Requirements for Training

All personnel reporting to NSTI for training must present the following:

  1. Medical Clearance. All students for NASTP training must have the following:

    1. Designated Aviators, Aircrew or Initial Aircrew Candidates must report with a current Aeromedical Clearance Notice (BUMED 6410/2). "Up- Chits" must indicate that candidates are PQ and AA for Duty Involving Operational Flying, or clearly state PQ/AA for Naval Aviation Survival Training. In addition, Aircrew should present their NATOPS Training Jackets so that the training may be documented properly, though this is not required.

    2. All students shall be Medically Screened by questionnaire upon reporting to the ASTC.

  2. Swim Qualifications. All candidates for water survival training must be able to swim; documented by one of the following:

    1. Previous NASTP/NAWSTP Survival Program Qualification;

    2. The NASTP swimming ability prerequisite is U.S. Navy 3rd Class swimmer, U.S. Marine Corps CWS-1, or better. For U.S. Marine Corps assault troops participating in NASTP Module M5, U.S. Marine Corps CWS-3 (to include survival flotation instruction) or better is required. Officer and enlisted aircrew receiving pre-flight training at Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC) shall pass the intermediate swim course (CIN C-050-0605)and CPR/Basic First Aid prior to enrolling in aircrew indoctrination NASTP training. Specific details of requirements to be followed are provided in the front matter of each CNO/COMNAVAIRFOR approved NASTP curriculum.

Waivers and Extensions - Per OPNAVINST 3710.7 series, NSTI is not the Approving Authority for Physiology and Water Survival Extensions. Extensions of a qualification or Waiver of training or training elements may only be approved by the TYPE COMMANDER. Please ensure that the individual(s) to be trained have the following items:

  1. Current Navy Flight Up chit signed by Naval Flight Surgeon BUMED 6410/2 document

  2. TYCOM Approval to fly in Naval Aircraft

  3. Navy Second Class Swim Qualification

NASTP Training Request Information and Procedures for Contractor and DoD Employees 

All contractors can request Naval Aviation Survival Training Program (NASTP) training. There are not separate training qualifications for aviation physiology and water survival training. NASTP training encompasses both aviation physiology and water survival elements. If the student completes all modules they will receive a NASTP qualification letter.  If contractors "choose" or are directed not to participate in any water evolution they will receive a U or UQ for those elements and the qualification letter will document that specific elements were not completed.

Please ensure that the individual(s) to be trained have the following items:

  1. Civilian contractors (pilots, aircrew, and non-aircrew) shall present a current FAA Medical Certificate and OPNAV 3710/18a form signed by a FAA Certified Aviation Medical Examiner or other qualified physician prior to participation in high-risk, dynamic NASTP training. If a current FAA Medical Certificate plus a completed 3710/18a is not utilized for participation in high-risk, dynamic NASTP training, the civilian contractor shall present a completed OPNAV 3710/18 form prior to participation in the training. The 3710/18a form may be obtained from your contracted agency, squadron or ASTC.

  2. TYCOM Approval to fly in Naval Aircraft

  3. Navy Third Class Swim Qualification

Please ensure that the training request includes:

  1. State whether individual is a contractor or DOD government employee

  2. Type of Naval Aircraft the individual will be flying in.

  3. Job parameters while flying aboard Naval Aircraft (pilot, aircrew, observer, mission specialist, computer expert, etc).

Once all information above is sent via the electronic training request; NSTI will acknowledge approval/disapproval of the request along with the cost of the course. Payment shall be mailed to:

Financial Mgmt Analyst
NOMI Resource Management
Fiscal Department
FAX: 850-452-8229

Please email your request to: