T-45C TS, ADV & IUT EMFP-10
Operational and Landing Emergency Procedures
LAUNCH BAR MALFUNCTION
When preparing for a CAT shot, you would set the L BAR switch to EXTEND. The green L BAR light
would illuminate. Once the L BAR is locked down by the CAT mechanism, the pilot selects the L BAR
switch to RETRACT. At this time, the L BAR light will extinguish. In this condition, the launch bar would
automatically retract after launch. If the L BAR retracts immediately after launch or when the landing gear
is retracted, the L BAR light will be OUT.
The basic condition for the red L BAR light to illuminate indicating a failure of the launch bar is as follows:
no weight on the wheels, LDG GEAR handle DN, L BAR switch in the retract position, and the launch bar
in the extend position. There are two places in normal flight operations where you would be most likely to
experience this failure. The first place is in the landing pattern when the landing gear is lowered in
preparation for landing or touch and go's. The second place would be immediately following a carrier
PRACTICE EXERCISE 8
After lowering the landing gear on approach to Meridian, you get a red L BAR light. You (should/
should not) __________ raise the gear. You should place the launch bar switch to __________ and
then get a __________ __________ if possible. With this problem, you should land __________
only and ensure that the __________ __________ are removed.
TAIL HOOK MALFUNCTION
The red HOOK light illuminates any time the hook position does not agree with the handle position.
PRACTICE EXERCISE 9
A. List the emergency procedures if the HOOK light remains illuminated after you lower the
B. List the emergency procedures if the HOOK light remains illuminated after you raise the
C. If you're unable to raise the hook, plan a/an __________ landing or remove the __________.