Arguably the most significant training you will receive during the contact stage will be in
Emergency Procedures (EP'). You will learn how to appropriately interpret and apply NATOPS
emergency procedures, establish strong crew coordination during an emergency, and manage the
external radio communications required. Moreover, beyond merely developing these skills for
the future, realize now that should an emergency occur during your T-6A training, you will be
expected to be a proactive, contributing crewmember from day one on the flight line.
Figure 7-1 Aircraft Emergency
The T-6A NATOPS Manual, Section III, will be your governing publication for all T-6A EPs and
the primary focus of your study and preparation. This chapter of the FTI merely expands and
amplifies certain procedures from the NATOPS. If discrepancies exist between the FTI and the
NATOPS Manual, the NATOPS takes precedence.
You are required to memorize all of the NATOPS boldfaced emergency procedures. During your
preflight briefings and in the aircraft, you will be expected to verbalize boldfaced items.
Although not required to commit non-boldfaced items to memory, you should have an in-depth
understanding of each step of the emergency procedure. Study well and understand the text
portions that normally precede the actual procedural steps in Section III of the NATOPS, and
always come to the preflight briefing well prepared to discuss EPs.
When appropriate, power at 4 to 6 percent is used to simulate the feathered
condition. The +3% variability used for normal power settings does not