ATP Requirements

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ATP Requirements
2013-07-11 22:34:42

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  1. what does ATP stand for?
    aircrew training program
  2. what is the goal of ATP?
    produce mission ready UAS units
  3. what does the commander's evaluation determine?
    the initial RL of newly assigned crewmembers
  4. how soon must the commander's evaluation be completed after the effective date of the crewmember's operational flying status orders or the effective transfer date of a crewmember?
    45 days
  5. what does the commanders evaluation consist of?
    records review and possibly a proficiency flight evaluation
  6. IAW TC 1-600 what are 2 of 3 things that can be determined by a proficiency flight evaluation?
    to determine an individuals RL upon assignment to the unit if the RL cannot be determined through records review, the evaluate an individuals proficiency when UAS currency has lapsed, to evaluate an individuals proficiency when questioned by the commander
  7. how long does a crewmember have to progress from on RL to the next?
    90 consecutive days
  8. readiness level progression will exclude days lost by 5 reasons what are 3 out of 5 of them?
    TDY, medical or nonmedical suspension from operations, leave approved by the unit commander, grounding of UAS's, UAS's are unavailable or in transit due to unit deployment
  9. the ATP is divided into semiannual training periods. when does the first training period begin?
    the first day following the end of a crewmembers birth month
  10. when does the second training period begin and end?
    the first day of the seventh month and continues through to the last day of the crewmembers birth month
  11. what does the APART stand for?
    annual proficiency and readiness test
  12. what does an APART consist of?
    written examination and a hands on performance test evaluated by an IO/SO
  13. what time frame must a UAC complete their APART requirements within?
    during the 3 month period ending the last day of the UAC's birth month
  14. what are the semi-annual aircraft flying hour requirements to be considered FAC 1?
    12 hours, of which 4 hours must be flown in each crew station
  15. to be considered current, what must an UAC perform every 60 days?
    a launch and recovery and 1 hour of flight operations of the UAS or compatible simulator
  16. what cannot be used to re-establish currency?
    a simulator
  17. what series task covers Base Tasks?
    1000 series
  18. who designates additional (3000 series) tasks?
    the commander
  19. What does the ATP standardize?
    It standardizes UAC training and evaluations to ensure combat readiness.
  20. Who does the ATP apply to? 
    Crewmembers that perform duties controlling the flight of a UAS or the operation of its mission equipment.
  21. Name three out of the four types of training that the ATP consists of.
    Qualification, Refresher, Mission, and Continuation training
  22. Upon signing into a new unit, all operators must present what two folders?
    Individual Aircrew Training Folder (IATF) and their Individual Flight Records Folder (IFRF)
  23. How long do you have to turn in your IATF and IFRF? 
    14 calendar days after reporting for duty                                                                                                                                   
  24. What does IATF stand for? 
    Individual Aircrew Training Folder
  25. What does IFRF stand for?
    Individual Flight Records Folder
  26. At a minimum, what will all ATPs have?
    • ·         A description of the benefits to be gained through standardization
    • ·         Objectives to be achieved
    • ·         The procedures or actions to be standardized described in detail
    • ·         A specific plan for implementation
    • Delineated responsibilities                                                                                                             
  27. The ATP training year is broken down into how many training periods?
  28. Who designates the training year for Department of the Army Civilians (DAC’s) crewmembers? 
    The unit commander                                                                                                                             
  29. What does the acronym FAC stand for? 
    Flight Activity Category                                                           
  30. How many FAC levels are there?
  31. What are the semi-annual aircraft flying-hour requirements for FAC 2? 
    6 hours, of which 2 hours must be flown in each crew station                                                                                                           
  32. What are the semi-annual aircraft flying-hour requirements for FAC 3? 
    No crew duties authorized with Army UAS
  33. What are the semi-annual simulation device flying-hour requirements for FAC 1?
    24 hours, of which 8 hours must be flown in each crew station
  34. What are the semi-annual simulation device flying-hour requirements for FAC 2?
    12 hours, of which 4 hours must be flown in each crew station
  35. What are the semi-annual simulation device flying-hour requirements for FAC 3? 
    6 hours, of which 2 hours must be flown in each crew station                                                                                            
  36. How many aircraft flying hours can a FAC 1 crewmember apply towards his or her simulator semi-annual flying hour requirements?
    20 hours                                                                                        
  37. How many aircraft flying hours can a FAC 2 crewmember apply towards his or her simulator semi-annual flying hour requirements?  
    8 hours                                                                                    
  38. At a minimum, how many simulator flying hours must be flown semi-annually and how many hours must be flown in each seat?
