T-6A INSTRUMENT NAVIGATION
Prepare your flight materials carefully. Gouge is NOT ALLOWED and if discovered prior to
flight will result in a READY ROOM UNSAT. Any gouge found during or after a flight will
result in a UNSAT FLIGHT. The purpose of this restriction is to require you to become
proficient in the use of published materials and confident in your ability to apply prescribed
procedures. Gouge is defined as:
1. Enroute Charts: Anything other than the scheduled route of flight traced lightly in pencil or
outlined with highlighter tape. As you gain more experience, hopefully you will no longer need
to trace your route.
2. STARs/Approach Plates/Terminal Change Notice (TCN)/IFR Supplement/FIH/NATOPS
Pocket Checklist (PCL): Any marks not specifically approved by your instructor.
Jet Cards: Any information other than that specified in the flight planning course.
The following materials are approved for in-flight use. Carrying any other written materials in-
flight will be treated as gouge:
In flight guide
Scratch paper (blank at pre-flight)
1. Cockpit Organization: There is not very much room inside the T-6A (as well as most
tactical aircraft) so you will have to be well organized and ensure required materials are easily
2. Kneeboard: Have a scratch pad on your kneeboard for all calculations. Prior to first flight,
have your kneeboard organized in such a fashion to ensure you can find any required materials
3. Publications: You will be required to carry all up-to-date flight publications necessary to
complete your mission. However, given the space constraints, you will not be able to keep all of
these pubs out. Recommend you have your enroute chart, PCL, and approach plate out with
other pubs in the map case or nav bag.
602. INSTRUMENT CHECKLIST
The NATOPS Instrument Flight Manual requires Naval aircraft be equipped with various flight
instruments and that they operate properly. The following Instrument Checklist satisfies this
6-2 STUDENT SUPPLEMENTARY FLIGHT PROCEDURES