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A-10C Thunderbolt II

Checklist - Main Volume

NOT SUITED FOR REAL OPERATIONS


MADE FOR DCS A-10C

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CONTENTS

Page #
1 Cover
2 Contents
3 Mission Data Card
4 Verify Checks / Before Engine Start / APU/Engine Start
5 APU/Engine Start (Continued) / After Engine Start
6 After Engine Start (Continued) / Before Taxi / Taxi /
Before Takeoff
7 Normal Takeoff / Airborne / Fence In
8 Fence In (Continued) / Initial Point / Egress / Fence out
9 Fence Out (Continued) / Air to Air Refueling
10 Air to Air Refueling (Continued) / Descent
11 Approach / Before Landing/Final Approach / Landing /
Prior to Engine Shutdown
12 Prior to Engine Shutdown (Continued) / Engine
Shutdown
13 Rearm/Hotpits
14 Cockpit Layout - Left Console
15 Cockpit Layout - Center Console
16 Cockpit Layout - Right Console
17 Notes

 For A-10C Emergency Procedures refer to 25th VFS Emergency


Procedures Checklist (In Work)

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MISSION DATA CARD


DATE TIME FLT FUEL CALLSIGN T/O LAND

MISSION FRIENDLY FORCES

PACKAGE
COMMON
SUPPORT CALLSIGN RADIO PRESET KNOWN THREATS

TOWER

FLT

JTAC/
AFAC

AWACS

TANKER

WEAPONS/SENSORS
1 7

2 8

3 9

4 10

5 11

6 GAU-8 TP CM

CHAFF FLARE

WEATHER

TEMP CLOUD BASE WIND @ GRND WIND @ 2000 WIND @ 8000

NOTES:

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VERIFY CHECK

1. All Switches Off / Safe / Normal

BEFORE ENGINE START

1. (Night) Emer Flood To Emer Flood R1


2. Ejection Seat Arm
3. Battery ON
R1
4. Inverter STANDBY
5. Test Signal Lights Signal Lights Tamp Test
L14
Fire Detect Bleed Air Leak Test
6. Fuel Indicator Test to ensure needles read 3000 and
C8
numbers are 6000 +/- 200 lbs
7. Oxygen Supply ON R10
8. Oxygen Warning Ensure Caution light pnl illuminates
R9
Light when O2 gauge reads below .5 liters
9. Boost Pumps Wing & Main to ON L1
10. L & R AC Gen PWR R11
11. Intercom Control Pull HM, IM, FM, VHF, UHF - adjust
L10
PNL volume as needed
12. VHF/FM TR L4
13. UHF Function MAIN L5
14. VHF/AM TR L6
15. Radios Program to required frequencies
16. Canopy Close - Locked - No Light R12

APU/ENGINE START

1. APU START L2
Monitor EGT to ensure it stabilizes
between 400 and 450c
2. APU GEN PWR (once stabilized at 100%) R11
3. Throttle HOTAS Pinky switch AFT L2
4. (Night) Formation BRT
Lights
5. Position Lights FLASH R8
6. (Night) Cockpit Set Eng Inst, Flt Inst, Aux Inst and
Instrument Lighting Console to desired levels
7. Radio Check VHF/FM, UHF, VHF/AM
8. ATC Request Engine Start
9. #1 Engine L ENG OPER switch to MOTOR L2
Observe Eng Core Speed; @ 30% C7
#1 Throttle Over the Hump
L2
L ENG OPER switch to NORM
CORE speed normalized at 56%

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APU/ENGINE START (Continued)

10. Left Hydraulics Verify 3,000 psi (+/- 500 psi) C8


11. Flight Controls Cycle Primary Flt controls to verify
all work with left hyd power
12. #2 Engine R ENG OPER switch to MOTOR L2
Observe Eng Core Speed; @ 30% C7
#2 Throttle Over the Hump L2
R ENG OPER switch to NORM
CORE speed normalized at 56%
13. Right Hydraulics Verify 3,000 psi (+/- 500 psi) C8
14. APU GEN OFF/RESET R11
15. APU OFF L2

