8-45. BEFORE LEAVING AIRCRAFT.
Parking brake-As required.
Brakes should be released after
Emergency exit lock-As required.
Mode 4-As required.
Aft cabin light-OFF.
If strong winds are anticipated
while the aircraft is unattended,
the propellers shall be secured to
prevent their windmilling with
zero engine oil pressure.
inspection, checking for damage, fluid
leaks, and levels. Check that covers,
tiedowns, restraints, safety pins and
chocks are installed as required.
Aircraft forms-Complete. In addition to
established requirements for reporting any
system defects, unusual and excessive
operation such as hard landings, etc., the
flight crew will also make entries on DA
Form 2408-13 to indicate when limits in
Aircraft secured-Check; lock cabin door
A cold oil check is unreliable. Oil
should be checked within 10
minutes after stopping engine.
Section III. INSTRUMENT FLIGHT
This aircraft is qualified for operation in instrument
meteorological conditions. Flight handling, stability
characteristics and range are approximately the same
during instrument flight conditions as when under visual
8-47. INSTRUMENT TAKEOFF.
Engage the heading (HDG) mode on the autopilot
computer/control. (DO NOT ENGAGE AUTOPILOT.)
Set heading marker (HDG) to runway heading and
adjust pitch bar. Align the aircraft with the runway
centerline, insuring that nosewheel is straight before
stopping aircraft. Hold brakes and complete the,
LINEUP check. Insure that the roll steering bar is
centered. Power application and copilot duties are
identical to those prescribed for a "visual" takeoff. After
the brakes are released, initial directional control should
be accomplished predominantly with the aid of outside
visual references. As the takeoff progresses, the
crosscheck should transition from outside references to
the Flight Director and airspeed indicator. The rate of
transition is directly proportional to the rate at which the
outside references deteriorate. Approaching rotation
speed (Vr), the cross-check should be totally committed
to the instruments so that erroneous sensory inputs can
be ignored. At rotation speed, establish takeoff attitude
on the Flight Director. Maintain this pitch attitude and
wings-level attitude until the aircraft becomes airborne.
When both the vertical velocity indicator and altimeter
show positive climb indications, retract the landing gear.
After the landing gear is retracted, adjust the pitch
attitude as required to attain best rate-of-climb airspeed
(Vy). Use PITCH-SYNC as required to reposition the
Flight Director pitch steering bar. Retract flaps after
obtaining best single-engine rate-of-climb speed (Vyse),
and readjust pitch as required. Control the bank
attitudes to maintain the desired heading. Support
Flight Director indications throughout the maneuver by
cross-checking "raw data" information displayed on