General. The checklists will be conducted in the challenge-action-response format. This
means that you state the challenge, take the required action, and then make the appropriate
response. These items comprise a systematic check of the cockpit, starting from the left and
working around the cockpit to the right.
If the noise level is high in the line area, close your canopy slightly
so you do not have to shout.
Procedures. The checklist will be conducted in accordance with NATOPS.
NACWS Ground Test Operation
During the Pre-Taxi Checklist the pilot tests six basic NACWS items to ensure normal operation
in the air. These include:
Pictorial Display. Check that all characters are present.
Altitude reads within plus or minus 125 feet of barometric altitude.
Heading is plus or minus five degrees from that indicated on the RMI.
Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) is working.
Twelve traffic advisory tones in a two-second period.
The "CWS Test Passed" message is broadcast over ICS.
Missing items on checklist
Taking too much time/rushing checklist
General. After completion of the Prestart Checklist, ensure the prop area is clear and that
a plane captain with a fire extinguisher is stationed forward of the wing. While holding the
GROUND PROCEDURES 5-5