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CHAPTER ONE
INTERMEDIATE FLIGHT PREPARATION WORKBOOK
Electronic Horizontal Situation Indicator (EHSI), Electronic Attitude Direction Indicator (EADI),
and Mach Speed Indicator (MSI). If time allows, preset any Tactical Air Navigation System
(TACAN) channels or radio frequencies you will need. Once your instructor is on headset, go
ahead and get your Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) clearance.
Once all crewmembers are in their seats, initiate the Before Starting Engines Checklist. This
checklist verifies the operation of systems such as fire detection and autopilot.
The asterisked items (*) need not be accomplished on subsequent flights by the same crew flying
the same aircraft on the same day. However, if it is the student's I5201 sortie, all checklist items
will be covered.
When checking the indicator lights, the Gear Unlocked light will not illuminate. The
SNFO/SCSO must manually press the red light bulb beside the gear handle for a good test.
There is no prompt to perform this action.
Autopilot and trim checks are multi-step procedures requiring advance study in the expanded
checklist. Remember, on autopilot checks, click and release the trim and A/P disconnect buttons.
On the trim checks hold the required control until the P tells you to release.
Starting Engines Checklist
When the P is ready to start engines, ensure a fire bottle and crew chief are available before you
begin this checklist. A minimum of 22 volts is needed for a battery start or 28 volts for a Ground
Power Unit (GPU) start. Ensure the radio is tuned to Ground Control. As the P prepares to
engage the starter you must zeroize the elapsed time on your clock and get a "hack" at start
initiation. The P calls the start and the SNFO/SCSO starts the clock to monitor applicable time
limits. The Instructor Pilot (IP)/INFO/INAV will demo the first start sequence on I5201 (ensure
clock is set to "ET" for engine start):
"IGNITION"
(Ignition light illuminates)
"N2" (Engine turbine RPM)
(N2 registers rotation)
"BOOST PUMP"
(Boost Pump light illuminates)
(At 8% N2)
"IDLE"
"FUEL FLOW"
(Fuel Flow gauge registers)
"LIGHT OFF"
(Inter-Turbine Temperature (ITT) rises)
"N1" (Engine fan speed)
(N1 gauge registers)
"OIL PRESSURE"
(Oil pressure within limits)
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T-1A OPERATING PROCEDURES


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