CHAPTER 3

AIRCREW TRAINING PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION

Sections I through III of this chapter contain guidance for developing, training, and evaluating the ATP. Section IV pertains to records management.

Section I. Development

3-1. FUNDAMENTALS

Commanders must use available publications such as ATMs, ARTEP publications, FM 1-140, FM 25-100, and FM 25-101 to develop the unit's ATP. When developing the ATP, they must first evaluate the unit's METL to determine the collective training requirements. They also should analyze the unit's geographical area, probable employment roles, supported units' missions, and past requirements. From this analysis, commanders develop supporting individual task lists.

3-2. INDIVIDUAL TASK LIST

a. Commanders must evaluate each duty position to determine how it can best support the unit's mission. They then designate each position FAC 1, FAC 2, or FAC 3 based on the level of proficiency required.

b. Commanders also assign primary, additional, and alternate aircraft for crew members. Because of the complexity of the AH-64, OH-58D, CH-47D, UH-60, and C-26, commanders should not assign additional/alternate aircraft to aviators who fly these aircraft unless they perform MP duties.

c. Individual tasks are found in the appropriate ATM. For ease of identification, all tasks in the ATMs are assigned 1000- or 2000-series numbers indicating they are either base or mission tasks respectively. Those tasks that the commander determines are essential to METL accomplishment but are not in the ATMs will be designated as additional tasks and listed separately. The commander assigns these tasks 3000-series numbers. If the aviator will be performing MP/ME duties, all maintenance test pilot tasks will be selected and iterations performed according to the appropriate ATM. Maintenance test flight tasks are listed in the appropriate ATM.

d. Crew members must meet the task and iteration requirements given in paragraph 3-7. The commander determines the additional task iterations needed based on crew member or aircrew proficiency. Figure 3-1 shows how the commander designates FACs and develops a task list.

Evaluate the unit's METL and determine total training requirements.

Evaluate each TOE/TDA position and determine its relationship to the unit's mission.

Designate each position FAC 1, FAC 2, or FAC 3. Assign primary and alternate/additional aircraft, and determine crew member training requirements.

Develop a task list for each position.

• Select all base tasks as indicated in the appropriate ATM.

• Select the applicable mission tasks from the appropriate ATM.

• Develop any additional tasks not listed in the ATM, and specify task conditions and standards.

• Specify the modes of flight for each task (day, night, NVG, or NBC) and the number of iterations to be performed in each mode.

• Specify flying-hour and simulation device requirements for each position.

Publish a task list for each position, and incorporate tasks into the unit's training program.

Evaluate training, and modify the task list as required.

Figure 3-1. FAC designation and task list development

e. Commanders will develop additional tasks as needed. They will include any tasks required to accomplish the unit's mission. The additional tasks must contain conditions, standards, and descriptions.

f. Commanders must include the tasks in aided/unaided night flight that are required to accomplish the unit's mission. They also will specify annual NVD training, flying-hour, and simulation device requirements per the appropriate ATM or NGR (AR) 95-01.

g. For those crew members who fly aircraft not covered by an ATM, commanders must develop a training program. They should follow the general guidelines and training concepts outlined in this publication and AR 95-1. The training program must be approved by the appropriate MACOM or the Chief, National Guard Bureau. The task list developed for each position must establish minimum hour and task iteration requirements.

Section II. Training

3-3. INDIVIDUAL TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

a. Aircraft Qualification and Mission Equipment Training.

(1) Prerequisites and training requirements for qualification of rated and nonrated crew members are in AR 95-1 or NGR (AR) 95-210 and each aircraft ATM. The flight instruction and academic instruction described in the appropriate ATM are minimum training requirements.

(2) An aviator has 180 consecutive days to complete aircraft qualification and mission equipment training in the EH-60, AH-1, RU-21, RC-12, and OV-1. Mission equipment training in the EH-60, RC-12, and OV-1 will be accomplished at the US Army Intelligence Center at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. Qualification training in all other aircraft must be completed within 90 consecutive days. The training period starts on the date of the first flight. This period excludes days lost because of--

• Temporary duty.

• Leave approved by the commander.

• Medical or nonmedical suspension from flying.

• Grounding of aircraft by Headquarters, Department of the Army.

(3) The commander will establish hour, task, and iteration requirements for the aviator to maintain basic skills when the time between aircraft qualification training and mission equipment training exceeds 30 consecutive days. The aviator may log pilot time if an entry is made to DA Form 759 to indicate such authority pending completion of mission equipment training.

(4) Total aircraft qualification will not be awarded until the aviator successfully completes flight and academic training. If the aviator does not complete mission equipment training within 180 consecutive days, the commander will take the appropriate action per AR 95-1. (DACs are exempt from mission equipment training except when their job descriptions require a knowledge of specific mission equipment.)

b. Rated Crew Member Prerequisites and Qualification Requirements.

(1) Aviator. An IP will occupy a crew position with immediate access to the aircraft flight controls at all times. This requirement does not apply to EH-60, OV-1, RU-21, and RC-12 qualification training conducted by the US Army Intelligence Center.

(a) Prerequisites. The aviator must meet the requirements stated in AR 95-1.

(b) Qualification requirements. Individuals are qualified in an aircraft when they satisfactorily complete the specific aircraft qualification course conducted by USAAVNC or complete--

• The academic and flight instruction for the specific aircraft outlined in Chapter 2 of the appropriate ATM.

• An aviator flight evaluation given by an IP or an SP as outlined in Chapter 8 of the appropriate ATM.

• An aircraft operator's manual written examination with a grade of at least 70 percent.

NOTE: USAR aviators must complete basic qualification training within 90 consecutive days. Commanders must establish hour, task, and iteration requirements for the aviator to maintain basic skills when the time between aircraft qualification training and instrument training exceeds 30 consecutive days.

(2) Unit trainer, instructor pilot, standardization instructor pilot, and instrument flight examiner. These individuals must meet the requirements stated in AR 95-1.

(3) Maintenance test pilot and maintenance test flight evaluator. These individuals must meet the requirements stated in AR 95-1 and the appropriate ATM.

c. Nonrated Crew Member Prerequisites and Qualification Requirements.

(1) Flight engineer/crew chief. An FE or a CE performs crew duties essential to the operation of cargo, utility, or observation helicopters or fixed-wing aircraft.

(a) Prerequisites. Individuals must be MOS-qualified in the aircraft mission, type, and design.

(b) Qualification requirements. Individuals must be selected by the commander for duty as a flight engineer or crew chief and placed on flight status. In addition, they must satisfactorily complete all qualification requirements stated in the applicable ATM or, in the absence of an ATM, a unit-developed training program.

(2) Other nonrated crew members. Other nonrated crew members perform crew duties essential to the mission; for example, a medic is essential to the MEDEVAC mission.

(a) Prequisites. Individuals must be MOS-qualified for the duties to be performed.

(b) Qualification requirements. Individuals must be selected by the commander for the duties to be performed and placed on flight status. In addition, they must satisfactorily complete all qualification requirements stated in the applicable ATM or, in the absence of an ATM, a unit-developed training program.

(3) Nonrated crew member instructor and nonrated crew member standardization instructor. An FI or SI must meet the requirements stated in AR 95-1.

3-4. ADDITIONAL TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

The training requirements in a through f below are mandatory for all TOE and TDA units. The requirements in g and h are mandatory for those units to which the individual requirements apply.

a. Aircraft Survivability Equipment Training.

(1) Commanders will establish, in writing, an ASE/EW training program that reinforces the skills of the individual, crew, and unit. They must provide training that realistically reflects the full spectrum of electronic warfare.

