All panels secure
Proper extension of struts
Proper tire inflation
Flaps at TO
All antennas secure
No visible leaks
Navigation and anti-collision lights on
The flight will automatically switch to tower frequency as the Lead returns the thumbs-up
signal. Lead will then positively check the flight in on tower frequency.
The Lead will call for takeoff for the entire flight using the following format:
"Tower, (Call sign), flight of two, takeoff Visual Flight Rules (VFR)/Instrument Flight Rules
7. If after takeoff clearance, tower clears the flight to "change to departure frequency", the
flight will takeoff on the tower frequency and switch to departure once the entire flight is safely
airborne and clean.
The entire flight will comply with tower's instructions. All aircraft will complete the
Lineup Checklist when appropriate. Lead will squawk "ALT" and all other aircraft will squawk
9. After the final landing, if the lead aircraft (or any other aircraft in a division) is required to
cross the runway centerline in order to depart the active runway they will delay accomplishing
this until the Wingmen (whose nose will be crossed) calls "slow". This call will be made in the
following way, "(Tactical Call sign)-2, slow." This call should be made on flight common
frequency. Frequency change to ground control for taxi will be delayed until all Wingmen have
cleared the active runway. If an active duty runway is to be crossed after landing (i.e., a parallel
runway), Lead will wait until all Wingmen have cleared the duty runway and are positioned on
the taxiway with the Lead prior to requesting clearance to cross from the tower.
10. Each aircraft will do their own After Landing and Engine Shutdown Checklists. Only the
lead aircraft will call base with their flight's Call sign to inform base of the flight's return.
2-2 GROUND PROCEDURES