JOINT ADVANCED MULTI-ENGINE T-44A
Slow Flight. Slow flight familiarizes the Pilot with trim requirements and flight characteristics in the
landing configuration at low airspeeds. Begin on an assigned altitude and heading with props at 1900 RPM
and 150 KIAS. Maintain altitude constant throughout the maneuver. Procedures are as follows:
400 ft-lbs (initially, then as required).
Approach (174 KIAS maximum). Anticipate the ballooning effect when flaps
are lowered and trim accordingly.
Down (155 KIAS maximum). Landing Checklist complete.
Stabilized at 100 KIAS. Power (approximately 600-700 ft-lbs) must be added as
the aircraft nears 100 KIAS.
In either direction for 90º at 30º AOB. Lead rollout by one-third the
AOB.Stabilize momentarily then turn back to the original heading. At slow
airspeeds the aircraft will reach 90º of turn very quickly.
Full. Anticipate balloon and trim.
Slow to 90 KIAS. Power (approximately 800-900 ft-lbs) must be added as the
aircraft nears 90 KIAS. Anticipate full nose up trim with additional back stick.
Complete another 90º turn and reversal as in Step 5. Rate of turn is greater at
Make a level recovery as follows:
150 KIAS. Power must be adjusted as the aircraft
nears 150 KIAS.
When flaps are retracted at low airspeed, the aircraft will initially settle unless a substantial
attitude change is made (pitch up approximately 7-10 degrees). After acceleration, the nose will
pitch up and forward yoke pressure will be required until the elevator can be re-trimmed. Use of
manual trim may be helpful and faster.
If any indication of stall is evident during the maneuver (such as a stall warning horn), add power,
decrease Angle of Attack (AOA), and commence standard stall recovery procedures.
Continuation of the maneuver is at the IP's discretion.
On all maneuvers in the T-44, the gear and flaps may be cycled simultaneously, electrical loads
permitting. Do not select flaps full down or full up without stopping at approach flaps first. Do
not cycle the gear or flap while in transit.
At lower airspeeds, right rudder will be required as power is increased. As airspeed increases,
left rudder will be necessary to sustain balanced flight.
Approaches to Stalls. Practice approaches to stalls in order to recognize an approaching stall and to
quickly execute a recovery with absolute minimum altitude loss. Start approaches to stalls on assigned
altitude and heading, at 150 KIAS. Calculate stall speeds in both clean and dirty configurations prior to
performing approach to stall maneuvers.