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3. Individual maneuvers can still be
accomplished within the block.
Otherwise, assess the sortie incomplete.
(b) Completion Sorties. A sortie may both complete
a previous sortie and count as an advancing X.
(c) Simulator Sortie Completion. Assess a simulator
sortie complete if the IUT or student has received a full 1.5-
hour training period.
Policies for Evaluation Flights and Ground Evaluations
(1) Check Rides (SXX90). Check rides amount to single
sortie training blocks. Therefore, all rules regarding
progressing out of a block apply, except as noted below:
(a) Should fly a representative cross section of
(b) Up to two optional maneuvers may be graded F/3
where G/4 is required without requiring an overall
(c) The entire sortie should be devoted to assessing
the IUT's or student's ability and readiness to progress to the
next stage of training. All maneuvers indicated with a plus (+)
are check ride critical and must be accomplished to MIF.
(d) The IUT or student should be able to demonstrate
required levels of proficiency without instructor assistance.
However, instruction is allowed on check rides and IUTs or
students may reaccomplish maneuvers at the check pilot's
The check ride shall be
(2) Incomplete Check Ride.
(a) Any (+) item was not flown, or
(b) The check pilot was unable to sample sufficient
examples of a given maneuver to assess the IUT's or student's
NOTE: The subsequent flight need only include maneuvers
required to complete the check.