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(4) Curriculum flights flown single-aircraft solo will
be graded for headwork only, unless circumstances dictate
assignment of other grades.
(5) Instructors omitting items from a flight called for
in the curriculum shall note the reason for the omission in the
remarks section and make the appropriate notation in the grade
column (per paragraph 13, i.e., DND, NA...).
(6) Check flights will be noted as such on the student's
(7) On multiplane 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-02X is a non-graded flight, except for HEADWORK
and PROCEDURES; FCLP-03 through FCLP-08X (1 ATF); CQ-04 through
CQ-14X (1 ATF), and CQ-15X (1 ATF). CQ-15X will weigh 50
percent of the CQ stage, FCLP-01S, CQ-01S, CQ-02S, and CQ-03S
will weigh 12.5 percent, and all FCLP will weigh 37.5 percent of
the stage grade.
(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
(10) Warm-up grades are not included in the cumulative
totals and unsatisfactory grades do not constitute a "down"
(a) The student demonstrates a 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 the
administration of warm-up flights:
(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 FCLP/CQ phase, a warm-up FCLP shall be
conducted prior to FCLP/CQ periods if 3 days have elapsed since