T-45C TS, ADV & IUT EMFP-07
Canopy and Flight Control Emergency Procedures
Procedural steps preceded by an asterisk (*) are "immediate action" items. You must be able to
accomplish those steps without reference to the checklist.
SPEED BRAKE FAILURE (FAILS TO RETRACT)
A speed brake that fails to retract is not a serious problem, unless a low fuel condition exists.
PRACTICE EXERCISE 1
You are solo and rendezvousing with lead, when you realize you're a little fast and will probably
overshoot, so you extend the speed brakes to slow your rate of closure. As you retract the speed
brakes, you notice airframe buffet and an illuminated SP BRK ________ light tells you that the
speed brakes have not retracted completely.
PRACTICE EXERCISE 2
Your wingman confirms that the speed brakes are not retracted. You should land as soon as
You can relatively easily overcome flight control problems caused by runaway trim or inoperative trim
control by applying flight control forces to counteract the trim condition.
PRACTICE EXERCISE 3
In the event of a runaway trim condition, you will have to apply control ________ as required and, if
possible, attempt to trim ________ ________ ________. For any trim failure or runaway, _______
airspeed. If it is stabilator-induced, use the STBY stabilator trim switch ________ ________ and
vary airspeed as necessary.