posted on Aug, 21 2013 @ 06:39 PM
Ok there's a lot of information here about aircrew currencies that I had to look up because I didn't think that it was such a long period to
recertify. Even up to six months without flying, most certifications can be completed with two flights (a day and a night), maybe up to four depending
if they can knock everything out in those.
And with sequestrian, most of the currencies will be waived anyway. Here's the F-15 currency stuff.
Here's about the waiver:
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.
I asked one of my former pilots (KC-135) who is now at Scott heading the KC-46 development team if this rule above would apply to this circumstance
and he said it does. Its been formally waived for all grounded squadrons in ACC and AMC. Couldn't verify for the other commands though.
Here's the F-15 currency charts:
and the notes to go with it:
(Taken from AFI 11-2F-15V1- Aircrew Training)
This one sticks out with IP's:
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.
Mind you this info is for the F-15 A,B,C, and D models. The E is in a different AFI, but I checked out those too, and the F-16, as well as the B-1,
B-2, and B-52. They are all about the same, with a few differences.
Another note to point out, any aircrew member who has gone through Mission Qualification Training (MQT) is automatically given Combat Mission Ready
(CMR) status. It was the same with us booms. As soon as we were mission qualified, we were combat mission qualified.
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.