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(6) Check flights will be noted as such on the student's
(7) On multi-plane flights, items completed but
unobserved shall not be graded by the flight leader.
(8) CQ ATFs shall be completed for all flight events as
follows: FCLP-03 through FCLP-08X (1 ATF); CQ-03 through CQ-13X
(1 ATF); and CQ-14X (1 ATF). CQ-14X will weigh 50 percent of CQ
stage; FCLP-01S, CQ-01S and CQ-02S will weigh 12.5 percent; and
all FCLP will weigh 37.5 percent of the stage grade. FCLP-02X is
a non-graded flight, except for HEADWORK and PROCEDURES.
(9) All solo flights that are shotgunned will be graded
by the flight lead and shall be annotated "SHOTGUNNED" on the
student's ATF. Shotgun instructors (weather safety pilots) will
not grade students. They will provide inputs on safety of flight
items as necessary (in accordance with paragraph 9 below).
(10) Warm-up grades are not included in the cumulative
totals and unsatisfactory grades do not constitute a "down"
(a) The student demonstrates flagrant safety or
flight rule violation, or a dangerous tendency.
(b) The student is not safe for solo and the next
normally scheduled event is a solo flight.
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) One warm-up event may be awarded (IAW paragraph
b(2) below) when there has been a delay of 6 calendar days since
the last event in a particular stage through Phase I and 10
calendar days in Phase II. During CQ, a warm-up FCLP shall be
conducted prior to CQ periods if 3 days have elapsed since the
last FCLP period. CQ FCLP warm-up may be solo as determined by
(2) If the next regularly scheduled curriculum event is
a dual flight, then the event is briefed and flown as that
flight. If the student's proficiency after the delay in training
is consistent with his normal progress and warrants continuation
in the module of instruction, the flight shall be considered and
graded as a normal curriculum flight (complete). If the student
does not show normal progress, the flight shall be considered a
warm-up of the last flight event completed. If the next