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BASIC PLATFORM INDOCTRINATION (BPI)

QUALIFICATION

BPI-01: PRIMARY OBJECTIVES
 
OBJECTIVE 1: Learn VFA-147 airfield launch and recovery procedures

OBJECTIVE 2: Learn how to navigate to multiple waypoints using Tactical Air Navigation (TACAN) radios

OBJECTIVE 3: Learn the difference between slant range and horizontal ranges

OBJECTIVE 4: Learn the difference between overflight vs. course line navigation and how to calculate and execute lead turns

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BPI-01 SYLLABUS

1.  PLATFORM FAMILIARIZATION​​
1.1.  Cockpit Orientation & Terminology
1.2.  Startup & Configuration
1.3.  Performance Avionics Orientation
1.4.  Field Taxi, Takeoff & Landing Procedures
1.5.  Flight Control System Modes
1.6.  Stores Configuration Management/Jettison
1.7.  Administrative Formations

2.  ADVANCED NAVIGATION
2.1.  Aircraft Positional Data
2.2.  TACAN Navigation
2.4.  INS Navigation

3.  SQUADRON FIELD OPERATIONS
3.1.  Field Approach & Departure Procedures

4.  SQUADRON CARRIER OPERATIONS
4.1.  Carrier Orientation & Terminology
4.2.  Squadron Carrier Specifics
4.3.  CASE I Launch & Recovery Procedures
4.4.  CASE II & III Launch & Recovery Procedures
 
A.  CHECKRIDE 2:  BPI CHECKRIDE
2.A.  Objective 1:  Round Robin with TOT
2.B.  Objective 2:  CASE III Recovery

QUALIFICATION CHECKRIDE

CHECKRIDE 2: BPI CHECKRIDE​​

LOCATION & DURATION                                                                      

Location:  Caucasus Map

Duration:  1 Hour

RECOMMENDED LOADOUT                                                                           

                                                                   STATIONS

     1               2               3               4               5               6               7               8               9

 AIM-9X         EMPTY         EMPTY      AIM-120C        FUEL        AIM-120C     EMPTY         EMPTY         AIM-9X 

WAYPOINTS                                                                                                    Launch:        Carrier via CASE I

Waypoint 1:  High-level turnpoint

Waypoint 2:  High-level turnpoint

Waypoint 3:  Initial Point

Waypoint 4:  Target

Waypoint 5:  Egress/Case III drop-off

Recovery:     Carrier via CASE III

PASS/FAIL CRITERIA                                                                                    

  • All waypoints must be overflown within 2 miles

  • Must arrive at target within + or - 10 seconds

  • Must perform CASE III Recovery in entirety with push time within + or - 30 seconds

  • Must successfully trap aboard carrier

NOTES                                                                                                

  • ​N/A

TRAINING AIDS & REFERENCES

1. PLATFORM FAMILIARIZATION                           

2. ADVANCED NAVIGATION                                  

3. SQUADRON FIELD OPERATIONS