AFTER ENGINE START

1. CICU ON
C5
2. IFFCC TEST
3. UFC Press ENT C1
4. JTRS ON C5
5. CDU ON
R4
6. GSP/INS ON
7. Standby Attitude Ind Uncage C6
8. Yaw & SAS ENGAGE L13
9. IFFCC Bit Check Press ENT (On UFC)
C1
Complete
10. UFC Select Rocker Down to EXIT, press ENT C1
11. IFFCC ON
C5
12. HUD Mode Set to DAY or NIGHT
13. Left MFCD OSB 10 (Load All) C2
Ensure Green Dots appear by each
OSB button confirming all data
loaded, once complete
14. Right MFCD OSB 13 (CDU) C3
15. Left MFCD OSB 15 (TAD) C2
16. Flight Controls Ops Check Flight Controls, Trim,
Emergency Trim
17. T/O Trim Set flight controls to neutral, ensure
L13
light illuminates
18. #1 Engine Chop Check
Move the #1 throttle from idol to
max within 2 seconds
Core RPM should not exceed 70% L2
19. #2 Engine Chop Check
Move the #2 throttle from idol to
max within 2 seconds
Core RPM should not exceed 70%
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AFTER ENGINE START (Continued)

20. EGI aligned CDU and Right MFCD CDU screen


C3/R3
flashing INS NAV RDY; T=4.0 0.8
21. Right MFCD OSB 9 (NAV) C3
22. Steer PT Flight Plan R4
23. CDU WP R3
24. EAC ARM
L3
25. RDR ALT NRM
26. Left MFCD OSB 10 (NET)
Ensure matches flight info
C2
OSB 8 (GRP ID)
OSB 7 (OWN ID)
Confirm FLT members appear in
TAD

BEFORE TAXI

1. Flaps MVR L2
2. Anti-Skid ON
C4
3. Taxi/Landing Light TAXI
4. Stick HOTAS Engage nose Wheel Steering
Pinky switch
5. Radio Contact Flight Lead; state
"FLT# ready to taxi"
Once notified by Flight lead taxi
authorized contact ACT for clearance

TAXI
Do not taxi until authorized by FLT lead and ATC. Ensure you taxi in correct
FLT order
1. Engine Throttles Forward to start moving L2
2. Brakes Tap to ensure operating normally
Taxi speeds should be between 15
and 25 knots

BEFORE TAKEOFF

1. Taxi/Landing Landing Lights (up)


C4
Lights
2. Position Lights STEADY
3. Anti-Collision Anti-Collision R8
Lights
4. Pitot Heat ON R9

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NORMAL TAKE OFF

1. Brakes Engage toe brakes


2. Throttles RMP 80%
L2
Check gauges & Caution Light PNL
3. Brakes Release
4. Throttles To max L2
5. Nose Wheel Disengage at 70 kts
Steering
6. Rotation As computed
7. Control Stick Pull back to 10 degrees

AIRBORNE

1. Gear Handle Raise Handle - light off C4


2. Flaps UP L2
3. Engine Gauges in the Green C7
4. Trim As Required
5. Radio Call Airborne
6. MFCD Cycle - As Required
7. Radio Channel - As Required
8. Wingman Set Formation and Route
9. Altimeter Declare transition level
NOTE:
Apply power smoothly, note computed speeds for 8 - 10 degree pitch
rotation as briefed.
WARNING:
DO NOT EXCEED 10 DEGREES PITCH IN ROTATION.

FENCE IN

1. Throttle HOTAS Pinky switch MID L2


2. Countermeasure Signal Processor PNL
2.1 Mode Knob Set as desired or directed by FLT
lead (MAN - SEMI - AUTO)
2.2. MWS Switch ON R1
2.3. JMR Switch ON
2.4. RWR ON
2.5. DISP MENU
Review programs or add additional
ones if desired
3. Countermeasure Set Control Panel
Set as desired or directed by FLT
lead

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FENCE IN (Continued)

4. Armament HUD Control PNL


4.1. Master Arm ARM
4.2. GUN/PAC ARM C5
4.3. TGP ON
4.4. Laser Arm ARM - As Required
5. MFCD OSB 18 (DSMS) C2
Set up weapons per briefing or as
desired
5.1. AGM Power OSB 2 (MSL)
OSB 4 (EO OFF - ON)
NOTE:
Avoid Radio Chatter when entering enemy airspace unless in case of
emergency.

