2 December 1998
Schedule Limitations and Constraints
NATOPS and Category I
(1) The IUT's working day from first scheduled event to
last on deck time should not exceed 12 hours.
(2) A minimum of 12 hours after landing shall elapse
between the IUT's last scheduled event and his first scheduled
event the following day.
(3) The maximum workweek is 6 days followed by 2 days
off, except as waived in writing by the training air wing
(4) All night flights shall take off no earlier than 30
minutes after official sunset.
(5) A maximum of two flights or three cross-country legs
may be scheduled in one day.
(6) 1.5 hours of night time and three night instrument
approaches shall be accumulated prior to the IUT AN-03X. (These
requirements must be met during aircraft flights.)
b. Subsequent training. Schedule limitations of the workday
and workweek shall be in accordance with local procedures.
4. Standardization. All simulator and flight events outlined
herein shall be conducted in accordance with the current CNATRA
flight training instructions (FTIs) and the T-45A NATOPS manual.
Standardization Evaluation (StanEval) of IUTs shall be executed
by the Instructor Training Unit. IUTs will normally be trained
in TRAWING TWO in the following order: ASI, NATOPS, Category I,
and Category II. Follow-on training may be sequenced in any
order. It is impractical to have all flight instructors
qualified in all stages of the curriculum. The curriculum is
subdivided into categories to ensure flight instructor currency
and proficiency. Instructors will normally be authorized to
instruct in no more than two mission-oriented categories. This
restriction of the instructor qualification will ensure an
adequate instructional repetition rate. The squadron commanding
officer may authorize more than two mission-oriented categories
for those instructors who demonstrate exceptional proficiency and
judgment as flight instructors.
The categories are as follows:
Category I (MOD 01):
BI, RI, FAM, AN
Category II (MOD 02):
FORM, NFAM, NFORM