(2) Commanders also should designate an ASE/EW officer to supervise this training program. They should not give this duty to an assigned SP, safety officer, or ALSE officer. The ASE/EW officer should have the appropriate MOS SQI. Duties of the position should include, as a minimum, the development of an aggressive ASE/EW education program.

(3) The training program will require effective use of simulators and regularly scheduled use of ASET devices if available. The ASET II consists of two sections: tutorials and gaming scenarios for each aircraft.

(a) The tutorial section includes an introduction to ASE, ASE operating instructions, threats, and an update disk. To receive a "GO" in the tutorial section, the aviator must score at least 90 percent on each challenge test designated by the commander.

(b) The gaming scenarios section includes prompted exercises, unprompted exercises, and a game mode in both high- and mid-/low-intensity conflict. To receive a "GO" in the gaming scenarios section, the aviator must score a coefficient of survivability of 1.0 or less in those game modes designated by the commander.

(4) Annual ASET II training minimums for Active Army aviators and biennial minimums for Reserve Component aviators are as follows:

(a) FAC 1. The aviator must receive a "GO" in all tutorials and game modes designated by the commander.

(b) FAC 2 and FAC 3. The aviator must receive a "GO" in all tutorials designated by the commander.

(5) To provide realistic hands-on ASE/EW training in the aircraft, the program should include operations conducted with air defense units when possible. The ASE/EW officer should monitor the status of ASE and order ASE/EW training devices and publications.

(6) Elements of ASE/EW should be included in the commander's evaluation. The results of individual and crew ASE/EW proficiency evaluations will provide a measure of the unit's overall ASE/EW capabilities.

b. Fratricide Prevention Training.

(1) Fratricide is the destruction of friendly personnel and/or equipment by friendly weapon systems. Causal factors include--

• Poor land navigation.

• Loss of communications.

• Position-reporting errors.

• Incorrect target identification.

• Incomplete planning and coordination.

• Equipment failure or improper procedures.

(2) The emergence of weapons that permit engagement of targets at extended distances and the increasing use of allied equipment by hostile nations have increased the likelihood of fratricide. Units must conduct training on the prevention of fratricide along with other applicable training. This training should address the causal factors listed in (1) above.

c. Aeromedical Training. Units will conduct aeromedical training programs prescribed by the local commander according to FM 1-301.

d. Low-Pressure, High-Altitude Training. Low-pressure, high-altitude training will be per Appendix A, FM 1-301.

e. Annual NBC Training. NBC flight training is the employment of aircraft under simulated NBC conditions. This training enhances survivability and helps to ensure mission completion when NBC weapons have been employed on the battlefield.

(1) Special requirements.

(a) Conducting aviation operations while in full MOPP 4 gear presents special problems. The protective overgarment and gloves restrict movement, and the protective mask restricts vision. Crew members can overcome these problems only by training as often as possible wearing MOPP 4 gear.

(b) NBC training is mandatory for all FAC 1 positions and those FAC 2 positions selected by the commander. This training increases crew members' confidence in their ability to successfully accomplish their mission. It also enables commanders to see how NBC operations affect their unit's ability to accomplish specific missions and how these operations impact on time and personnel requirements.

(2) Tasks.

(a) The appropriate ATM outlines tasks that the commander must select for training. The commander also may select tasks associated with the unit's mission.

(b) The number of hours and iterations required to train each crew member depends on the unit's mission and the commander's assessment of the unit's proficiency. The commander must decide how much training is needed for proficiency in unit NBC operations. Once crew members are trained, they can maintain proficiency through collective NBC flight training. (The ATMs contain more guidance on conducting NBC flight training.)

(3) Evaluations. Commanders will establish, in writing, an NBC evaluation program. Units may conduct NBC evaluations as part of the commander's no-notice program, along with the APART, or during ARTEP evaluations. The evaluation should cover tasks outlined in the appropriate ATM.

f. Environmental Training.

(1) Aviation units currently operating in a unique environment will develop an SOP or an annex to an SOP that--

(a) Explains the effects of that environment on the unit's flight operations.

(b) Establishes a comprehensive academic and flight training program that develops and sustains crew member proficiency in that environment.

(c) Ensures that the training has been satisfactorily completed before the crew member performs flight operations in the unique environment. This will include an evaluation by an IP, SP, FI, or SI, as appropriate.

(2) Aviation units that deploy on a recurring basis or anticipate deployment to a unique environment will develop an SOP or an annex to an SOP that--

(a) Explains the effects of that environment on the unit's flight operations.

(b) Establishes a comprehensive academic training program for operations in that environment. Academic training will be completed before deployment.

(c) Establishes a flight training program that develops crew member proficiency in that environment. Flight training will be accomplished before deployment, if possible.

(d) Ensures that the training has been satisfactorily completed before the crew member performs flight operations in the unique environment. This will include an evaluation by an IP, SP, FI, or SI, as appropriate.

NOTE: Environmental conditions are not limited to those described in FM 1-202.

g. Ejection Seat Training.

(1) Before crew members, maintenance personnel, and passengers participate in flight aboard an aircraft equipped with an ejection seat, they must complete ejection seat qualification training. They must receive refresher training annually. (TMs 10-1670-250-20 and 55-1680-308-24 contain more information on ejection seat training.)

(2) When crew members successfully complete the prescribed ejection seat training, an appropriate entry will be made in the Remarks section of their DA Form 759.

h. Deck Landing Operations Training. Flight crew members must complete deck landing qualification before they conduct naval deck landing operations. They also must be current according to the most recent Army/Air Force deck landing operations memorandum of understanding. Units may obtain a copy of the most recent Army/Air Force deck landing operations MOU by writing, HQDA, ATTN: DAMO-TRS, Washington, DC 20310-0400.

3-5. LOCAL AREA ORIENTATION

Local area orientation is an important part of the training program for newly assigned crew members. It is divided into four general areas: aircrew information reading files, airfield operations and procedures, airfield layout and facilities, and a local area orientation flight. Where practical, units should conduct the local area orientation along with refresher and mission training. Each commander will ensure that crew members complete local area orientation before they progress to RL 1. Commanders may initially designate a crew member RL 1 pending the crew member's completion of a local area orientation. For reporting purposes, the individual will be considered RL 2 until the orientation is complete.

a. Aircrew Information Reading Files. Aviation units will establish aircrew information reading files. They will maintain these files as described below.

(1) The files should be divided into general and specific functional areas. They should contain reference material on aviation standardization, safety, and armament as well as regulations, directives, SOPs, and other appropriate publications. The front section of each general and specific file area should contain pertinent information received during the previous and current months.

(2) Units will post information as it is received. Crew members must read the files upon initial assignment to the unit; they must review them at least quarterly.

b. Airfield Operations and Procedures. The commander will ensure that crew members are given a tour of and a briefing on airfield operations facilities. The tour should include the flight planning room (location of maps, DOD FLIPs, flight plans, and other flight planning aids), airfield operations office, and flight dispatch office. If the weather facility is located on the airfield, it also should be part of the tour. The briefing should include the items listed below.

(1) Procedures for--

(a) Obtaining notices to airmen.

(b) Obtaining maps, charts, and DOD FLIPs.

(c) Filing local and cross-country flight plans.

(d) Ensuring operations security of the airfield.

(e) Obtaining and servicing ALSE.

(f) Obtaining weather information.

(g) Obtaining aeromedical evacuation assistance.

(h) Authorizing flights outside the local flying area.

(i) Obtaining range and restricted-area information.

(2) Information on local medical facilities, frequencies, and access phone numbers.

(3) A review of VFR and special VFR requirements for the airfield and local area.

(4) A review of IFR/instrument recovery procedures.

(5) A review of airspace in the local area.

