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Base Ops:  2712   FAX:  6465
WX:  3992
ATIS:  2847
CP:  3935,6
NOTAMS: www.notams.jcs.mil KWRI, KDOV, KNXX, KACY


(M010) Requirements: (AFI 11-2C-141 V1, pg 94)
IPs should accomplish their requirements with another IP on board. Once the exercise begins, it should not be disrupted for any other type of training.
A min. of 1.5 hrs (1.0 for ARC) should be scheduled for this event.

As a minimum, include:

1. Review of boldface emergency procedures.
2. 3 Instrument approaches
3. Missed approach
4. VFR traffic pattern (weather permitting)

The following should be accomplished when available and applicable:

5. Holding pattern or procedure turn (to include entry).
6. Circling approach.
7. Simulated eng. out landing (not applicable to copilots).
8. Simulated eng. out go-around or missed approach (not applicable to copilots).
9. Partial flap landing
If circumstances prevent completion on one sortie, credit may be taken after a second IP-supervised sortie, provided the combined activity fulfills the intent of this paragraph. Instructors should tailor each M010 to the individual pilot’s needs. Particular emphasis should be placed on simulated systems malfunctions, simulated eng-out operations & instrument procedures.


Wx > 3000/3  have no less than #10,000 at the start of the last approach or traffic pattern.
Wx < 3000/3  fuel in accordance with AMC Fuel Planning Directives. (A/Ch 10, pg. 6)

Bingo fuel required when training at McGuire:

  • Atlantic City:                 11.4     @ 4000’  250 KCAS
  • Greater Wilmington     13.0
  • Dover:                           13.9
  • Andrews                        17.0     @ 10,000’  300 KCAS
  • Dulles                            17.5
  • Westover                       22.2
  • Griffis                             23.1 
  • Wright Pat                     25.0

  • Plattsburgh                    26.4
  • Rickenbacker               27.0
  • Charleston                    30.2     @ FL330  M .74
(A/Ch 10, Base Sup 1, Attch 2)
(The above fuel allows you to fly to the selected alternate with fuel for holding and an approach.)


Bird condition "Moderate": Initial takeoffs and final landing allowed only when departure and arrival routes avoid identified bird activity (no touch-and-go's).
Bird condition "Severe": Takeoffs and landings are prohibited without OG/CC (or higher) approval.
Note: When a bird strike does occur, the aircraft requires a visual inspection to determine if any damage took place. This cannot be accomplished while airborne. (FCB Vol I, 5f)
Have command post check the bird condition of alternate training bases before departing the local pattern. (A/Ch-10/Base Sup 1, p.2)

McGuire Phase II BASH Restrictions (normally 1 Aug - 1 Dec)

  • Must review Bird Avoidance Models (BAM graphs) in Base Ops
  • Ask tower about bird activity at fields without BASH programs (non-AF fields)
  • No transition training in BASH windows (+ - 1 hour of sunset/sunrise) - this applies to Atlantic City and Willow Grove
  • No takeoffs and landings in "dark" window (1 hour prior to sunrise and 1 hour after sunset)
  • If your mission is scheduled to takeoff in "light" window you are pre-approved
  • If your mission slips into light window must get 305 OG/CC approval for landing or takeoff (no touch-and-go's)
  • For approved takeoffs and landings during the BASH window ask tower to assure arrival and departure corridors are clear of birds


Touch-and-Go’s: Ceiling and vis. must be > 300 / 3/4, (RVR 40), RCR 12 min and no slush (A/Ch 9, pg 131)
3-eng. & flaps less than 75%: Daylight: circling minimums. Night time: 1000/2 or circling minimums, whichever is higher. All McGuire circ mins are 600/2. (A/Ch 9, pg 133)

15 knot crosswind limit for training no-flaps and CAT IIs

TOUCH-AND-GO’S (IP's) (A/ Ch 9, p 131)

The minimum useable runway length for touch-and-go landings is 7000 ft.

