T-45C TS & ADV BIFP-05
(2) Maintain 250 ft altitude change every 15 seconds
COMMON ERROR: Adjusting pitch instead of
power to control rate.
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
b. Establish correct power setting
(1) 1,500 for climb
(2) 700 for descent
c. Execute a smooth progression to correct pitch
COMMON ERROR: Making corrections too soon
due to lagging instrument indications.
4. Level off at entry altitude
a. Check for original altitude
b. Ensure zero degrees pitch
c. Return to airspeed of 200 KIAS
d. Cross-check for original cruise power