BASIC PLATFORM INDOCTRINATION (BPI)

QUALIFICATION

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES

 

OBJECTIVE 1: Become more familiar with the F/A-18C Hornet cockpit and it's functionality

OBJECTIVE 2: Learn how to execute advanced navigation and timing, through use of precision waypoints, sequencing and time over target (TOT) functionality

OBJECTIVE 3: Learn proper squadron airfield launch, recovery, and transit procedures 

OBJECTIVE 4: Learn the CASE III Launch & Recovery procedures that are essential for night and bad weather carrier operations 

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BPI 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

2.3.  ICLS Approaches

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                        

4. SQUADRON CARRIER OPERATIONS