12 March 2004
Grading Procedures (Aircraft and Training Devices)
(1) NATOPS Maneuver Grading. During the NATOPS phase of
training, grading will be IAW NATOPS standards. This applies to
the following blocks of training, regardless of syllabus:
Judge the IUT's or student's proficiency only against the item's
CTS or NATOPS grading criteria. The grading scale will be as
per the NATOPS as listed below:
Not applicable to NATOPS Block Training
(2) Absolute Maneuver Grading. All flights with the
exception of the EOB flight will be graded on a pass/fail
criteria. For the EOB flight, use the following grading scale
to document the IUT's performance on maneuvers attempted during
the EOB sortie. This is an absolute grading scale. Judge the
IUT's proficiency only against the item's course training
(a) Demonstrated (NG/1 Level).
Enter "No Grade."
1. When the ITU instructor demonstrates the
maneuver and the IUT or student does not subsequently perform it
during the sortie.
2. To indicate accomplishing SSRs. Specify
incomplete SSRs in the ITF/ATF's SSR comments section.
(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