FAMILIARIZATION FLIGHTS (FAMS)
404. FAM FLIGHT CONDUCT
The "flight conduct" sections of this FTI serve to provide the
student a standard flow of events and tasking during a typical
syllabus flight. While this section may appear "canned" or
"scripted," it must be emphasized that flights rarely evolve exactly
as planned. Flexibility will be the one constant in your military
flying career. Treat these sections as a guideline and always be
prepared to flex to the basic priorities (aviate, navigate,
communicate, then checklists) as required.
The student is responsible for conducting a thorough preflight of the aircraft and rear cockpit
seat, in accordance with NATOPS. An aircraft and seat preflight will be demonstrated on
FAM-1. On all subsequent flights, the student and IP perform individual preflights. A thorough
ramp FOD check will be conducted prior to entering the cockpit. In addition, the aneroid
bellcrank pin (side seat pin) will be removed before entering the cockpit. Prior to engine start,
the student will be strapped in with gloves and mask on, sleeves and visor down, and the Prestart
406. PRESTART CHECKS
The student completes the Prestart Checks.
Places battery switch on.
"ICS check, fire lights."
"Loud and clear, four fire lights, running down the wings."
The student runs down the wings and checks the rear cockpit warning and caution lights.
STUDENT: "8 over 9 warning and caution lights, Prestart Checks complete, ____lbs. left and
____lbs. right wing fuel."
4 fire lights
Gear handle light
Wheels warning light
4-4 FAMILIARIZATION FLIGHTS (FAMS)