Figure 4-4 Canopy Lock Indicator
Monitor the engine start sequence. If the power management unit (PMU) detects a malfunction,
such as a hot or hung start, it will automatically terminate the start sequence. You should always
be prepared to manually abort a start if the PMU fails to do its job and an abort is warranted.
At the completion of the Before Taxi Checklist, hold the brakes and release the parking brake.
Signal the plane captain to remove the chocks. Upon receiving the "release brakes" signal, clear
left and right, toggle nose wheel steering ON (Figure 4-5), and smoothly release brake pressure
allowing the aircraft to move forward. When signaled, apply the brakes for a brake check and
pass control of the aircraft to the instructor to complete his/her brake check. After complying
with the plane captain's signals, your instructor will pass control of the aircraft back to you.
Watch the lineman while the chocks are being removed or any time
one approaches your aircraft. Keep both of your hands visible if
ground crews are under the aircraft or near the flight controls.