Civilian contractor DOD flight operations are governed by this document, NAVAIRINST 3710.1 and must also comply with US Title Code, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), DOD, SECNAVINST and other OPNAV instructions concerning reimbursement to the Navy for training provided.
  14. DOD civilians are authorized training if duties require flight aboard USN/USMC, other U.S. Military, USCG, or NASA owned or DOD contracted aircraft (including pre-accepted DOD aircraft).
  15. Non-DOD civilians are authorized training if authorized flight aboard USN/USMC, other U.S. Military, USCG, or NASA owned aircraft or DOD contracted aircraft (including pre-accepted DOD aircraft) (reimbursement may be required).
  16. The Non-aircrew NASTP Training curricula shall indicate those elements specific to overwater flights. For orientation flights approved with aviation water survival training waived by the flight approving authority (i.e., flights are overland only), those elements identified as specific to overwater flights in the CNO/COMNAVAIRFOR approved curriculum are not required.
  17. The common elements of NASTP and Foreign military aviation physiology training shall be recognized as meeting either service’s requirements per the STANAG 3114 Aeromedical Training of Flight Personnel and ASCC AIR STD 61/101/3 agreements. Common elements are items B-F, R, T and U. Not recognized are aviation water survival items and aircraft/service specific training, such as ejection seat, parachute procedures, emergency egress and ALSS training. For foreign-trained aircrew, appropriate NASTP curriculum (Aircrew Indoctrination NASTP Training) less the common elements shall be completed prior to flight. For non-aircrew (selected passengers or project specialists), appropriate NASTP curriculum (Non-aircrew NASTP Training) less the common elements listed above shall be completed prior to flight. This policy is in effect for the following countries: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Turkey, and United Kingdom. For all others, the applicable NASTP course shall be completed in its entirety.
  18. Completion of Canadian, German or United Kingdom Aviation Water Survival training is recognized as meeting Initial NASTP Aviation Water Survival training requirements. For designated Canadian, German and/or United Kingdom aircrew, if their aviation physiology and water survival training has been successfully completed in their native country, the applicable NASTP refresher curriculum (Aircrew Refresher NASTP Training) shall be completed prior to Navy flight duties. If initial aviation physiology and water survival has not been completed, the aviator shall be enrolled in the appropriate Aircrew Indoctrination NASTP Training course.