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(4) The entire sortie should be devoted to assessing the
IUT'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.
(5) The IUT should be able to demonstrate required levels
of proficiency without SI assistance. However, instruction is
allowed on check rides and IUTs may reaccomplish maneuvers at the
Incomplete Check Ride.
The check shall be incomplete
(1) Any (+) item was not flown, or
(2) The SI was unable to sample sufficient examples of a
given maneuver to assess the IUT's overall performance.
NOTE: The subsequent flight need only include maneuvers
required to complete the check.
(3) Exceptions. The check is complete, and the overall
grade is unsatisfactory if:
(a) Any critical item is below MIF, or
(b) More than two noncritical items were graded F/3
where G/4 is required, or
(c) Any maneuver is U/2.
Special Instructions and Restrictions
a. Schedule limitations for IUTs will be left to the
discretion of the Flight Instructor Training Unit (FITU) or
cognizant squadron, but consistent with the provisions of
b. All IUT flights will be conducted in accordance with the
current T-6A NATOPS, FTIs, and local SOPs. No deviations from
standard maneuvers are authorized except in cases of emergency.
c. Completion of the NATOPS stage as described in this
instruction meets the NATOPS qualification requirements for the