Procedure: When "platform" is called, the aircraft rate of descent will be reduced to comply with
the "Minute-to-Live Rule". In the T-2C, retracting the speedbrakes and decreasing the nose-
down attitude normally accomplish this. This will result in a reduction in the rate of descent to
approximately 2000 feet per minute. Rates of descent in excess of the "Minute To Live Rule"
should be reported by the OUI.
DEPARTURE BRIEF (MNEMONIC: "T - THAR")
The Departure Brief will be given upon completion of the IP response to the TAXI report (in
which the IP normally confirms squawk, Kollsman window setting, and indicated altitude).
TITLE (title of the briefing and the departure if applicable:
"DEPARTURE BRIEF ... WE WILL BE FLYING ..."
"A GULFF ONE DEPARTURE, TRADR TRANSITION ..."
"RADAR VECTORS TO... "
TURN (distance if prescribed of the turn after takeoff, and the direction of the turn, or
specify runway heading):
"AT ONE DME PAST THE TACAN TURN RIGHT..."
"MAINTAIN RUNWAY ..."
HEADING (first heading assigned - or heading required for course intercept, or runway
"HEADING ONE FIVE ZERO ... "
ALTITUDE (first altitude assigned or published):
"CLIMB TO THREE THOUSAND ... "
RESTRICTIONS (altitude restrictions - if any - prior to the first altitude. If there are
none, say so):
"MUST CROSS SIX DME BETWEEN FOUR THOUSAND AND NINER
"NO ALTITUDE RESTRICTIONS PRIOR TO
ONE ZERO THOUSAND."
FIELD BRIEF (MNEMONIC: "T ERLONA.")