BASIC INSTRUMENT PROCEDURES
poses a challenge in attitude control. During the takeoff roll, the flight instruments are brought
into the scan pattern one by one, making the transition to a full instrument scan somewhat
incremental. Catapult takeoffs during marginal weather conditions and at night pose a much
greater challenge than an ITO from a runway, since there is no opportunity to incrementally
build a scan pattern.
The T-2C simulator instrument takeoff is performed as follows: prior to taking the duty runway,
ensure both the Taxi Checklist and Takeoff Checklist have been completed. After the aircraft is
aligned on the duty runway, the student will align the BDHI, if necessary. Precise runway
headings may be obtained from the station Air Operations Manual or the Airfield Diagram in the
FLIP Approach Charts (widely-used, but incorrect, slang for "Approach Charts" is "Approach
Numbers painted on runways may be up to 5° different from the
actual magnetic heading of the runway.
In the 2F101 Flight Simulator, the student must note the heading of the BDHI or standby
compass to determine the heading of the trainer.
After completing the MRT check, release the brakes. Individual braking action is used for
directional control until approximately 40 knots, at which time the rudder will be come effective.
During the instrument takeoff roll, the BDHI is the critical instrument. At 100 KIAS, raise the
nose 10º above the level flight attitude. As the aircraft lifts off (at approximately 110 KIAS), the
attitude gyro becomes the critical instrument for pitch and bank control.
Maintain this attitude on the attitude gyro until the vertical speed indicator and altimeter indicate
that a positive climb has been established. Retract the landing gear and maintain a positive rate
of climb. At a minimum of 135 KIAS and 300 feet AGL, raise the flaps and maintain the nose
attitude at 10º nose-up. Do not exceed 165 KIAS until the gear and flaps are retracted. Conform
to departure instructions.
Normal Cruise To A Climb
To enter a climb from normal cruise, add climbing power while simultaneously raising the nose
to the climbing attitude. Readjust the attitude as necessary to maintain climb airspeed
throughout the climb, and continually retrim the aircraft as required.
Slow Cruise To A Climb
To enter a climb from a slow cruise, add climbing power and allow the aircraft to accelerate in
level flight. As the airspeed approaches climb airspeed, readjust the attitude as necessary to
maintain the climb airspeed throughout the climb, and continually retrim the aircraft.
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