C-17 GK

  1. NVG Crosswing Limits?
    • Runway 90-120' wide:  15 knots
    • Runway >120' wide:  20 knots (Waiverable by OG/CC to 30 knots)
  2. Max bank angle for crosswind landing?
    13 degrees / 9 degrees with struts compressed
  3. How much runway is required for touch & go's?
    7,000 feet
  4. Wx required for touch & go's?
    300 & 3/4
  5. What are the rules for AR w/turbulence?
    Do not plan AAR if severe turbulence is forecast on the track

    Terminate if moderate is encountered
  6. Wx limits for AAR?
    Do not close from 1 NM (2 NM for formations) unless in visual contact.

    Discontinue AR if in-flight vis is insufficient to continue safe ops
  7. How fast can you climb at the Formatting Altitude?
    200 feet per minute
  8. MGW formatting altitude with KC-135 & KC-10?
    • 3-3 Rule of thumb at 585 lbs:
    • KC-135: FL230
    • KC-10: FL210

    Charts in 1-1 
  9. MSA
    1,000 ft above highest obstruction w/in 5 NMs
  10. Min IFR En Route Altitude
    1,000 ft (2,000 ft in mountainous terrain) above highest obstruction to flight w/in 5 NMs
  11. ESA
    1,000 ft (2,000 ft in mountainous terrain) above highest obstruction to flight w/in 22 NMs

    May compute several ESAs
  12. Night VMC
    500 ft above highest obstruction to flight, or 400 feet + 1 chart contour interval, whichever is higher, w/in 3 NMs
  13. NVG Altitude
    500 ft above highest spot terrain, or 400 feet + 1 chart contour interval, whichever is higher, w/in 3 NMs
  14. NVG LL:  When encountering a charted man-made obstacle w/in 3 NMs of centerline...
    Must visually identify the obstacle.

    If not identified by 3 NMs, climb to 500 feet above obstacle 
  15. What do you have to do on LL when temp is 32F/0C or below?
    Add temp corrections IAW FIH to IMC & Night minimum enroute altitudes
  16. Min required chart annotation?
    • O:  Objective area
    • N:   Navigation info
    • E:   ESA

    • TIP: Turnpoints & IP
    • C2:  CHUM data/date & Chart series/date
  17. NVG Wx T/O mins
    600/2 (waiverable by OG to 300/1)

    *non-current/unqualified 1500/3
  18. NVG Wx landing mins
    600/2 (waiverable by OG to 300/1), or circling mins, whichever is higher
  19. KC-135 Boom Limits
    • 6'-18' Extension
    • 10° Left/Right
    • 25° Up - 35/40° Down
  20. KC-10 Boom Limits
    • 6'-21' Extension
    • 19° Left/Right
    • 25° Up - 40° Down
  21. What is considered Stabilized at 300 feet? 
    • +10/-5 Speed
    • FPV and API line touching w/in confines of landing zone
    • PACAH
    • De-crabbed
  22. Minimum runway length for 3/4 flap and ALZ?
    Computed landing distance and ground roll +500 ft, or 3500 ft, whichever is longer
  23. When do we have to turn on Anti-Ice?
    6° & vis moisture, or Temp/DP spread of 3 or less (or unknown)
  24. In Before Starting Engines Checklist, what does Aircraft forms "On Board and Signed" mean?
    • Aircraft forms
    • Form F (DD-365-4)
    • Fuel Identaplate AF 1896
  25. In Before Taxi Checklist, what does IRCM "As Required" mean?
    If required for flight turn it to STDBY

    Caution:  At temps greater than 38C, do not operate on the ground for longer than 25 minutes (might get a TxA fail)
  26. How long does the IRCM need to be in STBY before moving?
    2 minutes to avoid Proc failure
  27. How far avoid thunderstorms by?
    10 mi/20 mi above FL230, plus 1 mi for every knot downwind
  28. Wx radar:  Green associates with yellow or red?
    Should be considered severe turbulence
  29. Stabilized Approach at 1,000 ft, 500 ft, 300 ft?
    CATS CHECK Bullet Background Papers (BBP)

    • C:          Configuration
    • A:          Airspeed (+10/-5)
    • T:          Track
    • S:          Sinkrate (<1000 fpm)
    • Check:  Checklists
    • B:          Briefings
    • B:          Bank Angle (+/- 15°)
    • P:          Power
  30. Required actions on approach at 1000/500/300 ft, and what are momentary deviations?
    • @1000 ft: with deviations
    • @500 ft:  with deviations or should GA if unstable
    • @300 ft:  GA

    Momentary deviations from target:  A/S +10/-5 knots, Bank +/-15°, descent +/-300 FPM, momentary DLC/thrust
  31. IAP stabilized approach?
    At 1000':  +10/-5 kts, w/in 1/2 dot, no more than 1000/1500 VVI =>fix it

    At 500':  GA
  32. If at Vmma, how many degrees of bank can we enter without entering a stall at each configuration?
    Generally 30°s
  33. What are the indications of approach to stall/actual stall?
    Approaching: Stick shaker, ALS, ALPHA, barber pole, bank angle indicators

    Actual: Light buffeting 3-10 knots above...continues to intensify
  34. What does ALS do?
    Protect against deep stalls by limiting the amount of nose up command authority in a stalled condition
  35. What do we do to avoid PLOC?
    • Use other airplanes
    • Use charts to anticipate freq changes
    • Monitor UHF/VHF guard
  36. What category aircraft is C-17 for turbulence? How do you apply other categories?
    C-17 is a Cat III aircraft. 

    Cat II moderate turb is light turb for Cat III aircraft
  37. Can you continue AR if PDI lights go out?
  38. What is Manual/Emer/Override Boom Latching? (MBL/EBL/OBL)
    An EP.  Normal tanker disconnect capability & automatic disconnect limits are inoperative.

    C-17s not allowed to conduct MBL training.
  39. Max ALZ weight?
    502,100 lbs
  40. Max fuel for an ALZ?
    165,000 lbs of total fuel unless there is less than 4,000 lbs fuel in ER tanks
  41. When do Auto Grnd Spoilers deploy on landing?
    • 1. Did we touch down?
    •     a. weight on wheels
    •     b. wheel spin rate of 2 aft main tires spinning at 50 kts or more
    • 2. Did we bounce?
    •     a. radar altitude is <7 feet
    • 3. Are we stopping?
    •     a. at least 2 throttles <55°s
    •     b. at least 2 TRs out
  42. How far do we have to avoid airfields by on a LL?
    1500 ft & 3 NMs
  43. Min Wx for an IR LL?
    None.  Could be 0/0
  44. Speed restrictions for an IR LL route?
    As published in AP1B
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