No passengers or hazardous cargo for touch-and-go's or multiple approaches (MX personnel ok)

All wheel brakes and anti-skid must be operational

Touch-and-go’s with fuel > #75,000 are allowed but not with GW > 257,500… (this could be a factor for heavyweight AR)
With fuel > #75, 000
1. Do not exceed 2 touch-and-go’s per hour.
2. AWLS coupled landings will not be made.
3. Full stop landings will not be made. (Applies to landings during training.) (D/2-63)
30 min. max. transition time (if absolutely necessary for currency requirements) with airevac personnel on board. (514th policy letter)


Copilot simulated eng. out appr/landing/go-arounds are restricted to the simulator. (OK for FP upgrade and above.) (A/Ch 9, pg 134)
Simulated engine failure: initiate above 500’ AGL. (A/ Ch 9, pg 136)
Engine out Go-around: Initiate above 200’ AGL. ( Use all engines if below 200’ AGL.) (A/Ch 9, pg 136)

Simulated engine out - initiate no slower than 3 eng approach or 3 eng Vmca. (A/Ch 9, pg 136)


1. Full stop only. (A/Ch 9, pg 135)
2. 15 knot X-wind, max. for training (A/Ch 9, pg 136) 25 knots for actual no-flap.
3. For AC candidates and above. (A/Ch 9,pg 134)
5. Do not slow below Appr + 20 until inbound to the FAF. (D/2-56)  Min. speed for no-flap approach is appch + 20 prior to configuration.
6. 9,000' runway minimum for no-flap full stops (A/Ch 10/Base Sup 1, p. 4).


1. Will not be flown from 2200L-0600L, except 36 to 6 or 6 to 36 at McGuire. (A/Ch 10, pg. 6)
2. In normal configurations - approved for copilot and above. (A/Ch 9, pg. 134)
3. FP/AC candidates & above may perform circling approaches in conjunction with a simulated engine out. (But not combined with any other simulated malfunction.) (A/ Ch9, pg. 134)
4. AC upgrades and above may perform circling approaches in conjunction with a no-flap maneuver. (But not compounded with any other simulated malfunction.) (A/Ch 9, pg. 134)
5. Missed appr/go-around from a circling approach at McGuire (VFR conditions), when initiated during the instrument approach segment, will be flown on runway heading to 1600. If the VFR pattern is closed for WX climb to 2000 ft MSL. Once the circling maneuver has been initiated, the missed approach shall be performed to the runway to which the pilot is actually maneuvering. ( A/Ch 10, pg. 6)


1. X-wind limit for training: 15 knots. (A/9-136)
2. Coupled AWLS - notify ATC no later than the FAF. (I/113)
3. Wx.: 200-1/2, RVR 24 (for training), if WX is between 300/ 3/4 and 200 1/2 then you can't touch-and-go (51-1, vol 4,
4. Runway length must be at least landing dist. + 2000’. (51-1, vol 4,
5. HAT = 100’ if DH not published. (51-1, vol 4,


Aircraft shall receive their local clearance from ground control. After the aircraft calls for engine start, ground control will request a local squawk from arrival control. When the aircraft calls for taxi, ground control will issue taxi instructions and local clearance; " (Call Sign) Is cleared to McGuire Airport VIA the North/South 4 departure. Maintain three thousand. Departure Frequency ( frequency). Squawk (code)."
North Departure - (Runways 06 & 36) Fly the Point Pleasant SID to DIXIE, then direct to CYN. Maintain assigned altitude (usually 3000’). Expect radar vectors to WRI.
South Departure - (Runways 24 & 18) Fly the Point Pleasant SID to CYN, then direct to DIXIE. Maintain assigned altitude (usually 3000’). Expect radar vectors to WRI.
Local Climbout - "Fly runway heading, maintain 1600' MSL until the departure end of the runway, then climb and maintain 2 thousand feet, expect radar vectors." The 1600' MSL restriction keeps you clear of the VFR overhead pattern. The 1600' restriction applies to go-arounds too.
Noise Abatement - Do not fly over McGuire & Fort Dix Housing areas, Leisuretown, or Walson & Deborah hospitals. (A/Ch 10, pg. 6)


