FY-18 FLIGHT HOUR VERIFICATION REQUIREMENT FOR CONDITIONAL AVIATION INCENTIVE PAY AND HAZARDOUS DUTY INCENTIVE PAY FOR FLYING:
R 021741Z OCT 18
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SUBJ/FY-18 FLIGHT HOUR VERIFICATION REQUIREMENT FOR CONDITIONAL AVIATION
INCENTIVE PAY AND HAZARDOUS DUTY INCENTIVE PAY FOR FLYING//
NARR/REF A IS OPNAVINST 7220.18, AVIATION CAREER INCENTIVE PAY. REF B IS DOD
7000.14-R, VOL. 7A, CHAPTER 22, AVIATION INCENTIVE PAYS.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the FY-18 flight hour verification process
for conditional Aviation Incentive Pay (AvIP) and Hazardous Duty Incentive
Pay for Flying (HDIP-F). In line with reference (a), all recipients of
conditional AvIP or HDIP-F are required to track flight hours per month, and
report them to Commander, Navy Personnel Command (COMNAVPERSCOM) 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 COMNAVPERSCOM 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, O-6 and below, 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
4. HDIP-F may be paid to non-aeronautically designated officers and
aeronautically designated flag 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.
An aeronautically designated flag officer must be under DIFOPS orders to
maintain HDIP-F eligibility. 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
FY-18 is required to provide total flight hours, by month, from 1 October
2017 through 30 September 2018 to PERS-435 no later than 31 December 2018.
Required format for flight hour submissions and commanding officer
endorsement letters are provided in the templates located on the NPC website
npc/officer/Detailing/aviation/OCM/Pages/AvIP.aspx. 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
31 December 2018, the entitlement of the officer to AvIP or HDIP-F will stop
and he or she will forfeit the entire FY-18 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 mail/e-mail/fax to PERS-435, and to verify that they have been
received by PERS-435 (see e-mail contacts below).
6. Members shall send original flight hour submissions and command
endorsements by mail to:
Commander, Navy Personnel Command
5720 Integrity Drive
Millington, TN 38055-4300
Submission of backup copies by e-mail is strongly encouraged to ensure
receipt by PERS-435, but hardcopy of the original documents must be submitted
to the address above. E-mail submissions should be made to the program
manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. If e-mail is not possible, please fax
submissions to (901) 874-2721/2756, attention PERS-435.
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 servicing personnel support detachment of the member.
8. Point of contact for AvIP and HDIP-F policy is LT Christopher Jenkins
(PERS-435), at (901) 874-3953/DSN 882 or via e-mail at
9. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled.
10. Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//