T-39 FLIGHT PREPARATION
This unit describes the T-39 operating procedures, including checklists, emergency
procedures, aircraft operating limits, and the operation of various aircraft systems and
equipment. Standard procedures are a necessity for all aircrews. A missed item on a checklist
can have disastrous results, but can be avoided if everyone uses the same procedures.
MODE OF INSTRUCTION
This course consists of group-paced lectures employing various instructional media and a
preflight video. Material is reinforced by scheduled FAM 0's, student-initiated observer hops,
and self-paced study. Practice preflights and cockpit familiarization sessions are highly
recommended. Aircraft are assigned by maintenance on the field side of the hangar, first deck.
SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONAL OBJECTIVE
Upon completion of this course, the students will demonstrate their knowledge of T-39
operating procedures and limitations by completing the end-of-course examination with a
minimum score of 80%.
a. Terminal and Enabling Objectives
Each lesson will cover Terminal and Enabling Objectives (taken from CNATRAINST
1542.131B (Intermediate) and CNATRAINST 1542.132A (Advanced)) describing specific
procedures, with pertinent amplifying illustrations.
b. T-39 Flight Preparation book
The T-39 Flight Preparation course book is designed to reinforce the lectures and examples
covered in class. It is to be used in conjunction with the T-39 NATOPS Flight Manual, and is
not to be considered an all-inclusive study guide.
c. The NATOPS
A new T-39 N/G NATOPS is currently being written and going through the approval
process. Whenever this publication refers to the NATOPS Flight Manual or Pocket Checklist,
the student will utilize the appropriate materials provided.
Study the NATOPS, work through practice problems, be thoroughly familiar with the
checklists, and do the required reading prior to class. Ask questions anytime the material is not