An officer shows safety precautions and control tower communication for flying a B-17 aircraft is carried out in the U.S.
United States USA Date:1944 Duration:7 min 53 sec Sound:Yes
A U.S. Army Air Forces ( USAAF ) training film on instructions to fly USAAF Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft in the United States. An officer turns on a radio switch. Trainees wear head phones. Men check fuel pressure gauge. Governor control is operated to get desired revolutions per minute ( RPM). The RPM gauge shows readings. A system engineer communicates with men in aircraft. A gauge shows flap position. The flaps are turned down. A dial shows zero flap position. A compass chord, a hydrolic pressure gauge and a suction gauge show readings. A trainee turns a vacuum pump switch. He checks for oxygen cylinder pressure. An officer checks filter warning lights. A trainee turns on an output switch. A pilot communicates with a man in a control tower. A crew man gives hand signals to a man on the ground. The man removes wheel chokes. Switches and handles are operated as the aircraft taxis. The pilot locks the tail wheel. The aircraft taxis past other parked aircraft. Th pilot turns on the automatic control switch. The tail wheel is unlocked.
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