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NOTE: The subsequent flight need only include maneuvers
required to complete the check.
3. EXCEPTIONS. The check is complete and the
overall grade is unsatisfactory if:
a. Any critical item is below MIF, or
b. More than two noncritical items were
graded F/3 where G/4 is required, or
c. Any maneuver is U/2.
(c) Instrument or Formation Stage Check Failure. If
the student fails an instrument or formation stage check because
of an unsatisfactory pattern/landing not directly related to the
stage being evaluated, any subsequent ET sortie may be flown as
a contact sortie and the resulting progress check may also be a
(d) Unsatisfactory Check Ride Ground Operations.
A check ride graded unsatisfactory solely for ground operations
requires a progress check. The Operations Officer will decide
whether to perform the progress check as a ground evaluation, in
the simulator, or in the aircraft.
(3) Progress Check Procedures
(a) The Progress Check Pilot shall consider the
student's proficiency, judgment, air sense, and overall ability
to maneuver the aircraft safely and confidently. The student
must also demonstrate the potential to successfully complete
for the most recently completed block of training. Progress
checks shall be full mission profiles emphasizing the student's
weak areas and a representative cross section of area and
pattern maneuvers. All critical items do not need to be
version of the respective ATF for the failed event generating
the progress check. Flight and Ready Room unsatisfactories
proceed in separate, parallel tracks:
1. The student's first flight progress check is
an IPC/F (SXX88) event. Any subsequent flight progress check is
an FPC/F (SXX89). Previous RRUs do not affect this progression.