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may be flown as a contact sortie and the resulting progress
check may also be a contact sortie.
(d) Unsatisfactory Check Ride--Ground Operations. A
check ride graded unsatisfactory solely for ground operations
requires a progress check. The Operations Officer will decide
whether to perform the progress check as a ground evaluation, in
the simulator, or in the aircraft.
(3) Progress Check Procedures
(a) The Progress Check Pilot shall consider the
student's proficiency, judgment, air sense, and overall ability
to maneuver the aircraft safely and confidently. The student
must also demonstrate the potential to successfully complete
for the most recently completed block of training. Progress
checks shall be full mission profiles emphasizing the student's
weak areas and a representative cross section of area and
pattern maneuvers. All critical items do not need to be
version of the respective ATF for the failed event generating
the progress check. Flight and Ready Room Unsatisfactories
proceed in separate, parallel tracks:
1. A student's first flight progress check (in
the advanced phase) is an IPC/F (SXX88) event. Any subsequent
flight progress check is an FPC/F (SXX89). Previous RRUs do not
affect this progression.
2. Similarly, the first RRU generates an IPC/R.
A subsequent RRU generates an FPC/R. Previous flight progress
checks do not affect this progression.
(b) IPC. The following defines when to conduct an
IPC, IPC outcomes, and IPC IPs.
Criteria for an IPC/F are:
Failed check ride.
b. Three consecutive unsatisfactory events
in the same stage, not including XX87 events.
Criteria for an IPC/R are:
Following an RRU.