1. The FUEL ON BOARD entry: "Enter total time an aircraft can stay aloft while flying the
planned profile with the fuel available at initial takeoff using procedures recommended in the
appropriate flight manual/NATOPS." If all T-2 flights were made using the same flight profile, a
single FUEL ON BOARD entry on all DD 175s for T-2 flights would be correct. Since that is
not the case, an entry requires a few fuel calculations. One way is to take the total time
representing a worst-case profile from the reverse of the Flight Log (the time required to fly
items i, ii, and iii.) Then add that time to the time required to burn the remaining fuel at the
CNO-prescribed flight condition for calculating minimum fuel required (maximum endurance
fuel flow at 10,000 feet is 1350 pounds per hour. See NATOPS Pilots Pocket Checklist, page
46). There could be other ways to make the calculation, but a correct entry would be different
for each different flight profile.
2. The information on a DD 175 concerning the intended alternate is not transmitted to ATC.
This is why it is wise to place on file a flight plan, in flight, to an alternate whenever it becomes
evident that a successful approach might not be completed at a destination, and clearance for
such a plan would be immediately needed upon missed approach.
RI EVENT PREPARATION SUMMARY
Prior to the first RI event the student should drill, practice, and rehearse the following:
1. The checklists and crew communications procedures. Student competence in execution of
these checklists and crew communications will significantly improve student performance in
both the 2F101 and the T-2C.
2. The donning of Flight Gear for RI and SUA events in the 2F101: The student will wear a
torso harness, anti-G suit, mock survival vest, and glows. Some pre-event practice in putting on
this gear can prevent last-minute discoveries of ill-fitting gear, broken zippers, and will reduce
the stress of putting on new tactical gear at the event.
306. RI DEPARTURE PHASE
Start and Taxi
Student actions during Start and Taxi activities in 2F101 Radio Instrument events are performed
as closely as possible to those expected of the student during familiarization flights. All
procedural differences between student actions in the 2F101 and the T-2C are addressed during
the RI lecture and during the event. Thorough knowledge and rehearsal of the procedures
prescribed in that scenario will result in better student performance in both the 2F101 and the T-
IFR Clearance Readbacks during this phase of flight will be conducted as detailed in the "Radio
Communications" section of this chapter.