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(b) Additional Sorties to meet Minimum Syllabus
Time. Sortie flown to meet minimum night time shall be flown as
a C4587 and will meet the MIF for the block in which the ET is
(2) If the ET does not meet the objectives, the
Operations Officer will decide if an additional sortie is
b. Adaptation Sorties (SXX84). The Operations Officer may
grant sorties required for adaptation to the flying environment
when requested by the flight surgeon, e.g., airsickness,
c. Practice Simulators (SXX85). Students may receive
practice simulator sorties as availability permits. These
practice sorties are not part of the syllabus. If a practice
simulator is authorized, the student shall only perform
previously introduced maneuvers.
Student Monitoring Status
a. The objective is to focus supervisory attention on a
student's progress in training, specific deficiencies and/or
potential to complete the program. It may also be applied to
students who require supervisory attention while trying to
resolve personal issues.
b. The Flight Leader will place the student on SMS to
address substandard performance in a specific area.
c. SMS is intended as a short-term program. SMS requires
the setting of specific goals for removal from SMS or proceeding
with the elimination process. SMS goals should be tailored to
correct deficiencies as determined by the Flight Leader and/or
NATCAP or to address personal issues as determined by the
Operations Officer. The goals and the required period in SMS
must be annotated in a supplemental ATF in the student's ATJ.
d. If the student achieves the goals within the SMS period
or when personal issues are resolved, the student returns to
normal training flow. If the student is unable to meet the
specific goals of SMS, or performance does not improve, the
student may progress to an IPC or FPC, as directed by Operations
Officer or higher authority.