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Weather-driven instrument approaches.
Prebriefed maneuvers for IP proficiency.
(7) Incomplete Sorties. In general, IPs should consider
a sortie complete if able to accomplish the requirements in
paragraph (a) below. This is particularly true when weather
precludes accomplishing certain maneuver items, but the IP is
able to emphasize training on other maneuver items. Subsequent
sorties in the block, when available, can reverse this emphasis,
hence achieving overall training balance. If a student has had
ample opportunity to learn a task and subsequently flies a short
mission, do not incomplete the mission solely to provide
unwarranted extra training.
Assess the sortie complete if:
1. Seventy-five percent of the sortie's H/X was
used for training, and
2. Sufficient sorties remain in the block to
redress the imbalance, and
3. Individual maneuvers can still be
accomplished within the block.
Otherwise, assess the sortie incomplete.
(b) Completion Sorties
1. A sortie may both complete a previous sortie
and count as an advancing X.
2. For sorties flown exclusively to clear an
incomplete, grades on maneuvers repeated from the incomplete
sortie do not count towards the student's PAS.
(c) Simulator Sortie Completion. Assess a simulator
sortie complete if the student has received a full 1.5-hour
Policies for Evaluation Flights and Ground Evaluations
(1) Authorized Evaluators. The squadron commander will
designate check pilots for each stage.