(6) A review of the local area map, to include--

(a) NAVAIDs.

(b) Boundaries.

(c) Flight corridors.

(d) Reporting points.

(e) Airfield security.

(f) Noise abatement procedures.

(g) Prominent terrain features.

(h) Maintenance test flight areas.

(i) Obstacles or hazards to flight.

(j) Tactical training and range areas.

(k) Restricted areas and no-fly areas.

(l) Airfields, helipads, and frequently used LZs.

c. Airfield Layout and Facilities. The commander will ensure that crew members are given a tour of the airfield area. This tour should include--

(1) POL facilities.

(2) Aircraft parking areas.

(3) Crash rescue facilities.

(4) Obstacles or hazards to flight.

(5) NAVAIDs and control facilities.

(6) Simulation and procedural training devices.

(7) Organizational and support maintenance areas.

d. Local Area Orientation Flight. Before progressing to RL 1, crew members must receive a local area day and night orientation flight. Units may conduct this flight along with other training. The commander will determine which orientation items are required for the flight. Items peculiar to the local area or those that cannot be adequately covered during the ground portion will be pointed out, demonstrated, or discussed during the flight. The orientation flight should include familiarization with local--

(1) NAVAIDs.

(2) Boundaries.

(3) Flight corridors.

(4) Reporting points.

(5) Prominent terrain features.

(6) Noise abatement procedures.

(7) Maintenance test flight areas.

(8) Instrument recovery procedures.

(9) Restricted areas and no-fly areas.

(10) Tactical training and range areas.

(11) Airfields, helipads, and frequently used LZs.

(12) Obstacles or hazards to flight (HIRTA briefing).

NOTE: Crew members should receive a separate orientation flight of aerial gunnery ranges and procedures before participating in aerial gunnery training. MACOMs, particularly those operating near sensitive borders, may establish additional requirements or restrictions for local area orientations.

3-6. FLYING-HOUR REQUIREMENTS

a. Individual Semiannual Hours. Minimum semiannual hours for a crew member's primary aircraft are shown in Figure 3-2. Refer to the appropriate ATM for simulator requirements and additional information.

b. Unit Trainer and Evaluator Minimums. Unit trainers and evaluators may credit toward their semiannual flying-hour minimums those hours they fly while performing their duties.

c. Flying-Hour Reprogramming.

(1) A highly proficient FAC 1 crew member may require fewer hours of training to sustain RL 1 proficiency than an average crew member. Considering this, commanders may reduce the semiannual flying-hour requirements for a highly proficient FAC 1 crew member up to 25 percent. They can then reprogram these extra hours to support other training requirements. Reprogramming does not affect the unit's annual flying-hour program.

(2) Commanders may adjust unit and crew member semiannual ATM flying-hour requirements before the beginning of the ATP year by as much as 15 percent to meet training and mission requirements. They may authorize up to 65 percent of the annual requirements in one semiannual period but not less than 35 percent in the other semiannual period. This will not change the unit's annual FHP nor will it reduce a crew member's annual task or flying-hour requirements which may have been reprogrammed.

(3) Commanders may adjust flying-hour minimums during the crew member's first semiannual period but not after the crew member completes the first semiannual period. When commanders exercise the option to adjust, they must clearly annotate the new semiannual minimums on the crew member's task list. They also must make the appropriate entries in the Remarks section of the crew member's DA Form 759. Adjusting minimums helps a commander manage flying hours to meet training and mission requirements. If the minimums for the first semiannual period were designated as 35 percent and the flying hours exceeded 35 percent, the commander may reduce the second period by the excess amount so that the annual flying-hour requirement is not greater than shown in Figure 3-2. However, the minimums for the second period may not be less than 35 percent of the annual requirement.

NOTE 1: Commanders may adjust semiannual flying hours for FAC 1 crew members only.

NOTE 2: When commanders adjust the flying hours of nonrated crew members, the requirements of AR 600-106 apply.

Aircraft

ATM

FAC 1
Hours

FAC 2
Hours

Observation Helicopter, OH-58D

TC 1-209

   

Aviator

 

70

50

Aeroscout Observer

 

70

50

Utility Helicopter, UH-1

TC 1-211

   

Aviator

 

48

30

Crew Chief/Flight Medic

 

24

24

Utility Helicopter, UH-60

TC 1-212

   

Aviator

 

48

30

Crew Chief/Flight Medic

 

24

24

(ARNG/USAR)

 

(12)

(12)

Attack Helicopter, AH-1

TC 1-213

55

30

Attack Helicopter, AH-64

TC 1-214

70

50

Observation Helicopter, OH-58A/C

TC 1-215

   

Aviator (Observation)

 

40

30

Aviator (Aeroscout)

 

55

30

Aeroscout Observer

 

35

NA

Cargo Helicopter, CH-47

TC 1-216

   

Aviator

 

45

33

Flight Engineer

 

24

24

Surveillance Airplane, OV-1

FC 1-217

45

30

Utility/Light Cargo Airplane

TC 1-218

55

30

Guardrail/Common Sensor Airplane, RC-12K/N/P

TC 1-219

55

30

Figure 3-2. Semiannual flying-hour minimums for primary aircraft

d. Flying-Hour/SFTS Minimums Proration.

(1) Prorate flying hours/SFTS minimums for a crew member's primary aircraft when he is--

(a) Newly designated RL 1 or FAC 3.

(b) Having his primary aircraft redesignated.

(c) Changing duty positions which involves a change in FAC level.

(2) The minimums will be one-sixth of semiannual requirements and/or one-twelfth of annual requirements for each full month remaining in the training period. Any previous flying-hour/SFTS requirements no longer apply.

e. Determination That Minimums Have Been Met.

(1) At the end of the training period, determine if the crew member's minimums have been met. Reduce minimums by one month for each thirty days the crew member was unable to fly for the reasons listed below. Add the total number of days lost because of--

(a) TDY.

(b) Medical suspension.

(c) Nonmedical suspension.

(2) Days in different categories may be added together for thirty-day totals. Concurrent days (for example, simultaneous medical suspension and TDY) will not be added together.

f. Removal from RL 1 or FAC 3.

(1) Training deficiency. A crew member removed from RL 1 for a training deficiency must still meet all RL 1 ATP requirements. ATP requirements met while RL 2/3 will be applied to RL 1 requirements.

(2) Other than a training deficiency. A crew member has until the end of the training period to complete ATP requirements. If a crew member is removed from RL 1 or FAC 3 for other than a training deficiency before the end of the training period (for example, a PCS departure), his ATP requirements no longer apply.

3-7. TASK AND ITERATION PRORATION

a. During his training year, each RL 1 crew member must complete at least one iteration of each task on his task list in each of the modes indicated. The commander may increase these requirements as training and proficiency requirements dictate. Adjust these requirements if a crew member is initially designated FAC 3 or RL 1 in his primary aircraft as follows:

(1) If more than six months remain in his training year, he must complete at least one iteration of each task in each of the modes indicated on his task list. The commander may increase this requirement.

(2) If less than six months remaining his training year, the crew member will have no task and iteration requirements unless specified by the commander.

NOTE: A task iteration performed at night or while using NVD may be substituted for a day task iteration.

b. If the crew member is removed from RL 1 or FAC 3, the provisions of paragraph 3-6f above apply.

3-8. MULTIPLE AIRCRAFT REQUIREMENTS

a. Single Category. The commander will designate a primary aircraft for crew members who must fly more than one aircraft in the same category (fixed- or rotary-wing). Crew members must perform the appropriate task iteration, flying-hour, and APART requirements in their primary aircraft. The commander will designate another aircraft in the same category as the additional aircraft.

