* The student will plan a cross-country flight to one of the following destinations: KNIP,
KNMM, KNBG, KMGM, or KWRB.
For all RI-events, the students will prepare a no-wind jet log and a copy will be given to the
For RI-3, the student will prepare a DD-175 and a copy will be given to the instructor.
The instructor will give weather to the student at the time of the simulator.
301. HOW TO USE THIS CHAPTER
Information in this section is provided for both RI and Special Use Airspace (SUA) events. The
material is organized in the sequence in which the student will most likely use it. This section
includes material, which is common to all phases of RI events. Information which is specific to
a specific phase of RI events is contained in the sections which follow: "Preflight", "Start and
COCKPIT FOD MANAGEMENT
The VT -86 SOP states mechanical pencils or pens with detachable caps shall not be used in the
aircraft. Wooden pencils are recommended because they will normally break prior to binding a
flight control if inadvertently left adrift in a cockpit. Squadron SOP also states items will not be
placed on the rear cockpit glareshield.
THE 2F101 FLIGHT SIMULATOR IN THE "NFO" MODE
As previously mentioned, the 2F101 installed at NAS Pensacola can be operated in three modes:
flown from the cockpit as though it was an aircraft ("MANUAL FLIGHT" Mode), flown by a
recording (the "DEMONSTRATION" Mode), and flown with the keyboard at the instructor
console ("NFO" Mode). The latter is used for RI and SUA events. The trainer is generally very
cumbersome to control with the keyboard (for example, in NFO Mode, twelve or more key
strokes can be required to effect a change of heading). For this reason, Simulator Instructors will
normally acknowledge all student requests for changes in heading, airspeed, altitude,
configuration, etc., in order that the student will realize that the instructor is working on the
request. The student should interpret this acknowledgment as a signal that further requests for