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F-15A, BF, C AND DF EMERGENCY CONTROLS

A list of emergency controls, followed by "boldface" and "non-boldface" incidents justifying their classification as emergency controls. "L" indicates operation, typically with the left hand, "R"  the right. The manner in which the control is usually operated is indicated by "F" for forefinger, "T" for thumb and forefinger, "G" for grip, and "H" for hook, followed, in parenthesis, by location in the cockpit.  

  AIR SOURCE KNOB R T (Right Console, Fwd)
      Bleed Air Malfunctions
      Uncommanded Fuel Venting

  AIR-FRAME MOUNTED ACCESSORY DRIVE (AMAD) LIGHT L F (MIP, Extreme Left)
      Airframe Mounted Accessory Drive (AMAD) Fire/Overheat

  ANTI SKID SWITCH L F (Left Console, Fwd)
      Blown Tires
      Anti-Skid Malfunction
      Landing Gear Unsafe

  ARRESTING HOOK SWITCH L F (Left Subpanel)
      Abort during Takeoff
      Blown Tires
     
Landing Gear Unsafe
      Arrestment

  CABIN TEMPERATURE CONTROL KNOB R T (Right Console, Fwd)
      Extreme Cockpit Temperature

 CABIN TEMPERATURE CONTROL SWITCH R F (Right Console, Fwd)
      ECS Malfunction

 CANOPY CONTROL HANDLE R G (Right Bulkhead)
      Canopy Unlocked Inflight/Loss of Canopy

  CANOPY EMERGENCY JETTISON L G (Left Bulkhead, Fwd)
      Smoke, Fumes or Fire in Cockpit

  CONFORMAL TANK EMERGENCY TRANSFER SWITCH L F (Left Console, Fwd)
      Fuel Transfer System Malfunction

  CONFORMAL TANK FUEL CONTROL SWITCHES L F (Left Console, Fwd)
      Fuel Transfer System Malfunction
      Uncommanded Fuel Venting
      Inflight Fuel Leak

  CONTROL STICK FULL FWD R G (Forward)
      Out of Control Recovery (Control Stick Neutralize and Release)

  CONTROL STICK FULL FWD & LEFT R G (Forward-Left)
     
Out of Control Recovery (Control Stick Neutralize and Release)

  CONTROL STICK FULL LEFT R G (Forward-Left)
      Out of Control Recovery (Control Stick Neutralize and Release)

  EJECTION HANDLES L H (Left and Right Seat)
      Out of Control

 EMERGENCY BRAKE/STEER HANDLE L H (MIP, Center)
      Hydraulic Failure

 EMERGENCY GENERATOR SWITCH R F (Right Console, Fwd)
      Airframe Mounted Accessory Drive (AMAD) Fire/Overheat
      Smoke, Fumes or Fire in Cockpit
      Uncommanded Fuel Venting
      Inflight Fuel Leak

  EMERGENCY LANDING GEAR HANDLE L H (Left Subpanel)
      Fuel Transfer System Malfunction
      Landing Gear Emergency Extension

  EMERGENCY STORES JETTISON L F (MIP, Center)
      External Stores Jettison on Takeoff

  EMERGENCY VENT HANDLE R H (Right Subpanel)
      Smoke, Fumes or Fire in Cockpit
      Canopy Unlocked Inflight/Loss of Canopy
      Extreme Cockpit Temperature
      ECS Malfunction

  *ENGINE CONTROL SWITCH (L & R) R F (Right Console, Fwd )
      Restart (F100-PW-220 Engine)
      Air Inlet System Malfunction (PW-220 Engine)
      Engine Electronic Control Malfunction/Nozzle Failure (PW-220)

  *ENGINE ELECTRONIC CONTROL (EEC) SWITCH (L & R) (Right Console, Fwd)
      Air Inlet System Malfunction (PW-100 Engine)
      Engine Electronic Control Malfunction/Nozzle Failure (PW-100)

  *Engine Control Switch (F100-PW-200) and EEC Switch (PW-100) are in same location.

