AUTOMATED PROGRAM PREPARATION
7-58. INSTRUCTIONAL FEATURE PREPARATION. Provisions have been incorporated into
the CMS that permit designated instructors to prepare the automated programs used
by all instructors during training. In the interest of maintaining quality control
of program content and standardizing training, only designated instructors are
responsible for developing and/or modifying automated exercises. The skills re-
quired to make changes or to prepare new programs are those typically possessed by
the AH-64 CMS flight instructors. No special technical or programming skills are
There are four feature preparation programs in the CMS, located in group 9
In order to call up the preparation programs from the IOS, the sys-
tem must be enabled by a qualified operator in the computer room. Once the prepar-
ation programs are enabled in the computer room, any of the four programs can be
called up via the data entry keyboard by keying in its 3-digit page number. The
programs and their page numbers are:
Automatic malfunction insertion preparation (CRT page 920)
Demonstration preparation (CRT page 940)
Autofly preparation (CRT page 945)
Target engagement exercise preparation (CRT page 950)
b. Specific planning must take place prior to the development of an AM, demo,
autofly, or TEE to:
(1) Develop a scenario that clearly indicates what the training objectives of
the program are.
(2) Ensure that each exercise or demonstration supports one or more training
c. The following checklist has been prepared for use as a guide to enhance the
development of automated exercises and demos:
( 1 ) Objectives of the training period:
(a) Perform basic aircraft flight maneuvers.
( b ) Perform tactical instrument flight.
(c) Perform NOE flight with/without PNVS/TADS.
(d) Perform NOE navigation with/without PNVS/TADS.
(e) Perform target-type engagements:
(f) Weapons to be employed: