Procedures

Checklists - Pilot

Interior Inspection

  1. OXYGEN - Check.
Turn OXYGEN switch ON, check for airflow in mask.
Turn OXYGEN switch OFF, check for no airflow.
  1. VENT AIRFLOW thumbwheel - Set.
Set thumbwheel to desired cockpit ventilation airflow.
  1. Tone VOLUME controls - Set.
 
  1. TACAN function selector - OFF.
  • Channel - Set.
  • Mode switch - Set.
  • VOL knob - Counterclockwise.
 
  1. ICS panel - Set.
  • VOL knob - As desired.
  • Amplifier - NORM.
  • Function selector - COLD MIC.
 
  1. STAB AUG switches - OFF.
 
  1. UHF function selector - OFF.
 
  1. Wing-sweep switch - MAN.
CAUTION
Wings may move if wing control system fails
with electrical and/or hydraulic power on.
  1. Left and right throttles - OFF.
 
  1. Speed brake switch - RET.
 
  1. Exterior lights master switch - Set.
Set in accordance to standard procedures for current situation.
  1. FLAP handle - Corresponding.
Set to current flap position.
  1. ASYM LIMITER switch - ON (guard down).
 
  1. L and R ENG MODE SELECT switches - PRI.
 
  1. BACKUP IGNITION switch - OFF.
 
  1. THROTTLE TEMP switch - NORM.
 
  1. THROTTLE MODE switch - BOOST.
 
  1. L and R INLET RAMPS switches - AUTO.
 
  1. ANTI SKID SPOILER BK switch - OFF.
 
  1. FUEL panel - Set.
  • WING/EXT TRANS switch - AUTO.
  • REFUEL PROBE switch - RET.
  • DUMP switch - OFF.
  • FEED switch - NORM (guard down).
 
  1. LDG GEAR handle - DN.
 
  1. NOSE STRUT switch - OFF.
 
  1. Parking brake - Pull.
 
  1. Radar altimeter - OFF.
 
  1. Altimeter - Set.
Set current elevation.
  1. Left and right FUEL SHUT OFF handles - In.
 
  1. ACM panel - Set.
  • ACM switch - OFF (guard down).
  • MASTER ARM switch - OFF (guard down).
 
  1. Weapon select - OFF.
 
  1. HUD and VDI filters - As required.
 
  1. Standby attitude gyro - Caged.
 
  1. G-meter - Reset.
 
  1. Clock - Wind and Set.
 
  1. Fuel Bingo - Set.
 
  1. Circuit breakers - Checked.
 
  1. Brake accumulator pressure - Check in Green.
 
  1. HYD HAND PUMP - Check.
Check that pumping builds pressure on brake pressure gauge.
  1. HOOK handle - Corresponding.
Set to current hook position.
  1. DISPLAYS panel - Set.
  • MODE pushbutton - T.O.
  • HUD DECLUTTER switch - OFF.
  • HUD AWL switch - OFF.
  • VDI MODE switch - NORM.
  • VDI AWL switch - ACL.
  • HSD MODE switch - NAV.
  • STEER CMD pushbutton - DEST.
  • DISPLAYS POWER switches - OFF.
 
  1. ELEV LEAD knob - Set.
 
  1. INBD and OUTBD spoiler switches - NORM (guard down).
 
  1. L and R generator switches - NORM.
 
  1. EMERG generator switch - NORM (guard down).
 
  1. Air-condition controls - Set.
  • TEMP mode selector switch - AUTO.
  • TEMP thumbwheel control - As desired (5-7 equals medium setting).
  • CABIN PRESS switch - NORM.
  • AIR SOURCE pushbutton - OFF.
 
  1. WSHLD AIR switch - OFF.
 
  1. ANTI-ICE switch - AUTO/OFF.
 
  1. COMPASS panel - Set.
  • Mode selector knob - SLAVED.
  • Hemisphere N-S switch - Set.
  • LAT knob - Set.
 
  1. ARA-63 panel - OFF.
  • CHANNEL selector - Set.
  • POWER switch - OFF.
 
  1. MASTER LIGHT panel controls - As required.
 
  1. MASTER TEST switch - OFF.
 
  1. EMERG FLT HYD switch - AUTO (guard down).
 
  1. HYD TRANSFER PUMP switch - SHUT OFF (guard up).
 
  1. CANOPY air diffuser lever - CABIN AIR.
 
  1. VIDEO CONTROL switch - OFF.
 

Prestart


  1. Order plane captain to connect and apply starter air and apply external power.
Wait for confirmation.
  1. If wings are not in OV SWP:
  • WING SWEEP DRIVE NO. 1 and WG SWP DRIVE NO 2/MANUV FLAP cb’s (LE1, LE2)
    - Pull.
  • Emergency WINGSWEEP handle
    - Extend and match captain bars with wing position tape.
CAUTION
Wings will move to emergency handle position regardless of
wing-sweep circuit-breaker (cb) position.
  1. ICS - Check.
 
  1. Landing gear indicator and transition light - Check.
Check gear position indication down and transition light off.
  1. MASTER TEST switch - Check.
  • LTS - Check that all warning, caution and advisory lights illuminate.


  • FIRE DET/EXT - Check that L and R FIRE and GO light illuminate.
  • INST - Check for following responses on instruments after 5 secs:
    • RPM - 96%.
    • EGT - 960 °C.
    • FF - 10500 Pph.
    • AOA - 18±5.
    • Wing sweep - 45°±2.5°.
    • FUEL QTY - 2000±200 Pounds.
    • Oxygen quantity - 2 Liters.
    • L and R FUEL FLOW lights - Illuminated.
    • MASTER TEST switch - OFF.


Coordinate with RIO.
Set brightness of the ACM panel and indexer lights during test.
The DATA LINK switch must be on to check DDI lights.






Makes L STALL and R STALL warning lights flash.




Verify RIO FUEL QTY.
  1. Ejection seats - Armed.
Verify RIO seats armed.
  1. CANOPY handle - Close.
 
  1. ACM panel - Set.
  • Gun rate - Set and check rounds remaining.
  • SW COOL - OFF.
  • MSL PREP - OFF.
  • MSL MODE - NORM.
  • Station loading status windows - Check.
Verify consistency with loaded armaments.
  1. EMERG STORES JETT pushbutton light - Out.
 
  1. LADDER light - Out.
Order plane captain to stow boarding ladder and steps.
  1. Inform RIO - Ready to start.
 

Engine Start

  1. Check AIR SOURCE switch is set to OFF.
 
  1. Set HYD TRANSFER PUMP switch to OFF. (Guard up)
 
  1. EMERG FLT HYD switch to LOW,
    Check for ON flag in EMER FLT LOW hydraulic pressure window.

    Verify control over horizontal
    and rudder control surfaces on surface position indicator.
 
  1. EMERG FLT HYD switch to HIGH,
    Check for ON flag in EMER FLT HI hydraulic pressure window.

    Verify control over horizontal
    and rudder control surfaces on surface position indicator.



Should have a higher deflection rate than LOW.

  1. EMERG FLT HYD switch to AUTO(LOW),
    Check for OFF flags in both EMER FLT LOW and HI.
 
  1. ENG CRANK switch to R (Right engine).
    Check for oil and hydraulic pressure at roughly 20% RPM.
    Check START/VALVE caution light indication.
Switch is held in position automatically by solenoid
until engine is at roughly 50% RPM.
  1. Right throttle to IDLE at 20% RPM.
Will automatically actuate ignition system and fuel flow.
Light off (EGT temperature rise) should occur within 5-15 secs.
EGT temperature should peak around 40-50% and not exceed 890 °C
which constitutes a hot start.
  1. Check ENG CRANK switch returns to OFF around 50% rpm
    and START/VALVE caution light turns off.
If ENG CRANK stays at R manually set it to off before 60% rpm.
If START/VALVE caution light is still on, disconnect starter air.
  1. Check R GEN caution light turns off.
At around 59% rpm.
  1. Check R FUEL PRESS caution light turns off.
Before idle rpm.
  1. Check engine idle instrument readings.
  • RPM - 62 to 78%.
  • EGT - 500 °C (nominal).
  • FF - 950 to 1400 Pph (nominal).
  • NOZ position - 100%.
  • OIL - 25 to 35 psi (nominal, 15 minimum).
  • FLT HYD PRESS - 3000 psi.
 
  1. Order plane captain to disconnect external electrical power.
 
  1. ENG CRANK switch to L (Left engine).

    When combined hydraulic pressure reaches 3000 psi switch ENG CRANK back to OFF.
 
  1. HYD TRANSFER PUMP switch to NORMAL.

    If it does not pressurize combined side within 10 secs,
    immediately set HYD TRANSFER PUMP switch to SHUTOFF.
Will operate from flight side to maintain
combined side at between 2400-2600 psi.