  ENGINE FIRE WARNING LIGHTS (L & R) L F (MIP, Upper Left)
      Engine Fire/Overheat
      Inflight Fuel Leak

  ENGINE MASTER SWITCHES (L & R) R T (Right Console, Fwd)
      Inflight Fuel Leak

  ENGINE START FUEL FLOW SWITCH (L & R) (Right Console, Aft)
      Restart (F100-PW-100 Engine)

  ENGINE START SWITCH R F (Right Console, Fwd)
      JFS Assisted Restart

  EXTERNAL TANK SWITCH L F (Left Console, Fwd)
      Fuel Transfer System Malfunction
      Uncommanded Fuel Venting
      Inflight Fuel Leak

  EXTERNAL TRANSFER SWITCH L F (Left Console, Fwd)
      Fuel Transfer System Malfunction

  FINGER LIFTS L H (Throttle)
      JFS Assisted Restart

  FIRE EXTINGUISHER/FIRE WARNING TEST SWITCH L T (MIP, Extreme Left)
      Engine Fire/Overheat
      Airframe Mounted Accessory Drive (AMAD) Fire/Overheat
      Bleed Air Malfunctions

  FUEL DUMP SWITCH L F (Left Console, Fwd)
      Fuel Transfer System Malfunction
      Uncommanded Fuel Venting

  INERTIA REEL LOCK L T
      Approach-end Arrestment

  INLET RAMP SWITCH (L & R) L F (Left Console, Fwd)
      Air Inlet System Malfunction

  GENERATOR SWITCHES (L & R) R F (Right Console, Fwd)
      Airframe Mounted Accessory Drive (AMAD) Fire/Overheat
      Smoke, Fumes or Fire in Cockpit
      Generator Failure

  JET FUEL STARTER (JFS) HANDLE R H (MIP, Extreme Right)
      JFS Assisted Restart

  LANDING GEAR CIRCUIT BREAKER L T (Pedestal, Right)
      Landing Gear Fails to Retract on Takeoff
     
Fuel Transfer System Malfunction
      Landing Gear Emergency Extension

  LANDING GEAR HANDLE L F (MIP, Extreme Lower Left)
      Landing Gear Fails to Retract
      Out of Control Recovery
      Fuel Transfer System Malfunction
      Hydraulic Failure
      Landing Gear Emergency Extension

  MAIN GENERATOR SWITCHES (L & R) R F (Right Console, Fwd)
      Uncommanded Fuel Venting
      Inflight Fuel Leak

  OXYGEN REGULATOR 100% - R F (Right Console, Fwd)
      Smoke, Fumes or Fire in Cockpit
      Loss of Cabin Pressure

  PITCH RATIO SWITCH L T (MIP, Extreme Left)
      Flight Control System Malfunction

  ROLL RATIO SWITCH L F (Left Console, Fwd)
      Flight Control System Malfunction

  SELECT JETTISON BUTTON L T (MIP, Extreme Left)
      External Stores Jettison on Takeoff
     
JFS Assisted Restart
      Fuel Transfer System Malfunction
      Flight Control System Malfunction
     
Approach-end Arrestment

  SLIPWAY SWITCH L T (Left Console, Fwd)
      Fuel Transfer System Malfunction
      Uncommanded Fuel Venting

 SPEEDBRAKE CIRCUIT BREAKER L T (Pedestal, Left Side)
      Speed Brake Failure

  SPEEDBRAKE SWITCH L T (Inboard Throttle)
      Control Stick Neutralize and Release (Out of Control Recovery)
      Controlled Ejection

  THROTTLE (RETARD) L H
      Abort during Takeoff
     
Engine Failure/Loss of Thrust/Afterburner Failure on Takeoff
      Engine Fire/Overheat
      Out of Control Recovery
     
Engine Stall/Stagnation
      Restart
      JFS Assisted Restart
      Engine Electronic Control Malfunction/Nozzle Failure (PW-100-PW-220)
      Afterburner Burnthru
      Airframe Mounted Accessory Drive (AMAD) Fire/Overheat/Failure
     
Smoke, Fumes or Fire in Cockpit
      Canopy Unlocked Inflight/Loss of Canopy
      Bleed Air Malfunctions
      Oil System Malfunction
      Internal Tank Fails to Transfer
     
Inflight Fuel Leak
      Flight Control System Malfunction
     
Blown Tires
      Arrestment
      Controlled Ejection  

The selection of hand controls to which to take reach measurements is made from the above list of emergency controls, with an eye toward representation of those grouped in clusters as well as the manner in which they are operated. These emergency controls are then supplemented with additional controls selected to represent otherwise unrepresented clusters of non-emergency controls and areas where non-emergency controls or no controls are located. Where there is a cluster in which all controls can be represented by one or a few controls, the control(s) requiring the greatest arm length to operate are given priority. In the list below, they are listed in order of measurement, left to right in the cockpit for both hands. Emergency controls are in BOLD. Others are fillers to assure that all areas of the instrument panels are represented. Controls that are represented, but to which it is not necessary to measure, are indented.