(1) Task iteration requirements for additional aircraft. As a minimum, commanders must require the crew member to perform one iteration of each day base task and each night base task as listed in the appropriate ATM. Commanders will select the mission and additional tasks that they will require the crew member to perform. They also will designate each mode of flight (day, night, NVG, or NBC) for the tasks that they select. If the aviator is to perform MP/ME duties in the additional aircraft, all maintenance test flight tasks will be selected and the iterations performed per the appropriate ATM.

NOTE: At the commander's discretion, instrument tasks may be deleted if the aviator will not be required to perform instrument tasks in the additional aircraft. For purposes of this paragraph, instrument tasks are those tasks in Figure 5-1 of the appropriate ATM with an "X" in the instrument column only. When applicable, unusual attitude recovery also is an instrument task.

(2) Flying-hour requirements for additional aircraft. There are no minimum flying-hour requirements for additional aircraft. Commanders may designate a minimum flying-hour requirement to include SFTS, if available. The crew member must maintain currency per AR 95-1.

(3) Evaluation requirements for additional aircraft. Crew members must complete a standardization evaluation and an operator's manual written examination in their ATP training year during a three-month period designated by the commander. If MP/ME duties are to be performed in the additional aircraft, the aviator also must complete an MP/ME flight evaluation per the appropriate ATM during the period designated for the standardization evaluation.

(4) RL progression requirements for additional aircraft. RL progression will be per Chapter 2. The crew member does not have to demonstrate proficiency in instrument tasks for the additional aircraft if the commander has deleted them.

b. Dual Category. The commander will designate a primary aircraft for each crew member who must fly aircraft in both categories (fixed- and rotary-wing). Crew members must perform the appropriate task iteration, flying-hour, and APART requirements in their primary aircraft. The commander will designate an aircraft in the other category as the alternate aircraft.

(1) Task iteration requirements for alternate aircraft. As a minimum, commanders must require the crew member to perform one iteration of each day base task and each night base task as listed in the appropriate ATM. Commanders will select the mission and additional tasks that they will require the crew member to perform. They also will designate each mode of flight (day, night, NVG, or NBC) for the tasks that they select. If the aviator is to perform MP/ME duties in the alternate aircraft, all maintenance test flight tasks will be selected and the iterations performed per the appropriate ATM.

(2) Flying hour requirements for alternate aircraft. There are no minimum flying hour requirements for alternate aircraft. Commanders may designate a minimum flying hour requirement to include SFTS, if available. The crew member must maintain currency per AR 95-1.

(3) Evaluation requirements for alternate aircraft. The crew member must complete all components of the APART as specified in paragraph 3-9. The evaluations will be conducted in the crew member's ATP training year during a three-month period designated by the commander. If MP/ME duties are to be performed in the alternate aircraft, the aviator must complete an MP/ME flight evaluation per the appropriate ATM during the period designated by the APART evaluation.

(4) RL progression requirements for alternate aircraft. RL progression for alternate aircraft will be per Chapter 2.

NOTE: Crew members who fail to complete ATP requirements for an alternate/additional aircraft will be processed per AR 95-1. If additional time or a waiver is not granted or requirements are not met within the authorized period, the commander will delete the alternate/additional aircraft from the crew member's ATP.

Section III. Evaluations

Evaluations are a tool for ensuring that crew members maintain individual task proficiency at established standards. They also gauge the level of a crew member's proficiency. If several crew members in a unit demonstrate a lack of proficiency, an adjustment to the training method may be necessary. One individual's lack of proficiency may indicate a need for additional task iterations.

3-9. ANNUAL PROFICIENCY AND READINESS TEST

« a. Requirements. The APART measures a crew member's proficiency and readiness. It consists of a written examination and hands-on performance tests. RL 1 crew members must pass each component of the test during their APART period. The APART period is the three-month period ending on the last day of the birth month. For ARNG crew members, the APART period may be scheduled during different quarters; they should refer to NGRs (AR) 95-01 and 95-210. DACs will complete APART requirements per paragraph 1-1l(1). The commander will designate a specific quarter for each APART requirement. A crew member designated RL 1 at any time within this three-month period must complete all APART requirements. Crew members receive credit for the aircraft operator's manual written examination and hands-on performance tests during RL training if they complete the tests within the three-month APART period. Those crew members participating in RL 3 or RL 2 training programs are not subject to the APART unless they were removed from RL 1 because of a training deficiency. At the end of the training year, the commander must certify that each crew member has completed all APART requirements.

(1) Aircraft operator's manual written examination. This open-book exam is prepared at the local level and consists of 50 objective questions on the information indicated below. The minimum passing score is 70 percent.

(a) Rated crew members. For RCMs, the exam covers the entire operator's manual. Aviators must complete this exam for each aircraft group they are required to operate. (AR 95-1 defines aircraft groups.)

(b) Nonrated crew members. For NCMs, the exam focuses on information the individual needs to know to perform crew duties. It covers aircraft systems and the operation and servicing of the aircraft and mission equipment. Commanders may reduce the number of questions for NCMs to no less than 25.

(c) Aerial observers. For AOs, the exam focuses on the information necessary to support their duties of "assisting the pilot" with aircraft operation. Commanders may reduce the number of questions for these individuals to no less than 10.

(2) Hands-on performance tests. This component consists of oral and flight evaluations as outlined in Chapter 8 of the appropriate ATM. The hands-on performance tests require evaluation of proficiency in several areas and may be separated into different flight periods. However, crew members must successfully complete all requirements during their APART period. The requirements in (b) and (c) below apply to RCMs only.

(a) Standardization flight evaluation. This evaluation is conducted in each aircraft group in which the crew member performs duties. (AR 95-1 describes aircraft series and groups.) Tasks identified by an "X" in the standardization column of the task list in the appropriate ATM, along with any other tasks the commander may designate, must be evaluated. Tasks evaluated at night or while using NVD will suffice for tasks required in day conditions. Aviators who complete a graduate POI at or approved by the USAAVNC during their APART period may credit those tasks that were evaluated during the end-of-stage, phase, or course evaluation toward the completion of this requirement.

(b) Instrument flight evaluation. An IE conducts this evaluation in the aviator's primary aircraft or in a compatible SFTS. However, in AH-1, AH-64, OH-6, and OH-58 aircraft, an IP or an SP qualified per AR 95-1 and designated by the commander may conduct the evaluation. All tasks identified by an "X" in the instrument column of the task list in the appropriate ATM must be evaluated. Instrument evaluations in an alternate aircraft will be per AR 95-1. Instrument flight examiners must be evaluated annually by another IE in at least one category of aircraft in which they perform IE duties.

(c) MP/ME flight evaluation. An ME conducts this evaluation per the appropriate ATM. Aviators assigned to maintenance officer and maintenance technician positions or designated as an MP or ME must complete this evaluation during their APART period. Aviators must complete an MP/ME flight evaluation in all additional/alternate aircraft for which they are designated MP/ME.

b. Failures. Commanders will process crew members who fail to meet APART requirements according to AR 95-1.

c. Removal From RL 1 or FAC 3. If the crew member is removed from RL 1 or FAC 3, the provisions of paragraph 3-6f above apply.

3-10. OTHER EVALUATIONS

a. Proficiency Flight Evaluations. These evaluations will be conducted per AR 95-1 and the appropriate ATM. Night vision device currency evaluation tasks will be per the appropriate ATM. The commander will select the tasks to be evaluated for all other proficiency evaluations. (This supersedes ATM-designated evaluation task requirements in all ATMs published before January 1995.

(1) To reestablish currency, an IP may evaluate an IP or SP and an FI may evaluate an FI or SI.