For 200k gross weight rotate is 109, approach is 127, add 3 knots per 10k.
Normal alert is 3+30 prior to takeoff for locals. Pilots show at A/C at 1+10 (1+40 only if secondary deicing is required). Block out at 0+30. Comply with firm down time (FDTZ), the latest allowable block time for aircraft to turn. If all planned training maneuvers are completed to the satisfaction of the IP/EP prior to scheduled land time, terminate the local. Notify command post as soon as early termination is anticipated. (A/Ch 10/Base Sup 1, p. 2)
5 liters oxygen, min., for stateside missions and locals. (D/2-18)
Wing flap motor limits: Single motor: one cycle/ 5 min.
     Dual motors : one cycle/ 2 min. (D/1-46)
If configuration is delayed, do not allow a/s to decrease below Vmfr + 20 knots. (D/2-56)
Prior to leaving the local area, ensure command post has coordinated with all approving agencies at other bases and checked their BASH status. (A/Ch 10, pg 3)
VFR traffic pattern altitude is 1600 ft MSL. (A/Ch 10, pg. 6)
Make a TRT takeoff if windshear or microburst phenomena are forecast or likely to occur. Do not take off if evidence of a microburst is reported or observed. (D/ 2-47)
The AFTER TAKEOFF, CLIMB Checklist ". . . may be omitted for immediate returns or for flights of 60 minutes or less. If it is omitted, the CRUISE and DESCENT checks may also be omitted. If this checklist is omitted, the Landing Gear Warning Horn Cut-Out Switch may be turned off, at the pilot’s discretion, if the GPWS Mode 4 is on and operating. (D/2-50A)
The APPROACH Checklist ". . . need not be re-accomplished for a subsequent series of patterns or approaches, for touch-and-go landings, missed approaches, taxi-backs, or a full stop landing at the same airport or at different airports within the same terminal area where enroute flight time between airports makes accomplishing the checklist impractical. (D/ 2-55)
The AFTER LANDING Checklist ". . . may be accomplished on the runway or after clearing the runway when the aircraft has been slowed to taxi speed and when good judgment dictates that it can be accomplished safely. (D/2-64)
Overseas Sortie: A sortie that includes takeoff or landing outside the 48 conterminous states of the United States. Primary crew and crewmembers performing instructor or evaluator duty may log accomplishment of M030. (MCI 10-202, vol. 1, pg 41.)
Overseas sortie (copilots only). Copilots may regain currency while being supervised by a current and qualified copilot or higher. The supervising copilot or higher will occupy the jump seat when the non-current copilot is occupying the right seat. When a copilot is not available to occupy the jump seat, the non-current copilot must be supervised by an instructor or higher in the left seat. (MCI 10-202, vol 1, 4.9.2)
To receive credit for an overseas sortie, a pilot or nav must log time in their primary crew position while operating on an OCONUS sortie. (EXCEPTION: Flight examiners and instructors administering an evaluation/mission observation or conducting training may receive credit. A supervisor conducting an observation flight may also receive credit). (MCI 10-202, vol 1, 4.11.5)
All training missions will operate with an IP or EP in command except: JA/ATTs, formation AR, Airevac tng, and UTA pickups.) (A/Ch 10, pg.1)
Simulated emergencies: are to be practiced at home station, designated training bases approved by NAF, and active military installations; they are given separately and never compounded; they are terminated immediately if an actual emergency condition arises. (AFI 11-206, AFRES Sup, pg. 3)
ERCC’s: Normally accomplished at taxiways G & D intersection (high speed turnoff). Complete After Landing Check, APU off, set parking brake (next checklist is Before Takeoff).  The enplaning crew must not approach the aircraft until the deplaning scanner is positioned on headset outside the a/c. Old IP brief's New IP on aircraft's condition. (A/ Ch 10/Base Sup1, p.6)


