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CNATRA Carrier Qualification Brief

CNATRA Carrier Qualification Brief. Admin Items. Line Up / Qual Numbers Flight Call Sign / Clearance Times Walk Man-up GTS start (Takeoff - 15) Takeoff (dependent on ship’s posit) Overhead/Charlie Weather Departure / Enroute / Ship / Divert & Bingo Fields Waypoint Plan. Radio 1 ATIS

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CNATRA Carrier Qualification Brief

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  1. CNATRACarrier Qualification Brief

  2. Admin Items • Line Up / Qual Numbers • Flight Call Sign / Clearance • Times • Walk • Man-up • GTS start (Takeoff - 15) • Takeoff (dependent on ship’s posit) • Overhead/Charlie • Weather • Departure / Enroute / Ship / Divert & Bingo Fields • Waypoint Plan CQ Brief

  3. Radio 1 ATIS Clearance Ground Tower Departure Warning Area Strike Marshall Land/Launch (Tower) Departure Radio 2 CNATRA Base Tactical Lead safe Common Communications CQ Brief

  4. Preflight • Normal Preflight • Special attention to: • Carrierization Card in ADB • Tire Pressure • Launch bar • Holdback assembly • Landing gear (servicing, security) • Tailhook (security, GREASED) • Tailhook snubber pressure (950 psi ± 50) • Cockpit • Instruments secure • No loose gear, minimum pubs • Cat grip • Rear Cockpit soloized CQ Brief

  5. Ground Procedures • Steam Ingestion Bleed Valve Checks • Comm Checks • Check appropriate channelization as briefed by lead • Marshal (normally in chocks) • Taxi • 300’ Centerline / 150’ Staggered • Bumpier due to carrier pressure tires CQ Brief

  6. En-Route • Take off and departure • IFR/VFR clearance / rendezvous • Enroute to ship • Feet wet checklist • Anti-skid switch: Off • Lights: Off (taxi, anti-collision, strobe, position, form, pinky switch) • Strike check in • Lead passes # in flight, position and low fuel state • Marshal check in • Line-up, Qual numbers, Low fuel state, Posit, Altitude (Angels) • NOTE: MARSHALL WILL PASS IMPORTANT INFO • CASE RECOVERY / SHIPS WX / BRC / HOLDDOWN AND BINGO NUMBERS FOR IPs AND SNAs • Hold as assigned CQ Brief

  7. Fuel Management • Individual pilot responsibility • Note bingo distance, bearing, range, fuel required • Hold down fuel= Gear Down / Flaps Up Bingo #’s CQ Brief

  8. CASE I Approach • WX 3000/5 • CASE I Holding • Monitoring either Marshal or Tower Freq • Formation Considerations • Signal “CHARLIE” from Tower • Lead safe common on right radio • Depart low holding @ PT 3 on a heading 210o relative to the BRC • Will be hook up first pass • Set up for 5nm straightaway into the break • 1200’ @ 5nm CQ Brief

  9. CASE I Approach CQ Brief

  10. CASE I Approach • Descend to the initial • 800’ at 3nm / 300kts • Lead calls “initial” • FTI Formation! • Lead will break 1nm upwind • Wingman use 17 sec interval • Ensure BRC in course window/setting (plan mode) • SPIN procedures • Start SPIN no later than the bow • Climb to 1200’ then turn / stay within 3nm • Call “SPIN 90” • Descend to 800’ for the break • SPIN pattern has priority over break traffic CQ Brief

  11. CASE I Approach CQ Brief

  12. Case II Approach • WX 1500/5, tops <15K • Marshal as assigned / report established • DME = Angels + 15 • Lead breaks up division for individual holding • Dash 2 will normally remain with lead • Dash 3 and 4 expect L/S to join up on you • You must remain at your assigned fix until L/S joins • 250kt descent: S/B out, 4,000 – 6,000 FPM • Lead calls “Platform” at 5k and shallows to 2,000 FPM • Report “See you at __ DME” • Don’t see the ship at 5nm, climb straight ahead on BRC • Switch Tower & enter normal break 800’ / 300kts CQ Brief

  13. Case II Approach CQ Brief

  14. Case II Approach CQ Brief

  15. CV Pattern • Pilot controlled pattern • Break • 800’ AGL 300 KTS • Lead – 7 o’clock • Wing – 17 secs after lead • Level break on instruments • Descend to 600’ when downwind • Downwind • Landing Checklist - Harness: Check, Anti-skid: Off, Hook: Up, for 2 touch-and-go’s (unless directed otherwise) • RADALT: set to 450’ • AOA/airspeed/fuel state cross check • Abeam call “Qual #, Abeam” CQ Brief

