Preparation for Flight and Interior Inspection

💡 If a battery start is to be made, those checks requiring electrical power will have to be performed after the engines have been started.

WSO

Before Electrical Power (WSO)

StepSystemAction
1.HelmetPUT ON
2.AN/ALE-40 Chaff DispenserOFF
3.ThrottlesAFT
4.UHF radioOFF
5.AVTR SwitchOFF
6.Radar powerOFF
7.DSCGOFF
8.ECM equipmentOFF
9.INSOFF
10.Nuclear store consent switchSAFE
11.Nav computerOFF
12.Battery bypass switchOFF
13.Circuit breaker panelsCHECK
14.Publications and flight dataCHECK

After electrical power (WSO)

StepSystemAction
1.Instrument ground power switchACTUATE
2.Navigation ComputerSET
a. NAV Comp ModeSTBY
b. Wind CountersSET
c. Variation CounterSET
d. POS Update SwitchNORM
e. Present POS CounterSET
f. Target CountersSET FOR TGT 2
g. NAV Comp ModeRESET
h. NAV Comp ModeSTBY
i. Target CountersSET FOR TGT 1
3.INS AlignmentAS DESIRED

💡 To avoid electrical power interruption which could result in an INS NO-GO indication, ensure INS is not in the ALIGN mode when the generator switches are placed to ON. If a power interruption does occur, switch the power control knob to OFF. When power is restored, go from OFF to ALIGN pausing momentarily at STBY.

INS Full Gyrocompass Alignment (WSO)

Time depends on ambient temperature and BATH alignment accuracy.

StepSystemAction
1.NAV Comp ModeSTBY
2.INS Power KnobSTBY
3.Gyro Heat UpWAIT
a. HEAT LightOUT
4.INS Power KnobALIGN
5.AlignmentWAIT
a. ALIGN LightFLASHING
6.INS Power KnobNAV
7.INS LightOUT

INS Fast BATH Alignment (WSO)

Takes roughly 2 minutes 15 seconds.

StepSystemAction
1.NAV Comp ModeSTBY
3.INS Power KnobSTBY
4.INS Power KnobALIGN
5.AlignmentWAIT
a. HEAT LightIGNORE
b. ALIGN LightSTEADY
6.INS Power KnobNAV
7.INS LightOUT

INS Stored Heading Alignment (WSO)

Takes roughly 2 minutes 15 seconds.

StepSystemAction
1.NAV Comp ModeSTBY
2.Align Mode SwitchHDG MEM
3.INS Power KnobALIGN
4.AlignmentWAIT
a. HEAT LightIGNORE
b. ALIGN LightFLASHING
5.INS Power KnobNAV
6.INS LightOUT
7.Align Mode SwitchGYRO COMP

Interior Check (WSO)

StepSystemAction
1.Rudder pedalsADJUST
2.Ejection seat heightADJUST
3.Stick grip and bootCHECK
4.Communication-Navigation control panelSET
a. Communication frequency control knobsAS REQUIRED
b. Communication channel control knobAS REQUIRED
c. Mode select switchAS REQUIRED
d. Communication Volume control knobAS DESIRED
e. Auxiliary channel control knobAS REQUIRED
f. Auxiliary volume control knobAS DESIRED
g. COMM-AUX PushbuttonTR + G - ADF
h. Navigation volume control knobsAS REQUIRED
i. TACAN function selector knobOFF
j. Communication command buttonAS DESIRED
k. Navigation command buttonAS DESIRED
5.VOR/ILS/marker beacon volumeAS DESIRED
6.Emergency slats flaps handleFORWARD
7.Intercom control panelSET
a. Volume controlAS DESIRED
b. Amplifier select knobNORM
c. Function selector switchHOT MIC
8.Emergency gear handleIN AND SECURE
9.Emergency brake handleIN AND SECURE
10.Slats flaps position indicatorsGEAR DOWN INDICATION
11.Canopy emergency jettison handleFORWARD
12.Radar scopeSECURE
13.Attitude indicatorCHECK AND SET⚡
a. Rotate pitch trim knob to check travel (-10° to +5°)
b. Set horizon bar level with miniature aircraft
14.ClockWIND AND SET
15.AccelerometerSET
16.Navigation computer function selector knobAS DESIRED
17.KY-28 power selector knobOFF
18.KY-28 mode selectorP
29.Canopy manual unlock handleFORWARD
20.Aural toneAS REQUIRED
21.Cockpit lights control knobAS REQUIRED
a. White floodlight switchOFF
b. Instrument panel lights control knobAS REQUIRED
c. Console lights control knobAS REQUIRED
d. Standby compass light switchAS REQUIRED
e. Console floodlight switchAS REQUIRED
f. Indexer lights control knobAS REQUIRED
22.Warning and indicator lightsTEST⚡
23.Intercom systemCHECK
24.Oxygen quantity gageCHECK⚡
Check quantity sufficient and OFF flag not visible.
25.Oxygen supply systemCHECK AND SET
26.RWR SystemsCHECK THEN OFF⚡