    4 hours, of which 2 hours must be flown in each seat                          
  39. For what three reasons can a Commander prorate aircraft and simulator flying hour requirements?
    • ·         Is newly designated RL1
    • ·         Has the primary UAS re-designated
    • Changes duty positions, which involves a change in the FAC level
  40. What are the minimum flying-hour requirements for additional or alternate Unmanned Aircraft?
    There are none.
  41. What level commander will assign FAC levels for crewmembers? 
  42. Who will assign FAC levels to units that are not organic or attached to a brigade or where a brigade level command does not exist within the state? 
    The SAAO                                        
  43. What does SAAO stand for?
    State Army Aviation Officer                                                           
  44. What is the role of a State Army Aviation Officer?
    Serves as the principal UAS staff officer to their respective Adjutant General in all matters concerning ARNG UAS.                                         
  45. What does TOE stand for?
    Table of Organization of Distribution                                             
  46. What does TDA stand for?
    Table of Distribution and Allowances                                           
  47. What does CTL stand for? 
    Commander’s Task List
  48. For what three reasons will Commanders NOT change a FAC designation?
    Merely to reduce the individual or unit flying-hour requirements, to reduce proficiency requirements, or to accommodate an individual’s preference.                                                                                
  49. Operators in the first 3 years of their initial operational assessment(s) in their assigned UA after graduation from a UAS qualification course will not be assigned what FAC level? 
    FAC 3        
  50. 1.       Name four out of the five people whom do FAC levels not apply to?
    • ·         DACs 
    • ·         Crew chiefs
    • ·         Ground crewmembers
    • ·         Ground observers
    • Warrant Officers that hold a U.S. Army occupational specialty of 150U and Officers holding a U.S. Army aeronautical rating that have not completed the Headquarters Department of the Army (HQDA) approved UAS qualification course and are performing payload operator duties on a limited basis
  51. What do FAC 1 positions require?
    A high degree of flight proficiency in the tactical employment of the assigned Unmanned Aircraft.                                                                                         
  52. Who can be assigned FAC 2 duty positions
    Platoon Sergeants, First Sergeants, and platform qualified 150Us
  53. FAC 2 duty positions require the same level of proficiency as FAC 1 in what two types of tasks? 
    Individual and Crew Tasks 
  54. What type of tasks are FAC 2 personnel not required to be as proficient as FAC 1 personnel in? 
    Mission tasks                                                                                                                            
  55. What FAC level is prohibited from performing crewmember duties with Army UAS?
    FAC 3
  56. Which FAC level is NOT subject to RLs?
    FAC 3
  57. What FAC level does NOT have currency requirements? 
    FAC 3                                                 
  58. Commanders will not use FAC 3 operators in combat operations without providing one of which two types of training?
    Refresher or Mission Training 
  59. To designate a position as FAC 3, what must be available for crewmember’s use?
    An accredited UAS simulator 
  60. For Active Army personnel, when must a Commanders Eval be completed?
    Within 45 calendar days after the crewmember signs in to the unit or after the effective date of the crewmember’s flying status orders, whichever occurs last.
  61. What two sets of records will be reviewed during a Commanders Eval?
    IATF and IFRF                      
  62. If the initial RL of a crewmember cannot be determined by a records review, what must happen?
    The crewmember will undergo a PFE (Proficiency Flight Eval).                                                                  
  63. What does PFE stand for?
    Proficiency Flight Evaluation
  64. At a minimum, what tasks will a PFE consist of? 
    Base and mission tasks designated by the commander in the unit Aircrew Training Program SOP
  65. What does the acronym LAO stand for?
    Local Area Orientation                                                       
  66. What are the 4 areas of an LAO?
    AIRF (Aircrew information reading files), airfield operations and procedures, airfield layout and facilities, and LAO flight                                                            
  67. What does AIRF stand for? 
    Aircrew Information Reading Files
  68. What is contained in an AIRF? 
    Reference material on UAS standardization, safety, and armament (if applicable) as well as regulations, directives, SOPs, and other appropriate publications
  69. To be designated RL 1 based solely on a records review, a crewmember must have satisfactorily completed three out of the four what?
    All APART requirements within the previous ATP year, a current DA Form 4186, a LAO, and met ACT-E requirements
  70. What is an APART? 
    It is a mandatory process that measures a crewmember’s individual and crew proficiency and readiness.
  71. What does an APART consist of? 
    A written exam and a hands-on performance test.
  72. What are the 4 types of hands-on performance tests? 
    Standardization Flight Evaluation, Proficiency Flight Evaluation, Post-mishap Flight Evaluation, and Medical Flight Evaluation
  73. What does a Standardization Flight Evaluation consist of? 
    Flight maneuvers and/or procedures conducted in each primary, additional, and alternate UAS.
  74. What is the purpose of conducting a Standardization Flight Evaluation? 
    To determine the examinee’s ability to perform assigned flight duties.
