Figure 6.23. Arm-Disarm Pad for F-111 Fighter.
6.11. Compass Calibration Pad (CCP).
An aircraft compass calibration pad
is a paved area
magnetically quiet zone where an aircraft's compass is calibrated.
6.11.1. Air Force. The Air Force has the option of using the criteria presented here or using the
criteria provided within Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Advisory Circular 150/5300-13,
Appendix 4. A current copy of the FAA AC 150/5300-13, Airport Design), Appendix 4, can be
obtained from HQ AFCESA/CESC. For compass calibration pad marking requirements, use the
controlling aircraft Technical Order or use the information within FAA AC 150/5300-13 for general-
purpose compass calibration pads.
6.11.2. Navy and Marine Corps. Prior to construction or major repair of a compass calibration pad,
a validation of need shall be filed through the maintenance department to the Naval Air Systems
Command for approval. Navy and Marine Corps requirements for Compass Calibration Pads are
found in P-80, Facility Planning Factor Criteria for Navy and Marine Corps Shore Installations, and
6.11.3. Location. The compass calibration pad should be located off the side of a taxiway at