Reg Guidance What to Look for What to Listen for How it helps
3.2. G-Awareness Exercise. Conduct all G-awareness exercises IAW AFI 11-2MDS Volume 3, MAJCOM supplements, AFTTP 3-3.MDS, and/or established local procedures. 3.2.1. As a minimum, conduct a G-awareness exercise: 18.104.22.168. For aircraft requiring a G-suit, anytime aircrew plan or are likely to maneuver above five Gs during the mission. 22.214.171.124. For aircraft not requiring a G-suit, anytime aircrew plan or are likely to maneuver above four Gs during the mission. 3.2.2. Maintain a minimum of 6,000 feet between aircraft during the G-awareness exercises.
126.96.36.199. (PACAF) The G-awareness maneuver will consist of at least two 90 degree turns. (The second turn of the g-awareness exercise for air-to-air sorties will be a minimum of 180 degrees of turn). The first turn will be a smooth onset rate to approximately 4 Gs. Pilots will use this turn to ensure proper g-suit operation and to practice their anti-g straining maneuver. Regain airspeed and perform another 90 degree turn at up to 6-7 Gs. If aircraft limits preclude either of the above, turns should be performed so as not to exceed aircraft limits. Do not perform systems checks or other items that detract from the intended purpose of the G-awareness maneuver. 188.8.131.52. A G-awareness maneuver will be accomplished prior to any tactical maneuvering, including range missions. Accomplish this maneuver in day or night VMC only. 184.108.40.206. G-awareness exercises will be filmed in HUD and in Hot Mic. In addition, the tactical portion of all basic missions (BFM, SA, ACM, etc) will be flown in Hot Mic to enable assessment of the AGSM. For high task sorties (DACT, Composite Force, Opposed SAT, etc), it is highly desired for pilots to fly in Hot Mic.
Centrifuge Initial Training Gs In Flight Beeper Vs. Gs
What you see How they Look / Feel How NVGs work When to use them.
Neck issues Fitting and Function Check and Double Check Smooth and Secure
Heavy; NVGs are heavy and can cause significant muscle strain over time Also muscle tension headaches and even Trapezius/shoulder pain
Pre Flight Fitting Pre Flight Adjustment and Testing in Dark Room Bracket placement adjustment In Flight Placement and adjustment required
Ensure width is appropriate Focus much like binoculars Keep extra battery handy Keep flashlight available
Cockpit is a small environment and can be difficult to learn anything that is not practiced pre flight. Seat height and head movements are more limited Cockpit lighting issues and NVG. Remove before landing.