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b. Warm-up Criteria. Warm-up flights may be given as
necessary to regain flight proficiency after prolonged delays in
training. The following specific guidelines govern warm-up
(1) All warm-up flights shall be flown dual. If it is
determined that a student scheduled for a solo flight requires a
warm-up, he shall refly his previous stage flight as the warm-up
and upon successful completion, fly the solo flight. If it is
determined that a student scheduled for a dual flight requires a
warm-up, he shall fly his dual flight as a "warm-up if required".
If the student's proficiency after the delay in training is
consistent with his normal progress, the flight may be counted as
his next flight.
(2) If it is determined that a student scheduled for a
simulator requires a warm-up, he shall fly his warm-up in the
simulator. If it is determined that a student scheduled for an
aircraft event requires a warm-up, he shall fly his warm-up in an
aircraft. Any instrument stage warm-up may be flown in the
(3) One "warm-up if required" shall be awarded for dual
flights when there has been a delay of 10 calendar days in stage
or between modules.
(4) Warm-up ATFs do not have to be marked with an
unsatisfactory grade to justify a warm-up if the overall
performance is not up to standards for that flight. Warm-up
grades are not included in the cumulative totals and
unsatisfactory grades do not constitute a down unless:
(a) The student demonstrates flagrant safety or
flight rules violations or dangerous tendencies.
(b) The student is not safe for solo and the next
regularly scheduled event is a solo flight.
c. Training Documentation. Documentation for all events
completed or incomplete will be kept in the student's Aviation
Training Jacket (ATJ). NATOPS and Instrument Qualification
documentation will be placed in the student's NATOPS jacket.
d. Aviation Training Jacket Reviews. ATJs shall be reviewed
weekly and prior to each check flight with a written statement on
student trends and any problem areas.
7. Waiving Flights or Simulators. The flights and simulators
listed are the minimum number to be completed by all students.
No provisions of this curriculum shall be waived without
authorization from the Chief of Naval Air Training.