RL 2 designated crewmembers begin training in the crew and additional tasks designated by the commander to ensure that the crewmember is trained to support the unit’s METL. Crewmembers progress from RL 2 to RL 1(P) by demonstrating proficiency in all selected crew and additional tasks to an evaluator. Local directives and SOP’s may add specialized training requirements in addition to ATM crew tasks (i.e. P-73, Buffer Zone requirements). Any additional training and or evaluation tasks must be annotated on the crewmembers DA Form 7120-R. Crewmembers designated RL 2 may fly with a PC and perform all tasks previously evaluated as “T” by an IP/SP/IE. Crewmembers may continue to train with a UT in all tasks (that do not specifically require an IP/SP/IE/MP at a crew station with access to controls) previously evaluated as “P” by an IP/SP/IE.
a. Newly assigned crewmembers. The commander will establish the crewmembers RL status based on a records check or PFE. 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. During the aircraft currency PFE the commander may require crew task(s) be evaluated to determine crew proficiency. 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 crew training.
Academic training. Academic training should focus on training an individual to operate as a proficient member of an aircrew and the doctrine for their type unit. The following topics may be used as a guide for developing a crew academic training program for crewmembers.
Major US or Allied equipment and major threat equipment identification
Flight training. The crewmember will receive flight training and demonstrate proficiency in the crew and additional tasks, in each mode as specified on the CTL for the crewmember’s position. Performance of a task in a more demanding mode will not satisfy the requirement to demonstrate proficiency of the task in all modes designated by the commander.
Flight hours. Flight crew-training hour requirements are based on demonstrated proficiency. There are no minimum requirements other than stated in para. 2-3.a (1).
MP and ME crew training. Crewmembers who perform MP/ME duties will receive training and demonstrate proficiency in all maintenance test pilot tasks (table 2-8). Crewmembers undergoing training in the aircraft must fly with a ME for maintenance training.
Academic training. The following topics may be used as a guide for developing a crew academic training program for MPs/MEs.
Flight training. The MP/ME will receive training and demonstrate proficiency in all tasks in Table 2-8.
NVG crew training. TC 1-200 outlines night vision goggle crew training requirements. Before undergoing NVG crew training, the aviator must have completed qualification or refresher training and must be NVG current in the OH-58D.
Academic training. The commander will develop an academic training program that supports his units METL. To aid in the development of the academic training the commander may select topics from paragraph 2-11 k, l, m and Chapter 3 paragraph 3-4 b (9) and (10). The crewmember will receive training and demonstrate a working knowledge of the subject areas designated by the commander.
Flight training. The crewmember will receive training and demonstrate proficiency in the crew and additional NVG tasks as specified for the crewmember’s duty position. TC 1-200 addresses initial NVG crew-training requirements.
Regression crewmembers. A crewmember failing to demonstrate proficiency in any crew tasks during any evaluation will be designated RL 2. The commander will develop a training plan that allows the crewmember to regain proficiency in all crew task(s)/areas found deficient. The crewmember must be trained and demonstrate proficiency in the crew task(s)/areas to a SP, IP, IE, ME, SI, or FI as appropriate for advancement to RL 1(P). A crewmember regressed to RL 2 must meet his existing flying hour and task iteration requirements.
Academic training. After any unsatisfactory evaluation the commander will establish academic requirements applicable to the crew 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)/areas to be trained as part of the crewmember’s training plan. As a minimum the crewmember must receive flight training and demonstrate proficiency in the task(s)/areas that were evaluated as untrained. The crewmember will demonstrate proficiency of the task(s) in all modes designated by the commander.