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(3) Overall Sortie Grades. Overall sortie grades
represent the student's progression through MPTS. Grade sorties
"Pass," "Marginal," or "Unsatisfactory." Use the following
definitions to characterize sortie grades.
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) EOB. 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 if the maneuver is reattempted.
Performance must meet/exceed
(b) Prior to EOB.
previous block MIF. EXAMPLE:
1. C41 MIF requires an F/3 for No-Flap
Landings (NFL). C42 MIF requires a G/4.
2. The student must meet or exceed F/3 to
progress out of C41.
3. The student must maintain or exceed F/3
until the last C42 sortie, by which time the student must attain
(c) Exception. Students shall maintain or exceed
MIF performance from one block to the next within stage or
between media within stage. The exception is when MIF on a
subsequent block is below the preceding block MIF. In this
case, the lower MIF applies.