T-6A INSTRUMENT NAVIGATION
DEPARTURE PROCEDURE/STANDARD INSTRUMENT DEPARTURE (DP/SID)
A DP is a preplanned, coded IFR departure route. It provides the following advantages:
Graphic portrayal of departure route.
Reduces time delays and radio communications required to issue clearances.
Provides approved ATC departure route clearance in the event of radio failure.
Can be designed to support noise abatement programs.
Planning for the route of flight is an integral part of preflight preparation. Once the appropriate
DP has been selected, its name and number are entered in the route of flight block of the DD 175
Military Flight Plan. Approach plates provide a ready reference to departure plates at various
airports. Always consult NOTAM for any changes. In most cases, the aircrew can expect ATC
to issue the clearance as filed. Using a departure plate, it enables the aircrew to anticipate ATC
instructions. The departure plate must be studied thoroughly for heading, courses, and altitude
After cleared to "Takeoff" or "Position and Hold" by Tower, begin
the Lineup Checklist.
1. Read the challenge portion of the Lineup Checklist. The IP will perform front cockpit-
specific actions and provide the appropriate response. The student will perform the remaining
action items and provide the appropriate response.
2. The normal required ICS calls from the student during a takeoff will include: "Off the Peg",
"85 KIAS, rotate", and "110 KIAS, Gear and Flaps up." The IP will raise the gear and flaps.
When gear and flaps indicate up and locked, the student will accomplish the After Takeoff
Checklist and advise the IP to cycle the Naval Aviation Collision Warning System (NACWS) to
the enroute mode.
3. After takeoff and when directed by Tower, switch to Departure Control and make your
At NAS Pensacola, the frequency change is usually given on the
ground with takeoff clearance. Most other fields do not do this. If
you were not given the frequency change as part of your takeoff