Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLP)
PROCEDURES FOR NIGHT FCLP OVERHEAD ENTRIES
Intercept initial and break altitudes as directed by course rules. Make entry call. Enter the break at 250
KIAS, lights BRIGHT/STEADY, and strobes off/anti-collision light on. Perform a level break using approxi-
mately 45 degrees AOB when instructed by the LSO/tower. Reduce power to IDLE and extend speed
brakes. At 200 KIAS or less, extend landing gear and flaps/slats and descend to 600 ft AGL. Report
abeam position as per day FCLPs. From this point, procedures are similar to day FCLP with the following
exceptions (Figure 15):
Due to the absence of visual cues, a strong instrument scan is essential for flying a consistent pattern.
Do not descend below 300 ft AGL without acquiring the ball.
Do not turn crosswind until at or above 500 ft AGL and cleared by the tower or the LSO.