07 DEC 1990
itineraries, cost comparisons, parking arrangements, etc. Enclosure (1) contains
information regarding Air Station Washington. Early contact with Air Station
Washington is encouraged. Particular time and attention need to be devoted to
parking since no Coast Guard or DOT parking is available.
The senior passenger is responsible for ensuring compliance with the scheduled
departure and arrival times. Washington National Airport has strict arrival/departure
reservation and noise regulations that, if not met, can result in long delays in
departure or arrival or even cancellation. Passengers should arrive sufficiently prior
to the scheduled departure time to allow for parking, baggage loading, etc. All
passengers should be in the CGAS Washington Passenger Lounge not later than 20
minutes prior to scheduled departure time, unless otherwise directed by the senior
The VC-4A (CG-02/Turboprop) may not land, and the VC-11A (CG-01/Jet) may
not take off at Washington National Airport between the hours of 2200 and 0700.
Reference b, Chapter 2, lists the categories of passengers which may be authorized
by flag officers requesting the flight. The following categories of passengers must
be specifically authorized by the Vice Commandant prior to approval of the flight.
Dependents: Generally, transportation of spouses and/or dependents aboard
Coast Guard aircraft is prohibited (except as authorized in references (a) and
(b)). However, in some instances the presence of spouses and/or dependents
accompanying persons on an aircraft assigned to transport a senior officer
may be unquestionably in the best interest of the Federal government. These
circumstances would normally be that the travel of the spouse and/or
dependent is essential to mission requirements, or justifiably necessary for
diplomatic or public relations reasons. The senior officer requesting the
flight shall in all cases obtain, from the Vice Commandant, authorization for
spouse and dependent travel before departure. This shall normally be done
at the time of the initial written request for the aircraft. However,
commercial costs for a dependent cannot be included in the cost comparison
required by paragraph 4.a.(4).