  1. HYD TRANSFER PUMP switch to SHUTOFF.
 
  1. Repeat steps 6 to 11 for left engine.
 
  1. Order plane captain to disconnect starter air.
 
  1. Cycle AIR SOURCE switch to L ENG, R ENG, then set it to BOTH ENG.
Verify cockpit airflow at all positions.
  1. HYD TRANSFER PUMP switch to NORMAL.
 

Poststart

  1. STAB AUG switches - All ON.
 
  1. MASTER TEST switch - EMERG GEN.
NO GO light should illuminate for about 1 sec before GO light illuminates.

When disconnecting AHRS light might illuminate momentarily.

Advise RIO test complete.
  1. VMCU operation - Check.

    Following disengagement of MASTER TEST - EMERG GEN the following lights should illuminate for just under 2 secs:
    • PITCH STAB 1 and 2.
    • ROLL STAB 1 and 2.
    • YAW STAB OP and OUT.
    • SPOILERS.
    • HZ TAIL AUTH.
    • RUDDER AUTH.
    • AUTO PILOT.
    • MACH TRIM.
RUDDER AUTH light will not go out until reset by MASTER RESET pushbutton and PITCH and ROLL STAB AUG switches will have turned OFF.
  1. Advise RIO that test and check is complete.
 
  1. STAB AUG switches - All ON.
 
  1. AFTC - Check.
  • L ENG MODE SELECT switch - SEC.

  • L ENG MODE SELECT switch - PRI.

  • R ENG MODE SELECT switch - SEC.

  • R ENG MODE SELECT switch - PRI.


L ENG SEC light illuminates, left NOZ indicator points below zero.

L ENG SEC light goes out, NOZ indicator to 100%.

R ENG SEC light illuminates, right NOZ indicator points below zero.

R ENG SEC lights goes out, NOZ indicator to 100%.
  1. Emergency WING SWEEP handle - 0V SW.
  • If wings are not in oversweep, move the wing-sweep emergency handle to 68° in raised position.
  • Then raise handle to full extension and hold until HZ TAIL AUTH caution light goes out and OVER flag appears on wing-sweep indicator.
  • Move handle to full aft OV SW and stow.
 
  1. Wing-sweep mode switch - AUTO.
 
  1. WING SWEEP DRIVE NO.1 and WG SW DR NO. 2/MANUV FLAP cb (LE1, LE2) - In.
 
  1. WING/EXT TRANS switch - OFF.
 
  1. MASTER RESET pushbutton - Depress.
 
  1. COMM/NAV/GEAR/DISPLAYS - ON.
  • UHF function selector - TR+G or BOTH.
  • TACAN function selector - T/R.
  • ARA-63 POWER switch - ON.
  • DISPLAYS control switches - ON.
  • RADAR ALTITUDE - ON.
 
  1. Trim - Set 000.
 
  1. Standby attitude gyro - Erect.
Do this at least two minutes before take-off.
  1. MASTER RESET pushbutton - Depress.
 
  1. MASTER TEST switch - OBC.
Coordinate with RIO and plane captain.
  1. Autopilot - Engage.
As part of above test.
  1. Speed brake switch - EXT, then RET.
First test partial extension and retraction, then full.

Check for fluctuations in stabilizer to verify integrated trim operation.
  1. REFUEL PROBE switch - All EXT, then RET.
Check normal function and that transition light illuminates normally.
  1. WSHLD AIR switch - Cycle.
 
  1. OBC - OFF.
If engaged, verify that autopilot disengages.
  1. WING/EXT TRANS switch - OFF.
 
  1. Trim - Checked and Set 000.
 
FOR CV OPERATIONS OMIT STEPS 24 - 42.  
  1. Emergency WING SWEEP handle - 20°.
CAUTION - WING MOVEMENT

After moving handle to 20° (full forward), engage spider detent.

Stow handle and guard.

HZ TAIL AUTH light will illuminate momentarily coming out of OVSW.
  1. MASTER RESET pushbutton - Depress.
 
  1. External lights - Check.
According to situation.
  1. Flaps and slats - DN.
Check for full deflection and operation of outboard spoiler module.

Also check for 3° trailing edge up of stabilizer.
  1. Flight controls - Cycle.
Verify full range of motion on control surfaces and normal speed and operation of said surfaces.
  1. DLC - Check.
Verify horizontal tail shift with DLC input.
  1. ANTI SKID SPOILER BK. switch - SPOILER BK.
 
