8 December 2004
(2) Check Rides (SXX90)
(a) Single Sortie Training Blocks. Check rides
amount to single sortie training blocks. Therefore, all rules
regarding progressing out of a block apply, except as noted
1. Should fly a representative cross section of
2. Up to two optional maneuvers may be graded
F/3 where G/4 is required without requiring an overall
3. Check pilots may allow students to
entire sortie should be devoted to
assessing the student's
ability and readiness to progress to the
next stage of training.
All maneuvers indicated with a plus (+)
are check ride critical
and must be accomplished to MIF.
Regression rules do not
5. The student should be able to demonstrate
required levels of proficiency without instructor assistance.
However, instruction is allowed on check rides and students may
reaccomplish maneuvers at the check pilot's discretion.
The check ride shall be
(b) Incomplete Check Ride.
Any (+) item was not flown, or
2. The check pilot was unable to sample
sufficient examples of a given maneuver to assess the student's
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:
Any critical item is below MIF, or
b. More than two noncritical items were
graded F/3 where G/4 is required, or