25 JUN 2003
Grading Procedures (Aircraft and Training Devices)
(1) Absolute Maneuver Grading. Use the following grading
scale to document the student's characteristic performance on
maneuvers attempted during each dual sortie. This is an
absolute grading scale. Judge the student's proficiency only
against the item's course training standard. Maneuver grades
shall be consistent with ATF comments.
(a) Demonstrated (NG/1 Level).
1. When the IP demonstrates the maneuver and the
student does not subsequently perform it during the sortie.
2. For solo flights, where an IP cannot observe
individual flight maneuvers.
3. To indicate accomplishing SSRs.
completed SSRs in the ATF's SSR comments section.
(b) Unable (U/2 Level). Performance is unsafe or
lacks sufficient knowledge, skill, or ability. Deviations
greatly exceed CTS, significantly disrupting performance.
Corrections significantly lag deviations or aggravate the
(c) Fair (F/3 Level). Performance is safe, but with
limited proficiency. Deviations exceed CTS, detracting from
performance. Corrections noticeably lag deviations, and may not
be appropriate. EXAMPLE: Using bank angle to compensate for
poor rudder trim would be an inappropriate correction for
(d) Good (G/4 Level). Characteristic performance is
within CTS. Deviations outside CTS are allowed, provided they
are brief, minor, and do not affect safety of flight.
Corrections must be appropriate and timely.
(e) Excellent (E/5 Level). Greatly surpasses CTS.
Performance is correct, efficient, and skillful. Deviations are
very minor. Corrections, if required, are initiated by the
student and are appropriate, smooth, and rapid.
(2) Solo Sorties
(a) Assign NG for performed maneuvers.