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(c) Fair (F/3 Level). Performance is safe, but with
limited proficiency. Deviations exceed CTS, detracting from
performance. Corrections noticeably lag deviations and may not
be appropriate. EXAMPLE: Using bank angle to compensate for
poor rudder trim would be an inappropriate correction for heading
(d) Good (G/4 Level). Characteristic performance
is within CTS. Deviations outside CTS are allowed, provided
they are brief, minor, and do not affect safety of flight.
Corrections must be appropriate and timely.
(e) Excellent (E/5 Level). Greatly surpasses CTS.
Performance is correct, efficient, and skillful. Deviations are
very minor. Corrections, if required, are initiated by the IUT
and are appropriate, smooth, and rapid.
(3) NATOPS Maneuver Grading. During the NATOPS phase of
training, grading will be IAW NATOPS standards. This applies to
the following syllabus training events:
Judge the IUT's proficiency only against the item's CTS or NATOPS
grading criteria. The grading scale will be as per the NATOPS as
Not applicable to NATOPS Block Training
Corresponding Course Training Standards will reference NATOPS.
(4) Progression Rule. Performance must meet MIF by the
end of block. IUT shall maintain or exceed MIF performance from
one block, stage, or media to the next.
(5) Maneuver Requirements.
For each block:
(a) Items with a number and a plus (+) are mandatory
and must meet the required proficiency by EOB.
(b) Items with a number, but without a plus (+), are
optional. However, if flown, they must meet the required
proficiency by EOB.
5. Incomplete Events. In general, SIs should consider an event
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 events in the block, when available, can
reverse this emphasis, hence achieving overall training