18 May 1999
A-101 CNATRA 1542/5A, B, C, D, E - Naval Aviator Training Stage
Grades. These forms are completed by all advanced training
squadrons (E2/C2 graduates use CNATRA 1542/5E). Since copies of
this form are mailed to fleet replacement units and represent the
only qualitative information on the performance of Student Naval
Aviators (SNAs) while in flight training, it is imperative that
they be completed as accurately as possible. The Chief of Naval
Air Training (CNATRA) will forward Naval Aviation Training
Command (NATRACOM) overall advanced averages to squadrons on a
quarterly basis for inclusion in the left-hand grades column.
Comments to the right of the student's stage grades are required
if his stage grade is more than 0.02 below the squadron average
for that stage. CO's comments at the bottom should not be
"FITREP" - type remarks on his officer potential, but rather a
projection of his future performance. Areas of strengths and
weakness should be commented on in the remarks section. They
will be filed as the top sheet on the right side of the ATJ.
A-102 CNATRA 1540/23-206 and 1542/256-1695 Aviation Training
a. These series of forms are used to record grades of flight
and simulator events. Blanks shall be filled in by the student
or instructor, as appropriate. Specific instructions are:
Fill in this space if not preprinted.
(2) U-BA-A-AA. Adjacent to those items performed during
the event the instructor places an X in the appropriate grade
column. 'Briefed' and 'Demonstrated' items will not be graded,
but designated by a "B" or "D" respectively in the average
column. Following is the list of authorized event types and the
(B) Not graded
(D) Not graded
Items that were not completed or performed during an event will
be designated by either a "DND" for 'Did Not Do', "NG" for 'Not
Graded', or "PG" for 'Previously Graded'. Optional items not
performed shall be graded as "N/A" or "DND".
No other entries will be authorized by local master curriculum
guides or other instruction.
(3) COMMENTS. Comments are required when an item is
graded Unsatisfactory, Below Average, or Above Average. Comments
are encouraged on Average items when useful information can be
imparted to the student, other instructors, or to reviewing
authorities. Comments should start on the front side of the ATF,