||Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic
CVN, VFA, HM and HSC Tours
Welcome to the tour request hub for Naval aviation units in the greater Norfolk area. We know what you’re thinking – touring an aircraft carrier or aviation squadron would be pretty amazing. And, you know what..You Are Right! We are proud to support some of the most operationally significant units the Navy has to offer. There is no greater sensation than hearing the roar of a battle-tested aircraft or standing on the flight deck of the world’s most capable naval vessel. And with six nuclear aircraft carriers and numerous aviation squadrons, we can help facilitate a once-in-a-lifetime event.
Below is the three-step process we use for tour requests. Please ensure you read to the end, as there may be additional requirements for your group. If you have any questions not addressed on this page, please do not hesitate to contact the CNAL Public Affairs Team at CNAL_Tours@navy.mil.
We look forward to making your visit a truly memorable occasion!
Your CNAL Public Affairs Team
TOUR REQUEST PROCESS & FORMS
Below is our three-step process to request a tour. Steps #1 and #2 are required to initiate a tour request. You will only complete Step #3 after you have submitted your request and we contact you regarding your tour. Please be aware, your request may require multiple forms. To prevent any confusion, please review all three steps, and submit all required forms at one time to our email (CNAL_Tours@navy.mil).
ATTENTION: Right click and “save target as” each form you require.
STEP #1: What kind of tour would you like? We have two different tour options available: an aircraft carrier tour or an aviation squadron tour. Please Note: If you’re unsure of a specific date, please provide a date range you would like a tour. Additionally, if you do not know your specific group size, please approximate on your form.
• Aircraft Carrier Tour: Tours are limited to groups of 50 and typically occur at 10am or 1pm. Please download and complete the form below for an Aircraft Carrier Tour.
CVN Tour Request
• Aviation Squadron Tour: Tours are limited to groups of 35 and typically occur at 10am or 1pm. Please download and complete the form below for an Aviation Squadron Tour.
STEP #2: Does your group have foreign guests? If your group has foreign guests who do not have a U.S. government issued CaC card, we require an additional form for tour approval. Please download the form below and fill out all required information. THEN, email both your tour request and foreign guest forms to CNAL_Tours@navy.mil. *We must receive both forms to process your tour request.
-Do Not Proceed to Step #3 until our team has contacted you regarding your request-
STEP #3: Do you need base access? Good news, groups who have an escort with a government issued CaC card or a retiree ID can provide access for your tour. If you have an authorized escort, please skip Step #3 and email your forms to us. *Of Note, groups with multiple vehicles must have an authorized escort in each vehicle.
If your group doesn’t have an authorized escort, you will be required to get a day pass. Please complete the steps below. Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana and Naval Station (NS) Norfolk each have a slightly different verification process. Please contact the Pass & ID office if you have any questions.
• NS Norfolk Day Pass: To request a day pass to NS Norfolk, please download the forms below, fill out and email
to CNAL_Tours@navy.mil. Requestors must submit 14 days in advance to ensure processing. Guests can
check the status of their clearance by emailing email@example.com. For more information about
the Norfolk Pass & ID office click here.
NS Norfolk SECNAV_5512_1_11
Verification Form.xlsx 787 APPROVED AC P
• NAS Oceana Day Pass: To request a day pass to NAS Oceana, please download the forms below, fill out and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Oceana Pass & ID Office, call 757-433-3212/2858.
NAS Oceana SECNAV_5512_1_11
Verification Form.xlsx 787 APPROVED AC P
That’s it! Thank you for your interest in touring the Navy’s best aviation units.