Call the tower for takeoff clearance. Upon receiving takeoff clearance, note the wind and
begin taxiing toward takeoff position.
Anytime after acknowledging the "cleared for takeoff" call, complete the Lineup Checklist.
When cleared for takeoff and properly aligned on the runway (nose wheel centered, NWS
disengaged, and brakes held), increase torque to 30% and check engine instruments. Report over
the ICS, "Instruments checked."
Select a reference point. Position stick to neutral. Release brakes, dropping your heels to
the deck (toes off the brakes).
Select a reference point, on centerline and towards the end of the
runway and beyond. Keep the nose pointed toward this reference
throughout ground roll and rotation to aid directional control.
Smoothly advance the PCL to maximum allowable power (approximately three seconds).
Anticipate the need for right rudder as the engine spools up. Maintain directional control.
At 85 KIAS, smoothly apply back stick pressure and position the nose to takeoff attitude
(8° Nose High). Allow the aircraft to fly itself off the deck.
If gusty winds are present, increase rotation speed by 1/2 the gust
factor (up to 10 KIAS). For example, if winds are reported at 10
gust 22 (i.e. 12-knot gust factor), rotate at 91 KIAS (85 + 1/2 (12)=
91). This is independent of wind direction.
When a safe landing can no longer be made, check airspeed below 150 KIAS and raise the
gear and flaps (as per After Takeoff Checklist). Report over the ICS, "Gear up, flaps up at __
Retraction of flaps from the TO to the UP position is not
recommended below 110 KIAS to preclude the aircraft settling
back to the runway. However, there is no minimum to raise the
flaps from the LDG to TO position.
Check nose attitude at 8º nose high and continue acceleration, trimming as necessary.
Approaching 180 KIAS, set the 180 knot climbing attitude (Figure 5-4) and climb out in
accordance with local course rules or departure procedures.