4. PUSH BACK.
Let us start our push back.
The mechanic is connected via the inter phone system, I can reach him without
using the radio. Although on some domestic airports, we use VHF 131.80 for that
There are two checks needed
- Clear ice check.
- During temperature below +15, your mech will have to climb the wings and
make an hands on check for ice.
- Departure check.
- All doors are closed, all vehicles are removed.
The copilot will ask the tower (often on a separate frequency):
Copilot:Ground, Scandinavian 149 push back, stand 36.
Tower:Scandinavian 149, push back approved.
During push, we start our engines.
Right engine first.
AFTER START check list to be read (copilot).
- The right pilot (RP) will switch off the air conditioning.
- The left pilot (LP) will check for pressure and switch on the ignition.
- RP - press the start switch (on the overhead panel) and
call out N1 and oil pressure.
- LP - at 20% N2, lift the fuel-shutoff lever (below the throttles).
- RP - engine starter switch to off at 35-40% N2.
- LP - check for normal idle.
- Start the left engine in the same way.