CNATRAINST 1500.4F CH-1
17 NOVEMBER 1999
assignment of an instructor perceived to be an easy grader, is
grounds for PRB action. Students shall not request a specific
instructor when requesting a change.
605. STANDARDIZATION. Standardization of maneuver procedures is
imperative. It is incumbent on each instructor to have a
complete and thorough knowledge of the description of each
maneuver described in the flight training instruction (FTI), and
use that standard description when presenting the material to the
students. This is necessary for a number of reasons. If the
standard description is used by all instructors, each student
will initially be given exactly the same information and "pilot
technique" differences will be held to a minimum. Also, there
will never be a case where the student could say they were not
given the correct procedures by their instructor. Another good
reason is to facilitate standardized grading. Precise knowledge
of the maneuver description also aids the instructor in the
aircraft when introducing new material. For students in the
Multi-Service Pilot Training System Curriculum, CNATRAINST
1542.140, specific standardization provisions of the subject
instruction are applicable.
606. BRIEFING. The flight or simulator brief is the final
preparatory stage. The time to discuss procedures and answer
questions, is here, not during the event.
a. Prior to flying with a student for the first time, the
instructor should review the student's ATJ. For students in the
Multi-Service Pilot Training System Curriculum, the instructor
must review the Aviation Training Summary before each flight
event. The instructor should note any student performance trends
or areas of weakness that could potentially impact the flight.
b. During the briefing the instructor shall take any
experiences and/or knowledge which the student brings with
him/her, give them meaning toward the subject which he/she is to
teach, then add any direct experiences, perceptions and insights.
The instructor shall arrange the ideas to be learned and the
experiences he/she provides so that the student is constantly
moving from the familiar to the unfamiliar, a step at a time.
When discussing material, the instructor shall use standard
c. The instructor shall prepare for the briefing thoroughly so
that he/she knows specifically the content of the lesson and the
method(s) he/she is going to use to teach it. The instructor
shall identify the objectives clearly and keep them in mind
constantly. He/she should make the briefing as interesting as
possible. The instructor shall see to it that the student is as
comfortable as possible and correctly equipped for the flight
(i.e. flight gear, charts, flight logs).
d. The instructor shall speak clearly and deliberately, and
make sure the student can hear and understand each concept,
procedure, or evolution.