19 May 1999
107. DROP ON REQUEST (DOR) POLICY. All NATRACOM courses are
voluntary. Accordingly, students have the option to individually
request termination of training. Any time the student makes a
statement such as "I quit" or "DOR", he/she shall be immediately
removed from the training environment and referred to the student
control officer for administrative action.
TRAINING TIME OUT POLICY
a. In any training situation when a student or instructor
expresses concern for personal safety or a need exists to clarify
procedures or requirements, the student or instructor calls a
"training time out" (TTO). Instructors are responsible for
maintaining situational awareness and shall remain alert to signs
of student panic, fear, extreme exhaustion, or lack of
confidence, that may impair safe completion of the training
evolution, and shall immediately cease training when the
instructor considers this action appropriate. It is the
responsibility of the instructor to document a TTO request on the
flight or simulator aviation training form (ATF), if a flight or
simulator event, otherwise on a CNATRA-GEN 1542/16, Supplementary
Jacket Form. Information concerning the TTO and action taken by
the instructor shall be provided.
b. If a student asks for a TTO, that does not necessarily mean
the training event must be terminated. Following a TTO, the
training situation shall be examined and additional explanation
and instruction will be provided as necessary to allow safe
resumption of training. The instructor will determine if the
event can be completed after the TTO.
c. When a student refuses to participate in training after
additional instruction is provided, and the safety concern is
resolved, or when excessive use of TTO occurs, he/she is removed
from training (i.e., incomplete the flight event) for counseling
or administrative processing, including removal from training.
d. Only verbal TTO signals will be used for aircraft flight
events. TTO signals other than verbal shall be appropriate to
the training environment and clearly indicated in the curriculum,
Lesson Topic Guides and Student Guides. Prior to commencing any
"high risk" evolution the instructor will detail the TTO
procedures with emphasis on evolution specific verbal (and
nonverbal signals when appropriate) as part of the safety portion
of the brief.
All aircraft flight training events are considered "high
risk" events per CNETINST 1500.20D.
e. NAVAVSCOLSCOM shall ensure all Officer Candidate School
(OCS) and Preflight students are briefed on CNATRA DOR and TTO
policies. NAVAVSCOLSCOM shall ensure each student signs and
dates a Supplementary Jacket Form (SJF) witnessed by whomever
briefs the policies, with these policies stated on it. That form