FY23 FLIGHT HOUR VERIFICATION REQUIREMENT FOR CONDITIONAL AVIATION INCENTIVE PAY AND HAZARDOUS DUTY INCENTIVE PAY FOR FLYING:
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FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/SEP//
SUBJ/FY23 FLIGHT HOUR VERIFICATION REQUIREMENT FOR CONDITIONAL AVIATION
INCENTIVE PAY AND HAZARDOUS DUTY INCENTIVE PAY FOR FLYING//
NARR/REF A IS OPNAVINST 7220.18, AVIATION INCENTIVE PAY AND BONUS PROGRAM.
REF B IS DOD 7000.14-R, VOL. 7A, CHAPTER 22, AVIATION INCENTIVE PAYS.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 flight hour
verification process for conditional Aviation Incentive Pay (AvIP) and
Hazardous Duty Incentive Pay for Flying (HDIP-F). Per reference (a), all
recipients of conditional AvIP or HDIP-F are required to track flight hours
per month, and report them to Navy Personnel Command (NPC) AvIP Program
Manager (PERS-435). Commanding officers and other reporting seniors are
responsible for verifying the accuracy and completeness of flight hour
verification letters for officers under their charge, and reporting such by
endorsing verification letters on command letterhead. Templates for the
reporting senior endorsement, as well as an example of the verification
letter, can be found on the NPC website at
2. Conditional AvIP may be paid to those aeronautically designated
officers in the following categories:
a. Aeromedical officers.
b. Aviation officers who would otherwise be eligible for continuous
AvIP, but have not met the months of operational flying requirements at the
12-year or 18-year gate.
c. Aviation officers who have completed the continuous AvIP program
after 22 years (after passing the 18-year low gate) or 25 years (after
passing the 18-year high gate).
3. In order to be eligible for conditional AvIP, an officer must be under
orders to Duty in a Flying Status Involving Operational or Training Flights
(DIFOPS), must occupy a billet designated XXX1 or XXX2 (a DIFOPS billet), and
must fly the minimum hours prescribed in reference (b).
4. HDIP-F may be paid to non-aeronautically designated officers required by
competent orders to participate in regular and frequent aerial flights as
crew or non-crewmembers. HDIP-F eligibility requires a non-aeronautically
designated officer to be under orders to duty involving flying as a technical
observer. All must fly the minimum hours prescribed in reference
(b). Officers entitled to AvIP are not entitled to HDIP-F.
5. Any officer who received any conditional AvIP or HDIP-F payment during
FY23 is required to provide total flight hours, by month, from 1 October 2022
through 30 September 2023 to PERS-435A no later than 30 November
2023. Required format for flight hour submissions and commanding officer
endorsement letters are provided in the templates located on the NPC website
If a member did not complete the minimum flight hour requirements as
established in reference (b), unearned AvIP/HDIP-F will be recouped.
Underpayments will also be corrected. If no flight hours are submitted by 30
November 2023, the officer's entitlement to AvIP or HDIP-F will stop and he
or she will forfeit the entire FY23 entitlement to conditional AvIP or HDIP-
F. The repayment process of the AvIP received will be initiated as
applicable. It is the responsibility of each individual recipient of
conditional AvIP/HDIP-F to ensure that the flight hour verification letter
and endorsement are completed in line with reference (a), to deliver them on
time by e-mail to PERS-435, and to verify that they have been received by
PERS-435 (see e-mail contacts below).
6. Members must send original flight hour submissions and command
endorsements by e-mail to the program manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If e-mail is not possible, please fax to 901-874-2721 or mail hard copies to:
Commander, Navy Personnel Command
5720 Integrity Drive
Millington, TN 38055-4300
7. Once flight hours are received, verification of hours flown and monthly
entitlement(s) earned will be calculated by PERS-435. Overpayment and
underpayment cases will be forwarded to Defense Financing and Accounting
Service for appropriate corrective action. Negotiation of repayment plans for
recoupment may be discussed directly with the member's servicing personnel
8. Point of contact for AvIP and HDIP-F policy is LCDR Lindsay McCammond
(PERS-435), at (901) 874-3484 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
9. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled.
10. Released by Vice Admiral Richard J. Cheeseman, Jr., N1.//