2 December 1998
a. General. The T-45A Strike Flight Instructor Under
Training curriculum is comprised of categories and training
stages which integrate academic instruction, flight support
lessons, simulator and aircraft instruction.
b. Guidelines. The Instructor Under Training (IUT) Course
Map incorporates numerous branching, or sequencing alternatives,
as well as hard prerequisites. Specific guidelines are as
(1) NA-07S and NA-08 are not required for NATOPS
qualification but are prerequisites for becoming a qualified
(2) Prior to the multi-plane ON flights (ON-04 and
ON-05X), the IUT must complete the TACF and WEP stages.
2. Briefing and Debriefing.
Adequate briefing time shall be
provided and utilized.
a. Briefing. All briefs will be in accordance with the
appropriate briefing guide.
For multi-plane events, all flight members (i.e.,
instructors, observers, students, passengers, etc.) shall be
briefed by the flight leader in the briefing area. Although IUTs
may be briefed early on techniques by their individual flight
instructors, all members of the flight will be in attendance for
the final "conduct of flight" portion of the brief.
b. Debriefing. Timely debriefing of each simulator and
flight event is an essential part of the learning process. The
debriefer shall debrief in accordance with established
convention. The minimum items that shall be covered in the
(1) Overall review of the event plan in chronological
order, citing completion, omissions, and deletions of
(2) Attainment/non-attainment of aircraft control and
mission performance standards.
(3) Specific comments on the IUT's teaching techniques