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(b) IP or RDO may grade maneuvers observed to be
either unsafe or exceptional on the solo ATF. These grades
shall count toward overall PAS.
(3) Overall Sortie Grades. Overall sortie grades
represent the student's progression through MPTS. Grade sorties
"Pass," "Marginal," or "Unsat." Use the following definitions
to characterize sortie grades. See Awarding Overall Sortie
Grades for specific rules defining unsatisfactory performance.
1. Prior to EOB.
Progress is adequate to meet
standards by EOB.
The student's performance meets or
(b) Marginal. Ability to meet the standards by the
end of the block is questionable. IPs may not award a Marginal
on an EOB sortie or check ride.
(c) Unsatisfactory. Student exhibits dangerous
tendencies, or progress towards meeting EOB standards is
(4) Awarding Overall Sortie Grades. The student's
overall grade is based on the student's performance against the
MIF. The following rules govern overall sortie grading.
(a) Performance must meet MIF by EOB. If the
student has previously met MIF in the block, he or she must
still meet MIF in the EOB flight.
(b) Prior to EOB, performance must meet/exceed
previous block MIF. EXAMPLE:
1. C40 MIF requires an F/3 for takeoff.
requires a G/4.
2. The student must meet or exceed F/3 to
progress out of C40.
3. The student must maintain or exceed F/3 until
the last C41 sortie, by which time the student must attain G/4.