|Check that your Throttle controller is fully in the idle position.||_____|
|Wheel Brake ON||W|
|APU on||Ctrl T|
|Left Engine On||Y|
|Right Engine On||U|
|Flaps to 1/2||Shift F|
|or Auto Flaps||Ctrl F|
|Adjust HUD brightness to suit the lighting conditions|
|Set the DDI pages to suit you||Ctrl F|
|Check the bearing of the first waypoint so you will know which way to turn after takeoff|
The Tower will say:
"Hornet Leader. Permission to taxi."
"Hornet Leader . Proceed to cat."
Wait for the plane director to show
you where to taxi to."
(Note your speed when stationary is still 20 - 30 knots due to the forward motion of the carrier).
|Release Wheel brake||W|
|Adjust Throttle until moving forward|
|Apply wheel brake to stop||W|
|Lock Launch Bar down|
VIDEO - Carrier Take-off in an F/A-18E Superhornet - This information can now be found at the main index: http://index.migman.com.
Click on the image to see the video.
Auxiliary Power Unit
The Launch Bar lever