T-45C TS & ADV BIFP-05
2. Climb and descent
(1) Maintain at 200 KIAS
(2) Ensure proper pitch
(a) 1-2 degrees nosedown for descent
(b) 2-3 degrees noseup for climb
COMMON ERROR: Adjusting power instead
of pitch to control airspeed.
(1) Monitor proper power setting
(a) 1,500 pph for climb
(b) 700 pph for descent
(2) Maintain 250-ft altitude change every 15 seconds
COMMON ERROR: Adjusting pitch instead of
power to control rate of climbs and descents.
COMMON ERROR: Adjusting pitch or power
and not the other. Because they affect one
another, a correction to one will probably require
a corresponding correction to the other.
3. Transition to climb/descent
a. Approximate the lead point
(1) Three seconds prior to elapsed minute
(2) 100 ft from altitude