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(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 IUT
or student and are appropriate, smooth, and rapid.
For each block:
(3) Maneuver Requirements.
(a) Mandatory Items. Items with a number and a plus
(+) are mandatory and must meet the required proficiency by EOB.
When a maneuver is performed multiple times in a block of
training, the last grade assigned for the maneuver will
determine if the student meets EOB MIF.
(b) Optional Items. Items with a number, but
without a plus (+), are optional. However, if flown, they must
meet the required EOB proficiency the last time the maneuver is
graded in the block.
(4) Incomplete Sorties. In general, SIs should consider
a sortie complete if able to accomplish the requirements in
paragraph (a) below. This is particularly true when weather
precludes accomplishing certain maneuver items, but the ITU
instructor is able to emphasize training on other maneuver
items. Subsequent sorties in the block, when available, can
reverse this emphasis, hence achieving overall training balance.
If an IUT or student has had ample opportunity to learn a task
and subsequently flies a short mission, do not incomplete the
mission solely to provide unwarranted extra training.
Assess the sortie complete if:
1. Seventy-five percent of the sortie's H/X
were used for training, and
2. Sufficient sorties remain in the block to
redress the imbalance, and