  16. CV Pattern • Approach Turn • Abeam position: Lead should set proper distance (1.0 to 1.1 NM) • Turn at LSO platform (Just see the white of the round down) • 90 degree position: 450’ AGL • 45 degree position: 325-375’ AGL • Don’t look for the ball early • Ball acquisition - check VSI and adjust (500-600 FPM) • No lower than 300’ AGL without a ball • FLY THE NUMBERS – Avoid looking outside the cockpit early in the approach turn….You will appear high and too close abeam CQ Brief

  17. CV Pattern CQ Brief

  18. CV Pattern • Glideslope • Work to a good start • Call the ball: (Side #, “Goshawk ball”, fuel state, qual #) • Meatball, Lineup, Angle of Attack • Fly the ball to touchdown. Landing should be a surprise. • MRT and S/B in upon touchdown ALL THE WAY TO A STOP • Lineup corrections all the way down • Meatball is inaccurate unless you are on centerline • DO NOT SPOT THE DECK • Always keep your scan moving • NEVER ACCEPT A LOW BALL, OR LEAD A LOW • DO NOT RECENTER A HIGH BALL IN CLOSE • DO NOT TAKE YOUR OWN WAVEOFF CQ Brief

  19. CQ Brief

  20. CV Pattern • LSO Calls • Adivsory • Informative • Imperative • Line-up calls in close • Scan shifts to meatball / AOA CQ Brief

  21. CV Pattern • Waveoffs • Mandatory • Straight ahead (up the angle) unless otherwise directed • Do not over-rotate - Hold 17 units AOA landing attitude • T&G or Bolter • MRT, S/B in, rotate and climb to 600’ • Turn to PARALLEL BRC AT THE BOW • Ask for interval if necessary (no one on the ball) • First aircraft to bow has priority • Downwind • Turn with interval at 7 o’clock • Fly instruments scan alt, heading, abeam distance • Reciprocal BRC, 1.0 to 1.1 NM abeam CQ Brief

  22. CV Pattern • Downwind • Turn with interval at 7 o’clock • Fly instruments scan alt, heading • Reciprocal BRC, 1.0 to 1.1 NM abeam • Tacan Gouge • Bearing 30o DME: 2.0 • Bearing 45o DME: 1.4 • ABEAM DME: 1.0-1.1 CQ Brief

  23. CV Pattern • Delta Pattern • “EASY” – Gear & Flaps down, S/B in, 150kts • “CLEAN” – Max Endurance (Maintain Interval) • First A/C abeam after “CHARLIE” call commences the approach turn CQ Brief

  24. Deck Procedures • Arrestment • Fly the ball all the way to touchdown • MRT, S/Bs in all the way to full stop!!! (no cuts) • Yellow shirt director at 1-2 o’clock - watch signals (off brakes, pull back, raise hook) • Leaving landing area • Use high-gain NWS • Taxi director signals – above and below waist • Follow taxi director • If unsure, STOP and ask Tower • Clear the foul line expeditiously but controlled • Keep your head out of the cockpit CQ Brief

  25. Deck Procedures • Taxi to JBD • Route and placement of director • After first arrestment top off fuel • Notify tower/deck personnel if fuel is below hold down on subsequent arrestments • Takeoff checklist prior to JBD (full flaps, 3 1/2o nose up trim, RADALT set to 40’) • Baro Altimeter should indicate approx. 60’ • Weight board / signals (500# increments) • STOP IF YOU LOSE SIGHT • DO NOT lower launch bar prior to rogering a correct weight board CQ Brief

  26. Deck Procedures • Catapult procedures • Watch the director • Taxi slowly. Extend launch bar when directed. Use high gain NWS only when directed (±20 degrees; low gain not available) • Taxi slowly into hold back fitting (Update BRC on CDI) • Tension signal • Remain at idle • HEELS ON DECK - OFF BRAKES!! • Run-up signal • MRT - Use cat grip • Retract launch bar (when at MIL) • Wipeout controls/Rudder pedals (check gauges/instruments) • Head against seat • Salute the Catapult Officer- HEELS ON DECK CQ Brief

