Any difference between the indicated
position on the trim tab position
indicator and the actual position of
the elevator trim tab signifies an
unairworthy condition and must be
corrected prior to flight.
If the possibility of ice accumulation
elevator exists, takeoff will not be
Elevator trim tab Verify O (neutral)
The elevator trim tab O (neutral)
position is determined by observing
that the trailing edge of the elevator
trim tab aligns with the trailing edge
of the elevator, while the elevator is
resting against the downstops.
Position and beacon lights Check condition.
Rotating boom dipole antenna Check
condition and position.
Wide band data link antenna pod Check
Fuselage Left Side. Check as follows:
General condition Check.
Stabilon Check condition.
Static ports Check clear of obstruction.
APR-44 antenna Check condition.
P-band antenna Check condition.
Towel bar antennas Check condition.
Emergency light Check condition.
Cabin door Check door seal and condition.
Fuselage top side Check general condition and
Chocks and tiedowns Check removed.
8-12.* INTERIOR CHECK.
Cargo/loose equipment Check secured.
Cabin/cargo doors Test and lock:
Cabin door Check closed and latched by the
Safety arm and diaphragm plunger -
Check position (lift door step).
Index marks on rotary cam locks (6) -
Check aligned with indicator windows.
Lower pin latch handle Check closed and
latched. (Observe through cargo door lower latch
handle access cover window.)
Carrier rod Check indicator aligned with
orange stripe on carrier rod. (Observe through window
aft lower corner.)
Battery switch OFF.
Cargo door Check closed and latched.
Cabin door Close but leave unlatched.
Check CABIN DOOR annunciation light extinguished.
Cabin door Open. Check CABIN DOOR
annunciation light extinguished.
Battery switch On. Check CABIN DOOR
annunciation light illuminated.
Cabin door Close and latch. Check
CABIN DOOR annunciation light extinguished.
Battery Switch - OFF.
Mission cooling ducts Check open and free of
Flare/chaff dispenser preflight test -Completed.
KY-58 key Loaded as required.
Crew briefing As required.
8-13. BEFORE STARTING ENGINES.
Oxygen system Set as required.
Circuit breakers Check in.
Overhead panel Check and set.
Light dimming controls As required.
Cockpit light (3) As required.
Cabin air mode switch OFF.
Engine anti-ice ON.
Ice and rain switches Off.