Pilot

Before Interior Check (Pilot)

StepSystemAction
1.HelmetPUT ON
2.Lower ejection handle guardUP (not applicable)
3.Generator switchesOFF
4.AN/ALE-40 flare select switchNORMAL
5.Internal wing dump switchNORM
6.ThrottlesOFF
7.External stores emergency releaseCHECK NO YELLOW SHOWING INSIDE CIRCULAR GUARD
8.Landing gear handleIN & DOWN
9.Missile jettison selectorOFF
10.Armament SwitchesOFF/SAFE
11.Pitot HeatOFF
12.BatteryCHECK
To determine battery relay closure turn on Engine Master switch and check for proper positioning of gear and slats flaps position indicators.
13.Engine Master SwitchesOFF
14.Formation LightsOFF
15.Emergency attitude reference system circuit breakerIN
16.UHF RadioOFF
17.Reference system selectorSTBY
18.Publications and flight dataCHECK
19.Gun Camera magazineINSTALL
20.Gun Camera dust coverSTOW (with 780 equipment)
21.External PowerON🔧 AND CHECK ON
22.Generator switchesEXT ON
23.Transformer-rectifierCHECK ⚡
Both transformer-rectifiers operating if the landing gear indicators indicate gear down with the Engine master switches OFF and the generator switches in EXT.

Interior Check (Pilot)

