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1 Air Refueling Procedures Brief UPDATED MARCH 2012

2 FTI Procedures Filing Filing AP1B AP1B GP GP Rendezvous Types and Procedures Rendezvous Types and Procedures RV Alpha (Anchor) RV Alpha (Anchor) RV Delta (Point Parallel) RV Delta (Point Parallel) RV Golf (En Route) RV Golf (En Route) Checklist Management Checklist Management Communications Plan Communications Plan Air refueling area Air refueling area RVIP/RVCP (ARIP/CP/CT) RVIP/RVCP (ARIP/CP/CT) Offset Offset FMS Setup FMS Setup Seagull / RVIP-RVCP line Seagull / RVIP-RVCP line Recommended PFD Setup Recommended PFD Setup  Air refueling altitude, Air refueling track, Air refueling speeds  Overrun and Under-run Procedures  Closure  Closure from ½ mile to Contact Positions  Boom Limits Demo  Breakaway Procedures  Role Reversal Procedures  Recovery

3 Filing AP1 B Chapter 4 AP1 B Chapter 4 AR example AR example GP Chapter 4 GP Chapter 4 Flight plan example Flight plan example

4 AP1 B COMMUNICATION/RENDEZVOUS PLAN a. Primary UHF a. Primary UHF b. Backup UHF b. Backup UHF c. APN 69/134/135 Settings (Beacon) c. APN 69/134/135 Settings (Beacon) d. APX 78/Encode/Decode (Transponder) d. APX 78/Encode/Decode (Transponder) e. TACAN Channels Receiver/Tanker e. TACAN Channels Receiver/Tanker 1.Track Name/Direction 2.Navigation 3.Comm/RV plan 4.AR Altitudes (Block) 5.Scheduling unit (preflight planning) 6.ARTCC (SODAR)

5 AP1 B COMMUNICATION/RENDEZVOUS PLAN a. Primary UHF a. Primary UHF b. Backup UHF b. Backup UHF c. APN 69/134/135 Settings (Beacon) c. APN 69/134/135 Settings (Beacon) d. APX 78/Encode/Decode (Transponder) d. APX 78/Encode/Decode (Transponder) e. TACAN Channels Receiver/Tanker e. TACAN Channels Receiver/Tanker 1.Track Name/Direction 2.Navigation 3.Comm/RV plan 4.AR Altitudes (Block) 5.Scheduling unit (preflight planning) 6.ARTCC (SODAR)

6 DD175

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8 Rendezvous RV Delta (Point Parallel)

9 Rendezvous: RV Golf (Enroute)

10 AR Training Flight Overview Ground Ops- Per Formation FTI chapter. Ground Ops- Per Formation FTI chapter. Takeoff and depart to area as a formation. Takeoff and depart to area as a formation. If weather precludes section takeoff, use established rendezvous procedures to effect rejoin in the area. If weather precludes section takeoff, use established rendezvous procedures to effect rejoin in the area. Tanker to CP, Clears Receiver to rendezvous altitude and to IP. Tanker to CP, Clears Receiver to rendezvous altitude and to IP. Checklist Checklist Comm Plan Comm Plan Tanker Procedures. Tanker Procedures. Receiver Procedures. Receiver Procedures.

11 Checklists Rendezvous /Pre-descent Checklist 1. Radios …………………………..Set (P,CP) 2. Crew..………………………Notified (P,CP) 3. Radar..………………………..Standby (CP) 4. TAS……………… As Req (CP) 5. Altimeters..…………………As Req (P,CP) 6. TACAN A/A……………….....As Req (CP) 7. MARSA (Tanker)………………Declare (P) Prep for Contact (Completed before 1/2 mile) 1. Crew……………...Ready for Refueling (P) 2. Exterior Lights………………..As Req (CP) 3. Autopilot……………....Disengaged (P,CP) 4. Transponder…………………..…..Off (CP) 5. Seat Height……… Adjust as req (P,CP) Simulated Contact 1. Position…………………Monitor (P,CP,OB) After Air Refueling 1. After Refueling Report………..As Req (CP) 2. External Lights ………………..As Req (CP) 3. Transponder ……………………….Set (CP) 4. TAS……………………………As Req (CP) 5. Altimeters………………………..Set (P,CP) 6. Crew …………………………...Notified (P)

12 Communications Plan Interplane Interplane (Pri)Interplane (Sec) (Pri)Interplane (Sec) A/A TACAN--- 29Y receiver / 92Y tanker A/A TACAN--- 29Y receiver / 92Y tanker Ensure TACAN is set To AA. Ensure TACAN is set To AA.

