Carrier takeoff procedure
- Brakes on
- Full throttle
- Brakes off
- WEP on
- Stick slightly forward to lift the tail wheel
- Two notches of flaps as you pass the bridge
- Slight back pressure as you reach the end of the deck
- Gear up as you leave the deck
- Flaps up one notch at 120
- Flaps all up at 150
This will work for every plane, heavy or light. For light fighters, no flaps are necessary.
If the CV is turning, you will have to work the rudder pedals to keep on the center line.