Cyril James Flight Instruction Record

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Title

Cyril James Flight Instruction Record

Description

A record of Cyril's flying at Pensacola.

Creator

Date

1942

Temporal Coverage

Coverage

Language

Format

Two printed sheets with handwritten annotations

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

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Contributor

Identifier

SJamesEC1385088v10001-0001, SJamesEC1385088v10001-0002

Transcription

United States Naval Air Station
Pensacola, Florida

FLIGHT INSTRUCTION RECORD
AVIATION TRAINING DEPARTMENT

JAMES, E.C. BLAC 1A-42P(BP) LW

(a) SQD. (b) ENTERED (c) COMPLETED (d) FINAL MARK (e) ATD (f) INITIALS

(a) 1-B (b) 2-16-42 (c) 29 APRIL 1942 (d) 2.789 (e)[signature] (f) G
(a) -2 (b) 6-2-42 (c) 6-13-42 (d) 2.89 (e) [signature] (f) G
(a) 3 (b) 5-12-42 (c) 5-30-42 (d) 2.66 (e) [signature] (f) G
(a) 8A (b) 6-15-42 (c) 7-22-42 (d) 2.90

(a) – (b) DUAL (c) CHECK (d) SOLO (e) PSGNR. (f) SQUADRON EXTRA TIME (g) COMDT. EXTRA TIME (h) TOTAL

(a) 1-B (b) 35.0 (c) 14.5 (d) 52.5 (e) – (f) 13 1/2 (g) – (h) 102.0
(a) -2 (b) 3.5 (c) 4.0 (d) 21.0 (e) – (f) – (g) – (h) 28.5
(a) 3 (b) 16.0 (c) 4.0 (d) – (e) – (f) – (g) – (h) 20.0
(a) 8A (b) 27.2 (c) 1.1 (d) – (e) 45.7 (f) – (g) – (h) 74.0

(a) TOTAL (b) 81.7 (c) 23.6 (d) 73.5 (e) 45.7 (f) – (g) – (h) 224.5
EXCESS PSGNR. TIME TS8A 3/18

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FLIGHT INSTRUCTION RECORD

I. Purpose:
To maintain a complete and accurate history of the student's progress throughout his course of training.

II. Procedure:

(a) The date will be entered in spaces provided on all sheets.

(b) Marks will be entered for each dual and check flights. Such marks will accord strictly with the following table:

EXCELLENT 4.0 to 3.8 Inclusive
VERY GOOD 3.79 to 3.5 Inclusive
GOOD 3.49 to 3.1 Inclusive
FAIR 3.09 to 2.6 Inclusive
INDIFFERENT 2.59 to 2.1 Inclusive
POOR 2.09 to 1.0 Inclusive
INFERIOR .99 to .0 Inclusive

(c) In entering remarks in spaces provided on the jacket sheets, if the terms "standard" and "average" are used they are not to be confused. Standard means the minimum requirements for a passing grade, which in the present system of marking is 2.5. If a notation is made that a student is "not up to standard", an appropriate mark of less than 2.5 will be entered in the jacket for that particular phase of flying, i.e., "Below standard in precision landings" – Mark 2.0.

(d) THE MARK 3.0 WILL BE USED AS AN AVERAGE STUDENT MARK. If remarks denote a student is average in any phase his mark will be 3.0. Similarly "above average" statements will be accompanied by marks above 3.0; "below average," 3.0 to 2.5, if the student is passing.

(e) Flight time and average mark will be entered in spaces provided.

(f) For all students undergoing dual instruction prior to solo, remarks will be entered for each week day whether student flies or not. In case of failure to fly, the reason will be set forth, such as: holiday routine, bad weather, sickness, instructor on duty, etc. In case the student is absent, the reason will be ascertained and proper entry thereof made.

(g) If student is dropped from flight training an entry to that effect, with reason will be made in space for day on which dropped.

(h) Special care should be exercised to insure that all entries are neat and legible and free from slang and trite phrases. Timely statements of a concise and definite character are desired in order to convey real information to a reviewing authority. These will comprise an opinion as to the student's ability, attitude, aptitude, mental or physical condition, characteristics, idosyncrasies, etc.

(i) Entries may be made in pencil except for check flights. These will be typed and signed in ink.

(j) All entries, except those for check, will be made by the student's own instructor. In case the instructor is absent, entries shall be made by his assigned relief. The last hour of dual instruction prior to a solo check or solo flying will be entered on white sheet with instructor's recommendation in red pencil, as – "safe for solo."

(k) All instruction flights entered on white sheet will be headed by a red pencil remark to denote hour or stage as: "3rd hour dual," "10 hour instruction," "1st hour Vee Formation," "Division Formation." etc. Also pertinent remarks such as "Instructed in Spins," etc., will be in red pencil.

(l) Check instructors will make their own entries and on green sheets only.

(m) In cases of extra time, a notation will be made on the green sheet that a certain amount of extra time was awarded and what authority; all re-checks will be on green sheets.

(n) Any violations of flying rules with appropriate marks assigned will be entered on green sheets.

(o) Each entry will be signed at the foot of the remarks space by the instructor concerned.

(p) When a jacket is prepared for the Advisory Board, remove surplus or rough sheets, see that all signatures are affixed and that the record is in logical order for a speedy persual. [sic] ALSO AVERAGE ALL MARKS TO DATE OF APPEARING BEFORE ADVISORY BOARD.

(q) A signed statement by the student will be entered on the first green sheet for each Squadron to denote that he has read and understood all flying rules, flight instructions, Squadron orders, etc.

(r) To arrive at the final mark for a student in any Squadron an average of instruction marks and check flights will be used, EACH TO COUNT 50 PERCENT. This mark will shaw [sic] on front of jacket.

(s) The student's flight time will be accurately kept and brought forward, the total instruction time to show on white sheets and total check time on green sheets. On the last green sheet for each Squadron will appear the total dual, check and solo time.

(t) The fitness report forwarded with this record shall be secured on the top of the last green sheet in the same manner as the instruction sheets. At no time shall papers forming a permanent part of this Flight Instruction Record be appended thereto by means of paper clips or other temporary securing means.

(u) Flight Instruction Record Covers shall be kept in repair at all times. Where the record cover has become too mutilated for serviceable repair it shall be replaced by a new cover. Each Squadron shall be responsible for the condition of the Flight Instruction Records of the students attached to the squadron for training.

Collection

Citation

US Navy, “Cyril James Flight Instruction Record,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed February 2, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/34087.

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