INITIAL POINT

1. Radio Flight Split, Weapons Free, Engage


2. Armament HUD Verify switchology
C5
Control PNL
3. Weapons Verify correct weapon selected
C2
(DSMS)
4. Attitude Check Speed and ALT
5. Threat Assume (SAM / AAA)
Contact JTAC / AFAC / AWACS if
available for set rep
6. Counter Measures Verify switchology
7. Radio Call in HOT

EGRESS

1. Heading Check to friendly airspace


2. Caution Panel Check for lights
3. JTAC / AFAC If available - inbound area
4. Flight Check status & Fuel - Rejoin / Cover

FENCE OUT

1. Threat Assume (SAM / AAA)


Contact JTAC / AFAC / AWACS if
available for set rep
2. Armament HUD Control PNL
2.1. Master Arm SAFE
C5
2.2. GUN/PAC SAFE
2.3. TGP OFF
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FENCE OUT (Continued)

2.4. Laser Arm SAFE - As Required C5


3. Countermeasure Signal Processor PNL
R1
3.1 Mode Knob STBY
4. Throttle HOTAS Pinky switch AFT L2
5. Damage Visually check wings
6. Radio Flight Fuel Check (Dest or Atl)

AIR TO AIR REFUELING

Tanker Rejoin:
1. Radio Request Refueling
2. TACAN Set TACAN Channel R5
3. TACAN Mode A A T/R
4. Heading Course to Intercept (HSI)
5. Altitude Tanker ALT - 1000 FT
Precontact:
6. Armament HUD Control PNL
6.1. Master Arm SAFE
6.2. GUN/PAC SAFE C5
6.3. TGP OFF
6.4. Laser Arm SAFE - As Required
7. Counter Measure Mode Knob - STBY
R1
Signal Processor PNL
8. Position Lights STEADY
9. Formation Lights BRT at night
R8
10. Anti-Collision OFF at night
Lights
11. Air refueling OPEN
receiver control lever L1
12. Tank Gate CLOSED
13. AR Status Lights Working properly - READY light
should illuminated
14. IFF STBY
15. CMXP STBY
16. Radio Request contact from tanker
If given permission, move forward and follow directions of the boom operator.
Close to the tanker at 2-3 knots until reaching the contact position. Align the
boom with the center longitudinal axis of the aircraft. Make constant reference
between the boom and the tanker fuselage and DO NOT chasing the boom.
Contact:
17. Boom Operator Follow Instructions and Lights
18. Boom Contact Confirm LATCHED light is
illuminated - READY light should
extinguish
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AIR TO AIR REFUELING (Continued)

19. Fuel Transfer Verify good transfer by observing


C8
Fuel Quantity PNL
NOTE:
For successive contacts you MUST cycle the aerial refueling system by
pressing the refuel/reset button (HOTAS stick nosewheel Steering button -
pinky button) or close and open the slipway door.

Disconnect:
20. Full Tanks DISCONNECT light will illuminate
You can also disconnect manually by
pressing the HOTAS stick pinky
button
21. Throttle Decrease Power
Post Air Refueling:
22. Air refueling CLOSED
L1
receiver control lever
23. Fuel Quantity Check C8
24. Armament HUD As Required
C5
Control PNL
25. Counter Measure As Required
R1
Signal Processor PNL
26. TACAN As Required R5
27. Exterior Lights As Required R8

DESCENT

1. Armament HUD Switches OFF - SAFE - NORMAL


C5
Control PNL
2. Countermeasure Switches OFF - SAFE - NORMAL
R1
Signal Processor PNL
3. Altimeter Set & Check (transition ALT)
Check altimeter readings vs HUD
altitude
4. Approach Plates Reviewed
5. Navigation mode TCN or ISL
select PNL
6. ILS PNL Set according to approach plate R6
7. TACAN PNL Set according to approach plate R5