  1. MASTER TEST switch - STICK SW.
SPOILER light illuminates and all spoilers fall down.

GO light should illuminate with 1 inch of movement of stick in each direction.
  1. Spoilers and throttles - Check.
 
  1. ANTI SKID SPOILER BK switch - OFF.
 
  1. Flaps and slats - UP.
 
  1. Maneuver flaps - DN.
 
  1. WING SWEEP MODE switch - MAN 50.
If sweep does not stop at 50° immediately select AUTO.
  1. Maneuver flaps - Crack Up.
 
  1. WING SWEEP MODE switch - BOMB.
Check maneuver flap retraction.
  1. Emergency WING SWEEP handle - 68°.
 
  1. Emergency WING SWEEP handle - OV SW.
 
  1. WING SWEEP MODE switch - AUTO.
 
  1. MASTER RESET pushbutton - Depress.
 
CHECKLIST FOR CV RESUMES  
  1. ANTI SKID SPOILER BK switch - BOTH.
 
  1. ANTI SKID - BIT.
Ensure coarse gyro alignment complete before releasing parking brake.
  1. ANTI SKID SPOILER BK switch - OFF.
 
  1. Radar altimeter - BIT.

    Depress SET knob, display should show 100 feet and indicator green light illuminates.

    Release and indicator should show 0 feet, warning tone should sound in both cockpits and ALT LOW illuminates correspondingly.
 
  1. Displays - Check.
 
  1. TACAN - BIT.
 
  1. ARA-63 - BIT.
 
  1. HUD-VIDEO - BIT.
 
  1. Altimeter - SET/RESET MODE.
 
  1. Compass - Check.
Check IMU heading on HUD, VDI, HSD and BDHI.
  1. Flight instruments - Check.
 

Checklists - RIO

Interior Inspection

  1. OXYGEN - Check.
Turn OXYGEN switch ON and check for airflow.

Turn OXYGEN switch OFF and check that airflow ceases.
  1. VENT AIRFLOW thumbwheel - OFF.
 
  1. SYS TEST - SYS PWR ground check panel - Closed.
 
  1. KY-28 or KY-58 - P/OFF.
 
  1. ICS panel - Set.
  • VOL knob - Set.
  • Amplifier - NORM.
  • Function selector - COLD MIC.
 
  1. TACAN function selector - OFF.
 
  1. U/VHF MODE selector - OFF.
 
  1. LIQ COOLING switch - OFF.
 
  1. EJECT CMD lever - Set.
According to squadron policy.
  1. ARMAMENT control panel - Set.
  • WPN type thumbwheel - OFF.
  • ATTK MODE knob - MAN.
  • DLVY MODE switch - STP.
  • DLVY MODE switch - SGL.
  • ELECT FUZE knob - Safe.
  • A/G GUN switch - OFF.
  • MECH FUZE switch - Safe.
  • SEL JETT switch - Safe.
  • JETT OPTIONS switch - MER TER.
  • INTERVAL - Set.
  • QTY - Set.
  • Station select switches 1 to 8 - Safe.
  • MSL OPTIONS switch - NORM.
  • MSL SPD GATE knob - NOSE QTR.
 
  1. Standby attitude gyro - Caged.
 
  1. NAV MODE knob - OFF.
 
  1. Clock - Set and Wind.
 
  1. WCS switch - OFF.
 
  1. IR/TV power switch - OFF.
 
  1. RECORD switch - OFF.
 
  1. RADAR WARNING RCVR PWR switch - OFF.
 
  1. DECM selector knob - OFF.
 
  1. AN/ALE-39 PWR/MODE switch - OFF.
 
  1. DATA LINK ON-OFF-AUX ON switch - OFF.
 
  1. APX-76 - OFF.
 
  1. INTERIOR LIGHTS panel - Check.
 
  1. IFF MASTER knob - OFF.
 
  1. MODE 4 switch - Out.
 
  1. IFF ANT and TEST panel - SET.
  • IFF ANT switch - Off (center).
  • IND LT-DDI BIT switch - Off (center).
  • GND CLG switch - OFF.
 
  1. RADAR BEACON switch - OFF.
 
  1. RADAR BEACON MODE switch - Single or Double.
 
  1. POWER SYS TEST switch - OFF.
 
  1. DATA/ADF switch - OFF.
 

Prestart


  1. Verify that external power and air is connected.
CAUTION

Starting WCS and or displays without external air can cause damage to those systems as external air is used for cooling when no on-board air is available.
  1. ICS - Check.
Verify two-way communication between crewmembers and adjust volume.
  1. DL, TACAN and U/VHF - Set.
Set in accordance with mission parameters.
  1. Fuel quantity - Check.
 
