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local area flight orientation before progressing to RL 1.

        (3) RL 1 - Status when considered mission-ready.  Now all crew members must

complete the flying hour, SFTS, task iteration, and evaluation requirements in the

appropriate ATM and on their CTL.  Some requirements may be prorated or adjusted.

    b.  Progression - Crew members have 90 consecutive days to progress from one RL to the next, a total of 180 days.  Due to the crew member’s experience and/or adaptation level, progression may be completed in less time.  USAR crew members have 1 year to progress each RL level (2 yrs. total).  This progression also applies to alternate or additional aircraft qualification and refresher training.  The progression time excludes days lost because of the following.

        (1)  Temporary duty.

        (2)  Deployment at a location where the crew member is unable to fly.

        (3)  Medical or non-medical suspension from flight.

        (4)  Grounding of aircraft by Headquarters, Department of the Army.


        (5)  Leave approved by the unit commander.

If the exclusion exceeds 45 consecutive days, crew members must restart their current RL progression.  They will have 90 consecutive days to progress to the next RL.

    c.  Refresher and mission training may be conducted concurrently.

    d.  Crew members must demonstrate proficiency in each mode of flight

(day, night, and NVD) required by ATM and CTL for each task.  Performing a task at night under NVD’s may not be substituted for a day task.

    e.  When a crew member is reclassified to RL 2 or 3 because of a flight deficiency, he needs only demonstrate proficiency in those tasks graded unsatisfactory.

    f.  When a crew member has not progressed to the next RL level within the time specified above or the crew member has not met their flying hour minimums, the unit commander will take action per AR 95-1 or NGR(AR) 95-01.  All actions taken will restrict the aviator from performing PIC duties until ATP requirements are met. After an investigation, the commander will take one of the following actions.

        (1)  Grant a 30 day extension that will start after the completion of the  investigation.  Extensions must be entered in the IATF and entered on DA Form 759. (Commanders are not authorized to give themselves a 30-day extension).

        (2)  A waiver, that will state the specific requirements to be waived.  Waivers

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