T-6A INSTRUMENT NAVIGATION
VOR and TACAN stations are subject to line of sight
limitations, so you may not be able to receive them before you
takeoff. Therefore, leave the NAVAID volume up until you have
received a good station identification.
A TACAN station identification occurs approximately every
35 seconds and a VOR station identification is continuous. If you
do not know Morse Code, then ensure you verify the signal against
a chart depicting the signal. (Enroute Low/High Altitude Charts or
Low/High Altitude Approach Charts.)
In order to more closely simulate actual IFR procedures, the following clearance and taxi
procedures will be used:
Prior to taxi, the student will:
Start Before-Taxi Checklist.
Copy ATIS and place Clearance on request with Clearance Delivery or Ground
Control as appropriate in accordance with (IAW) the Before-Taxi Checklist and
squadron Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).
An example of a clearance using assigned radar vectors after takeoff follows:
"KATT 603 is cleared as filed to Navy Pensacola. 1.0 DME past the TACAN, turn right heading
150, climb and maintain 3000, expect 9000 ten minutes after departure, departure frequency
270.8, squawk 4002."
"CLEARANCE READ BACK" - There is no requirement for
pilots to read back ATC clearances while on the ground (except
runway assignment and hold short instructions); however, pilots
should clarify any portion of clearance that is not completely
understood. In addition, controllers may request pilots to read
back any clearance. During INAV flight training, students will be
required to read back all ATC clearances. In the event your
clearance is not ready prior to taxi, it is the student's responsibility
to reestablish contact with Clearance Delivery to copy the IFR