21 May 2003
Course Training Standards (CTS)
1. Purpose. These standards outline the tasks and proficiency
required of IUTs during the initial and upgrade training.
IUT Duties and Responsibilities
Plan the mission.
b. Ensure the aircraft is preflighted, inspected, and
equipped for the assigned mission.
c. Operate the aircraft to accomplish the mission using
sound judgment and airmanship.
General Proficiency Standards
a. Achieve training standards for visual meteorological
condition (VMC) maneuvers in conjunction with visual clearing.
b. Unless otherwise specified, use BASIC AIR WORK (BAW)
standards for all items with altitude, airspeed, or heading
"Standard" equates to good (G/4).
d. Aircraft control must be smooth and positive.
Performance may be within CTS and still not warrant a grade of
good if control inputs are delayed, erratic, imprecise, or
inappropriate. Slight deviations in establishing or maintaining
the proper or desired aircraft attitude or position may occur
during the maneuver being performed.
e. Momentary deviations outside CTS that do not compromise
flight safety are acceptable if subsequent corrections are
f. Procedural knowledge and application must comply with
applicable directives and allow efficient mission accomplishment.
If individual tasks require pre-mission planning, the standards
from MISSION PLANNING apply.
4. Execution. The Maneuver Item File (MIF) regulates IUT
progression to meet required standards prior to phase completion.
Standardization instructor pilots shall evaluate student
performance against these standards.