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PENSACOLA, Fla. (July 21, 2022) A Sailor assigned to Naval Aviation Schools Command in Pensacola, Florida, exits the water after a training evolution in the Pensacola Bay during Aviation Rescue Swimmer School, July 21, 2022. The training is physically demanding and involves instruction on topics such as aircrew duties and assignments, survival, first aid and water rescue procedures. With these skills, enlisted aviation personnel will eventually be assigned to fleet squadrons as naval aircrewmen rescue swimmers. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Zachary Melvin)
The mission of Aviation Training School (ATS) at Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC) is to provide ground training to fulfill chief of naval operations aviation training requirements and to support undergraduate pilot, navigator, and international candidate pipelines.  This is the first place every naval aviator or naval flight officer begins his or her aviation career with pre-flight ground training.
Aviation Training School Course Supervisor
(850) 452-270

Commander, Naval Air Forces (CNAF) serves as the program policy coordinator for Anthropometric Accommodation in naval aircraft. CNAF sets forth policy and delegates responsibilities for the implementation of a program to ensure anthropometric compatibility when selecting prospective naval aviators/naval flight officers (including applicants, candidates, and students) and when assigning aeronautically designated officers to Navy and Marine Corps aircraft. This program exists to enhance safety in naval aviation. CNAF designated commanding officer, Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC) as the model manager of the Naval Aviation Anthropometric Accommodation Program.

Naval Aviation Anthropometric Compatibility Assessment (NAACA) Login

Please direct any specific questions to the NASC Anthropometrics Department.
(850) 452–3241
(850) 452–5924

Frequently Asked Questions

Program Instructions


NAVAIRINST 3710.9E  *CAC/Sharepoint Access Required*

CNATRAINST 3710.1  *CAC/Sharepoint Access Required*

NAVAVSCOLCOMINST 3710.37D  *CAC/Sharepoint Access Required*



Pre-commissioning Anthropometric Requirements

Anthropometric measurements are required as part of the pre-commissioning aviation flight physical per the MANMED, chapter 15. Initial anthropometric compatibility is assessed during the aviation application process. Applicants, candidates, and students can complete anthropometric measurements at one of the 14 anthropometric measuring sites across the country. Please see Points of Contact to schedule an anthropometric evaluation at an anthropometric certified site.

Upon checking in to NASC each NIFE student will receive an anthropometric measurement appointment. Each student is measured to ensure that he/she is anthropometrically compatible within two fleet training pipelines.

Students are weighed to ensure that they meet the minimum and do not exceed the maximum weight allowable within Naval Aviation. (Minimum allowable weight is 103 lbs. and the maximum allowable weight is 245 lbs.)

Once measurements are taken they are recorded within a database and copies are provided to student control to be included with the student’s Aviation Training Jacket.

Requests for remeasures while at NASC are considered on a case-by-case basis.
 Naval Introductory Flight Evaluation (NIFE)
NIFE is the first place every naval aviator and naval flight officer begins his or her naval aviation career. New check-ins should contact Flight Management with questions about onboarding.
Flight Management
(850) 452-4552

NIFE Director
(850) 452-3441

NIFE Operations Officer
(850) 452-3072
Students can find student guides for each section of NIFE training on NASC’s iNavy web pages.  Log into NASC’s iNavy website (CAC login required), select “Training Files,” “Curriculum Items,” and go to the NIFE folders.  You can also go directly to (CAC login required).
 Upon Arrival in the Local Area

1) Call Flight Management (850) 452-4552 between 0730-1630 Monday-Friday to inform them of your arrival. If you arrive in the local area outside of these hours, call Flight Management the following business day.
a) If you have NOT received the COVID-19 vaccine (meaning you have not received BOTH doses of the COVID -19 vaccine), you will begin a 14-day restriction of movement (ROM). Following completion of ROM, you will attend a check-in meeting.
b) If you HAVE received the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine BUT it has been less than 14 days since your second dose, you are required to ROM for the remaining days until it has been a full 2 weeks post- second dose; then you will attend a check-in meeting as soon as Flight Management coordinates it. For example, if you received your second dose 9 days ago, you will be required to ROM an additional 5 days before you can schedule and attend your in-person check-in meeting with Flight Management.
c) If you HAVE received the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine AND it has been 14 days since your second dose, you are NOT required to ROM. You will attend a check-in meeting as soon as Flight Management coordinates it.
2) Your physical check-in meeting will be coordinated by Flight Management and will be in the proper uniform of the day. You will receive an email from Flight Management of all the documents that you must to bring to the check-in meeting, including original endorsed orders, fitness reports, Page 2, RED/DA, and completed Navy e-Learning certificates.  
3) After check-in, you will be required to muster daily Monday-Friday. Flight Management will provide further instructions on mustering and accountability.

Naval Aviation Schools Command
181 Chambers Avenue, Suite C
Pensacola, FL 32508
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