9 OCTOBER 1998
APPENDIX A TH-57
This Aerospace Medicine Specialist curriculum is designed to
satisfy seven terminal objectives which are derived from the
current undergraduate pilot training (UPT) task analysis. The
stated objectives, disciplines and flying skills achieved by the
Aerospace Medicine Specialist are common throughout the UPT
program. Students will prepare themselves for training under
increasingly complex conditions of rotary-wing aviation.
Therefore, the objective of the helicopter phase is to teach the
skills necessary and physiological demands for flying rotary-wing
aircraft. In addition, standards of conduct and military decorum
expected of all naval officers, defined in prerequisite training
directives, will be observed on a daily basis. The goal of all
students is to meet the following terminal objectives within the
specified flight hours and calendar day limitations. Upon
satisfactory completion of these stages of training, the student
will be able to:
1. Control the aircraft, in the execution of basic helicopter
flight maneuvers during day and night visual meteorological
conditions for shore based operations.
2. Analyze meteorological, physiological and life support
factors and apply aerodynamic principles to accurately interpret
the limiting environmental factors affecting flight, under all
3. Navigate a rotary-wing aircraft, given the installed
electronic instrument navigation equipment and visual reference
charts in compliance with standard operating directives.
4. Communicate with controlling agencies, other aircraft and
within the aircraft using visual and electronic means, following
standard Navy and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signals
5. Manage existing normal and malfunctioning aircraft systems
utilizing the procedures and limitations set forth in the TH-57
Naval Air Training Operating Procedures Standardization (NATOPS)
Flight Manual, and standard operating directives.
6. Control a rotary-wing aircraft in the execution of instrument
maneuvers for Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC) in
accordance with standard operating directives.
7. Control a rotary-wing aircraft in the execution of basic
tactical helicopter maneuvers in accordance with standard