22 September 2000
1. Sequencing. The Mission Specialist training consists of two
stages: Familiarization (FAM) and Airways Navigation (ANAV).
Module 1 gets the ASCAN checked-in and contains flight support
instruction, T-34C cockpit procedures simulator training, and
familiarization flight training. Module 2 contains airways and
instrument navigation instruction, T-34C instrument navigation
simulator training, and airways navigation flight training.
2. Briefing Time. Adequate briefing time shall be provided.
Instructors will thoroughly debrief each flight and critique
ASCANs on their performance. All members of the flight will be
in attendance for the NATOPS brief and final portion in order to
firmly establish inflight procedures. The minimum items that
must be briefed with all members of the flight present are as
Sequence of events.
d. Exceptions, omissions, additions, and substitutions to
maneuvers and procedures described in the FTI and the briefing
guide for the specific curriculum flight.
No radio (NORDO) procedures.
Applicable emergency procedures.
a. The ASCAN's working day from first scheduled event to
completion of the last event of the day (including associated
paperwork and debrief) shall not exceed 12 hours.
b. A minimum of 12 hours shall elapse between the
conclusion of the ASCAN's last scheduled event on one day and
his/her first scheduled instructional event the following day.
c. The ASCAN's maximum work week is 6 days followed by 2
days off. Training air wing (TRAWING) commanders may waive this
requirement on an individual basis within the guidance set forth
in OPNAVINST 3710.7R.
d. A maximum of two events (flight and/or simulator) may be
scheduled in 1 day, except as waived by COMTRAWING SIX.