Aircraft currency. Aircraft currency will be per AR 95-1. A crewmember whose currency has lapsed must complete a proficiency flight evaluation for currency given in the aircraft by an evaluator. The crewmember will demonstrate proficiency in all day, NVG, night and instrument individual tasks and those crew tasks selected by the commander. If the crewmember fails to demonstrate proficiency, he will be regressed to the appropriate RL level and needs only to be trained and demonstrate proficiency in those tasks which were not satisfactory.
NVG currency. A crewmember whose currency has lapsed must complete, as a minimum, a one-hour NVG proficiency evaluation given at night in the aircraft by an NVG IP or SP. The CM must demonstrate proficiency in all tasks with an X in the NVG column of table 2-6. To be considered NVG current, a CM must take part every 45 consecutive days in at least a one-hour flight in the aircraft, while wearing NVGs, with access to the flight controls.
NVG currency. To be considered NVG current—
A crewmember must take part every 60 days in at least a one-hour flight at night in the aircraft while wearing NVGs with access to the flight controls.
A crewmember whose currency has lapsed must complete an NVG PFE of not less than one hour given at night, which consist of all NVG individual tasks and those crew/additional tasks selected by the commander.
Series Currency Requirements.
A crew member is considered current in the OH-58D(I) if he maintains currency in the OH-58D(R).
A crew member is considered current in the OH-58D(R) if he maintains currency in the OH-58D(I), and has demonstrated proficiency in those tasks unique to the OH-58D(R) within the last year.
FM 1-140 is the commander’s reference for developing a comprehensive training program to train his crewmembers in both individual and collective weapons skills. Commanders will develop a gunnery training plan IAW TC 1-140.
If the commander determines that proficiency in the NBC environment is part of the unit METL, all NBC individual tasks are mandatory for training while wearing MOPP 4 during RL 3 progression. All crew tasks selected by the commander are mandatory for training while wearing MOPP 4 during RL 2 progression. During the training year, each crew must complete the number of iterations listed on his CTL while wearing MOPP as selected by the commander. The training may also include the wearing of NVGs.
ACADEMIC CONTINUATION TRAINING.
Units must develop a viable academic training program to reinforce crewmember aviation skills and knowledge to attain and sustain technical and tactical proficiency. Academic training may be conducted in any suitable environment; for example, a classroom, hangar, flightline, or field site. Academic training may be oral, written, computer-based-instruction (CBI) or distance learning and may be conducted either individually or in-groups. Topics listed below should be considered in the development of the unit’s academic training program.