12 March 2004
Course Training Standards (CTS)
1. Purpose. These standards outline the tasks and proficiency
required of graduates of this syllabus.
Duties and Responsibilities
a. Student Responsibilities. Students will accomplish all
assigned training and are responsible for planning simulator and
b. Instructor Responsibilities. Instructors are ultimately
responsible for compliance with and accurate accomplishment of
all flight planning and training requirements.
General Proficiency Standards
a. Course training standards (CTS) equate directly to a
grading scale of good (G/4) unless stated otherwise.
b. Achievement of training standards for maneuvers in
visual meteorological conditions (VMC) will be accomplished in
conjunction with clearing visually outside the aircraft.
c. Aircraft control must be smooth and positive. Momentary
deviations are acceptable if timely corrections are made and
safety of flight is not compromised. Unless otherwise
specified, use Basic Air Work standards for all items with
altitude, airspeed, or heading parameters.
d. Procedural knowledge must be in accordance with
applicable directives and allow the mission to be accomplished
effectively. If individual tasks require pre-mission planning,
the Mission Planning standards apply.
Additional standards are listed in the job task tables.
4. Execution. The MIF for each category of training regulates
student progression to meet required standards prior to phase
completion. Instructor pilots shall evaluate student
performance against course training standards. A column to
cross-reference the CTS is included in each MIF table.