a. The helicopter gunnery training program begins with individual qualification and progresses through crew qualification to unit collective training. FM 1-140 establishes training guidelines and defines the standard for helicopter gunnery qualifications.
Gunnery live-fire is only required once a year but commanders should strive to conduct live-fire as often as aircraft, ammunition, and range resources will allow. Gunnery
applies to all units that operate AH-64, AH-1, and OH-58D(I) aircraft.
(1) FAC 1 - All FAC 1 must successfully complete annual live-fire.
(2) FAC 2 (Units at 100% strength) - No Live-fire requirements except if the aviator’s primary aircraft has an attack or armed reconnaissance mission, will successfully complete the applicable table annually. All AH-1 and AH-64 aviators will conduct gunnery exercises in their compatible simulator (if required to fly the simulator).
(3) FAC 2 (Units not at 100% strength) - Aviators may participate in live-fire at the commanders discretion.
(4) FAC 3 - No live-fire gunnery requirements. FAC 3 aviators that fly the AH-1 or AH-64 simulators will successfully complete applicable Tables annually.
(5) To progress to RL 2 the aviator must satisfactorily complete the applicable Tables per FM 1-140. First 0-6 or above in the chain of command my waive live-fire requirements for progression until the unit’s next scheduled gunnery.
(6) After completing gunnery the aviator remains certified for 12 full calendar
months. If aviator fails annual gunnery the first 0-6 in their chain of command may issue a waiver. The waiver will only be valid until the next scheduled live-fire gunnery exercise. If aviator fails to complete gunnery within the waiver period , he/she will be process per AR 95-1 for failure to meet ATP requirements.
: Conduct a check on learning and summarize the learning step/activity.
J: Learning Step/Activity - Provide instruction on the ATP NVG program.
Method of Instruction: CO. Instructor to student ratio is: 1:18.
Time of Instruction: minutes
Media: Slides thru
a. The Department of the Army requires all Active and Reserve rotary-wing aviators in TOE and TDA position to be NVG qualified. A waiver to this requirement may not be