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NVG Crosswing Limits?
- Runway 90-120' wide: 15 knots
- Runway >120' wide: 20 knots (Waiverable by OG/CC to 30 knots)
Max bank angle for crosswind landing?
13 degrees / 9 degrees with struts compressed
How much runway is required for touch & go's?
Wx required for touch & go's?
300 & 3/4
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
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
How fast can you climb at the Formatting Altitude?
200 feet per minute
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
1,000 ft above highest obstruction w/in 5 NMs
Min IFR En Route Altitude
1,000 ft (2,000 ft in mountainous terrain) above highest obstruction to flight w/in 5 NMs
1,000 ft (2,000 ft in mountainous terrain) above highest obstruction to flight w/in 22 NMs
May compute several ESAs
500 ft above highest obstruction to flight, or 400 feet + 1 chart contour interval, whichever is higher, w/in 3 NMs
500 ft above highest spot terrain, or 400 feet + 1 chart contour interval, whichever is higher, w/in 3 NMs
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
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
Min required chart annotation?
- O: Objective area
- N: Navigation info
- E: ESA
- TIP: Turnpoints & IP
- C2: CHUM data/date & Chart series/date
NVG Wx T/O mins
600/2 (waiverable by OG to 300/1)
NVG Wx landing mins
600/2 (waiverable by OG to 300/1), or circling mins, whichever is higher
KC-135 Boom Limits
- 6'-18' Extension
- 10° Left/Right
- 25° Up - 35/40° Down
KC-10 Boom Limits
- 6'-21' Extension
- 19° Left/Right
- 25° Up - 40° Down
What is considered Stabilized at 300 feet?
- +10/-5 Speed
- FPV and API line touching w/in confines of landing zone
Minimum runway length for 3/4 flap and ALZ?
Computed landing distance and ground roll +500 ft, or 3500 ft, whichever is longer
When do we have to turn on Anti-Ice?
6° & vis moisture, or Temp/DP spread of 3 or less (or unknown)
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
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)
How long does the IRCM need to be in STBY before moving?
2 minutes to avoid Proc failure
How far avoid thunderstorms by?
10 mi/20 mi above FL230, plus 1 mi for every knot downwind
Wx radar: Green associates with yellow or red?
Should be considered severe turbulence
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
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
IAP stabilized approach?
At 1000': +10/-5 kts, w/in 1/2 dot, no more than 1000/1500 VVI =>fix it
At 500': GA
If at Vmma, how many degrees of bank can we enter without entering a stall at each configuration?
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
What does ALS do?
Protect against deep stalls by limiting the amount of nose up command authority in a stalled condition
What do we do to avoid PLOC?
- Use other airplanes
- Use charts to anticipate freq changes
- Monitor UHF/VHF guard
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
Can you continue AR if PDI lights go out?
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.
Max ALZ weight?
Max fuel for an ALZ?
165,000 lbs of total fuel unless there is less than 4,000 lbs fuel in ER tanks
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
How far do we have to avoid airfields by on a LL?
1500 ft & 3 NMs
Min Wx for an IR LL?
None. Could be 0/0
Speed restrictions for an IR LL route?
As published in AP1B