Less than 2 months - Flight with an instructor of like specialty to regain currency.
2 through 6 months - Squadron commander determines training and evaluation requirements. If the squadron commander determines an eval is required, conduct a spot eval in the affected area.
Over 6 months but less than 1 yr. Squadron commander determines training. Accomplish an eval (check-ride events) or re-certification (certification events), as applicable, in those non-current items.
More than 1 yr. The individual is unqualified in the aircraft and must complete aircraft requalification. (AFI 11-202 Vol 1, p6)




Clean, 200 knots, level
3 deg up
Gear down, App + 30
1 deg down
Flaps App, App + 20
App + 10
Gear & Flaps, Precision App to DH
2-3 deg down
Gear & Flaps, Non-Prec FAF to MDA
5 deg down
1 deg up
Circle, Flaps Approach
Subtract 1000 for descent & level off
Add 1000 to ALL power settings.
3- engine rudder trim: Clean/ 200 knots - 2 deg. rudder trim into good engine.
App + 30 - 6 deg. " "
ILS/ PAR glideslope - 4 deg. " "


  • Atlantic City KACY - Flight plan CRESI3*SIE ACY; ILS & VOR Rwy 13, noise abate climb to 2000' MSL (circling restriction has been removed).
  • Willow Grove KNXX - Flight plan, ARD NXX, return ARD GXU; PAR, TACAN, NDB, noise abate climb to 2000' MSL; no Sunday AM touch-and-go's, open 0800-1800L Tue-Sat.
  • Lakehurst KNEL - Avoid test runway during circle; no circling to Rwy 33; NDB Rwy 24  mins 1200' MDA, HAA 1097' (for noise).
  • Dover KDOV - Flight plan CRESI3*SIE DOV, return SIE CYN GXU, multiple noise sensitive areas.
  • Wilmington KILG - Flight plan OOD DQO; ILS, VOR, NDB; noise abate climb to 1500' MSL; don't drive in at MDA at high power.


(initiate at or above)
Planned low approach              100' AGL
3 engine go-around                   200' AGL
Simulated eng failure                500' AGL
Other simulated emergency      500' AGL
Restricted low approach           500' AGL or as directed


(Select from the following…)

Instrument Refresher Course Web Site - lots of great info to brief, .mil not required.

I. What’s Hot

A. FCIF/FCB items - 305 OG DOV (FCBs & Pubs Checker) - .mil only
B. Pubs changes
C. Local area - ramp, traffic pattern
D. Wing/Squadron policies
E. New equipment

II. Review of BOLDFACE

III. Emergency Procedures

A. RD/Emergency Descent
B. Runaway Pitch Trim
C. Uncommanded Yaw
D. Oceanic Turn-around procedures

IV. Instrument Procedures

A. Holding pattern - entry, timing, speeds
B. Low Altitude approaches
C. High Altitude approaches
D. ICAO approaches

V. Systems

A. Hydraulic
B. Electric
C. Flight controls
D. Radio Fundamentals

VI. Adverse Weather

A. Cold Weather Procedures
B. Thunderstorms / Windshear


Flight Control Malfunctions - (Word Doc)
Minimum Navigation Performance Specification Airspace Manual Ver. 8 - (PDF 230k)
          Figure 1, Figure 2, Figure 3, Figure 4 - (all PDF)
          Complete zipped manual (770k)
Obstacle Climb - (Word Doc)
Emergency Equipment - (Word Doc)
Radar Pattern - (Word Doc)
Category II Approach - (Word Doc)
Circling - (Word Doc)
VFR Pattern - (Word Doc)
ALTRV Briefing - (PowerPoint)
Sample ALTRV - (Word Doc)
Air Refueling Fuel Plan Cheat Sheet - (PDF 260k)
Radio Fundamentals
GPS - A great overview of the navigation system


Atlantic City
N 3927.4
N 3947.3
N 4006.5
N 3954.1
N 3936.7
N 4008.8
N 3949.0
W 7425.9
N 4012.1
N 3951.8
N 4011.7
N 4005.9
N 4015.2
N 3948.9
W 7340.8
N 4000.4


(New DSN prefix 650, commercial 754)
Command Post               x3935/3936
Weather                        x3992
Base Ops                      x2712   FAX x6465
ATIS                              x2847