T-45C TS, ADV & IUT ENG-15
NOTE: The retractable step will only lock
down with the canopy open and will
automatically retract when the canopy is
closed. The footstep will not lock down
when the canopy is closed. To retract
footstep with the canopy open, the release
plunger must be pressed manually.
Toe-in step - backplate with door spring-loaded to
the closed position
(1) Used for forward cockpit entrance/exit
(2) Operated from inside or outside
NOTE: An internal release handle
mounted on the left fuselage structure
allows operation of the forward footstep
from inside the forward cockpit.
(1) Used for aft cockpit entrance/exit
(2) Used as handhold
NOTE: The aft footstep can only be
deployed from outside the cockpit.
CAUTION: When entering or leaving the
cockpit do not grasp the canopy
transparencies or use the forward
glareshield as a handhold.
NOTE: If the aft cockpit aircrew elects to
use the aft pull-out footsteps/handhold
during egress, commence by stepping from
the inlet duct position with the right foot
instead of the left foot.