T-45C TS, ADV, & IUT CO-01
Exterior Preflight Checks
suitable/unsuitable for your mission. For
example, if you were to find a HUD
discrepancy, the aircraft may not be
suitable for an ordnance hop. However, a
HUD discrepancy would not prevent a
normal cross-country hop. Also check the
pink and/or yellow gripe sheets from the
last 10 flights for any recurring problems.
Depending on the recurring problem, the
aircraft may not be suitable for your
mission. For example, if the aircraft has a
history of avionic problems, it probably
would not be a good idea to take it on a
B. Exterior inspection
Fig 5: Preflight Inspection Path
NOTE: Prior to exterior inspection, the cockpit
area is checked. This is covered in CO-02.
NOTE: Italicized passages are excerpted from
For the following section on external inspection,
passages headed "VIDEO NOTE" are keyed to
corresponding titles on each video frame and your
Lesson Guide margin.
WARNING: If the inner gear doors are open,
ensure the gear door pins are inserted prior
to entering the closing path of the doors.
Failure to mechanically safe the doors will
result in injury to personnel in the closure
path, if the engine is started or hydraulic