Flight Deck Procedures
The outgoing pilot briefs the incoming pilot on aircraft status.
The new pilot completes the taxi/takeoff checklists.
NOTE: The takeoff checklist is the same as for Manning Aircraft procedures stated above with the following
- Check the ANTI-SKID switch is set to OFF.
- Set the stabilator trim to 3 1/2 degrees noseup.
- Check HOOK BYP switch to CARRIER.
When ready, the new pilot gives the up and ready call.
Up and ready will be confirmed by the yellow shirt with a thumbs up.
CAUTION: The outgoing pilot must be escorted to flight deck control.
NOTE: Your oxygen mask must be on whenever you are not chocked and chained.
For this operation, follow these procedures:
Follow the yellow shirts taxi directions to the fueling area where your aircraft will be chocked and
chained to prevent movement before fueling hoses are attached.
Canopy must remain down and locked during refueling.
Indicate the aircraft fuel state when signaled by the fueling crew (purple shirt).
Watch your fuel quantity indicator; give a thumbs up to the purple shirt to indicate that fuel is being
NOTE: Give cut signal when fuel gauge reaches 2,800 lbs.
When fueling is complete, the ground crew will disconnect the fueling hose.
When you are ready to taxi, make the up and ready with gross weight call.
When shutting down the aircraft, follow the procedures outlined in the NATOPS:
Follow the yellow shirt signals to the parking area.
When the yellow shirt signals, the blue shirts will chock and chain the aircraft.
Set the parking brake ON.