This chapter discusses the basic procedures and techniques essential for safe operation of aircraft
on the ground prior to and after flight. This includes the major points of ensuring the aircraft is
in airworthy condition, starting and stopping the engine, and taxiing the aircraft to and from the
line area and runway.
Figure 4-1 T-6A Taxiing
In the line area, SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT. Aircraft may be operating at high power settings,
taxiing in and out of the area, taking off and landing on nearby runways, and fuel trucks and
people may be moving about. Consequently, constant vigilance must be exercised at all times
while performing ground operations. The propeller is the most dangerous part of the aircraft,
since under certain light conditions, it is difficult to see a revolving propeller. This may give the
illusion it is not there. As a result, the files of Aviation Safety offices contain many cases
reading: "Victim walked into a rotating propeller."
NAVAL AVIATION LOGISTICS COMMAND MAINTENANCE
The Naval Aviation Logistics Command Maintenance Information System is the standard flight-
wide maintenance system for aviation and used for T-6A maintenance. It is a fully integrated,
computerized system allowing input, tracking, and monitoring in real time. Integrating this data