  1. Lights - Check.
Adjust console and instrument lighting if required.
  1. LTS test - Check.
  • Check that all caution and advisory lights, ECM lights and DDI lights illuminate.
This is done when pilot selects LTS test on MASTER TEST switch.

NOTE When pilot selects INST test, RIO fuel counter should decrease to 2000 pounds and MASTER CAUTION, FUEL LOW and OXY LOW lights should illuminate.
  1. Ejection seats - Armed.
Visually check that pilot locking tab is depressed.
  1. CANOPY handle - Close.
Verify that pilot is ready to close canopy.
  1. Acknowledge - Ready to start.
Inform pilot, ready to start.

Engine Start

The RIO monitors pilot procedures and plane captain signals to ensure maximum safety during engine start sequence.

Poststart

Note

  • The RIO must ensure that the EMERG GEN check is completed before commencing poststart checklist.
  • The ECS (Environmental Control System) should run for at least 3 minutes before avionics and AWG-9 power-up.
  1. WCS switch - STBY.
Verify that AWG-9 COND light illuminates.
  1. LIQ COOLING switch - AWG-9 or AWG-9/AIM-54.
Select AWG-9/AIM-54 if AIM-54 is loaded. Verify that AWG-9 COND light goes off and that AUTO BIT 2 is running (on TID).
  1. IR/TV power switch - STBY/IR/TV.
 
  1. CATEGORY knob - NAV.
 
  1. NAV MODE switch - Align.
 
  1. Communications - ON and Set.
    • U/VHF MODE selector - T/R G.
    • DATA LINK switch - ON.
 
  1. TACAN function selector - T/R.
 
  1. RADAR WARNING RCVR panel - Set.
    • Display type switch - NORM.
    • PWR switch - ON.
    • TEST switch - SPL.
    • MODE button - LMT.
 
  1. DECM knob - STBY.
    • When STBY light goes off, select hold 3 SEC, then ACT for OBC.
 
  1. IFF MASTER knob - STBY.
    • Set CODE knob - As required.
    • IFF panel - Test.
      • MC switch - OUT.
      • M1, M2 and M3 - Test.
      • MC - Test.
      • IFF ANT switch - AUTO.




Select NORM and observe that TEST light
illuminates.
  1. AUTO BIT 2 - Verify Complete.
On TID.
  1. CAP - Enter own aircraft latitude, longitude and field or ship elevation.
 
  1. Altimeter - Reset.
 
  1. Computer address panel - Enter desired data.
WP, FP, etc, according to mission.
  1. DDD - Set.
 
  1. TID controls - Set.
    • CONTRAST - Set.
    • BRIGHT control - Set.
    • CLSN - OFF.
    • ALT NUM - ON.
    • SYM ELEM - ON.
    • DATA LINK - As required.
    • JAM strobe - As required.
    • NON ATTK - As required.
    • LAUNCH ZONE - As required.
    • VEL VECTOR - As required.
    • RANGE scale - As required.
 
  1. Multiple display indicator - Set.
    • TEST button - Depress and Check.
    • BRIGHTNESS - Set.
 
  1. DATA/ADF switch - BOTH.
 
  1. Hand control panel - Set.
    • Light test - Depress and Check.
    • El Vernier - Set 0° elevation on radar.

All AWG-9 lights should illuminate.
  1. AN/ALE-39 - Set.
    • BURST switch - 3.
    • BURST INTERVAL - 0.1.
    • SALVO - 2.
    • SALVO INTERVAL - 0.4.
 
  1. CANOPY DEFOG-CABIN AIR lever - CABIN AIR.
 
  1. D/L reply - As required.
 
  1. AAI control panel - Set.
    • TEST/CHAL CC switch - Test.

Check DDD display.
  1. Indicator lights - Test.
 
  1. DDI BIT - Test.
 
  1. After alignment complete:
    • NAV mode - INS.
    • Program restart - Depress.
    • STBY/READY lights - OFF.
    • TID NAV mode - INS.
 
  1. DEST data - Verify.
 
  1. BRG/DIST to destination - Check.
 
  1. OWN A/C groundspeed - Check.
 
  1. MAG VAR - Check.
 
  1. KY-28/KY-58 - As required.
 
  1. Standby attitude gyro - Erect.
 
  1. Notify pilot - Ready to taxi.