Request a Flyover
In order to accommodate your request for Aerial support we ask for the
following items at least 30-90 days in advance:
1. The Army and Air Force have automated request systems. Event requestors must go to the respective Web sites that they wish to request from in order to begin the process for military support. After the approval letter is sent to you, send it to the Tennessee National Guard Public Affairs Office along with a signed DD Form 2535.
2. The form must be filled out in its entirety, to include the FAA waiver section.
To help you out, you can use the information below to find your local FAA office: http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/
2847 Business Park Drive
2 International Plaza
3. The information below provides complete request procedures for military and non-military requestors, and are the sole locations to determine if a public event has been deemed eligible for aerial support. An event eligible for support may not necessarily be supported, as flying units must carefully balance their real-world operations and training requirements with public affairs aviation event requests. It is the responsibility of the requester to coordinate with an aviation unit. You do not need approval to begin your coordination but you will need it before the unit can attend the event.
Air Force Public Affairs approval requests MUST be submitted via the Web site:http://www.airshows.pa.hq.af.mil/
Air Force PA
1690 AF Pentagon
Washington, DC 20330-1690
Army PA approval request must be submitted via fax to 703-695-6253.
Then call the phone number listed below to confirm receipt.
Office of the Chief of Public Affairs
1500 Army Pentagon
Washington, DC 20310-1500
(please call to confirm fax has been received)
Request an Orientation Flight
Flights will be scheduled to not interfere with programmed missions. The final determination to execute
approved flights is contingent upon availability of resources and operational commitments.
*Each individual is eligble for only one Public Affairs orientation flight.*
Package submissions must include the following information:
1. Justification for the orientation flight, including the public affairs purpose to be served.
2. Type of aircraft and the unit performing the flying mission.
3. Proposed date of flight.
4. Name of individuals(s), title, organization, and any other pertinent facts that would support approval of the request.
*The Community Relations Department needs at least 30 days to approve your event.
Delay in the approval process could result in a missed opportunity.
*ROTC, JROTC, and CAP cadets are required to be in uniform on the flight.
The Tennessee National Guard receives a large number of requests throughout the year supporting all areas of the state, and while every attempt is made to provide accommodation, it is not always possible to support each and every event. Support is based on availability of assets and mission requirements. All requests will be reviewed to ensure events are in accordance with National Guard Bureau Public Affairs Manual 360-5 (NGB PAM 360-5), Army Regulation 360-1 (AR 360-1) and Air Force Instruction 35-101 (AFI 35-101). These regulations exist to ensure that conflicts with civilian enterprise are avoided and National Guard personnel are not placed in inappropriate situations.
Please fax completed forms to the Public Affairs Office, Joint Forces Headquarters, at (615) 313-3129.
If the Tennessee National Guard is unable to support your event, you will be notified
as soon as possible. Again, thank you for your interest in the Tennessee National
Guard and we look forward to hearing from you.
For information not listed above,
please contact Tennessee National Guard Community Relations
by email or by phone (615) 313-0838.
In Tennessee, if you or another Servicemember you know is in crisis, call (855) 435-7492 for assistance 24 hours a day,
7 days a week. If this is a sexual assault issue, contact 615-342-9372.
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