03 March 1999
1. Sequencing. NTPS Preparatory Curriculum consists of three
stages: NATOPS, Familiarization (FAM) and Formation (FORM). The
training is sequenced in modules that integrate academics, flight
support, synthetic instrument trainer periods and actual flight.
2. Briefing and Debriefing. Adequate briefing time shall be
provided and utilized. The applicable items listed in the NATOPS
Pocket Checklist and Briefing Guides must be briefed. For multi-
plane flights, all flight members (i.e., instructors, observers,
students, passengers, etc.) will be briefed by the flight leader
in the briefing area. Although students may be briefed early on
fundamental techniques, all members of the flight will be in
attendance for the final "conduct of flight" portion of the
a. Briefing. The minimum items that must be briefed with
all members of the flight present are as follows:
(2) Sequence of events.
(4) Flight break-up and rendezvous instructions,
including break interval at home field.
(5) Lead changes.
(6) Exceptions, omissions, additions and substitutions to
maneuver and procedures described in the FTI and the briefing
guide for the specific curriculum flight.
(7) No radio (NORDO) procedures.
(8) Applicable emergency procedures.
b. Debriefing. Timely debriefing of each simulator and
flight is an essential part of the learning process. The minimum
items that shall be covered in the debrief are as follows:
(1) Overall review of the event plan in chronological
order citing completion, omissions and deletions of prerequisite
(2) Accomplishment of learning objectives.