(2) Each commander must establish, in writing, a no-notice proficiency evaluation program. No-notice evaluations may be written or oral, an aircraft or compatible simulator flight evaluation, or a combination thereof. This program measures the effectiveness of individual, crew, and collective training. No-notice evaluations may be administered individually or collectively. Commanders should administer no-notice evaluations per Chapter 8 of the appropriate ATM.

b. Postmishap/Medical Flight Evaluations. Postmishap and medical flight evaluations will be conducted per AR 95-1 and the appropriate ATM. The commander will select the tasks to be evaluated based upon recommendations made by the flight surgeon.

3-11. COMMANDER'S CERTIFICATION

Commanders must certify annually on each crew member's DA Form 759 that the crew member has or has not completed individual ATP requirements. If a crew member did not complete the requirements, the commander must include the reason. (The appropriate remarks are in FM 1-300.)

3-12. GRADING PROCEDURES

Evaluation principles and grading considerations are in Chapter 8 of the appropriate ATM. The new aircrew grading system is described in paragraphs 3-19 through 3-21 of this publication.

Section IV. Records

The ATP records system provides commanders a complete and continuous performance record on each crew member in their unit. These records reflect the performance of individuals at a given time. Eight separate forms are used to administer the ATP. Blank copies of these forms are at the back of this training circular. They may be reproduced locally on 8 1/2- by 11-inch paper using a copier, computer, or other means as specified by AR 25-30. However, the forms must retain their original format. They may be completed by hand using dark blue or black ink, by typewriter, or by computer. Five of the eight forms, DA Forms 4507-1-R-E, 7120-R-E, 7120-1-R-E, 7120-2-R-E, and 7120-3-R-E have been electrically generated and may be filled in using PerFORM PRO Filler manufactured by Delrina Technologies. For more information, write to Commander, US Army Aviation Center, ATTN: ATZQ-ATB-ATM, Fort Rucker, Alabama 36362-5000. The importance of these records to the commander as quality control and standardization tools cannot be overstated. They must be filled out carefully, completely, and legibly. The examples of completed DA forms in this section illustrate the intent of the written instructions. They may not cover every possible situation. Use the Remarks section of the forms and/or the comment slip to explain situations that are not clearly covered by the written guidelines.

3-13. INDIVIDUAL AIRCREW TRAINING FOLDER

a. Commanders must ensure that an IATF is prepared and maintained for each rated and nonrated crew member in an operational/designated flying position assigned or attached to their unit. Units will maintain the IATF as shown in Figure 3-4.

(1) DA Form 3513 (Individual Flight Records Folder, United States Army) will be used. It is prepared by modifying the words "flight records" on the front cover to read "aircrew training."

(2) Crew members assigned or attached for flight duty will present their IATF to the commander or the commander's designated representative on arrival in the unit. Units will process crew members that are not assigned to operational flying positions according to DA regulations, MACOM directives, and installation guidance.

b. After an individual's release from active duty, retirement, discharge, resignation, assignment to the USAR control group, or death, the unit will process the IATF according to AR 95-1.

LEFT SIDE OF FOLDER
File items in the order listed.

1. Current DA Form 7120-R-E (Commander's Task List).

2. Current DA Form 7120-1-R-E (Crew Member Task Performance and Evaluation Requirements).

3. Current DA Form 7120-2-R-E (Crew Member Task Performance and Evaluation Requirements Continuation Sheet) (if used).

4. Current DA Form 7120-3-R-E (Crew Member Task Performance and Evaluation Requirements Remarks and Certification).

5. The preceding DA Forms 7120-R-E, 7120-1-R-E, 7120-2-R-E, and 7120-3-R-E.

RIGHT SIDE OF FOLDER
File items in the order listed.

1. DA Form 7122-R (Crew Member Training Record).

2. Grade slips for qualification, refresher, or mission training. (Remove these grade slips when a summary is posted to the DA Form 7122-R.)

3. Miscellaneous.

Figure 3-4. Individual aircrew training folder contents

3-14. DA FORM 7120-R-E (COMMANDER'S TASK LIST)

a. Commanders use DA Form 7120-R-E and DA Forms 7120-1-R-E, 7120-2-R-E, and 7120-3-R-E (described in paragraphs 3-15, 3-16, and 3-17 respectively) to inform crew members of their ATP flying-hour, task, and evaluation requirements. They also use these forms to designate the crew member's authorized flight duties/stations and to manage the ATP. Individual crew members remain responsible for complying with any additional training requirements in the unit SOP or the appropriate ATM.

b. Commanders may amend the DA Form 7120-R-E and associated enclosures throughout the crew member's ATP training year. They must, however, initial and date all changes to the form and its enclosures to certify their approval. Units will initiate a new DA Form 7120-R-E when--

(1) The crew member is integrated into a new ATP. (ARNG personnel should refer to NGR (AR) 95-210.)

(2) The crew member begins a new ATP training year.

(3) The crew member's primary, additional, or alternate aircraft changes. (A separate DA Form 7120-R-E is required for each primary, additional, or alternate aircraft in which the crew member performs duties.)

(4) Amendment of the existing DA Form 7120-R-E is impractical.

NOTE: If a change in commanders occurs during the ATP year, the existing DA Form 7120-R-E remains in effect until a new form is initiated.

c. An electronically generated DA Form 7120-R-E, which is available on computer disk, may be filled in using PerFORM PRO Filler manufactured by Delrina Technologies. For more information, write to Commander, US Army Aviation Center, ATTN: ATZQ-ATB-ATM, Fort Rucker, Alabama 36362-5000. A sample of a completed DA Form 7120-R-E is in Figure 3-5. Instructions for completing the form are given below.

(1) Part I. Biographical.

(a) Name, Rank, and SSN. Enter the crew member's name (last, first, middle initial), rank, and social security number.

(b) Birth Month. Enter the crew member's birth month.

(c) FAC. Enter the crew member's flight activity category.

(d) Duty Title. Enter the crew member's primary duty title (for example, Company Aviation Safety Officer).

(e) NVG Position. Place an "X" in the appropriate box to show whether the crew member is in a designated NVG position.

(f) Aircraft Type. Enter the aircraft designation to which the DA Form 7120-R-E applies. Place an "X" in the appropriate box to show that this is the crew member's primary, additional, or alternate aircraft.

Figure 3-5. Example of a completed DA Form 7120-R-E

(2) Part II. Authorized Flight Duties/Stations. Place an "X" in the appropriate blocks to show the duties the crew member is authorized to perform. (See the glossary at the back of this publication for definition of the duty symbols.) Explain any authorization to perform OR duties in the Remarks column per AR 600-106.

(a) Right/Back Seat. Mark the duties authorized at the right pilot's seat or the back pilot's seat.

(b) Left/Front Seat. Mark the duties authorized at the left pilot's seat or the front pilot's seat.

(c) Other Station. Mark the duties authorized from a position in the aircraft cabin or other appropriate crew member station.

(d) NVD. Mark the duties authorized using night vision devices.

NOTE: If the crew member's authorized flight duties/stations change during the ATP training year, enter the change in Part II of the DA Form 7120-R-E and explain it in the Remarks column. If more space is needed, use the Remarks section of DA Form 7120-3-R-E.

(3) Part III. Flying-Hour Requirements.

(a) Dates. Enter the first and last months and year of the ATP training cycle in the Annual column. Enter the day, month, and year for each semiannual ATP period in the First Period and Second Period columns respectively.

(b) Total Aircraft Hours, Total Simulator Hours, Night Unaided Hours, NVD Hours, Hood/Weather Hours, Emergency Handling Hours, and Other Hours. Enter the flying hours required annually and/or the flying hours required for each semiannual period as applicable. List unit-specific flying-hour requirements such as NBC training on the Other Hours line.

