Section I. MISSION PLANNING
8-1. MISSION PLANNING.
Mission planning begins when the mission is
assigned and extends to the preflight check of the aircraft.
It includes, but is not limited to, checks of operating limits
performance; publications; flight plan; and crew briefings.
The pilot in command shall ensure compliance with the
contents of this manual that are applicable to the mission.
8-2. AVIATION LIFE SUPPORT EQUIPMENT (ALSE).
All aviation life support equipment required for the
mission shall be checked.
8-3. CREW DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES.
The minimum crew required to fly the aircraft is a pilot
and a copilot.
Pilot. The pilot in command is responsible for all
aspects of mission planning, preflight, and operation of
the aircraft. The pilot also will assign duties and functions
to all other crewmembers as required. Prior to, or during
the preflight check, the pilot will brief the crew on items
monitoring of instruments, communications, emergency
procedures, taxi, and loading operations.
Copilot. The copilot must be familiar with the pilot
in command duties and will assist the pilot as directed.
8-4. CREW BRIEFING.
A crew briefing shall be conducted in accordance with
Aircrew Coordination Training Requirements and Unit
Standard Operating Procedures.
Section II. OPERATING PROCEDURES AND MANEUVERS
8-5. OPERATING PROCEDURES AND MANEUVERS.
This section deals with normal procedures and
includes all steps necessary for safe and efficient
operation of the aircraft from the time a preflight begins
until the flight is completed and the aircraft is parked and
secured. Unique feel, characteristics, and reaction of the
aircraft during various phases of operation, and the
techniques and procedures used for taxiing, takeoff,
climb, etc., are described, including precautions to be
observed. Only the duties of the minimum crew
necessary for the actual operation of the aircraft are
included. For operation of avionics equipment, refer to
the operating handbooks that accompany the aircraft
8-6. SYMBOLS DEFINITION.
Items which apply only to night or only to instrument
flying shall have an N or an I, respectively, immediately
preceding the check to which it is pertinent. The symbol
O shall be used to indicate if installed or available. Those
duties which are the responsibility of the copilot, will be
indicated by a circle around the step number i.e., (4)
STARTER and IGN SYS circuit breakers In. The symbol
star « indicates that a detailed procedure for the step is
located in the performance section of the condensed
performance of step is mandatory for all thru-flights. In
addition to thru-flight, the asterisked steps in this checklist
may be used for combat/tactical operations when
authorized by the commander. The asterisk applies only
to checks performed prior to takeoff. Placarded items
such as switches and controllables appear in boldface,
Normal procedures are given primarily in checklist
form and are amplified as necessary n accompanying
paragraph form when a detailed description of a
procedure or maneuver is required. The condensed
version of the amplified checklist is contained in the
Operator's and Crewmember's Checklist, TM 1-1510-224-
CL. To provide for easier cross referencing, the
procedural steps are numbered to coincide with the
corresponding numbered steps in this manual.
8-8. PREFLIGHT CHECK.
The pilot's walkaround and interior checks are
outlined in the following procedures. The preflight check
is not intended to be a detailed mechanical inspection.
The steps that are essential for safe aircraft operation are
8-9. BEFORE EXTERIOR CHECK.
GPU Connect as required.