Crewmembers are designated RL3 when they are required to regain proficiency in all individual tasks as outlined in this ATM. Crewmembers will receive training in the crew station(s) in which they are authorized to perform crew duties. RL 3 designation includes crewmembers who are reporting to their first assignment after graduation from flight school, an aircraft qualification course, are reporting to a flying assignment following a non-flying assignment, or have been subject to extended grounding of 180 days or more. Crewmembers undergoing RL 3 training in the aircraft must fly with a SP, IP, IE, SI, or FI as appropriate. Crewmembers progress from RL 3 by demonstrating proficiency in all individual tasks day, night, and instruments to a SP, IP, IE, SI, or FI, as appropriate.
Newly assigned crewmembers.
A crewmember that has not flown within the previous 180 days must be designated RL 3 for refresher training. A crewmember that has flown within the past 180 days, but not the previous 60 days will be required to complete a Proficiency Flight Evaluation (PFE) for aircraft currency. The commander may still require the crewmember to undergo refresher training based on the record check and/or the results of the PFE for aircraft currency. If a crewmember has flown within the last 60 days, the commander may base his decision on a records check or a PFE to determine the RL status of the crewmember. The commander will establish a training plan for crewmembers in refresher training.
During RL 3 training, crewmembers do not have minimum, hours, iteration, or APART requirements in the aircraft in which training is conducted. The only requirements they have are those designated by the commander, AR 95-1 (aircraft currency requirements), AR 600-105 and AR 600-106 or NGR (AR) 95-210.
Refresher Training Requirements (RL 3) for Rated Crewmember (RCM).
Academic training. The crew member will receive training and demonstrate a working knowledge of the topics in Paragraph 2-10, 2-11, complete an operator’s manual written examination, and the HGST if required.
Aircraft systems, structure and airframe.
Weight and Balance
Operational limitations and performance planning charts.
Flight planning, to include DOD flight information publications.
Flight training. The rated crewmember will receive training and demonstrate proficiency from the designated crew station(s). Proficiency must be demonstrated in each individual task in all modes marked with an X in the D, I, and N columns in Table 2-6. A task that may be performed from either crew station need not be evaluated in both. Performance of a task in a more demanding mode will not satisfy the requirement to demonstrate proficiency of the task in all authorized modes. Minimum NVG training hours are 4.5 hours. Gunnery table III and IV should be included in refresher training if range scheduling permits. Tasks identified with an asterisk on the individual task list may be performed in either mode for RL progression.
Table 2-1. Refresher flight training guide for RCM.
NVG Refresher Training. An Aviator requiring NVG refresher/crew training will be designated the appropriate RL for NVG training by the commander.
Academic training. The crewmember will receive training and demonstrate a working knowledge of the topics listed in ANNEX B of TC 1-200 and the ISAQ/AWR.
Flight training. Flight training will be IAW ANNEX B of TC 1-200.
Regression Crewmembers. A Crewmember failing to demonstrate proficiency in any individual tasks during any evaluation will be designated RL 3. The commander will develop a training plan that allows the crewmember to regain proficiency in all individual task(s)/areas found deficient. The crewmember must be trained and demonstrate proficiency in the individual task(s)/areas determined to be deficient to a SP, IP, IE, SI, or FI as appropriate for advancement to the appropriate RL. A crewmember regressed to RL 3 must meet his existing flying hour and task iteration requirements.
Academic training. After any evaluation where individual tasks were evaluated as untrained, the commander will establish academic requirements applicable to the individual task(s) which were evaluated as untrained. The crewmember will receive training and demonstrate a working knowledge of these topics.
Flight training. The commander will determine the task(s) to be trained as part of the crewmember’s training plan. The crewmember will demonstrate proficiency of the task(s) in all modes designated by the commander. As a minimum the crewmember must receive flight training and demonstrate proficiency in the task(s) and in the mode that were evaluated as untrained.