NOTE: If the crew member's flying-hour requirements change during the ATP training year, enter the change in Part III of the DA Form 7120-R-E and explain it in the Remarks column. If more space is needed, use the Remarks section of DA Form 7120-3-R-E.

(4) Part IV. Evaluation Requirements. Enter the designated three-month period (AC/USAR) or the designated fiscal quarter (ARNG) in which the crew member must complete each listed evaluation. Enter unit-specific evaluation requirements on the Other lines.

NOTE: If the crew member's evaluation requirements change during the ATP training year, enter the change in Part IV of the DA Form 7120-R-E and explain it in the Remarks/Date Completed column. The dates that the evaluations were completed also may be annotated in this column. If more space is needed, use the Remarks section of DA Form 7120-3-R-E.

(5) Part V. Enclosures. DA Forms 7120-1-R-E, 7120-2-R-E, and 7120-3-R-E will be Enclosure 1, 2, and 3 respectively. The commander may include additional enclosures as required. Enter the form number or title of these enclosures on the Other lines.

(6) Part VI. Certification. Enter the commander's name, rank, and branch. After the commander signs and dates the form, have the crew member sign and date it.

3-15. DA FORM 7120-1-R-E (CREW MEMBER TASK PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REQUIREMENTS)

a. The ATM specifies the minimum base task performance and evaluation requirements for the individual crew member. It also details other mandatory base and mission task requirements for crew members depending on circumstances such as their duty position, FAC, aircraft, and authorized flight duties. DA Form 7120-1-R-E details the base, mission, and additional task performance and evaluation requirements for each crew member; therefore, commanders must ensure that all mandatory requirements for the crew member are included.

b. An electronically generated DA Form 7120-1-R-E, which is available on computer disk, may be filled in using PerFORM PRO Filler manufactured by Delrina Technologies. For more information, write to Commander, US Army Aviation Center, ATTN: ATZQ-ATB-ATM, Fort Rucker, Alabama 36362-5000. A sample of a completed DA Form 7120-1-R-E is in Figure 3-6. Instructions for completing this form are given below.

(1) Name, Rank, and SSN. Enter the crew member's name (last, first, middle initial), rank, and social security number.

(2) Aircraft Type. Enter the aircraft designation for which the DA Form 7120-1-R-E applies.

(3) Base Task Requirements Per ATM. Place an "X" in this box to show that the crew member must comply with the minimum applicable base task performance and evaluation requirements specified in the appropriate ATM. If you mark this block, you do not need to list base tasks or iteration requirements on the form.

(4) Base Task Requirements Detailed Below. Place an "X" in this box if base task requirements are listed on the form. When using this method, you have two options for listing base task requirements:

(a) You may list all base tasks along with the appropriate iteration and evaluation requirements.

(b) You may list only those base tasks for which additional iteration or evaluation requirements have been established. In this case, you must include a statement in the Remarks section that the remaining base task requirements are as specified in the appropriate ATM.

(5) Instrument Base Tasks for Additional Aircraft. Place an "X" in the appropriate box to show whether the crew member must perform the instrument base tasks specified in the appropriate ATM. (This requirement is optional for a crew member's additional aircraft where permitted.)

(6) NBC Tasks Per ATM. Place an "X" in the appropriate box to show whether the crew member must comply with the NBC task performance requirements specified in the appropriate ATM. If you mark "No," you may use the options outlined in (4) above to list NBC task requirements.

(7) NVD Tasks Per ATM. Place an "X" in the appropriate box to show whether the crew member must comply with the NVD task performance and evaluation requirements specified in the appropriate ATM. If you mark "No," you may use the options outlined in (4) above to list NVD task requirements.

(8) MTF Tasks Per ATM. Place an "X" in the appropriate box to show whether the crew member must comply with the MTF task performance and evaluation requirements specified in the appropriate ATM. If you mark "No," you may use the options outlined in (4) above to list MTF task requirements.

(9) Tasks.

(a) Enter base, mission, and additional tasks on the blank lines provided, if applicable.

(b) Enter unit-specific requirements such as STXs after the last task. If more space is needed, use DA Form 7120-2-R-E. Attach the sheet as an enclosure.

(10) Day, Night, NVD, NBC, and Sim.

(a) If you elect to list task requirements, enter the number of times the crew member must perform the task in the appropriate flight mode/condition column.

(b) Place an "E" next to the number (for example, 3E) in the appropriate column if the task is mandatory for annual evaluations. The commander may elect to require evaluation of a minimum number of mission/additional tasks and delegate the authority for selection of specific tasks to the evaluator. This requirement and authority must be annotated in the Remarks section.

NOTE: If the crew member's task performance or evaluation requirements change during the ATP training year, enter the change on DA Form 7120-1-R-E and explain it in the Remarks column. If more space is needed, use the Remarks section on DA Form 7120-3-R-E.

Figure 3-6. Example of a completed DA Form 7120-1-R-E

3-16. DA FORM 7120-2-R-E (CREW MEMBER TASK PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REQUIREMENTS CONTINUATION SHEET)

a. This form is used to continue the task list from DA Form 7120-1-R-E. Its use is optional.

b. An electronically generated DA Form 7120-2-R-E, which is available on computer disk, may be filled in using PerFORM PRO Filler manufactured by Delrina Technologies. For more information, write to Commander, US Army Aviation Center, ATTN: ATZQ-ATB-ATM, Fort Rucker, Alabama 36362-5000. A sample of a completed DA Form 7120-2-R-E is in Figure 3-7. Instructions for completing DA Form 7120-2-R-E are given below.

(1) Name. Enter the crew member's name (last, first, middle initial).

(2) Page No. Enter the page number of this form.

(e) No. of Pages. Enter the total number of DA Forms 7120-2-R-E used.

(4) Tasks. Enter the tasks as outlined in paragraph 3-15b(9).

(5) Day, Night, NVD, NBC, and Sim. Complete as described in paragraph 3-15b(10).

Figure 3-7. Example of a completed DA Form 7120-2-R-E

3-17. DA FORM 7120-3-R-E (CREW MEMBER TASK PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REQUIREMENTS REMARKS AND CERTIFICATION)

« a. This form normally is the last page of the Commander's Task List. An electronically generated DA Form 7120-3-R-E, which is available on computer disk, may be filled in using PerFORM PRO Filler manufactured by Delrina Technologies. For more information, write to Commander, US Army Aviation Center, ATTN: ATZQ-ATB-ATM, Fort Rucker, Alabama 36362-5000.

b. A sample of a completed DA Form 7120-3-R-E is in Figure 3-8. Instructions for completing DA Form 7120-3-R-E are given below.

(1) Remarks. Enter pertinent remarks or any additional requirements such as ASET or environmental training.

(2) Certification. At the end of the ATP training year, crew members must certify that they have or have not completed their ATP requirements. Have the crew member sign and date the form.

3-18. DA FORM 7122-R (CREW MEMBER TRAINING RECORD)

DA Form 7122-R is used to permanently record all individual crew member evaluations and summaries of DA Forms 4507-R as outlined in paragraph 3-19. It also is used to record any change in crew member status or other significant events as described below. A sample of a completed DA Form 7122-R is in Figure 3-9 on pages 3-30 through 3-32. Additional examples of entries to the form are in Figure 3-10 (pages 3-33 through 3-39). Instructions for completing this form follow. The program for the automated DA Form 759 will be updated to accept key information from this form on annual closeout. At that time, the DA Form 7122-R will be used to collect data during the year for input to the DA Form 759. Units will use the instructions given here in the interim.

