JOINT ADVANCED MULTI-ENGINE T-44A
The pilot will initiate and is responsible for the proper execution of all checklists. The CP ensures all checklists
are completed when appropriate. The "challenge and reply" method is utilized for normal checklists, whereby the
Pilot not in control (PNAC) (usually the CP) challenges each item of the checklist and the appropriate
crewmember (P, CP, or OBS) performs the required action and responds with the exact reply. DO NOT repeat the
challenge, only the reply. During emergencies, the "challenge-reply-reply" method is utilized. The CP will read
the challenge and the reply for non-memory items. The appropriate crewmember will then complete the required
action and respond with the reply.
If a particular checklist item is required to be performed by the CP, he/she will read the challenge, complete the
action, then reply. When the response is listed as "as required," the crewmember will respond by stating the
present operating status of the system. Some checklist items performed by the CP may require direction as to the
desired action. If there is a desire to delay completion of a checklist, direct the CP to "Hold the checklist." When
ready to continue the checklist, direct the CP to "Continue the checklist." The CP will report the completion of all
checklists. The Landing Checklist is never held.
This appendix is only a training aid to augment NATOPS and must be read in conjunction with NATOPS.
BEFORE START CHECKLIST
The Before Start Checklist ensures aircraft systems are functioning properly and all switches are properly
set prior to engine start. The following checklist is predicated on a battery start.
"FASTENED" (P, CP, OBS)
Pilot ensures all personnel have seatbelts fastened. The lap belt must be snug around the hips and
not riding up toward the chest. The belts should operate freely. The OBS may remain unbelted until
the cabin door is closed (just prior to start on hot days).
P ensures brake handle pulled out fully and brakes pumped firm. P signals, "chocks removed" to the
lineman. CP cannot set the parking brake.
"SET" (P, CP)
P ensures pedestal CBs (circuit breakers) are set. CP ensures right sub-panel and engine instrument
CBs are set.
P ensures starter, auto-ignition, avionics master, inverter, and battery/generator (gang bar) switches
EMERGENCY STATIC AIR
P ensures emergency static air switch is NORMAL.
AUDIO CONTROL PANEL
"SET" (P, CP)
Pilot and CP individually set audio switches and volumes. The following is a typical set-up:
VHF audio-On (P, CP)
UHF audio-On (P, CP)
Transmit selector-UHF (P), VHF (CP)
SPKR/PHONE-PHONE (P, CP)
EMER/NORM-NORM (P, CP)