11. DESTINATION ARRIVAL PROCEDURES
a. On arrival at the destination point, self-deploying aircraft
are reconfigured for combat.
High-cost special equipment, such as
long-range fuel tanks and navigation systems, are removed and
returned to CONUS for later use.
b. To ensure rapid entry of aircraft into the combat zone,
destination support teams must be organized to perform scheduled and
The destination point is manned by either
the CONUS aviation unit supporting the self-deployment or by an AVIM
unit that is already in the theater.
To avoid using USAF airlift
assets to deploy or redeploy the destination team, it is preferred to
use an AVIM unit already in the theater.
c. The self-deploying unit must have command and control (C2)
These C2 elements ensure that
aircraft and crews are rapidly returned to the unit for entry into
the combat zone.