Exract: TC 1-211 AIRCREW TRAINING MANUAL UTILITY HELICOPTER, UH-1H/V SERIES TASK 2000 Perform FM radio homing CONDITIONS: In a UH-1 helicopter and given a radio frequency. STANDARDS: Appropriate common standards plus these additions/modifications: 1. Tune and identify the station. 2. Turn to the homing station. 3. Use the correct homing procedures. 4. Identify station passage. DESCRIPTION: 1. Crew actions. a. The pilot on the controls (P*) will remain focused primarily outside the aircraft throughout the maneuver for aircraft control and obstacle avoidance. b. The pilot not on the controls (P) will tune and identify the station, assist in setting up the course deviation indicator (CDI), and provide turning guidance. The P and nonrated crewmember (NCM) will remain focused primarily outside the aircraft and clear the aircraft. They will provide adequate warning of traffic or obstacles. They will announce when their attention is focused inside the aircraft and again when attention is reestablished outside. 2. Procedures. a. Establish radio contact with the homing station and specify definite transmission and pause periods. Set the frequency modulation (FM) radio per the appropriate aircraft operator’s manual. (Set the mode selector switch on the FM control panel to HOME.) b. The P* will fly the aircraft to the station by heading in a direction that will cause the course deviation pointer in the radio magnetic indicator (RMI) to center. The P* will solve ambiguity by changing the heading when the pointer centers and by checking that the pointer drifts in the opposite direction. While homing to the station, the P* will change heading slightly (10 to 15 degrees) during the transmissions and observe that the vertical pointer continues to deflect in the opposite direction. If the pointer shows a turn in the same direction, it indicates that the aircraft has passed the station. The P* will continue the turn and attempt to identify the station visually or verify the position. c. The P and NCM will assist in clearing the aircraft and provide adequate warning of traffic or obstacles. They will announce when their attention is focused inside the aircraft. TRAINING AND EVALUATION REQUIREMENTS: 1. Training will be conducted in the aircraft. 2. Evaluation will be conducted in the aircraft. REFERENCES: Appropriate common references.