27 February 2004
6. Break in Training Warmup Sorties (SXX86). Nonsyllabus
warmup sorties compensate for breaks in training. Eligibility
is based on the number of days since the last flight or
simulator in the same stage. All warmups shall be dual and
coded as an SXX86, e.g., C4186. Warmup grades do not satisfy
block or MIF requirements and shall not be included in the
cumulative totals. A warmup flight is not warranted between
block I3100 and block I3200.
a. Warmups between Stages. Warmup sorties shall not be
given prior to the first flight in stage unless 14 days have
elapsed since any syllabus flight or simulator event.
b. Warmup Sortie Criteria. Optional warmup sorties are
based on the student's performance. If the student's
performance meets MIF, the sortie shall count as the next
syllabus event. If the student's performance is marginal or
unsatisfactory, the flight is a warmup.
(1) Additional Warmup Sorties
(a) The Operations Officer may direct additional
warmup aircraft or simulator/CPT events for extended breaks in
(b) Award an additional safe-for-solo flight if more
than three calendar days have elapsed since last safe-for-solo
flight or between night contact events, except when an
Instrument event with night landings occurs within that period.
(2) Not Safe-for-Solo.
If the student is not safe-for-
(a) Count the flight as a warmup due to the
student's loss of proficiency.
(b) The next flight shall be another safe-for-solo
check and should be flown in the next six calendar days.
(c) An IPC/FPC shall follow failure of the second