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4.9. Proration of End-of-Cycle Requirements. At the end of the training cycle, the SQ/CC may prorate all training requirements when DNIFs, emergency leaves, non-flying TDY/exercises (ANG: and/or mandatory training required by civilian employment), combat/contingency deployments, preclude training for a portion of the training period. Normal annual leave will not be considered as non-availability. Extended bad weather which precludes the unit from flying for more than 15 consecutive days may be considered as non-availability. The following guidelines apply: 4.9.1. Proration will only be used to adjust for genuine circumstances of training non-availability, not to mask training or planning deficiencies. 4.9.2. Proration is based on cumulative days of training non-availability in the training cycle. Use Table 4.4. to determine the number of months to be prorated based on the cumulative calendar days of training non-availability. 4.9.3. If IQT or MQT is re-accomplished, a pilot's training cycle will start over at a prorated share following completion of IQT/MQT training.
8. Instructor pilot currency is 60 days. Non-currency for 61-180 days requires an instructor re-currency flight with an IP; over 180 days requires a Stan/Eval flight check. IP rear cockpit landing currency is 45 days. F-15 FWIC student sorties count as instructor sorties for currency.
Combat Mission Ready (CMR)—A status of an aircrew member who has satisfactorily completed training (MQT) prescribed to be fully qualified to perform the basic unit operational missions, and maintains qualification and proficiency in these missions. All active duty RPI/API -1/2's, Squadron Commander, Operations Officers, and OG/CC designated RPI/API -6 manning positions are required to maintain this qualification level. EXCEPTION: If a unit is over-manned, they may elect to train the front line of their UMD to CMR with the overage designated as BMC. Approximately 50% of the aircrew selected for CMR must be inexperienced.
Originally posted by Zaphod58
reply to post by boomer135
That's for the individual pilot though. For the entire squadron, per the commanders, it can take up to 60 days to have them all recertified, with the time they've been grounded. Don't forget, you're also looking at having to FCF the aircraft, since they haven't flown in a long time either. That's quite a few aircraft to have to FCF per squadron. So even though it's only two or three flights per pilot, multiply that by the time it takes to FCF, and by the number of pilots in the squadron, and you're looking at minimum 30-40 days probably.
reply to post by boomer135
Oh, I agree that it probably won't take the amount of time that they claim (we all know that generals would NEVER lie to Congress about anything important), but it's not going to be a quick process either. If you figure a week to FCF (counting flights that have to be redone, or don't go off on the first try), two flights a day, for 5 to six pilots, you're still looking at two to three weeks minimum to get basic certifications back, and longer to get combat certs back.