3.17.1. Lead Student calls for T/O. Everyone must be paying attention to the instructions Tower
gives, especially if operating on the parallel runways. Most likely, Tower has one section cross
the inboard and hold short of the outboard runway. The T/O call sounds something like this:
22.214.171.124. LEAD "Tower, RKT 230, T/O."
126.96.36.199. TOWER "RKT 230 and Dash Two, cross RWY 7R, hold short RWY 7L. Dash Three
and Four hold short RWY 7R."
188.8.131.52. LEAD "RKT 230 and Dash Two cross the right, hold short of the left. Three and Four
hold short of the right."
3.17.2. Once clearance for T/O is granted, Lead Student acknowledges and switches the flight to
departure. Prior to engine run-ups, Lead checks the flight in. DO NOT forget about the canopy.
The same standards apply as in FAMs.
184.108.40.206. TOWER "RKT 230, winds 080 at 10, RWY 7L and 7R, cleared for T/O, contact
220.127.116.11. LEAD "RKT 230, cleared on the left and right, switching Button 5, Turbo."
18.104.22.168. DASH TWO "Two."
22.214.171.124. DASH THREE "Three."
126.96.36.199. DASH FOUR "Four."
NOTE: Do not switch the flight to departure if only cleared to "position and hold." These are
only examples. You are flexible enough by now to know things do not always go as planned. It
is imperative all students look at each other during frequency changes to insure they are
188.8.131.52. LEAD - Squawk on, strobes off
184.108.40.206. DASH TWO - Squawk standby, strobes off
220.127.116.11. DASH THREE - Squawk standby, strobes off
18.104.22.168. DASH FOUR - Squawk standby, strobes on
3.17.3. Engine Run-up Procedures are conducted within each individual section. When Three
receives a thumbs up from Four, he/she transmits "Three's set" to Lead on Departure frequency.
3.17.4. Once Lead hears this, the Lead IP begins the T/O roll with Two. Three and Four roll a
few seconds thereafter. If an interval T/O is required, an eight-second interval is utilized
between all aircraft.
3.17.5. For a section go, Three notifies Lead when both Three and Four are clean with a
"Three's airborne" call on Departure frequency. For an interval T/O, Four makes this call when
the aircraft is clean.