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This manual provides specific guidelines for executing AH-1 aircrew training. It is based on the battle-focused training principles outlined in FM 25-101. Used with TC 1-210, this manual will help aviation commanders at all levels develop aMoreThis manual provides specific guidelines for executing AH-1 aircrew training. It is based on the battle-focused training principles outlined in FM 25-101. Used with TC 1-210, this manual will help aviation commanders at all levels develop a comprehensive aircrew training program. It encompasses individual and collective training and establishes crew member qualification, refresher, mission, and continuation training requirements.Planning, preflight, and in-flight tasks involve the cooperative effort of all crew members. The prescribed tasks, conditions, standards, and descriptions explain each crew member’s responsibilities for the successful completion of maneuvers. Each crew member must understand the actions and directives of the other crew members. This enhances crew coordination and unit interoperability and helps prevent accidents caused by human error.The crew coordination descriptions in Chapter 6 do not focus exclusively on individual training. Instead, they blend individual training with collective training and provide a link to field manuals, ARTEP mission training plans, and other doctrinal and training material. The goal is to develop cohesive, battlerostered, combat-ready AH-1 crew members.This manual applies to unit commanders, trainers, evaluators, maintenance test pilots, and crew members who operate AH-1a i r c r a f t . The ATMs are basic documents that standardize aircrewtraining programs and flight evaluation procedures. By using theATMs, commanders ensure that individual crew member and aircrewproficiency is commensurate with their units’ mission. They alsoensure that aircrews routinely employ standard techniques andprocedures. Unit commanders must provide specific guidance forimplementing the training outlined in this manual.