F-15A, BF, C AND DF PROPOSED CONTROL MEASUREMENT ORDER

LEFT HAND

CANOPY EMERGENCY JETTISON L G (Left Bulkhead, Fwd)

ARMAMENT SAFETY SWITCH L F (Left Console, Aft)

EMERGENCY A/R L F (Left Console, Aft)

AVIONICS SELECT KNOB L T (Left Console, Aft)

RADIO MODE SELECT KNOB L T (Left Console, Mid)

RADAR MODE SELECT KNOB L T (Left Console, Mid)

FUEL DUMP SWITCH L F (Left Console, Fwd)
    
SLIPWAY SWITCH L T
     EXTERNAL TRANSFER SWITCH L F
    
CONFORMAL TANK EMERG TRANSFER SWITCH L F

LEFT INLET RAMP SWITCH (L & R) L F (Left Console, Fwd)
    
RIGHT INLET RAMP SWITCH
     ROLL RATIO SWITCH L F
     ANTI SKID SWITCH L F
    
WING/CTR/CONFORMAL TANK FUEL TRANSF SWITCHES L F

THROTTLES - RETARD L H
     FINGER LIFTS L H (Throttle)
     SPEEDBRAKE  SWITCH L T (Inboard Throttle)

INERTIA REEL LOCK L T

EJECTION HANDLES L H

EMERGENCY LANDING GEAR HANDLE L H (Left Subpanel)
     ARRESTING HOOK SWITCH L F

LANDING GEAR HANDLE L F (MIP, Extreme Lower Left)
     PITCH RATIO SWITCH L T

SELECT JETTISON KNOB L T (MIP, Extreme Left)

AIR-FRAME MOUNTED ACCESSORY DRIVE (AMAD) LT L F (MIP, Extreme Left)
     ENGINE FIRE WARNING LIGHTS (L & R) L F
     FIRE EXTINGUISHER/FIRE WARNING TEST SWITCH L T (MIP, Extreme Left)

MASTER CAUTION LIGHT L F (MIP, Center Top)

EMERGENCY STORES JETTISON L F (MIP, Center)

EMERGENCY BRAKE/STEER HANDLE L H (MIP, Center)

LANDING GEAR CIRCUIT BREAKER L T (Pedestal, Right)
     SPEEDBRAKE CIRCUIT BREAKER L T (Pedestal, Left Side)

 

RIGHT HAND

CONTROL STICK FULL FWD (MOVE TO NEUTRAL) R G

CONTROL STICK FULL FWD & LEFT (MOVE TO NEUTRAL) R G

CONTROL STICK FULL LEFT (MOVE TO NEUTRAL) R G

LANDING GEAR CIRCUIT BREAKER L T (Pedestal, Right)

FUEL QUANTITY SELECT KNOB R T (MIP, Extreme Right)

JET FUEL STARTER (JFS) HANDLE R H (MIP, Extreme Right)

EMERGENCY VENT HANDLE R H (Right Subpanel)

OXYGEN REGULATOR 100% - R F (Right Console, Fwd)

*RIGHT ENGINE CONTROL SWITCH (L & R) R F (Right Console, Fwd )
    *ENGINE ELECTRONIC CONTROL (EEC) SWITCHES (L & R)
     EMERGENCY GENERATOR SWITCH R F
    
GENERATOR SWITCHES (L & R) R F
    
ENGINE MASTER SWITCHES R F
    
ENGINE START SWITCH R F

*Engine Control Switches (F100-PW-200) and EEC Switches (PW-100) are in same location.

ANTI-FOG SWITCH R F (Right Console, Fwd)

AIR SOURCE KNOB R T (Right Console, Fwd)
    
CABIN TEMPERATURE CONTROL KNOB R T
    
CABIN TEMPERATURE CONTROL SWITCH R F

STORM/FLOOD CONTROL KNOB R T (Right Console, Mid)

ENGINE START FUEL FLOW SWITCH (L & R) (Right Console, Aft)

CANOPY CONTROL HANDLE R G (Right Bulkhead)

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