Cockpit Fam 2:
Systems Test 2:
In the second week you will finish systems classes and take the second test.
You will also start expanding into checklist procedures, emergency
procedures, and the Course Rules out of the FWOP.
First of three procedures mil-lectures. The other two will deal with EPs. This
lecture gives you an intro to procedures and explains the various types of
checklists (Normal & Emergency) and how to accomplish them.
The cockpit familiarization period is to give you time in a UTD to practice
checklists. You will pair-up with another classmate and will get a 1 hour
period in the UTD (30 minutes each). As a gauge, in your allotted 30 minutes,
you should be able to get into the cockpit and get through the checklist to taxi.
If you’ve been practicing already, as recommended, this will not be difficult.
(System Review 3). This mil-lecture reviews and expands upon heating,
defogging, air conditioning, the canopy, and the ejection seat.
50 question, multiple-choice test over covered systems
Mil-lecture covering the basics of how to handle an emergency by maintaining
aircraft control, analyzing the situation and taking appropriate action, then
landing as soon as conditions permit.
Mil-lecture expanding further on emergencies. It includes how to compute
Dead Engine Glide Altitude (DEGA) and how to accomplish the Emergency
Landing Pattern (ELP).
(Contact 1). Mil-lecture on Takeoff and Landing Data (TOLD), basic flying in
the T-6, ground operations, and the landing pattern.
Mil-lecture covering the syllabus. It goes into detail on how to read the
syllabus guide, how flights are organized, and poor performance triggers.
By the beginning of this week you should have the boldface/ops limits down
by rote memory. You now need to walk around bouncing a tennis ball and go
through them. While sounding silly, this provides a link between motor skills,
sight functions, and memory ability. In other words, this is the exact thing you
will be doing in the cockpit: accomplishing hand-eye coordination (looking
outside to fly), while doing something physical (moving of the controls or
switches), and using your memory to recall procedures (application of
procedures). This techniques has been around a long time and does help.
You also need to continue getting into the static sims or UTD and practice
your checklists. During this week, you should be able to smoothly flow
through all of the checklists with minimal errors or delays.
Added to this, you need to begin looking at Contact Procedures. By mid-week,
and then over the weekend, you need to read the Contact FTI in preparation
for the follwoing Monday/Tuesday tests.