  27. Deck Procedures • Catapult procedures (cont.) • Suspend • Prior to salute - Shake head “no”, broadcast “Suspend, suspend “) • After salute - same but be ready to go • Remain at MRT until Cat Officer moves in front of A/C with “throttle back” signal • Catapult techniques • Hold stick lightly - allow it to come back aft during the stroke, then set 10-12 deg attitude as A/C flies away • Scan ADI, AOA, Airspeed. Proceed upwind minimum 1.0 NM before turning downwind if only a/c in pattern CQ Brief

  28. Refueling • Refueling Procedures • Locations • Review push-back procedures • Signals for chocks and chains • Canopy closed • Purple shirt refueling signals • Cut signal at 2800# • Call tower: side number, “up and ready”, gross weight (as necessary) • Mask: On, Takeoff Checks: Complete, prior to pulling chocks/chains CQ Brief

  29. Aircraft Man-up • Cold start/Flight deck • Location of A/C ( from flight deck control; escort required) • Pre-flight - same as before (don’t hang in the net to do pre-flight) • Beware of intakes, exhausts, and propellers! • Avoid landing area if flight operations are in progress • Same start, checks, etc (start on yellow shirt signal only) • No hook check if tail over water until A/C pulls forward • Call tower: side number, “up and ready”, gross weight CQ Brief

  30. Aircraft Hot Switch • Hot Switches • Aircraft chocked and chained • Seat safed and parking brake set • Throttle friction: On • Leave electrical equipment on • Unstrap, loosen lap straps, seat up and rudder pedals extended • Upon signal from PC and intake screen in place, Canopy: Open. • Debrief oncoming pilot after switching CQ Brief

  31. Case I Straight ahead 500’ to 7NM at 300KTS or as directed. Rendezvous at 250 KTS within 5NM of CV as directed Turn shortest direction to field and climb. Stay outside of overhead marshal stack (outside 10NM) Contact Departure Case II Straight ahead 500’ to 7NM at 300KTS or as directed At 7 NM turn in appropriate direction onto 10 NM arc and intercept departure radial If joining: TACAN rdvs Report Airborne, Arcing, Outbound. VMC when on departure radial Normal Departures CQ Brief

  32. Bingo Procedures • Be prepared to Bingo at all times • Update Bingo profile as provided by Tower • Notify Tower when at bingo fuel THIS IS AN EMERGENCY PROCEDURE • Turn to Bingo heading and clean up (including hook) • Accelerate to 300 KTS - level (clear traffic/overhead pattern) • Commence MRT climb to pre-determined altitude (PCL chart) • Don’t wait for safety pilot to join: Leadsafe will run you down • Switch departure and tune to Bingo TACAN - Squawk 7700 • IMC as necessary to preserve Bingo profile CQ Brief

  33. Bingo Procedures • Contact approach control for coordination: state emergency fuel situation • Determine best pattern entry - downwind, base leg, VFR straight in, or emergency fuel GCA • Heads up for other aircraft • Feet dry checklist- Hook: Up, Anti-collision/strobe light: On, Anti-skid: On • Land on speed • Remember carrier pressurized tires - ride will be bumpy CQ Brief

  34. Emergencies • Aborts • NORDO - Fly aircraft first, then check switches and fittings • Fly normal pattern, watch for cut lights; waveoff as directed. Subsequent cut lights: “Power” • Clean up, proceed to 7 NM at 500’ AGL. Climb overhead CV and expect to be joined by (or join) lead safe. Keep eyes peeled for traffic. • If bingo fuel - BINGO / Squawk 7700 • If you require immediate landing, Landing light: On. LSO will use cut lights to “Roger ball” CQ Brief

  35. Emergencies • Loss of NAVAIDS • Lost Plane • Lost sight / Inadvertent IMC • Down Plane / SAR • Bird strike • Midair • Landing gear malfunctions (probable steer) • Brake failure • Airborne - probable steer and short field arrest • On deck - drop hook and transmit to Tower CQ Brief

  36. Emergencies • Catapult emergencies (cold, soft, holdback failure, hangfire, suspend) • Flameout (airborne/during catapult) • Blown tire • Hydraulic failure - dirty bingo • Launch bar warning light/launch bar down airborne • Accel light • Brake Pressure caution light • System failure • Low altitude ejection (clean and dirty) CQ Brief

  37. Miscellaneous • NATOPS and other QOD • Yellow sheets -“A” for CV ops; log traps, cat shots, T&G’s, bolters, field landing • Flight isn't over until you are out of the aircraft and the paperwork is done and you have reported to the SDO CQ Brief

  38. You earn your reputation at the ship • Be professional and alert • Be the ball. CQ Brief

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