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more than two mission-oriented categories for those instructors
who demonstrate exceptional proficiency and judgment as flight
The categories are as follows:
Category I (MOD 00/01):
NA, BI, RI, FAM, AN
Category II (MOD 02):
FORM, NFAM, NFORM
Category III (MOD 03):
Category IV (MOD 04):
Carrier Qualification (CQ) Stage and the Out-of-Control Flight
Stage are not considered part of a category; and only designated,
highly qualified, and experienced flight instructors will
instruct in these stages.
Currency after initial qualification in the CQ stage shall be in
accordance with the LSO NATOPS Manual. Landing Signal Officers
(LSOs) may complete CQ Stage any time after completing NATOPS
Stage at the discretion of the TRAWING commander.
5. Solo Restrictions. IUTs are prohibited from performing solo
flight until they have successfully completed NATOPS Stage and
possess a current instrument rating. Night solo flights require
an operating radar altimeter.
Instructor Training Forms (ITFs)
(1) CNATRA ITF will be completed for each curriculum
(2) Instructors omitting items from a flight called for
in the curriculum shall note the omission in the remarks
(3) Check flights will be noted as such on the ITF.
Instructor Training Jacket (ITJ)
(1) ITJs will include ITFs of all qualified stages,
standardization checks, and individual qualifications, such as
section and division leader qualifications.
(2) ITJs will be submitted to the TRAWING commander for
review prior to the IUT's training in subsequent categories.
c. Warm-up Flights. Warm-up flights shall be given as
necessary to regain flight proficiency after prolonged delays in