Section II. OPERATING PROCEDURES AND MANEUVERS
8-7. Operating Procedures and Maneuvers.
procedure or maneuver is required.
version of the amplified checklist, omitting all explanatory
a. This section deals with normal procedures and
text, is contained in the Operator's and Crewmember's
includes all steps necessary to insure safe and efficient
Checklist, TM 55-1510-215-CL. To provide for easier
operation of the aircraft from the time a preflight begins
cross referencing the procedural steps are numbered to
until the flight is completed and the aircraft is parked and
coincide with the corresponding numbered steps in this
secured. Unique feel, characteristics and reaction of the
aircraft during various phases of operation and the
techniques and procedures used for taxiing, takeoff,
8-10. Checklist Callout.
climb, etc., are described including precautions to be
Your flying experience is recognized;
Pilot and crewmembers shall not rely on memory for
therefore, basic flight principles are avoided. Only the
verifying prescribed operational checks, except those
duties of the minimum crew necessary for the actual
immediate action emergency procedures that must be
operation of the aircraft are included.
memorized for safe aircraft emergency operation. Oral
callout and confirmation of checklist items shall be
b. Procedures specifically related to instrument
accomplished by pilot and the crewmembers.
flight that are different from normal procedures are
covered in this section following normal procedures.
8-11. Preflight Check.
Descriptions of functions, operations, and effects of
The preflight check is performed as follows:
CHARACTERISTICS, and are repeated in this section
only when required for emphasis. Checks that must be
performed under adverse environmental conditions such
as desert and cold weather operations supplement
normal procedures checks in this section and are
a. Before Exterior Check.
8-8. Symbols Definition.
1. Publications - Check DA Form 2408-12,
Items which apply only to night or only to instrument
-13, -14, and availability of DOD AVFUEL Identaplate
flying shall have an "N" or and "I", respectively,
DD Form 1896, Operator's Manual (-10), Checklist (-CL)
immediately preceding the check to which it is pertinent.
and locally required forms and publications.
The symbol "O" shall be used to indicate "if installed".
Those duties which are the responsibility of the copilot,
2. Oxygen cylinder pressure valves - As
will be indicated by a circle around the step number i.e.,
5 Starter and IGN SYS circuit breakers - IN. The
symbol star "H" indicates an operational check is
3. Oxygen system pressure - Check.
Operational checks are contained in the
performance section of the condensed checklist. The
4. Keylock switch - OFF.
symbol asterisk "*" indicates that performance of step is
mandatory for all thru-flights, when there has been no
5. Fuel firewall valves - OPEN and safetied.
change in crew. The asterisk applies only to checks
performed prior to takeoff. Placarded items appear in
If high or gusty winds are present,
Normal procedures are given primarily in checklist
and the flight controls are unlocked,
form and amplified as necessary in accompanying
control surfaces may be damaged by
paragraph form when a detailed description of a