No pausing allowed. The player must achieve a victory and be awarded an S Grade by the attempt. The player's footage must continue past the Victory screen to show the grading given for the attempt. Only the grade given immediately after the victory will be considered.
The time entered will be manually timed to a resolution of whole seconds only. This will be timed from the moment the Aquila vehicle appears on screen (immediately after the FMV sequence on first play or immediately after the Loading screen on restarts) to the moment the victory FMV appears (depicting the Aquila flying out of the Fenrir). Any Aquila and/or commander combination may be used made available by the mission selection.
Players may use a saved profile. Note that the name of the saved profile must not included any known cheat. Attempts achieved through the use of a profile including a cheat will be disqualified. Known cheats include "B4K42", "!EVAH!" and "105770Y2" (each not including the quotes)