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(b) Unable (U/2 Level). Performance is unsafe or
lacks sufficient knowledge, skill, or ability. Deviations
greatly exceed CTS, significantly disrupting performance.
Corrections significantly lag deviations or aggravate the
(c) Fair (F/3 Level). Performance is safe, but with
limited proficiency. Deviations exceed CTS, detracting from
performance. Corrections noticeably lag deviations, and may not
(d) Good (G/4 Level). Characteristic performance is
within CTS. Deviations outside CTS are allowed, provided they
are brief, minor, and do not affect safety of flight.
Corrections must be appropriate and timely.
(e) Excellent (E/5 Level). Greatly surpasses CTS.
Performance is correct, efficient, and skillful. Deviations are
very minor. Corrections, if required, are initiated by the
student and are appropriate, smooth, and rapid.
(2) Solo Sorties
(a) Assign NG/1 for performed maneuvers.
(b) Any IP may grade maneuvers observed to be either
unsafe or exceptional on the solo ATF. These grades shall count
toward overall PAS.
(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.