GLIDESLOPE AND AIRSPEED CORRECTIVE ACTIONS
You are making your approach to the carrier. While making glideslope corrections for low and
on-speed, you overcontrol and the ball starts to go high at the ramp. What should you do?
ANSWER: In this situation you should stop the movement of the ball but not attempt to recenter it. If
you attempt to recenter the ball, you could overcontrol again, causing a very dangerous situation.
NIGHT FCLP LIGHTING
What is the most important difference between day FCLP and night FCLP?
ANSWER: The lack of visual cues at night.
During carrier qualification, when is it appropriate to initiate your own waveoff?
ANSWER: You may initiate your own waveoff only in an emergency or if you have not received a
Roger ball call by the in-the-middle position.
Briefly describe the Case I marshal (holding) pattern.
ANSWER: Left-hand circling pattern (with flight in balanced formation) tangent to ships BRC with
ship at 3 oclock position.
No more than 5 nm in diameter
At assigned altitude (minimum: 1,500 ft)
Minimum separation of flights (vertically): 1,000 ft
Marshal airspeed: max conserve
Identify the common errors associated with the carrier pattern break.
1. Failure to check clock to set an exact break interval
2. Failure to hold heading and altitude after interval has broken
3. Gaining or losing altitude in the break--haze and loss of visual cues make an instrument break