COMBAT ENTRY/EXIT CHECKLISTS AND TACTICAL MANUEVERS
The objectives covered in this Appendix can be incorporated at the discretion of the IP on a low-
level event or Mission Commander on a Tactical Formation event.
E101. COMBAT ENTRY (HOSTILE FIRE ENTRY)
Ensure the following checklist is completed prior to entering the threat environment (designate a
combat entry point prior to the mission).
Crew briefing-"Complete" (P) Review airspeed, altitude, threat locations, aircraft
configuration, and approach requirements.
Survival Equipment-"Secured" (P, CP) Ensure flight gloves, flak vests/armor, chemical
defense ensemble and oxygen are immediately available as required. (If protective equipment is
to be worn, don at this time.)
Internal and External Lights-"Set" (CP) Set interior lighting to a minimum and turn off
all nonessential exterior lights.
IFF-"Set" (CP) As required.
Radios-"Set" (CP) Turn off all nonessential radios to reduce emissions.
Radar-"Set" (CP) Turn off radar if not required to reduce emissions.
Radio Altimeter-"Set" (P).
Loose Items-"Secured" (P, CP).
Observers-"Clear to Position" (P). (You will typically not have an observer in the
Combat Entry Checklist-"Complete" (CP).
E102. COMBAT EXIT
This checklist returns the aircraft to normal cruise configuration upon departing the threat
environment (designate a combat exit point prior to the mission).
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