Updated: Jan 2017

Specialty Summary

1C7X1 Airfield Management Duties: Manages airfield operations, coordinates with aircrews, air traffic control and various other base agencies to ensure safe aircraft operations within the airfield environment and through the national and international airspace systems.

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30 Days - Keesler AFB


Aviation Management

Duty Badge

Command and Control Badge








Total: 790

For Entry Into This Specialty


General: 50


Mechanical: 40


40 lbs

  • Normal color vision.
  • Ability to speak distinctly in person and over air-to-ground radios.
  • Specialty requires routine access to Secret material or similar environment.

Duties and Responsibilities

Performs airfield inspections and checks to include runways, taxiways, aprons, pavements, arresting systems, signs, lighting and airfield clearance areas. Responds to wildlife, foreign object debris and other flight safety hazards affecting the airfield environment. Coordinates with base agencies for support of airfield facilities.

Provides aircrews pre-flight briefings. Briefs pilots current airfield status; arresting system configuration, runway surface conditions, correct taxi routes and any hazards to operations in person and via air-to-ground radios. Advises aircrews of flight planning procedures applicable to the local area preferred departure routes. Coordinates transient aircrew support with applicable base agencies for billeting, messing, refueling, transportation, and transient aircraft maintenance.

Procures, maintains, and produces information regarding the safe operation of aircraft on the airfield and through the national and international airspace systems. Information includes aircraft prior permission, Flight Information Publications, Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), local airfield and navigational aid status, and aircraft parking plan utilization.

Reviews, interprets and enforces policies, instructions and directives pertaining to airfield operations. Prepares operating directives and memorandums for airfield management activities. Establishes and manages base airfield driving program to include operational procedures, training and certification requirements, and violation remedial actions.

Performs expeditionary airfield management functions in support of USAF Agile Combat Support Concept of Operations for worldwide deployment of DoD aircraft.

Specialty Qualifications

Knowledge. Knowledge is mandatory of: International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO); North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO); United States federal and military airfield regulations; aeronautical charts, maps, and publications; flight data and NOTAM systems; familiarity of navigational aids; basic aircraft design characteristics; and principles of organization, purpose, operation, and management of airfield operational areas.

Education. For entry into this specialty, completion of high school with a course in typing is desirable.

Training. The following training is mandatory as indicated:

  • 1C731. Completion of the Airfield Management Apprentice course for award of the AFSC indicated.
  • 1C771. Completion of training requirements outlined in AFI 13-204v1, Operations Career Field Development, for award of the AFSC indicated.

Experience. The following experience is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated:

  • 1C751. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 1C731. Also, experience in Airfield Management Operations functions such as: airfield checks, NOTAM processing, emergency response actions, and maintaining flight information data and supportive displays.
  • 1C771. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 1C751. Also, experience performing and supervising Airfield Management functions such as; airfield checks and inspections, overseeing airfield construction or repairs, processing airfield waivers, or conducting airfield surveys.
  • 1C791. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 1C771. Also, experience managing functions such as airfield management activities, preparing or reviewing policies and directives for airfield management or ensuring coordination with agencies to improve airfield management functions.

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