Cockpit Fam 1:
Systems Test 1:
In the first week you will check in and go through to your first systems test.
Briefs given by academic department head. Numerous briefs on primary,
officer-ship, accountability, etc. You will be issued a calendar with exact
schedule for all academics during these briefings.
A simplified introduction to the T-6B systems you will be learning. It is a broad
-brush stroke across all the systems. It is the beginning of linking the API
generality of systems to the T-6B.
This follows the system intro class and is done at the flight line at the “pre-
flight bird”. This is an aircraft that is on the flight line (located at the corner of
the hangar beneath the tower) for you to do your pre-flight practice. Two
instructors ill walk you around the aircraft showing you major pieces and
parts. The purpose is to begin familiarizing yourself with aircraft/system parts
so you have a recollection while studying the individual systems. This walk
-around is also available as a briefing (download here) so you may go back and
review as required.
(System Review 1). This mil-lecture reviews and expands on the flight control
and hydraulics systems.
(System Review 2). This mil-lecture goes through the T-6B Integrated
Avionics System to include: Avionics computers, navigation systems, primary
flight display, navigation display, engine instrument and crew alerting system
display, Up front control panel, heads-up display, and flight data recorder. It
is an extremely large amount of information through both the CAIs and class.
It is extremely helpful if you go through the FMS trainers first and accomplish
SYS 301 (download here). This gives you familiarity with the glass cockpit and
screens that you will learn/talk about and make the CAIs more meaningful.
This tour immediately follows the Avionics class. The intent of this
familiarization is to give you a big picture of the simulator bay and using the
simulators. You will learn how to: sign up for practice sims, location of FMS
trainers/Static trainers/UTDs/OFTs, what to do for your sim events, how to
set up the OFT/UTD for practice (so you don’t break them). Once you
accomplish this event, you are cleared to sign up for available practice sims.
50 question, multiple-choice test over covered systems.
(Elect/Fuel Review). This is the first mil lecture that is part of systems test 2.
This mil-lecture reviews and expands on the electrical and fuel systems.
(Propulsion Review). This mil-lecture reviews and expands on the engine,
propeller, and oil system.
There are additional items you want to begin studying while accomplishing
systems. While this is not mentioned anywhere, it will help keep you from
getting overwhelmed. In the first week, you should make flash cards and begin
learning your Critical Action Items and Ops limits. Critical action
items are those which you must know verbatim during an emergency. They
can be found at the back of NATOPS chapter 3 (EPs) and are identified with an
" * " next to the step. Operations Limits can be found in NATOPS chapter 5.
There is also a Critical Action Items/Ops Limits sheet that you were given
(download here). You should fill this out 1-2 times a day until you have it down.
You should aim to be proficient at these by Friday.
During the weekend, you need to begin looking at checklist procedures and
familiarize yourself with them. You should use your cockpit diagram (or
blown up version), static, or UTD to assist you in learning and running the
checklist. On Monday, you will have Cockpit Fam 2 that gives you time in a
UTD to practice. See checklist procedures page for more details.