Emergency orbit pattern (Delta pattern). Be familiar with the procedures for
the emergency orbit pattern in accordance with local course rules. Once
established in the pattern, you may contact the FDO/ODO and ask for assistance
if needed. If you need advice to solve an aircraft malfunction, choose one
person to be your advisor and have everyone else go through him. Utilize
NATOPS as required.
Unintentional Instrument Flight. Instrument conditions are to be avoided at
all times in Contact. If actual instrument flight is encountered, immediately
level your wings on the attitude gyro and time for 30 seconds. If not VFR at the
end of 30 seconds, attempt to regain visual flight conditions by making a
shallow turn (15º of bank) for 180º.
Conclusion. Lastly, enjoy your solo. This is your hop and it is designed to give you
confidence in yourself and your abilities. Know and use the standard operating procedures that
you have been taught. This hop will be a valuable and enjoyable step towards your becoming a
competent naval aviator.
SOLO FLIGHT: CONTACT 4401 9-5