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(e) Excellent (E/5 Level). Greatly surpasses CTS.
Performance is correct, efficient, and skillful. Deviations are
very minor. The student initiates corrections, if required, and
they are appropriate, smooth, and rapid.
(2) Overall Sortie Grades. Overall sortie grades
represent the student's progression through MNTS. Grade sorties
"Pass," "Marginal," or "Unsat." Use the following definitions to
characterize sortie grades. See Awarding Overall Sortie Grades
for specific rules defining unsatisfactory performance.
Prior to EOB:
Progress is adequate to meet
standards by EOB.
The student's performance meets or
(b) Marginal. Ability to meet the standards by the
end of the block is questionable. IPs may not award a Marginal
on an EOB sortie or check ride.
(c) Unsatisfactory. Student exhibits dangerous
tendencies, or progress toward meeting EOB standards is
(3) Awarding Overall Sortie Grades. The student's
overall grade is based on the student's performance against the
MIF. The following rules govern overall sortie grading:
(a) EOB MIF Performance. Performance must meet MIF
by EOB. If the student has previously met MIF in the block, he
or she must still meet MIF in the EOB flight.
(b) Prior to EOB.
Performance must meet/exceed
previous block MIF. Example:
1. I50 MIF requires an F/3 for
Headwork/Situational Awareness. I51 MIF requires a G/4.
2. The student must meet or exceed F/3 to
progress out of I50.
3. The student must maintain or exceed F/3 until
the last I51 sortie, by which time the student must attain G/4.
(c) MIF Performance Maintenance. Students shall
or exceed MIF performance from one block to the next
stage or between media within a stage. The exception is
on a subsequent block is below the preceding block MIF.
cases, the lower MIF applies.