Figure 3-8. Example of a completed DA Form 7120-3-R-E

Figure 3-9. Example of a completed DA Form 7122-R

Figure 3-9. Example of a completed DA Form 7122-R (continued)

Figure 3-9. Example of a completed DA Form 7122-R (continued)

Figure 3-10. Examples of entries to DA Form 7122-R

Figure 3-10. Examples of entries to DA Form 7122-R (continued)

Figure 3-10. Examples of entries to DA Form 7122-R (continued)

Figure 3-10. Examples of entries to DA Form 7122-R (continued)

Figure 3-10. Examples of entries to DA Form 7122-R (continued)

Figure 3-10. Examples of entries to DA Form 7122-R (continued)

Figure 3-10. Examples of entries to DA Form 7122-R (continued)

a. General Instructions.

(1) Type all entries or clearly print them by hand in black or dark blue ink (preferably with a fine-point pen).

(2) For blocks that do not require an entry, enter any commonly understood letters or symbols; for example, NA for "not applicable" or a dash (—).

(3) To make minor corrections, use correction fluid or line through the incorrect information and add the correct information. (See item 33, Figure 3-9.) Use the procedures in paragraph e below to make major corrections.

(4) Keep entries to the form as clear and concise as possible. Use standard abbreviations and acronyms.

(5) Every possible event or occurrence cannot be anticipated. If situations arise that are not covered by these instructions, use sound judgment and enter the event in the most logical manner.

b. Administrative and Demographic Data.

(1) Sheet number. Number each sheet in numerical order.

(2) Name. Enter the crew member's full name (last, first, and middle initial).

(3) SSN. Enter the crew member's social security number.

(4) Rank. Enter the crew member's current rank.

(5) Birth month. Enter the crew member's birth month.

c. Training Event Data.

(1) Date. Enter the day, month, and year of the event. After the first entry, the year may be omitted until entry of the first event of a new year.

(2) Acft. Enter the alphanumeric designation of the appropriate aircraft; for example, UH-1H, OH-58A, AH-1F, or RC-12F. If a flight simulator was used, enter the simulator designation; for example, 2B24 or 2B33.

(3) Event. Enter a short description of the event. The following are defined as events and must be recorded accurately and timely:

(a) Unit assignments and reassignments, to include NVG designated status (aviators). (See items 1, 23, and 25, Figure 3-9.)

(b) Placement on or removal from flight status, to include NVG designated status (nonrated crew members). (See Example 11, Figure 3-10.)

(c) Change of duty position or FAC. (See Example 13, Figure 3-10.)

(d) Change in NVG designated status. (See Example 13, Figure 3-10.)

(e) Start of time-limited training programs. (These programs include, but are not limited to, RL progressions, NVG mission training, and aircraft qualification. See items 2, 3, 5, 25, and 27, Figure 3-9.)

(f) Completion of training programs that involve more than one flight or training period. (Summarize the event on one line. After recording the event, remove all grade slips pertaining to the training program from the IATF. See items 3, 4, and 6, Figure 3-9.)

(g) Start and completion of Department of the Army qualification courses, both flying and nonflying. (See items 25 and 26, Figure 3-9.)

(h) Completion of significant training or retraining programs, to include crew coordination qualification, environmental qualification, ASET qualification, and ejection seat qualification or currency. (Summarize the event on one line. See item 15, Figure 3-9, and Example 9, Figure 3-10.)

(i) All evaluations, to include those for PC, IP, SP, and APART. (See items 7, 8, 13, and 19, Figure 3-9.)

(j) Completion of the aircraft operator's manual examination. (See items 9 and 19, Figure 3-9.)

(k) All proficiency flight, oral, or written evaluations. (Specify the type of evaluation; for example a no-notice evaluation, the flight portion of a commander's evaluation, or an aircraft, NVG, or NVS currency evaluation. See items 2, 5, 14, and 18, Figure 3-9.)

(l) Designation or removal of alternate or additional aircraft. (See Example 10, Figure 3-10.)

(m) Completion of all APART requirements. (This is an administrative entry for clarity. See items 11 and 20, Figure 3-9.)

(n) Transcription of data from the DA Form 7122-R to the automated DA Form 759. (See items 12, 22, and 24, Figure 3-9.)

NOTE: Units will not make the entry described in (n) above until the program for the automated DA Form 759 is developed and further instructions are issued.

(o) Medical suspensions (30 days or longer) and the return to full flying duty. (See items 16 and 17, Figure 3-9.)

(p) Any nonmedical suspensions and their disposition. (See Example 1, Figure 3-10.)

(q) All requests for waivers or extensions and their disposition. (See Examples 7 and 8, Figure 3-10.)

(r) Involvement in any Class A, B, C, or D accident or incident and the results of any postaccident evaluation (if given). (See items 28 and 29, Figure 3-9, and Examples 5 and 6, Figure 3-10.)

(s) Completion of the flying duty medical evaluation on receipt of DA Form 4186 (Medical Recommendation for Flying Duty). (See items 10 and 21, Figure 3-9.)

(t) Receipt of safety and Broken Wing awards. (See Example 2, Figure 3-10.)

(u) Completion of gunnery training on the tasks in FM 1-140, Table V and, as required, Table VIII.

(v) Completion of annual ASET II requirements.

NOTE: Do not record as events on the DA Form 7122-R flights conducted solely to accomplish task, iteration, flying-hour, or MOPP requirements. Do not record completion of gunnery training except as specified in (u) above or attendance at recurring briefings such as safety meetings and weather briefings. Also do not record participation in ARTEP exercises, emergency deployment readiness exercises, or other unit-level exercises.

(4) Duty. If applicable, enter the appropriate duty symbol. This duty symbol normally will correspond with the duty symbol entered on DA Form 2408-12 (Army Aviator's Flight Record). However, it reflects the purpose of the flight or event, not necessarily the DA Form 2408-12 duty. For example, a pilot in command flight evaluation requires entry of the duty symbol "PI" on DA Form 2408-12; on this form, the duty symbol entered would be "PC." (See item 13, Figure 3-9.)

(5) D, N, NG, NS, W, H, and Sim. For the event being recorded, enter the time flown, in hours and tenths of hours, under the appropriate flight modes/conditions. The flight time entered will be the time flown on any single flight event (such as an evaluation) or the total hours flown in multiflight training programs. (See items 3, 4, 13, 15, and 26, Figure 3-9.) The flight modes/conditions indicated normally will agree with the DA Form 2408-12 entry.

(6) Seat. Enter the crew member's seat position, if appropriate, for the event (front, back, left, right, both, or cabin).

(7) Recorded By. Evaluators, trainers, operations personnel, and others (when required) will enter their first initial, last name, rank, and duty position.

(8) GR. If the event was graded, enter an "S" for satisfactory or a "U" for unsatisfactory.

(9) CM Init. Crew members will initial this block to show that they are aware of the entry on the form and any remarks. Their initials signify that they have been advised of and understand any change in status. Crew members must immediately initial any entry resulting in a change of status such as an unsatisfactory evaluation or a PC designation. They will initial routine entries such as assignment to a unit or completion of the aircraft operator's manual exam as soon as practical.

(10) Rmk. Enter "Yes" or "No" in this column to show whether comments are entered in the Remarks section regarding the entry. Do not enter "NA" in this column nor leave it blank.

d. Remarks. Record pertinent information not shown on the front of the form in this section. Do not restate information entered on the front of the form; for example, "This was a satisfactory PC evaluation." Keep all remarks clear, concise, and specific. Use standard abbreviations and acronyms or logical shortened word forms.

(1) Enter the date in the same format as on the front of the form. After the date, enter pertinent remarks. If the remarks require more than one line, do not repeat the date on the second or subsequent lines. (See item 30, Figure 3-9.) Remarks that could be entered include the issuance of a PC qualification by an evaluator (items 13 and 36, Figure 3-9) and an explanation of nonmedical suspensions from flight (Example 1, Figure 3-10).

