If both NAVAIDS are not required for the departure, it is a
good practice to keep one set for an approach back into the
departure airfield in the event this becomes necessary. Leaving the
TACAN set to the departure airfield NAVAID is not required, but
provides the pilot with the advantage of immediate DME reference
to the airfield.
VOR and TACAN stations are subject to lineofsight
limitations, so you may be unable to receive them before takeoff.
Therefore, leave the NAVAID audio switch forward until you have
received a good ident.
Set the appropriate course in the IND350 and check the VOR/TACAN switch
in the appropriate position for the departure.
Refer to the following examples for setting up NAVAIDS:
Figure 61 "TACAN" selected either 203º or 213º selected in CDI.
Figure 62 "TACAN" selected, 295º selected in CDI.
Figure 63 "TACAN or VOR" selected as required.
(b). Review all departure procedures (including the example in Figure 64),
paying particular attention to headings, courses, altitudes, and climb gradients
to be flown. Ensure NAVAIDS are tuned and set as required.
Set assigned squawk in the transponder.
Contact Tower for takeoff and comply with any special instructions provided
vii. When directed, switch to departure control and make the "Off Report."
viii. Comply with radar vector departure or DP instructions as appropriate. The
departure phase is considered complete after joining the air route structure at
the completion of the DP or when ATC instructs you to "Resume own
RADIO INSTRUMENT FLIGHT PROCEDURES 6-7