NAVY DEPARTMENT
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS
WASHINGTON

Op-03-3B-TRL/mla
Serial: 231203

27 July 1945

AVIATION CIRCULAR LETTER NO. 86-45

From:

Chief of Naval Operations.

To:

All Ships and Stations concerned with Aircraft.

Subj:

Administrative Aircraft.

Ref:

(a)BuAer restricted publication "Model Designation of Naval Aircraft", (NavAer 00-25Q-13) of April 1945.

1. The use of the terms "flag aircraft", "flag plane", and "flagship" (with respect to airplanes) shall be discontinued as of date of receipt of this letter.

2. The use of the suffix "F" to denote "flagship", or flag configuration, shall also be discontinued.

3. All aircraft configured primarily for special administrative purposes, including those airplanes mentioned in paragraph 1, shall be termed "administrative" aircraft or planes.

4. The suffix used to denote such aircraft shall be "Z".

5. Addressees will take such action as is necessary to implement the foregoing.

6. The Bureau of Aeronautics is requested to revise reference (a) accordingly.

/S/
J. H. CASSADY
By Direction