Electrical System Malfunctions
T-45C TS, ADV & IUT ENG-03
Picture yourself flying Mach .67 in the goo at 2208 hours. Youre
thinking about what a good flight youve had so far when suddenly
you experience a total electrical failure.
As a Naval aviator, you must be able to identify an electrical
system malfunction and quickly use your knowledge of the system
to correct the situation and decide whether to complete or abort
the flight. In addition, the more accurately you can describe a
malfunction, the shorter the maintenance downtime will be.
This lesson shows you how to identify several malfunctions that
could occur in the electrical system.
Keep in mind that, although these malfunctions are presented
separately, one malfunction might well cause another. Likewise,
multiple malfunctions could occur at the same time; in the
simulator, they certainly will. Later in the curriculum, youll learn
the precise emergency procedures for each of the malfunctions
described in this lesson.
The goal of this lesson is to sharpen your decision making in
response to an electrical system malfunction. Being able to make
the appropriate decisions should a malfunction occur may extend
your flight and your life!
This lesson presents indications of the following electrical system
AC inverter failure (single and double)
Total electrical failure