This chapter discusses the overall layout of the aircraft with emphasis on egress. The discussion
highlights door location and operation, as well as the operation of the seats, oxygen system, and
emergency equipment. Your familiarization with the location and operation of these components
may be the determining factor in a life or death situation for both the crew and yourself. You
will be required to demonstrate a solid understanding of this topic prior to your first flight.
Utilize the most current version of the T.O. 1T-1A-1 Flight Manual to reference the sections
throughout this chapter.
201. ENABLING OBJECTIVE
Recall the basic description, location, and operation of aircraft's doors, hatches, crew seating
system, oxygen system, and survival equipment.
202. ENABLING STEPS
Recall the operation of the crew entrance door.
Recall the operation of the crew escape hatch.
Recall the operation of the crew seats.
Recall the operation and limitations of the oxygen system.
Recall the location and function of the emergency equipment.
203. THE AIRCRAFT
The T-1A is built by Beech Aircraft and is designed for all-weather training operations at both
high and low altitudes. Each student will conduct both ANAV and VNAV training flights in the
T-1A during the intermediate phase of JUNT. The normal training crew during Intermediate
Flight Training at Pensacola NAS consists of three crewmembers: one P, one Instructor
Navigator, and one Student. Depending on student load, there may be more than one student in
the aircraft during a training flight. On these flights, the additional students will occupy the
passenger seats until instructed otherwise.
All students must be thoroughly familiar with the location and operation of the aircraft's doors
and hatches, crew seating systems, and oxygen system. The following paragraphs detail
operation of these systems and are designed to supplement the assigned readings in the T.O. 1T-
1A-1 to provide a basic understanding essential for the safe conduct of flight and during