13 Simulated Air Refueling Area Seagull Central working area. Seagull Central working area. Can coordinate any altitude block. Can coordinate any altitude block. Accept MARSA and inform Seagull of multiple breakups and rendezvous. Accept MARSA and inform Seagull of multiple breakups and rendezvous. Ensure lateral and vertical boundaries honored. Ensure lateral and vertical boundaries honored. If needed can coordinate two blocks and designate longer IP/CP line or designate different IP/CP for alternate seagull procedures. If needed can coordinate two blocks and designate longer IP/CP line or designate different IP/CP for alternate seagull procedures.

14 RVIP CRP 115/55 RVCP CRP 115/38 OFFSET

15 INITIAL POINTCRP 115/55 CONTROL POINTCRP 115/38 HOLD POINTCRP 115/38 -- DISCONTINUITY -- SEAGULL BOUNDARIES FMS SETUP

16 PRIMARY NAV – FMS PRESET – VOR TUNED TO CRP #1 NEEDLE – TCN (AIR-AIR) #2 NEEDLE – VOR2 (DME FROM CRP) COURSE – DETERMINED BY FMS SPEED – A/R 150 TANKER / 180 SELECTED RECEIVER HEADING – A/R OB OR IB WIND CORRECTED PSA – TANKER ALTITUDE, SET PRIOR TO JOIN RECOMMENDED PFD DISPLAY

17 OFFSET COURSE 1.Set up intercept between the RVCP and RVIP (CP in Green). 2.USE 2 mile OFFSET on FLT PLAN page. 3. Inhibit FMS sequence. 4. Verify offset on Progress Page.

18 Increase to180KTS Increase to180KTS Decrease to 150KTS Decrease to 150KTS ’ ’ Decrease to 140KTS Decrease to 140KTS Sets Max Cruise Power until 1NM Sets Max Cruise Power until 1NM ’ ’ Overrun/ Under-run Procedures OVERRUN OVERRUN Tanker airspeed – Tanker airspeed – Receiver airspeed – Receiver airspeed – Receiver will then call “terminate overrun procedures” when within NM and below the tanker Receiver will then call “terminate overrun procedures” when within NM and below the tanker UNDER-RUN UNDER-RUN Tanker airspeed – Tanker airspeed – Receiver airspeed – Receiver airspeed – Receiver will then call “terminate under-run procedures” at NM and below the tanker Receiver will then call “terminate under-run procedures” at NM and below the tanker

19 Receiver Closure Airspeed/ Altitude Schedule 3 NM 180 KIAS 1000’ below tanker 2 NM 180 KIAS 1000’ below tanker 1 NM 180 KIAS 1000’ below tanker ½ NM 170 KIAS 500’ below tanker.3 NM 160 KIAS 300’ below tanker Pre-contact 150 KIAS 15’ below tanker Receiver Closure Airspeed/ Altitude Schedule 3 NM KIAS KIAS below tanker below tanker 2 NM KIAS KIAS below tanker below tanker 1 NM KIAS KIAS below tanker below tanker ½ NM KIAS KIAS below tanker below tanker.3 NM KIAS KIAS below tanker below tanker Pre-contact KIAS KIAS below tanker below tanker 500’ below.5 DME behind 1000’ below 1 DME behind

20 .3 DME /300 FT below

21 Precontact Position PRECONTACT Receiver will stabilize 50’ behind on 30º bearing line

22 Closure 3 Precontact Precontact

23 Contact Position CONTACT KC-135 verse KC-10 position lights

24 Contact Position CONTACT KC-135 verse KC-10 position lights

25 Closure 4 Contact Contact

26 Boom Limits KC-135 Up/Down 30º ± 10 Left/Right ±10º Fore/Aft 6.1 – 18.3 ft KC-10 Up/Down 30º ± 10 Left/Right ±19º Fore/Aft 6.1 – 21 ft

