Section II. OPERATING PROCEDURES AND MANEUVERS
8-7. 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 I precautions to be
observed. Only the duties of the minimum crew are
8-8. ADDITIONAL DATA.
Additional crew duties are covered as necessary in
Section VI, CREW DUTIES. Mission equipment checks
are contained in Chapter 4, MISSION EQUIPMENT.
Procedures specifically related to instrument flight that
are different from normal procedures are covered in this
section following normal procedures. Descriptions of
functions, operations, and effects of controls are covered
in Section III, FLIGHT CHARACTERISTICS, and are
repeated in this section only when required for emphasis.
Checks that must be made under adverse environmental
conditions, such as desert and cold weather operations,
supplement normal procedures checks in this section and
are covered in Section V, ADVERSE ENVIRONMENTAL
Normal procedures are given primarily in checklist
form and are amplified as necessary in accompanying
paragraph form when a detailed description of a
procedure or maneuver is required. A condensed version
of the amplified checklist, omitting all explanatory text, is
contained in the Operator's and Crewmember's Checklist,
TM 551510-220-CL. To provide for easier cross
referencing, the procedural steps are numbered to
coincide with the corresponding numbered steps in TM
8-10. USE OF CHECKLIST.
Although a good working knowledge of all aircraft
procedures is desirable, it is not mandatory that they be
committed to memory. The pilot is responsible for the
initiation and accomplishment of all required checks.
Checklist items will be called out orally and the action
verified using the pilot's checklist (-CL). The copilot will
normally read the checklist and perform such duties as
indicated, as well as those directed by the pilot. "As
required" will not be used as a response; instead the
actual position or setting of the unit or item, such as "ON"
or "UP" or "APPROACH" will be stated. Upon completion
of each checklist, the copilot will advise the pilot that the
checklist called for has been completed.
8-1 1. CHECKS.
Items which apply only to night or only to instrument
flying shall have an "N" or "I" respectively, immediately
preceding the check to which it is pertinent. The symbol
"O" shall be used to indicate "if installed." Those duties
which are the responsibility of the copilot, at the command
of the pilot, will be indicated by a circle around the step
number, i.e.,(4.)Circuit breakers In. The star symbol 4
performance section of the condensed checklist. The
asterisk symbol "*" indicates that performance of the step
is mandatory for all thru-flights. The asterisk applies only
to checks performed prior to takeoff. Placarded items
appear in upper case.
8-12. BEFORE EXTERIOR CHECK.
Publications Check DA Forms 2408-12, -13, -14,
and -18, DD Form 365F, locally required forms
and publications, and availability of operator's
manual (-10) and checklist (-CL).
Oxygen system Check that oxygen quantity is
sufficient for the entire mission.
If high or gusty winds are present,
unlocked, control surfaces may be
damaged by buffeting
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