Exhibit: Fighters Anthology
Control Surface Damage
Symptom: Erratic response to all control inputs
Column and Rudders CHECK SECURITY
If a/c is still responding abnormally:
Pitch 5 DEGREE CLIMB
Airspeed SET BELOW 350 KTS
Ordnance JETTISON shift k
Fuel tanks JETTISON shift j
Land AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
If a/c control cannot be maintained Engage Autopilot A
If Autopilot cannot gain control
PROCEED TO EJECTION CHECKLIST
Do not attempt landing with control surface damage as the result is usually a bad crash!
A formation of MiG-23's.