2 December 1998
A. IUT TRAINING OBJECTIVES. The T-45A Strike Flight Instructor
Training curriculum, is designed to satisfy eight training
objectives, which results in the transition of the IUT into a jet
aircraft instructor, capable of teaching Navy tactical flying
skills. Standards of military decorum expected of all naval
officers, as defined in prior training directives, will be
observed on a daily basis. The goal of all T-45A flight
instructors under training is to meet the appropriate terminal
learning objectives within the specified flight hour and calendar
day limitations. Upon satisfactory completion of the curriculum,
the IUT will be able to fulfill the following task objectives:
1. Aviation. Instruct student naval aviators (SNAs) in
controlling the aircraft dual or solo, day and night in various
meteorological conditions, and stages of flight as required.
Aircraft controls must be maintained while meeting all other
2. Navigation. Instruct SNAs in maintaining aircraft
position within a desired geographical area or along a desired
ground track using visually acquired landmarks, aircraft-
installed electronic equipment, aeronautical charts, voice
communications with controlling agencies, and dead reckoning
techniques while complying with Federal Aviation Regulations and
standard operating procedures.
3. Communications. Instruct SNAs in communicating clearly
with ground facilities and with other aircraft using approved
radio procedures, and light, hand, or aircraft maneuvering
signals as appropriate.
4. Systems Management. Instruct SNAs in the management of
systems as required for successful mission completion.
5. Flight Planning. Instruct SNAs in planning the safe
conduct of each flight from preflight to mission completion,
considering pilot, aircraft, and weather limitations.
6. Headwork. Ensure SNAs demonstrate understanding of
planning principles by the exercise of sound judgment while
accomplishing all training objectives. Compliance with all
conditions and standards shall be subordinated to the safety of
the aircrew, other personnel, and the aircraft.