JOINT ADVANCED MULTI-ENGINE T-44A
Right generator Reset, On
P turns on right generator, notes RH Gen annunciator light out and load indication. Allow battery to
recharge while performing flight control and flap checks. Normal generator load will be 0.5 to 1.0
while the battery ammeter will read approximately 60 amps and battery voltage will read 28 VDC
Control check: The control check (minimum of rudder) and flap check should normally be
completed prior to taxi, while a lineman is available to observe movement.
P places yoke left wing down, right wing down, full aft, and full forward. P reports control surface
position. CP responds with position report.
NOTE: Controls are checked smoothly and slowly for both correct response and freedom of movement. Check
each control surface one at a time.
Reports for a typical control check would be: (P) "Left aileron up" (CP) "Down" (P) "Left aileron
down" (CP) "Up" (P) "Elevator up" (CP) "Up" (P) "Elevator down" (CP) "Down."
P signals for a rudder check and follows the lineman's direction. Check full left, neutral, and full
NOTE: The signal for a rudder check is one hand held vertically, with left to right motion. At night, move
flashlight beam left and right horizontally.
Flap check: P signals for a flap check. Select flaps DOWN. Visually check position and indicator
and report. P signals for flaps to APPROACH. Select flaps to APPROACH. Visually check
position and indicator and report. P signals for flaps UP. Select flaps UP. Visually check position
and indicator and report. Reports for a typical flap check would be: (P) "Flaps selected DOWN.
Indicate DOWN, checked DOWN." (CP) "Down" (P) "Flaps selected APPROACH. Indicate
APPROACH, checked APPROACH." (CP) "Approach" (P) "Flaps selected UP. Indicate UP,
checked UP." (CP) "Up."
NOTE: The signal for a flap check is the wrists held together horizontally with hands split and then follow
lineman's direction. At night move flashlight beam up and down vertically. While the flaps are moving to full
DOWN, P briefs CP "You have the controls." CP checks the controls one at a time then passes the controls back
P checks right generator load and secures generator if the load is below 0.5.
NOTE: If generator load is still above 0.5, you may perform anti-ice/de-ice and AOA checks.
Left Engine Start:
P briefs the start of the second engine, displays one finger in the front windshield, and receives start
confirmation from the lineman.
A typical brief would be: "This will be a generator assisted start of the left engine. The brief
remains the same. Check the right side clear. The left side is clear. Starting the left engine."
Starter-IGN & ENG START
P engages left starter with right hand while simultaneously starting elapsed time clock with left hand.
Ensure LH IGN IND annunciator light on and rotation is indicated on N1 gauge.
Generator (Right Engine)-RESET, ON
P turns on right generator and notes RH GEN annunciator light out.
NOTE: Be careful not to inadvertently select an inverter. The inverter and generator switches are identical
except generator switches are below the gang bar. Failure to turn the right generator on will result in a battery
start of the second engine. This will place an unnecessary load on the electrical system and also may result in