11 Apr 06
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-03X is a nongraded flight, except for HEADWORK and
PROCEDURES; FCLP-04 through FCLP-09X (1 ATF); CQ-03 through 14X
(1 ATF), and CQ-15X (1 ATF). CQ-15X will weigh 50 percent of CQ
stage, FCLP-01S, CQ-01S, and CQ-02S 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 below).
(10) Warmup 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. Warmup Criteria. Warmup flights may be given as
necessary to regain flight proficiency after prolonged delays in
training. The following specific guidelines govern the
administration of warmup flights:
(1) One warmup event may be awarded (IAW paragraph b(2)
below) when there has been a delay of six calendar days since the
last event in a particular stage. During FCLP/CQ phase, a warmup
FCLP shall be conducted prior to FCLP/CQ periods if three days
have elapsed since the last FCLP period. CQ FCLP warmup may be
solo as determined by the LSO.
(2) If the next regularly scheduled curriculum event is
a dual flight, then the event is briefed and flown as that
flight. If the student's proficiency after the delay in training
is consistent with his normal progress and warrants continuation
in the module of instruction, the flight shall be considered and
graded as a normal curriculum flight (complete). If the student