T-45C TS, ADV, & IUT CO-01
Exterior Preflight Checks
Tailpipe Check #1
VIDEO NOTE: Check the tailpipe
lip and inside the tailpipe for
cracks or other damage, such as
warped metal from excess heat.
Check for foreign objects and
Tailpipe Check #2
obvious damage to the turbine
blades. Push the tailpipe in then
pull aft; the tailpipe should move
about 1/8 in.
Navigation Light and IFF
Navigation light - CONDITION
VIDEO NOTE: Check for loose/
missing attaching hardware and
damage to the navigation light and
of water entry into the navigation
Fuel vent - CONDITION/
VIDEO NOTE: Check the fuel
vent for damage or obstructions.
Left Tail Section
Tail section (left side)
VIDEO NOTE: The major tail section
items inspected from the left side that
are the same as the right side are the
stabilator, stabilator vane, speed
brake, and vertical stabilizer. In
addition, the arresting hook and hook
bumpers are inspected on the left side.
Vertical stabilizer, rudder, buzz
strips - CONDITION
VIDEO NOTE: Check the rudder
and trim tab for damage and
obstructions in the hinge area, and
for loose buzz strips.