Accelerating Transition (AT)
Accelerating Transition is the term used to describe transition from jetborne/semi-jetborne flight to wingborne flight. The AT begins when the aircraft is clear of ground effect and at an altitude sufficient to avoid obstacles and introduction of FOD onto the landing surface.
During AT, AOA must not exceed 15o. Over-rotation or high rotational rates may result in the AOA rising uncontrollably even with stick full forward. Uncontrollable pitch ups are most likely to occur at extreme aft CG loadings and/or with the wing flaps deflected more than 25o.
SET WITCH HAT AT THE PITCH CARETS Continue to maintain wings level and vane centered.
GRADUALLY ROTATE THE NOZZLES AFT.
Maintain nozzle angle of 25o or greater while in STOL flaps
Nozzle rotation should enable the aircraft to maintain a slight climb.
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