OFFICER APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED BY NAVY FLIGHT DEMONSTRATION SQUADRON FOR 2011-2013 SHOW SEASONS

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NAVADMIN 364/09 (CORRECTED COPY)

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SUBJ/OFFICER APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED BY NAVY FLIGHT DEMONSTRATION 
SQUADRON FOR 2011-2013 SHOW SEASONS//



AMPN/REF A IS CNATRAINST 1301.4H, OFFICER APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR 
THE BLUE ANGELS.//

RMKS/1.  THE UNITED STATES NAVY FLIGHT DEMONSTRATION SQUADRON (NFDS) 
(BLUE ANGELS) WILL SELECT TWO DEMONSTRATION PILOTS (BOTH NAVY AND 
MARINE CORPS PILOTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY) AND ONE FLIGHT SURGEON FOR 
THE 2011-2012 SHOW SEASONS, ONE MARINE C-130 DEMONSTRATION PILOT FOR 
THE 2011-2013 SHOW SEASONS, AND ONE MAINTENANCE OFFICER AND ONE ADMIN 
OFFICER FOR THE 2012-2013 SHOW SEASONS.  INTERESTED OFFICERS SHOULD 
SUBMIT APPLICATIONS PER REF A NOT LATER THAN 30 APRIL 2010.  ALL 
APPLICANTS SHALL CONTACT THEIR DETAILER/MONITOR PRIOR TO APPLYING TO 
ENSURE ADEQUATE TIMING TO COMPLETE A TWO OR THREE YEAR TOUR WITHOUT 
IMPACTING CAREER MILESTONES.  MANPOWER MANAGEMENT OFFICER ASSIGNMENTS 
(MMOA) WILL RELEASE A SEPARATE MARADMIN THAT OUTLINES MARINE APPLICANT 
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS.  FINAL SELECTIONS WILL BE MADE IN JULY 2010.

2.  QUALIFICATIONS.
APPLICANTS SHOULD BE CAREER-ORIENTED, REGULAR NAVY OR MARINE CORPS 
OFFICERS WITH THE FOLLOWING SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS:
    A.  F/A-18 DEMONSTRATION PILOT APPLICANTS MUST BE CARRIER QUALIFIED
TACTICAL JET PILOTS WITH 1,250 HOURS OF TACTICAL JET FLIGHT TIME BY 30
SEPTEMBER OF THE YEAR APPLYING, AND HAVE COMPLETED AN OPERATIONAL FLEET 
TOUR.
    B.  MARINE C-130 DEMONSTRATION PILOT APPLICANTS MUST HAVE 1,200 
HOURS OF FLIGHT TIME AND HOLD A PLANE COMMANDER RATING IN THE C-130 
F/R/T OR J MODEL AIRCRAFT.
    C.  MAINTENANCE OFFICER APPLICANTS MUST BE DESIGNATED AVIATION 
MAINTENANCE OFFICERS (152X/633X/734X) (LCDR/LT/CWO3) AND BE ON, OR HAVE 
COMPLETED, AN OPERATIONAL FLEET TOUR.  THE MAINTENANCE OFFICER WILL BE 
SELECTED 15 MONTHS PRIOR TO HIS/HER REPORT DATE DUE TO COMMUNITY 
MANNING REQUIREMENTS.
    D.  FLIGHT SURGEON APPLICANTS MUST BE QUALIFIED NAVAL FLIGHT 
SURGEONS AND BE ON, OR HAVE COMPLETED, A TOUR AS A NAVAL FLIGHT SURGEON.
    E.  ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER APPLICANTS MUST BE QUALIFIED LDO/CWO 
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS (641X/741X) (LT/CWO3) AND BE ON, OR HAVE 
COMPLETED, AN OPERATIONAL FLEET TOUR.  THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER WILL 
BE SELECTED 15 MONTHS PRIOR TO HIS/HER REPORT DATE DUE TO COMMUNITY 
MANNING REQUIREMENTS.

3.  SELECTEES WILL BE APPROVED BY BUPERS/MMOA PRIOR TO PUBLIC 
NOTIFICATION.  USN/USMC PILOTS AND C-130 SELECTEES WILL BE REQUIRED TO 
REMAIN ON ACTIVE DUTY FOR TWO YEARS FOLLOWING COMPLETION OF THEIR 
ASSIGNMENT WITH THE BLUE ANGELS.

4.  REF A DELINEATES APPLICATION PROCEDURES.  ALL APPLICATIONS 
SUBMITTED
THROUGH 1 MARCH 2010 SHOULD BE SENT TO:
    COMMANDING OFFICER
    NAVY FLIGHT DEMONSTRATION SQUADRON,
    ATTN:  LT BEN WALBORN
    P.O. BOX 760
    SEELY, CA 92273-0760
APPLICATIONS BEING SUBMITTED FROM 2 MARCH 2010 THROUGH 30 APRIL 2010 
SHOULD BE SENT TO:
    COMMANDING OFFICER NAVY FLIGHT DEMONSTRATION SQUADRON
    ATTN:  LT BEN WALBORN
    390 SAN CARLOS ROAD, SUITE A
    PENSACOLA, FL 32508-5508
ALL PERSONNEL SHALL SUBMIT A COPY OF THE APPLICATION TO THEIR 
RESPECTIVE COMMUNITY DETAILER/MONITOR.

5.  FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, VISIT THE BLUE ANGELS WEBSITE AT 
WWW.BLUEANGELS.NAVY.MIL OR CONTACT THE BLUE ANGELS APPLICANT OFFICER, 
LT BEN WALBORN, IN PENSACOLA, FL AT (850) 452-2583/DSN 922 EXT 3116, OR 
IN EL CENTRO CA (JANUARY THRU MID-MARCH) AT (760) 339-2574/DSN 658 OR 
VIA EMAIL AT BENJAMIN.D.WALBORN(AT)NAVY.MIL.

6.  RELEASED BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1.//
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