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are check ride critical and must be accomplished to MIF.
Regression rules do not apply.
4. 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.
(b) Incomplete check ride.
The check ride shall be
Any critical (+) item was not flown, or
2. The check pilot was unable to sample
sufficient examples of a given maneuver to assess the student's
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
Any maneuver is U/2.
(c) Instrument Stage Check Failure. If the student
fails an Instrument 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 contact
(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, situational awareness, and
overall ability to maneuver the aircraft safely and confidently.