21 May 2003
For each block:
(1) Items with a number and a plus (+) are mandatory and
must meet the required proficiency by EOB.
(2) Items with a number, but without a plus (+), are
optional. However, if flown, they must meet the required
proficiency by EOB.
5. Incomplete Sorties. In general, SIs should consider a sortie
complete if able to accomplish either all high or all low work.
This is particularly true when weather precludes one or the
other, and the SI is able to emphasize training where weather
permits. Subsequent sorties in the block, when available, can
reverse this emphasis, hence achieving overall training balance.
If an IUT 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 was used for
(2) Sufficient sorties remain in the block to redress the
(3) Individual maneuvers can still be accomplished within
(4) Otherwise, assess the sortie incomplete.
b. Completion sorties. A sortie may both complete a
previous sortie and count as an advancing X.
Policies for Evaluation Flights and Ground Evaluations
a. 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:
(1) Fly a representative cross section of optional
(2) Up to two optional maneuvers may be graded F/3 where
G/4 is required without requiring an overall unsatisfactory.
(3) SI may allow IUT to reaccomplish maneuvers.