Familiarization Flight Procedures
T-45C TS, ADV & IUT FamFP-02
Attain taxi speed
NOTE: Braking or a combination of braking and
NWS inputs may result in PIO. If PIO about the
runway centerline occurs, discontinue braking
and use low gain NWS to accomplish a straight
track down the runway. Once a straight track is
accomplished, resume normal breaking. Slight
pumping of the brakes prior to normal brake
application may preclude PIO.
NOTE: It has been determined through testing
that the "T-45 has an unstable critical speed for
ground handling above 57 knots. Although the
aircraft is shown stable at touchdown speeds,
the aircraft rapidly loses directional stability as it
slows. Below 40 knots stability increases."
CAUTION: Improper braking and NWS
technique may result in exaggerated PIO.
The overly sensitive directional control
characteristics of this airplane during
landing rollout will require the SNA to make
frequent, extremely precise, and excessively
small coordinated brake/rudder inputs to
safely perform full stop landings, not using
these techniques could possibly result in the
excessive NWS input is made at high
Engage high gain NWS as required for taxi
Clear duty runway: Comply with local
course rules/SOP for clearing runway
Communicate (to request taxi clear-
ance): "Ground, Bass one seven zero,
clear of the duty, taxi to my line"
Communicate (to advise of aircraft
condition when entering the line):
"Base, Bass one seven zero, in and
up, complete, one point four"
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