NWOC 2014 T-6 Breakout Session

Maintenance Forum,
Operational Issues,
Formation flying
NWOC 2014
Moderator Rick Siegfried
• Anyone using this session to renew AI
• Topics
– Avionics
– Propellers
– Engine
– Airframe
– Airworthiness Directives
– Operational
North American Texan T6, SNJ, Harvard
Please register on sign-in sheet
Any new Texan owners
Any prospective owners
Standard Category
Experimental/Exhibition Category
Importance of Type Clubs
– NATA membership
– EAA Warbirds of America membership
North American T-6/SNJ
Maintenance Forum
• Anyone ADS-B Compliant
• Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast
– Required by January 1, 2020
– Traffic, Weather, Terrain, Flight information
• Safety
– Situational Awareness
– Improved Visibility
Hamilton Standard 12D20 Hub
Blades 6101-12 t0 -14
Overhaul Issues
Pratt and Whitney R1340
Oil Filtration
Engine Failure resulted in Off Airport
Landing …Pilot Safe
Fuel Pump Drive housing
Housing seemed to crystallize
• Annual Inspections
– Intergranular corrosion
– Fabric Surfaces
– Steel Tube Structure
• Preflight Inspections
T-6 Right Wing upper surface
T-6 Right Wing upper surface
T-6 Right Side looking forward
T-6 Left Side looking aft
Airworthiness Directives
• Propeller—N/A
• Engine
– AD 56-06-02 Cylinder and Stud Failures
– AD 99-11-02 Cylinder Head Cracking
• AirFrame
– AD 46-17-01 Flap Control Universal Pins
– AD 50-38-01 Fuselage Structure Corrosion
– AD 2005-12-51 Upper & Lower Wing Attach
Airworthiness Directives
• Appliance – Accessories
– Instruments
– Magnetos
– Carburetor
– Governor
– Avionics
– Seats
– Etcetera
Operational Issues
Proper Aircraft Checkout
Starting issues
Recent Currency
– FAR Required Flight Review
– Night Currency
– Carrying Passengers
– Formation Flying
Safety Record for Warbirds 2014
• Sadly, we lose an average of 10 friends each
year in Warbird accidents
• 2013/14 Had 10 Fatalities in 6 accidents
– 7 Non-fatal accidents
• Air Shows, Low Level Flying, Continued Flight
into Poor Weather, Bad Decision Making
• So what happened in 2013/2014
• Can we see a trend
10 Friends Lost in Warbird Accidents
• CJ-6… 2 Fatal Maneuvering Flight
• GNAT... 1 Fatal Low Approach, Acro, Control
• Bell UH-1… 2 Fatal in-flight breakup
• Cessna T-50… 2 Fatal continued Flight IMC
• P51.. 2 Fatal Terrain
• FW 149… 1 Fatal continued Flight IMC
North American T6, SNJ, Harvard
Flight Characteristics
Ground Handling
Stall Characteristics
Securing Aircraft
Clinics are a safe way to learn
Formation Flying
91.111 Operating near other aircraft
(a) No person may operate an aircraft so close to another
aircraft as to create a collision hazard.
(b) No person may operate an aircraft in formation flight
except by arrangement with the pilot in command of each
aircraft in the formation.
(c) No person may operate an aircraft, carrying passengers
for hire, in formation flight.
91.119 Minimum safe altitudes:
Except when necessary for takeoff or landing, no person may operate an aircraft
below the following altitudes:
(a) Anywhere. An altitude allowing, if a power unit fails, an emergency landing without
undue hazard to persons or property on the surface.
(b) Over congested areas. Over any congested area of a city, town, or settlement, or
over any open air assembly of persons, an altitude of 1,000 feet above the highest
obstacle within a horizontal radius of 2,000 feet of the aircraft.
(c) Over other than congested areas. An altitude of 500 feet above the surface, except
over open water or sparsely populated areas. In those cases, the aircraft may not
be operated closer than 500 feet to any person, vessel, vehicle, or structure.
(d) Helicopters, powered parachutes, and weight-shift-control aircraft. If the operation
is conducted without hazard to persons or property on the surface—
(1) A helicopter may be operated at less than the minimums prescribed in paragraph
(b) or (c) of this section, provided each person operating the helicopter complies
with any routes or altitudes specifically prescribed for helicopters by the FAA; and
(2) A powered parachute or weight-shift-control aircraft may be operated at less than
the minimums prescribed in paragraph (c) of this section.
91.303 Aerobatic Flight
No person may operate an aircraft in aerobatic flight—
(a) Over any congested area of a city, town, or settlement;
(b) Over an open air assembly of persons;
(c) Within the lateral boundaries of the surface areas of Class B, Class C, Class D,
or Class E airspace designated for an airport;
(d) Within 4 nautical miles of the center line of any Federal airway;
(e) Below an altitude of 1,500 feet above the surface; or
(f) When flight visibility is less than 3 statute miles.
For the purposes of this section, aerobatic flight means an intentional maneuver
involving an abrupt change in an aircraft's attitude, an abnormal attitude, or
abnormal acceleration, not necessary for normal flight.
91.307 Parachutes and Parachuting
(a) No pilot of a civil aircraft may allow a parachute that is available for emergency use to be carried
in that aircraft unless it is an approved type and has been packed by a certificated and appropriately
rated parachute rigger—
(1) Within the preceding 180 days, if its canopy, shrouds, and harness are composed exclusively of
nylon, rayon, or other similar synthetic fiber or materials that are substantially resistant to damage
from mold, mildew, or other fungi and other rotting agents propagated in a moist environment; or
(2) Within the preceding 60 days, if any part of the parachute is composed of silk, pongee, or other
natural fiber or materials not specified in paragraph (a)(1) of this section.
(b) Except in an emergency, no pilot in command may allow, and no person may conduct, a
parachute operation from an aircraft within the United States except in accordance with part 105 of
this chapter.
(c) Unless each occupant of the aircraft is wearing an approved parachute, no pilot of a civil
aircraft carrying any person (other than a crewmember) may execute any intentional maneuver
that exceeds—
(1) A bank of 60 degrees relative to the horizon; or
(2) A nose-up or nose-down attitude of 30 degrees relative to the horizon.
(d) Paragraph (c) of this section does not apply to—
(1) Flight tests for pilot certification or rating; or
(2) Spins and other flight maneuvers required by the regulations for any certificate or rating when
given by—
(i) A certificated flight instructor; or
(ii) An airline transport pilot instructing in accordance with §61.67 of this chapter.
(e) For the purposes of this section, approved parachute means—
(1) A parachute manufactured under a type certificate or a technical standard order (C–23 series); or
(2) A personnel-carrying military parachute identified by an NAF, AAF, or AN drawing number, an
AAF order number, or any other military designation or specification number.
What is wrong with picture
T-6 Wing Attach Angles
Have we heard enough about this yet ?
Spot Facing Tool
Spot facing tool aligning with hole
Spot Facing on Attach Angle
Elongated Holes in Attach Angle
• The North American Trainer Association
– Holds an AMOC, Alternate Method of Compliance
to AD 2005-12-51
• Extends inspection interval for upper and lower wing
attach angles for all NA T6,SNJ, and Harvard aircraft
• 1000 hours for upper wing attach angles
• 500 hours for most of lower wing attach angles
• 200 hours for 7 to 11 forward inches of lower wing
attach angles

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