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f. Syllabus Description. These syllabi are divided into
stages. Stages are grouped by like-flight training regimes:
Contact, Instrument, Copilot, Navigation, Formation, and
Tactical. Each stage is subdivided into training blocks. The
training blocks consist of a specified number of flights.
Course Training Standards (CTSs) are modified by the Maneuver
Item Files (MIFs) to identify the acceptable level of
performance that must be achieved at the completion of each
a. Syllabus Progression. Fly sorties within each block
sequentially. Do not start a block without all prerequisites
completed. Students may be in different stages simultaneously.
Where applicable, students shall be prepared, and will be
eligible, for more than one syllabus event. Students must
complete all events except as listed in paragraph 1e. The
flowcharts on pages I-5, I-7, I-9 and I-11 delineate the
sequence of flying events and their ground training
prerequisites. System training management is designed to
facilitate two graded events (flight, simulator, or exam) per
student per day.
b. Accelerated Progression. Under exceptional
circumstances, an instructor's previous flight experience or
demonstrated proficiency may warrant accelerated progression.
The Squadron Commander may advance the instructor to the next
block of instruction when all required items for the current
block of instruction meet End of Block (EOB) MIF. This policy
is not to be used to accelerate squadron production goals. It
is strictly for instances where the instructor's demonstrated
proficiency makes completion of all sorties within a block of
instruction unnecessary. For example, previous instructor
through the instructor contact syllabus. All records for the
accelerated instructor, including the ITJ, will be clearly
marked ACCELERATED PROGRESSION. ITFs for the sorties not flown
will be completed with a note in the remarks section stating
"ACCELERATED PROGRESSION SORTIE NOT FLOWN. ITF COMPLETED FOR
ADMINISTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY IAW CNATRAINST 1542.SERIES."
c. Maneuver Continuity. IUTs and students must accomplish
previously introduced maneuvers frequently enough to ensure
maintaining required proficiency. Reference the Aviation
Training Summary (ATS).