-CRUISE SPEED = 119 KIAS/.24 IMN
- DESCENT SPEED = 110 KIAS
- DESCENT DIST = 15 nm (from bingo field)
BINGO FLIGHT PROCEDURES (DIRTY)
Upon reaching bingo fuel status, turn to your bingo heading. Do not delay performing the turn or climb, but
be on the lookout for other aircraft. Fly your computed bingo profile and climb at MRT. Communicate the
same information as you would for a clean bingo.
Determining dirty configuration bingo, gear down, flaps/slats down is figured the same way as the previous
two configuration profiles. Use the drag index to calculate speed and the 50 drag index to calculate fuel
and time. Squawk 7700 and communicate your situation to the appropriate agency. Refer to your PCL or
NATOPS for appropriate and current charts.
Procedures for handling a blown tire depend on the situation under which the malfunction occurs. If the
tire blows during a touch and go or after a catapult launch, you may trap aboard or be directed to return to
home field direct. If it occurs after an arrestment, follow the yellow shirts signals to taxi or be towed out of
the landing area. If you are instructed to bingo, you should fly the dirty profile, which will require you to
monitor fuel carefully. Even if you are well above bingo fuel, you should still fly the dirty bingo profile (the
most fuel efficient profile) or as directed by a lead safe. Refer to your PCL or NATOPS for proper field
arrestment procedures. Not following these procedures explicitly may result in a hook skip.
WARNING: Directional control on the runway will be extremely difficult with one or both main tires
CROSS-DECK PENDANT/HOOK POINT FAILURE
Immediately determine if your aircraft can be stopped on the deck. If your aircraft cannot be stopped on
the deck, determine if you have adequate airspeed for flight. If airspeed is not adequate, eject. If your
airspeed is adequate, maintain MRT, check speed brakes retracted, and smoothly rotate to optimum AOA.
If the sink rate is not arrested, increase the AOA to 24 units, maintain wings level, and establish a positive
rate of climb.
NWS FAILURE ON FLIGHT DECK
The indications of a nose wheel steering failure are as follows:
MSTR ALERT light flashes
Caution tone sounds in headset
NOSE WHEEL STR amber caution light illuminated
NOSE WHEEL STR green advisory light extinguished (if high gain selected)
Rudder pedals ineffective for steering