Cold Start

1. Set the BATTERY switch to ON

(RIGHT CONSOLE)
confirm both Left and Right Generators are ON.

2. Move and hold the fire detection switch to FIRE TEST A

(LEFT CONSOLE)
wait for all of the audio caution messages to play. Once complete, wait 10 seconds and then do the same for FIRE TEST B. Between running FIRE TEST A and FIRE TEST B, you can reset the battery switch to rewind the fire test tape.

3. APU switch to ON

(LEFT CONSOLE)
wait for green APU READY light.

4. Move the ENG CRANK switch to the right

(LEFT CONSOLE)
this will start the right engine.

5. Move the right throttle from OFF to IDLE when the right engine is above 25% rpm

(RSHIFT + HOME)
as shown on IFEI.

6. Once right engine RPM is over 60%, rotate the BLEED AIR knob 360 degrees clockwise, from NORM to NORM.

(RIGHT CONSOLE)

7. Test the CAUTION, WARNING and ADVISORY lights test.

(RIGHT CONSOLE)

8. Turn on the power to both DDIs, MPCD and HUD.

(INSTRUMENT PANEL)
Select the FCS page on the left DDI and the BIT page on the right DDI.

10. Move the ENG CRANK switch to the left after confirming the following

(LEFT CONSOLE)
right engine has an rpm between 63 and 70%
a TEMP between 190 and 590 degrees
Fuel Flow between 420 and 900 PPH
a nozzle position between 73 and 84%
and an OIL pressure between 45 and 110 psi.

11. Move the left throttle from OFF to IDLE when left engine has reached at least 25% rpm

(RIGHT ALT + HOME).
as shown on IEFI

12. Once the left engine has an RPM greater than 60%, rotate the INS knob to GND (ground) or CV (carrier)

(RIGHT CONSOLE)
depends on your parking location.

13. Set the RADAR knob to OPR (operate).

(RIGHT CONSOLE)

14. Set the OBOGS control switch and FLOW switch ON.

(LEFT CONSOLE)
ON

15. Press the FCS RESET button and monitor FCS DDI page.

(LEFT CONSOLE)

16. Set the Flap switch to AUTO.

(LEFT QUARTER PANEL)

17. Press Takeoff Trim button.

(LEFT CONSOLE)

18. While holding up the FCS BIT switch [Y] on the right wall, press the FCS OSB on the BIT / FCS page at the same time.

N/A

19. Four down test.

(LEFT CONSOLE, THROTTLES, LEFT QUARTER PANEL, RIGHT QUARTER PANEL, and RIGHT CONSOLE)
Cycle / test the refueling probe, speed brake, launch bar, arrestor hook, pitot heat, and set flaps to HALF.

20. Left mouse click on the hand brake to release it.

N/A

21. Set your BINGO fuel level (minimum fuel to return home)

(LEFT INSTRUMENT PANEL)
done by pressing the up and down arrows on the IFEI.

22. Set the Standby Barometric Altimeter to airfield elevation.

(RIGHT INSTRUMENT PANEL)

23. Set the RADAR Altimeter to 200 feet for an airfield takeoff or 40 feet from the carrier.

(RIGHT QUARTER PANEL)

24. Uncage the standby Attitude Indicator.

(RIGHT INSTRUMENT PANEL)

25. Set the Attitude Source to AUTO.

(CENTER INSTRUMENT PANEL)

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