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 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 ( 0 )
around the step number, i.e., (4). Circuit breakers In.
The star symbol
indicates that an operational check is
required. The asterisk symbol
performance of a step is mandatory for all thru-flights.
The asterisk applies only to checks performed prior to
takeoff. Placarded items appear in upper case.
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. The condensed
version of the amplified checklist is contained in the
Operator's and Crewmember's Checklist, TM 55-1510-
222-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 walk around 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.
Publications Check DA Forms 2408-12, -13,
-14, and -18, DD Form 365-4, locally required forms and
publications, and availability of operator's manual (-10)
and checklist (-CL).
Oxygen system Check that oxygen quantity
is sufficient for entire mission, that crew masks operate
normally, and that the diluter selector is set at 100%.
Refer to Chapter 5 for oxygen requirements.
Oxygen supply pressure gages Check
Supply control lever (green) ON.
Diluter control lever 100% OXYGEN
Emergency control lever (red) Set to TEST
MASK position while holding mask directly away
from face, then return to NORMAL.
Oxygen mask Put on and adjust.
Emergency pressure control lever Set to TEST
MASK position and check mask for leaks, then return
lever to NORMAL.
Flow indicator Check. During inhalation blinker
appears, during exhalation blinker disappears. Repeat a
minimum of 3 times.
Oxygen masks Remove and store.
Flight controls Unlock and checked.
Parking brake Set.
The elevator trim system shall not be
forced past the limits which are
shown on the elevator trim indicator
Elevator trim Set to 0 (neutral).
Do not cycle landing gear handle on
Keylock switch ON.