Landing Signal Officer
Adjust nose attitude to optimum AOA, level wings, and maintain
MRT to establish a positive rate of climb. (May follow a bolter or
Level your wings.
Roll wings level.
Drop your hook.
Extend arresting hook.
Drop your gear.
Lower landing gear.
Drop your flaps.
Each pass flown during FCLPs and at the ship is graded by the LSO on a 0- to 5-point scale. The grade,
with appropriate comments, is recorded in your training jacket. Following is a partial list of symbols (includ-
ing their meanings and applicable points) that the LSO uses in grading the passes.
Reasonable deviations with good corrections
Fair pass, reasonable deviations
(B with diagonal arrow) bolter
No grade, below average but safe pass
Waveoff, aircraft not set up properly for a safe approach (technique)
(C with horizontal arrow) cut pass, unsafe, gross deviations inside waveoff
Test waveoff, practiced during FCLPs to demonstrate proper waveoff technique
Own waveoff, executed when clearance to land via Roger ball or cut lights are not
Own waveoff, executed when clearance to land via Roger ball or cut lights are
No count (used in grade column)