JOINT ADVANCED MULTI-ENGINE T-44A
panel beneath the CP's VSI). CP ensures lights on mode select panel and flight director annunciator
(above CP's attitude gyro) illuminate, and responds "lights checked."
NOTE: CP's mode select panel cannot control the AP. The flight director command bars can be selected, but
will have no effect. The AP can be controlled only through the P's mode select panel.
b. Engage the AP, noting the green "AP ENG" light illuminates and the amber "AP DISC" light
extinguishes. Press the red AP/YD disconnect button (to the first detent) on the yoke to disengage
the AP, noting the amber "AP DISC" light illuminates and the green "AP ENG" light extinguishes.
Check (all 3 servos) flight controls one at a time to ensure proper AP disengagement.
NOTE: DO NOT attempt to move the controls while the AP is engaged. Damage to the AP servos will result.
Re-engage the AP. CP repeats Step b.
Verify the AP is disengaged.
NATOPS lists additional checks, which may be performed. Additional checks are not desired on
student training flights and will not normally be performed.
P performs the following check:
YAW DAMP switch Depress and note green light on.
YAW DAMP switch Depress and note green light out.
"CHECKED, ON" (P, CP)
P and CP perform the following check:
ELEV TRIM switch (on pedestal)-Depress to engage the electric trim and note green light on.
b. Split switch (on yoke)-Individually move each half of split switch and note the elevator trim
wheel does not move. Do not rush the check.
c. Split switch-Move both halves of split switch and note smooth movement of the trim wheel.
Perform check in both directions. While trim wheel is moving during the second half of the check,
depress the red AP/YD button (to the second detent) on the yoke to disengage the electric trim. Note
the trim wheel stops and the green ELEV TRIM light goes out. Re-engage the electric trim.
CP repeats Steps b and c using CP split switch.
Verify electric trim engaged.
"SET" (P, CP)
P sets the following:
Aileron 0 degrees
Rudder 0 degrees
Elevator 2º up
"CHECKED" (P, CP)
Check as previously described, if not already checked.
"CHECKED, UP" (P, CP)
Check as previously described, if not already checked. Visually confirm the flap handle, flap
position indicator, and flaps are all in the UP position.
"FULL FORWARD" (P)
P ensures prop levers are full forward.