F/A-18E SuperHornet by Digital Integration - 1998 F/A-18E SuperHornet by Digital Integration - 1998
Exhibit - F/A-18E Super Hornet

Takeoff Checklist

Remember that the engines act like a giant vacuum cleaner in front and a barbeque at the exhaust end.
Remember that the engines act like a giant vacuum cleaner in front and a barbeque at the exhaust end Always check for tourists, busloads of tourists, small children, small children in buses, animals and small children with animals before starting your engines.

The Auxiliary Power Unit Switch

ACTION KEYS
Takeoff
Look around for traffic F2
Wheel Brake ON W
APU ON Ctrl T
Start Engine R
The Right engine should be started first as this provides power to the Hydraulic system
U
Start Engine L Y
Flaps to 1/2 Shift F
Shift F
Throttle to Full MIL Power
Wheel Brake OFF W
Afterburner
Rotate at 145 knots
No back stick is needed to rotate
Adjust stick to maintain a 10 degree climb
Flaps UP Shift F
Gear UP G
Head to first Waypoint
 
MAP
Select Virtual Cockpit F2
Centre display with mouse
click on map display


MiGMan thanks Mark "Roamer" Bewick for the heads-up on the correct engine start sequence!

When you engage the APU, the warning lights will flash... DO NOT PANIC!  This is a normal self-test routine!
When you engage the APU, the warning lights will flash... DO NOT PANIC! This is a normal self-test routine!

Gear down and Wheel Brake ON.
Gear down and Wheel Brake ON.

Climb out at 10 degrees pitch up.

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