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Night Familiarization Stage. Develop the SNA's night
flying ability with emphasis on the instrument aspects
of night flying, and night landing techniques.
Includes: Night Familiarization Flight Procedures (NFAMFP-01
through NFAMFP-03X), Night Familiarization simulator and flights
(NFAM-01S through NFAM-04).
A day or night front seat landing within the previous
24 hours is a prerequisite for night solo flight.
All night flights shall takeoff no earlier than 30
minutes after official sunset.
Night solo flights require an operating radar
Jacket review required prior to check flight.
4. Instrument Rating Stage. Enable the student to navigate a
jet aircraft from takeoff to landing via airways and in terminal
Traffic Control regulations. Successful completion of this
stage will warrant issuance of an USN standard instrument
Includes: Instrument Rating Flight Procedures (IRFP-01 through
IRFP-04X), and Instrument Rating simulators and flights, (IR-01S
Two out and in flights (outside the local area) are
required in the AN/IR syllabus prior to IR-07X. A
cross-country with at least four legs may be
substituted for this requirement.
Jacket review and successful completion of instrument
examinations are required within 60 days prior to
IR-07X. IRFP-03X is a paper/pencil open-book test and
IRFP-04X is a CAI examination.