(1) Administrative combat flight training to military aircrews. Instructs and evaluates pilots through a broad training spectrum, in addition to performing pilot duties, which may include but is not limited to:
a. Initial Qualification Training (IQT)
b. Mission Qualification Training (MQT)
c. Continuation Training (CT)
d. Upgrade Trailing (UG)
e. Special Capability Training
A glossary of mission/sortie and event definitions can be found in AFI 11-2 MDS - Volume 1.
(2) Assesses flight instructors, pilots and other aircrew members assigned, attached, or newly acquired to the unit to determine flying background and proficiency in the Unit Equipped (UE) airplane. Plans, develops and presents comprehensive courses of instruction in both ground and flight training for pilots to achieve and maintain mission ready status. Performs as flight instructor, and/or flight examiner, evaluating and examining rated aircrew to assure training standards are met in these general areas: mission planning, preparation and briefing; ground operations, in-flight control, crew resource management and mission execution; mission debriefing and documentation accuracy. Determines progress and proficiency levels; provides re-qualification evaluations and directs/provides specialized remedial or additional training as necessary. Evaluates formal training directives, and develops course changes, new material, new training systems and methods.
(3) Projects unit training requirements. Prepares required training records. Utilizes available training aids to instruct airplane aerodynamics, aircraft systems, emergency procedures, Ability to Survive and Operate (ATSO), and specific crew duties. Ensures that all applicable directives, instructions, and technical orders applicable to the aircraft and mission are complied with. Reviews, analyzes, and disseminates accident reports, flying safety publications, and special interest items. Determines additional aircrew training requirements to advance aircrew proficiency while striving to attain a zero accident rate.
(4) Maintains a thorough knowledge of airplane systems and procedures under normal, instrument, and emergency conditions to give timely and accurate instruction to aircrews in the air or on the ground. Flight training will be conducted in both day and night missions, in visual and instrument conditions and with and without night vision devices.