  75. What does SFE stand for?
    Standardization Flight Evaluation
  76. When may a compatible UAS flight simulator be used to conduct an SFE? 
    When approved by the first commander, 0-5 or above, in the chain of command if circumstances preclude safe, affordable, or timely evaluation in the UAS.
  77. Who can conduct an SFE? 
    A designated IO/SO.
  78. If a crewmember goes 180 days without flying, what must happen?
    Must be designated RL 3 for individual/refresher training.                                                                                                           
  79. What does RL stand for? 
    Readiness Level                                                                                       
  80. What do Readiness Levels identify?
    The training phase in which the operator is participating and measure readiness to perform assigned missions. 
  81. How long do Active Army and USAR Active Guard and Reserve UAC’s have to progress from one RL to the next?
    90 consecutive days                                                                                                         
  82. How long do USAR technicians have to progress from one RL to the next? 
    90 consecutive days               
  83. How long do ARNG and USAR crewmembers have to progress from one RL to the next? 
    1 year                
  84. 1.       RL progression will exclude days lost to what? Name four of the five reasons
    • ·         Temporary duty (TDY) or deployment to a location where the UAC is unable to operate an UAS
    • ·         Medical or nonmedical suspension from operations
    • ·         Leave approved by the unit commander
    • ·         Grounding of UAS
    • UAS that are unavailable or in transit due to unit deployment/redeployment and the UA preset/reset
  85. For Active Army UACs, USAR technicians, and USAR Active Guard and Reserve UACs, if the exclusion period exceeds 45 consecutive days, what must happen? 
    The operator must restart their current phase of RL progression.                                                                                                                 
  86. For ARNG and USAR crewmembers, if the exclusion period exceeds 90 days, what must happen?
    Restart RL progression                                                                                                                    
  87. What are the two types of training will an RL 3 operator can undergo?
    Qualification or Refresher training             
  88. What is Refresher Training for? 
    It is for an operator to regain proficiency in academics and all base tasks for the duty position. 
  89. What is Refresher Training for? 
    It is for an operator to regain proficiency in academics and all base tasks for the duty position.
  90. Who are RL 3 operators authorized to fly with?
    An IO or SO                                                            
  91. What must an RL 3 operator do to progress to RL 2? 
    Demonstrate proficiency in all ATM base tasks to an SO or IO.                                                                                                                                       
  92. What DA Form must be current and signed by the commander before a crewmember can start flight tasks?
    DA Form 4186(Up Slip)
  93. Who are RL 2 operators authorized to fly with? 
    AC’s, UT’s, SO’s, and IO’s                                      
  94. What type of training do RL 1 operators undergo? 
    Continuation Training
  95. What is the commander’s certification?
    The final cross-check to ensure that an individual’s ATP requirements have been met.
  96. All Active Army UAS operators holding an SO/IO qualification with UA assigned to their platoon or company that have been assigned for at least 180 days must be Aircraft Commander in their primary UA if he or she has been RL1 for at least how many days?
    180 days
  97. 1.       The 180 day AC requirement excludes days lost to what? Name four out of the five reasons
    • ·         TDY or deployment to a location where the crewmember is unable to fly.
    • ·         Medical or nonmedical suspension from flight.
    • ·         Grounding of UA by HQDA.
    • ·         Leave approved by the unit commander.
    • ·         Aircraft non-availability due to movement to deployment, redeployment, and UA preset/reset (less than 50 percent of unit UA assigned are not available).
    • Documented flight cancellations due to weather and/or maintenance that have had a significant impact on flight operations, as well as restrictions to flight operations due to no fly times from the host country in which the unit operates.
  98. What level commander can wave the 180 day AC requirement? 
  99. Under what conditions can the 180 day AC requirement be waived? 
    If the operator has been assigned to the unit for less than 12 months or for units that will not have UA available for at least 12 months.
  100. To become qualified in a UAS series what two things will an UAC complete?
    Academic Training an Flight Training
  101. How will academic training be administered?
    The crewmember will receive training and demonstrate a working knowledge of the applicable topics in paragraph 3-32 of TC 3-04.61 and complete the operator’s written examination.                                                                                                
  102. How will flight training be administered?
    The crewmember must demonstrate proficiency to an SO/IO in all base tasks and mission tasks as designated by the commander.
  103. Who are required to conduct CBRNE training? 
    All units, unless waived by the appropriate authority.
  104. What does MOPP stand for?
    Mission-Oriented Protective Posture
  105. How can crewmembers overcome the restrictions of wearing MOPP-4 gear during UAS operations?
    By training as often as possible while wearing MOPP-4 gear.
  106. How will a unit establish its level of proficiency training for UAS operations in MOPP-4 gear?
    It will be based on the commander’s assessment of the unit’s METL (Mission Essential Task List)
  107. What does METL stand for? 
    Mission-Essential Task List