CNATRAINST 1500.4F CH-1
17 NOVEMBER 1999
Navigation (NFO). An advanced course of NFO training leading to
eligibility for assignment to Patrol (VP) or Electronic
Non-course Students. Special or refresher trainees undergoing
instruction in other than a prescribed undergraduate course and
who are not chargeable to the published pilot training rate (PTR)
Phase. The chief subdivisions of a course; i.e., Primary,
Intermediate Maritime/Helo, Intermediate Strike, Advanced Strike.
The NFO training programs consists of the following phases:
Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced.
Pilot Training Rate (PTR). The training requirement assigned by
CNO for a given fiscal year, broken down by service (Navy, Marine
Corps, Coast Guard, and foreign) and by course (Maritime, Rotary
Wing and Strike). Only course students are considered.
Pipeline. A series of courses within a program which provides
instruction for a specific aircraft type (i.e., jets, propeller,
Pool. A temporary accumulation of students awaiting induction
into the next phase of training, or subsequent assignment
Practice. The performance of a maneuver or procedures by the
student which have been previously introduced, in order to attain
a specified level of performance. Practice items are graded.
Preflight. The initial phase of academic training given at the
Naval Aviation Schools Command in Pensacola, Florida.
Proficiency. A criteria level of performance indicated by
successful accomplishment of a maneuver or procedure as described
in a curriculum, flight training instruction or a NATOPS Manual.
Program. A series of courses which lead to the assignment of an
aviation designator or MOS.
Progress Review Board (PRB). A board of qualified personnel
which examines the progress of students who have failed to
achieve or maintain the academic or flying performance standards
required by the curriculum. Also referred to as a Program Review
Item. A single line entry (i.e., maneuver, procedure or quality)
on the aviation training form (ATF) that is to be accomplished or
observed, graded or nongraded.
The re-fly of a previously unsatisfactory check-flight.