04 Aug 2006
Mission Grading Procedures and Evaluation Policies
a. General Evaluation Policy. CTSs listed in this
instruction and the MIFs are minimum stage/phase completion
standards per maneuver. CTSs/MIFs are designed to allow for
minimum performance in a specific area with the understanding
that performance above the minimum CTS/MIF will offset the weak
Grading Procedures (Aircraft and Training Devices)
(1) Overall Grading
(a) The overall grade for all flight and device
events, with the exception of the NATOPS Check Ride, will be
(b) The overall grade for the NATOPS Check Ride will
be UQ, CQ, or Q as described below:
1. Unqualified (UQ Level) - Fails to meet
minimum acceptable criteria and needs supervised instruction.
2. Conditionally Qualified (CQ Level) - Meets
minimum acceptable criteria and is safe to fly as the Mission
3. Qualified (Q Level) - Displays good knowledge
of operational procedures and a thorough understanding of the
(2) Standard Maneuver Grading. Use the following grading
scale to document the IUT's characteristic performance on all
flight and device maneuvers attempted during each dual event,
with the exception of maneuvers done during the NATOPS phase of
training. This is an absolute grading scale. Judge the IUT's
proficiency only against the item's course training standard.
Enter "No Grade
(a) Demonstrated (NG/1 Level).
1. When the SI demonstrates the maneuver and the
IUT does not subsequently perform it during the event.
2. To indicate accomplishing SSRs.
completed SSRs in the ITF's SSR comments section.
(b) Unable (U/2 Level). Performance is unsafe or
lacks sufficient knowledge, skill, or ability. Deviations
greatly exceed CTS, significantly disrupting performance.
Corrections significantly lag deviations or aggravate the