27 Boom Limits Demo Right Limit demo The visual indications of the right position include lining up directly behind the tanker right engine inboard exhaust stack, and the tanker tail fixed on the top edge of the receiver windscreen. The tanker vortices tend to push the receiver aircraft to the center. Inexperienced pilots will over correct when trying to return to centerline behind the tanker. Opposite aileron to the direction of drift back to center may be necessary to slow down the rate of return and avoid an overshooting oscillation. A technique for moving from center to the left or right is to ratchet the aircraft slowly to the outer limit then stabilize. The tanker vortices tend to push the receiver aircraft to the center. Inexperienced pilots will over correct when trying to return to centerline behind the tanker. Opposite aileron to the direction of drift back to center may be necessary to slow down the rate of return and avoid an overshooting oscillation. A technique for moving from center to the left or right is to ratchet the aircraft slowly to the outer limit then stabilize.

28 Boom Limits Demo Left Limit demo The visual indications of the left position include lining up directly behind the tanker’s left engine inboard exhaust stack, and the tanker tail fixed on the top edge of the receiver windscreen. The tanker vortices tend to push the receiver aircraft to the center. Inexperienced pilots will over correct when trying to return to centerline behind the tanker. Opposite aileron to the direction of drift back to center may be necessary to slow down the rate of return and avoid an overshooting oscillation. A technique for moving from center to the left or right is to ratchet the aircraft slowly to the outer limit then stabilize. The tanker vortices tend to push the receiver aircraft to the center. Inexperienced pilots will over correct when trying to return to centerline behind the tanker. Opposite aileron to the direction of drift back to center may be necessary to slow down the rate of return and avoid an overshooting oscillation. A technique for moving from center to the left or right is to ratchet the aircraft slowly to the outer limit then stabilize.

29 Breakaway Procedures “BREAKAWAY, BREAKAWAY, BREAKAWAY” “BREAKAWAY, BREAKAWAY, BREAKAWAY” Either aircraft in the formation can call a Breakaway. Either aircraft in the formation can call a Breakaway. TANKER PROCEDURES TANKER PROCEDURES Increase power Increase power Start a climb but do NOT decrease airspeed to lower than 150KTS Start a climb but do NOT decrease airspeed to lower than 150KTS If in a turn, maintain established bank angle If in a turn, maintain established bank angle Turn on Rotating Beacons Turn on Rotating Beacons RECEIVER PROCEDURES RECEIVER PROCEDURES Receiver Pilot Receiver Pilot Actuate autopilot/boom disconnect Actuate autopilot/boom disconnect Power to Idle Power to Idle Start rate of descent away from Tanker Start rate of descent away from Tanker Transition to instruments Transition to instruments Props full forward if necessary to assure safe separation Props full forward if necessary to assure safe separation Receiver Co-pilot Receiver Co-pilot Actuate autopilot/boom disconnect switch Actuate autopilot/boom disconnect switch Turn on TAS Turn on TAS Turn on Rotating Beacons Turn on Rotating Beacons Keep Visual of Tanker confirming aircrafts are well clear Keep Visual of Tanker confirming aircrafts are well clear

30 Role Reversal Procedures Tanker Tanker Turn to receivers’ reciprocal heading Turn to receivers’ reciprocal heading With 3NM separation is attained with increasing DME. Coordinate a altitude swap With 3NM separation is attained with increasing DME. Coordinate a altitude swap Descend to 1000’ below A/R altitude Descend to 1000’ below A/R altitude Receiver Receiver Maintain present airspeed and altitude till 3NM with increasing DME is attained Maintain present airspeed and altitude till 3NM with increasing DME is attained Climb to A/R altitude Climb to A/R altitude When both aircraft report level at their respective altitudes, the “New tanker” will proceed to the ARCP. The “New Receiver” will proceed to the RVIP and give his simulated 15 min call. When both aircraft report level at their respective altitudes, the “New tanker” will proceed to the ARCP. The “New Receiver” will proceed to the RVIP and give his simulated 15 min call. The procedure for a RV Delta (point parallel rendezvous) is then initiated The procedure for a RV Delta (point parallel rendezvous) is then initiated

31 QUESTIONS?


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