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APPROACH

1. Radio ATC Call Inbound


2. HUD Ensure in NAV mode
3. Fuel Check Quantity C8
4. Radio Flight Notify flight you are on final
approach
5. At IAF Follow ATC guidance unless Visual
Approach

BEFORE LANDING / FINAL APPROACH

1. Radio ATC Request landing


2. Gear Handle Down
Verify 3 Green - handle Light off
3. Flaps Full Down L2
4. Anti-Skid ON
5. Taxi/Landing Lights Landing Lights (up)
6. Speed Brake Use as Needed (no more than 40%)
7. Airspeed Varies on ACFT weight, maintain
proper speed so you don't stall
8. Touchdown Flare ACFT nose up

LANDING

1. Speed Throttles to Idle L2


2. Speedbreaks Fully Extended
3. Nose Gear Gently lower nose
4. MLG Brakes Engage toe brakes - As Required
5. NWS HOTAS Throttle Pinky switch to
engage (at or below 70 knots)
5. Speedbreaks Retract once airspeed is below 50
knots
6. Flaps UP
7. Pitot Heat OFF R9
8. Taxi to parking
location
9. Radio Flight When clear of the active

PRIOR TO ENGINE SHUT DOWN

1. Radio FLT Notify FLT that you are parked and


shutting down
2. Intercom PNL All Buttons pushed down L10
3. Yaw & SAS OFF L13
4. VHF/FM OFF L6
5. UHF OFF L5
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PRIOR TO ENGINE SHUT DOWN

6. VHF/AM OFF L4
7. EAC OFF L2
8. RDR ALT DIS
9. Flaps UP
10. Anti-Skid OFF C4
11. Taxi/Landing OFF
C5
Light
12. Standby Attitude Cage
C6
Ind
13. Left MFCD OFF C2
14. Armament HUD Control PNL
14.1. Master Arm SAFE
14.2. GUN/PAC SAFE
14.3. TGP OFF C5
14.4. Laser Arm SAFE - As Required
14.5 CICU OFF
14.6 JTRS OFF
14.7 IFFCC OFF
15. Right MFCD OFF
16. Countermeasures All Switches OFF - SAFE -
Set Signal Processor NORMAL R1
PNL
17. CDU OFF
R4
18. GSP/INS OFF
19. TACAN OFF R6
20. ILS OFF R7
21. Lighting Control All Switches / Knobs OFF R8
PNL
22. Pitot Head Verify OFF R9
23. Canopy If not already open R12

ENGINE SHUT DOWN

1. #1 Eng Throttle OFF L2


Confirm CORE RPM reaches 5% and
ITT below 200c
2. HOTAS Stick Cycle Flight Controls to verify they
work with only RT system
3. #2 Eng Throttle OFF L2
Confirm CORE RPM reaches 5% and
ITT below 200c
4. Inverter OFF
5. Battery OFF R11
6. L / R AC GEN OFF
7. Boots Pumps OFF L1
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REARMING / HOTPIT REFUEL

Prior to entering HOTPITS


1 After Landing Complete
Checks
2. Radio Frequency Check proper ATC frequency tuned
3. Armament HUD
Control PNL
3.1. Master Arm SAFE
C5
3.2. GUN/PAC SAFE
3.3. TGP OFF
3.4. Laser Arm SAFE - As Required
4. Countermeasures All Switches OFF - SAFE -
Set Signal Processor NORMAL R1
PNL
5. APU OFF L2
Prior to HOTPITS
6. Canopy As Desired R12
NOTE:
Rearming should always be accomplished first.

WARNING:
HANDS SHOULD BE CLEAR OF HOTAS STICK, FLIGHT CONTROLS
WILL NOT BE MOVED DURING REARMING / HOT PITS

7. Radio Contact Ground Crew


Request Rearming
Select desired weapons load from menu
8. Radio Request Refueling
Select desired amount from menu
During REARM / HOTPITS
9. Radio freq Monitor Tower & Guard channels
REARM / HOTPITS Complete
9. LEFT MFCD Reload DSMS
10. Radio FLT Notify FLT that Rearm / Hotpits
complete
11. Radio ATC Taxi clearance

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COCKPIT LAYOUT

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