(2) Certain events on the DA Form 7122-R require the commander's approval and signature. These events are nonmedical suspensions, flight (or other proficiency) suspensions, the crew member's return to duty after these two events, and extensions or waivers. If the commander has certified another document for the event and the entry on the DA Form 7122-R is a summary of the event, the commander does not need to sign the DA Form 7122-R. Events that produce a new or revised CTL do not require the commander's signature on the DA Form 7122-R.

e. Corrections. Corrections to the DA Form 7122-R may be needed for several reasons. Careful and timely entry of events as they occur will eliminate most major errors. If an event is not entered at the proper time and several other events have been recorded, enter the date of the out-of-sequence event in red ink. If enough mistakes accrue to make the form unusable, transcribe the data to a new form. Place a diagonal across the front of the unusable form, label it "transcribed," and retain this copy of the form under the current form. Do not destroy or discard any DA Form 7122-R that contains an entry.

f. Files Maintenance. The DA Form 7122-R is a permanent record. Units will file this form on the right side of the crew member's IATF. On PCS of the crew member, the unit will forward all DA Forms 7122-R with the IATF. The losing unit is encouraged, but not required, to retain a photocopy of the DA Forms 7122-R for one year after the crew member departs. This form is a valuable record, and retention of a copy will permit replacement of a form lost in transit. The potential for loss of data will be reduced when the automated DA Form 759 is updated to accept crew member training information.

3-19. DA FORM 4507-R (CREW MEMBER GRADE SLIP)

This edition of DA Form 4507-R replaces all previous editions in the individual ATMs. This form, along with the maneuver/procedure grade slip, is for use with training programs that require a series of flights. These training programs include, but are not limited to, RL progressions, NVG qualification or refresher training, and aircraft qualifications. The DA Form 4507-R is not for use as a permanent record of a single flight such as a no-notice evaluation. Such flights will be recorded directly on DA Form 7122-R according to the instructions in paragraph 3-18. The DA Form 4507-R is a temporary document. Units will maintain this grade slip on the right side of the IATF until the training program is completed or terminated. The data on the grade slip will then be summarized and entered on the DA Form 7122-R and the grade slip will be removed from the IATF. A sample of a completed DA Form 4507-R is in Figure 3-11 (pages 3-45 and 3-46). Instructions for completing this form are given below.

a. Name, Rank, and SSN. Enter the crew member's name (last, first, middle initial), rank, and social security number.

b. Unit. Enter the unit to which the crew member is assigned.

c. Purpose. Enter the purpose of the flight using standard phraseology. The purpose should indicate the specific goal of the flight.

d. Aircraft Type. Enter the alphanumeric designation of the appropriate aircraft; for example, UH-1H, OH-58A, AH-1F, or RC-12F. If a flight simulator was used, enter the simulator designation; for example, 2B24 or 2B33.

e. Date Started. Enter the date on which the flight training program starts.

f. Must Complete By. Enter the date on which the crew member must complete the training program. If the crew member is granted an extension during a time-limited training program, line through the original date and enter the new date above it. Explain the change in the Comments section.

g. Date. Enter the day, month, and year of the flight.

Figure 3-11. Example of a completed DA Form 4507-R

Figure 3-11. Example of a completed DA Form 4507-R (continued)

h. Flight Data. This form provides a cumulative record of the time flown under those flight modes/conditions normally requiring minimum amounts. Record all flight time in hours and tenths of hours.

(1) Time Today. Enter the total time flown today.

(2) Cumulative Time. Record the total flight time accrued to date.

(3) Day Flight--Today. Enter the time flown today under day flight conditions. For flights conducted under other than day flight conditions, enter the applicable flight mode or condition in the space provided. Then record the time flown today for that flight mode or condition. (See the example in Figure 3-11.)

(4) Day Flight--Cumulative. Record the total time accrued under day flight conditions. For flights conducted under other than day flight conditions, enter the applicable flight mode or condition in the space provided. Then record the total flight time accrued to date for that flight mode or condition. (See the example in Figure 3-11.)

(5) Duty Position. Enter the crew member's duty position for the flight.

(6) Seat Position. Enter the crew member's seat position for the flight.

(7) Overall Grade. Enter either S or U in the overall grade block after the crew member completes the flight.

(8) Crew Member Initials. Have the crew member initial the grade slip to certify that he has been debriefed. His initials do not mean that he agrees with the results.

(9) Trainer or Evaluator Name, Rank, and Duty Position. Enter the trainer or evaluator's last name and first initial, rank, and duty position.

i. Comments. If desired, the trainer/evaluator may enter pertinent comments on DA Form 4507-R or, if more space is required, on DA Form 4507-2-R (Continuation Comment Slip). Enter the date of the flight and sound, objective comments. These comments are important for reference by other trainers or evaluators during future training or evaluation.

3-20. DA FORM 4507-1-R-E (MANEUVER/PROCEDURE GRADE SLIP)

This form is used to list the tasks required for the training program underway. To save time in preparing DA Form 4507-1-R-E for specific training programs, units may list on the form all base and mission tasks in the applicable ATM and those additional tasks designated by the commander. An electronically generated DA Form 4507-1-R-E, which is available on computer disk, may be filled in using PerFORM PRO Filler manufactured by Delrina Technologies. For more information, write to Commander, US Army Aviation Center, ATTN: ATZQ-ATB-ATM, Fort Rucker, Alabama 36362-5000. A sample of a completed DA Form 4507-1-R-E is in Figure 3-12 (pages 3-49 and 50). Instructions for completing this form are given below.

a. Trainee's/Examinee's Name. Enter the trainee's or examinee's name (last, first, middle initial). This entry is not required on subsequent pages.

b. Page No. Enter the page number of this page.

c. No. Pages. Enter the total number of DA Forms 4507-1-R-E used.

d. Date. Enter the day, month, and year of the flight. In the blocks under the date, enter a grade of S or U. Enter DM if the task is demonstrated only and the trainee does not have an opportunity to execute it during that flight period. A grade of Unsatisfactory requires a brief description of the deficiency in the Comments section of DA Form 4507-R or, if additional space is needed, on DA Form 4507-2-R. Place a diagonal (/) in the grade blocks for all maneuvers or procedures not evaluated. An acceptable alternative method is to place a diagonal in the first and last unused blocks and draw a straight vertical line connecting the two diagonals. This method may be used when three or more consecutive maneuvers or procedures are not graded. To preclude inadvertent accomplishment or grading of these tasks, trainers and evaluators may wish to simply line out the tasks that do not apply.

e. Maneuver/Procedure. Enter the maneuvers required for the training program underway.

f. Select. Based on the guidance in the applicable ATM, this training circular, the commander's task list, the unit SOP, and other documents, place an "X" in the selection column by each task that is mandatory for the training program underway.

3-21. DA FORM 4507-2-R (CONTINUATION COMMENT SLIP)

This form is used to continue comments from the back of DA Form 4507-R and from DA Form 4507-1-R-E. It consists of two pages and is identical for all Army aircraft or simulation devices. A sample of a completed DA Form 4507-2-R is in Figure 3-13 (pages 3-51 and 3-52). Use the procedures described in paragraph 3-19i to complete this form.

Figure 3-12. Example of a completed DA Form 4507-1-R-E for a UH-60 aviator

Figure 3-12. Example of a completed DA Form 4507-1-R-E for a UH-60 aviator (continued)

Figure 3-13. Example of a completed DA Form 4507-2-R

Figure 3-13. Example of a completed DA Form 4507-2-R (continued)