JOINT ADVANCED MULTI-ENGINE T-44A
If radar service is available, call Clearance and state desired departure or direction of flight, and altitude.
After initial contact, a typical call might be "NAVY 1 GOLF 411, VFR round robin, Seagull departure,
Baffin Bay transition, request radar advisories." or "NAVY 1 GOLF 411, VFR to Laredo International, via
Banquete, 4500, request radar advisories."
Check the autopilot prior to flight. If operative, utilize it to reduce cockpit workload and allow more time
for outside scan.
Set Radios/NAVAIDs as required for departure. If radar service is available, squawk assigned code. If
none is available, squawk 1200.
If a ground delay is experienced, recheck ATIS and weather void time. Request an update with metro if
required and note the extension time on your DD-175-1.
The IP will make the initial takeoff and fly the majority of the flight. The student should navigate, handle
the radios, and fly when approaching the entry point to an uncontrolled airport.
Direct CP to fly required headings/altitudes/speeds.
Utilize elapsed timer to time between jetlog checkpoints. Direct CP to time each leg between
Continually navigate and direct course corrections as required.
Handle primary communication responsibility. Direct the CP when communication on two radios is
required. Accomplish flight plan activation (if required), enroute weather check, and VFR position
Maintain an eyes out doctrine when not reading the chart. Perform a prescribed pattern entry to an
Calculate groundspeed, fuel flow, and maintain a jetlog fuel plan or multiengine fuel log.
If radar advisories are available, report airport departing, altitude passing, and altitude climbing to
(to Departure/Center). Complete the Climb Checklist. After initial contact, a typical call might be
"Houston Center, NAVY 1 GOLF 411 is off Victoria, passing 2700 for 5500, VFR to Navy Corpus,
Lay the chart out so it is aligned with your direction of flight. Keep up with navigation! You may
initially receive vectors around traffic and you must make corrections to establish the aircraft on
Fly directed headings, altitudes, and airspeeds.
Utilize CP elapsed timer as directed.
Fly the majority of enroute flight, allowing the student to practice navigation.
Maintain an eyes out doctrine.
Handle communications as directed.
Note the time of takeoff and indicated fuel.
Base Operation's personnel upon departure activate VFR flight plans from military fields. If departing a civil
field, contact FSS to activate. When cockpit duties allow, have the CP take the communications (if applicable)
and utilize the second radio to call on 255.4, 122.2, or other published FSS frequencies. Voice capable
NAVAIDs may be used if required. After initial contact is established, a typical call might be "Albuquerque
Radio, NAVY 1 GOLF 411 request VFR activation. Off Santa Fe Muni at 2215 Zulu, enroute Salt Lake
International." If enroute to a field that might be unfamiliar to FSS, also identify the field by 3 letter ID.
VISUAL NAVIGATION STAGE