JOINT ADVANCED MULTI-ENGINE T-44A
Pressurized, CP checks:
Depending on ambient altitude and system efficiency, the differential (short needle) should
increase to 4.7 PSI before cabin altitude (long needle) begins to climb. Thus, the short needle
normally will rise while the long needle lags behind. The cabin altitude should indicate the
altitude selected on the pressurization controller and the cabin rate of climb should be
approximately zero during the initial portion of the climb. Ensure both bleed air valves are open
and PRESS selected on controller if indications are not correct.
Unpressurized, CP checks:
Differential (short needle) should remain at zero while the cabin altitude climbs with the
aircraft (long needle). Cabin altitude should indicate approximately the same as the barometric
altimeter. The cabin rate of climb should indicate the approximate aircraft rate of climb.
"BOTH" "FASTEN SEATBELT" or
P selects desired position, normally OFF.
CP reports "Climb Checklist complete."
Perform the Cruise Checklist if operating above 10,000 feet or if the leg is planned to exceed 1 hour.
Initiate after level-off at cruise altitude.
"CHECKED" (P, CP)
P checks engine and flight instruments, total and nacelle fuel quantities (return quantity switch to
TOTAL), and left wing and nacelle for fluid leaks, loose panels, and other discrepancies. CP also
checks engine and flight instruments, and right wing and nacelle.
"SET" (P, CP)
If below FL 180, ensure current altimeter setting (within 100 NM) is set.
If FL (Flight) 180 or above, ensure 29.92 is set.
CP checks cabin altitude and differential. Verify proper indications and cabin altitude no higher than
"COMMENCED" or "NOT
Crew initiates a fuel log if required.
CP reports "Cruise Checklist complete."
The Descent Checklist must be completed if the Cruise Checklist was performed. Commence upon
initiating descent from cruise altitude.
"SET" (P, CP)
Set current altimeter setting (within 100 NM). If still above FL 180, you may leave 29.92 set until
passing FL 180, then set current altimeter.