StepSystemAction
1.Rudder PedalsADJUST
2.Ejection Seat HeightADJUST ⚡
3.Stick grip and bootCHECK
Check Stick grip firmly attached to stick and stick boot in place with no tears
4.Auxiliary armament control panelSET
a. Gyro SwitchNORM
b. Aural tone control knobLOW
c. Boarding Steps position indicatorPROTRUDING
5.Slats override switchNORM
6.Intercom control panelSET
a. Volume controlAS DESIRED
b. Amplifier select knobNORM
c. Function selector switchHOT MIC
7.ALE-40 flares switchNORMAL
8.Fuel control panelSET
a. Internal wing transfer switchNORMAL
b. Internal wing dump switchNORM
c. Refuel select switchALL TANKS
d. External transfer switchAS REQUIRED
e. Air refuel switchRETRACT
9.Stab Aug SwitchesOFF
10.Boost PumpsCHECK⚡
Actuate left boost pump check switch observe that the left boost pump pressure indicator reads 30 ±5 PSI. Allow 3 seconds after release of the left switch, then repeat with right boost pump. Ensure that the test switches return to NORMAL
11.VOR/ILS PanelSET
a. Volume control knobAS DESIRED
b. Marker volume knobAS DESIRED
c. FrequencyAS DESIRED
d. VOR/MKR test switchTEST⚡
12.Slats/Flaps switchAS REQUIRED
Slats/Flaps switch should correspond with indicators
13.Emergency Slats/Flaps handleFORWARD
14.Drag Chute control handleDOWN AND SECURE
15.Speed brake switchIN
16.Throttle friction leverSET DESIRED
17.Comm Antenna Select SwitchUPR
Anti-skid and Nose wheel steering may malfunction while transmitting on the lower antenna due to electromagnetic interference.
18.Engine Anti-icing switchNORMAL
19.Anti-SkidCHECK⚡
a. Anti-Skid switch onLIGHT OFF
b. Emergency quick release leverDEPRESS/LIGHT ON AND RELEASE LIGHT OFF
c. Anti-Skid Switch offLIGHT ON
20.ARI circuit breakerIN
21.Landing and taxi lights switchOFF
22.Slats flaps position indicatorSELECTED POSITION
23.Landing gear position indicatorsGEAR DOWN INDICATION
24.Emergency brake control handleIN AND SECURE
25.Canopy emergency jettison handleFORWARD
26.Multiple weapons control panelSET
a. Master Arm SwitchSAFE
b. Delivery mode knobOFF
c. Weapon select knobC
d. Radar missile power switchOFF
e. Selective jettison knobOFF
f. Interlock switchIN
g. CL TK LightON IF CENTERLINE TANK IS INSTALLED
27.AccelerometerSET
28.Flight Instrument Light ControlAS REQUIRED
29.ClockWIND AND SET
30.Optical sight reticleCHECK
31.Film magazine/dust coverSECURE
32.ADICHECK AND SET⚡
a. Rotate pitch trim knob to check travel (-10° +5° minimum)
b. Set horizon bar level with miniature aircraft
33.Emergency attitude IndicatorCHECK
a. Cage and do not lock
b. Set miniature aircraft level with horizon bar
34.Navigation function selector panelSET
a. Bearing distance selector switchAS DESIRED
b. Mode selector knobAS DESIRED
35.Fire warning lightsTEST
36.Canopy manual unlock handleFORWARD
37.Arresting hook handleUP
38.Communication-Navigation control panelSET
a. Communication frequency control knobsAS REQUIRED
b. Communication channel control knobAS REQUIRED
c. Mode select switchAS REQUIRED
d. Communication Volume control knobAS DESIRED
e. Auxiliary channel control knobAS REQUIRED
f. Auxiliary volume control knobAS DESIRED
g. COMM-AUX PushbuttonTR + G - ADF
h. Navigation volume control knobsAS REQUIRED
i. TACAN function selector knobOFF
j. Communication command buttonAS DESIRED
k. Navigation command buttonAS DESIRED
38.Emergency vent knobIN
40.Rain removal switchOFF
41.Pitot heatCHECK ⚡ 🔧
42.Defog-footheat control handleAS DESIRED
43.IFF Mode IV function switchAS DESIRED
44.IFF Master control knobOFF
45.Circuit breakersCHECK
46.Temperature control panel
a. Temperature control knobAS DESIRED
b. Mode selector switchAUTO
47.DCU-94/A bomb control monitor panelSET
a. Station selector switchesAFT
b. Master release lock switchAFT
c. Option selector knobOFF
48.Cockpit lights control knobAS REQUIRED
a. White floodlight switchOFF
b. Instrument panel lights control knobAS REQUIRED
c. Console lights control knobAS REQUIRED
d. Standby compass light switchAS REQUIRED
e. Console floodlight switchAS REQUIRED
f. Indexer lights control knobAS REQUIRED
49.Warning and Indicator lightsTEST⚡
50.Instrument flood lightsOFF
51.Aural stall warning volumeAS DESIRED
52.Compass control panel
a. Latitude compensatorSET
b. Mode control knobSLAVED
c. Synchronization indicatorCHECK
53.Exterior lights control panelSET
a. Fuselage lights switchAS REQUIRED
b. Wing lights switchAS REQUIRED
c. Tail lights switchAS REQUIRED
d. Exterior lights flasher switchAS REQUIRED
e. Formation lights control knobAS REQUIRED
54.Instrument lights intensity control panelSET
55.Intercom SystemCHECK
56.Oxygen quantity gageCHECK (Cannot be done with battery start)
Check quantity sufficient, OFF flag not visible, OXYGEN LOW light extinguished. Press oxygen test button and check OXYGEN LOW light and MASTER CAUTION light illuminate at 1 litre. Notify rear crewmember, if applicable that test is in progress.
57.Oxygen supply systemCHECK AND SET
58.RWR SystemsCHECK THEN OFF⚡
59.Eject lightCHECK