737 800 Startup Checklist

Use the 737 800 Startup Checklist for a systematic guide to flying the Boeing 737, conducting checks before and after startup, takeoff, climb, and more.

737 800 Startup Checklist



Preflight Checks

1. Is the parking brake set?


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2. Is the battery switched on?


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3. Are the electric hydraulic pumps on?


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4. Is the ground power on and connected?


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5. Is the landing gear lever down?


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6. Is the engine/APU fire warning tested?


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7. Are the position lights on?


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8. Are the wing lights on?


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9. Are the engine bleed switches on?


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10. Is the IRS set to NAV?


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11. Is the yaw damper on?


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12. Are the emergency exit lights on?


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13. Are no smoking and seatbelt signs on?


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14. Is the flap lever up?


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15. Is the speed brake lever down?


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16. Is the galley switched on?


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17. Is the window heat on?


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18. Is the probe heat off?


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19. Is ACARS on?


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Before Start Checks

1. Is the Flight Management Computer (FMC) programmed?


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2. Is the Flight Director on?


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3. Is the auto-throttle switch off?


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4. Is the IAS/MACH indicator set?


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5. Is the heading selector set?


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6. Is the altitude selector set?


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7. Is the autopilot disengage bar up?


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8. Are the thrust levers idle?


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9. Is the stabilizer trim set?


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10. Are the auto brakes set to RTO (Rejected Takeoff)?


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11. Has the APU started?


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12. Is the APU bleed switch on?


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13. Are the APU generator switches on?


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14. Is the Transponder tested, set, and on standby?


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Before Pushback Checks

1. Are the fuel pump switches on?


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2. Are the APU generator switches on?


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3. Are the seatbelt signs on?


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4. Are the flight deck doors/windows locked?


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5. Is ground equipment disconnected?


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6. Are the anti-collision lights on?


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After Start Checks

1. Are the engine generator switches (1&2) on?


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2. Is the APU bleed switched off?


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3. Is the APU used as needed?


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4. Are the probe heat switches (1&2) on?


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5. Is the master caution system recall checked?


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6. Are the engine and wing anti-ice systems used as required?


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7. Are the pack switches (left/right) set to auto?


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8. Is the isolation valve switch set to auto?


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9. Is the taxi clearance obtained?


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10. Is the transponder set to TA/RA (MODE C)?


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Taxi Checks

1. Is the parking brake off?


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2. Are the taxi lights on?


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3. Are the runway turnoff lights on?


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4. Are the flaps set?


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5. Are the flight controls checked?


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Before Takeoff Checks

1. Is the auto-throttle armed?


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2. Are the engine start switches in the CONT position?


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3. Is the master caution system checked for any recalls?


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4. Is the transponder set to TA/RA mode?


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5. Are the landing lights on?


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6. Are the strobe lights on?


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After Takeoff Checks

1. Is the landing gear up?


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2. Are the flaps up?


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3. Is the taxi light switched off?


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4. Is the autopilot used as required?


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5. Are the auto brakes off?


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Climb Checks

1. Are the landing lights off?


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2. Are the engine start switches off?


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3. Are the seatbelt signs as required?


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Cruse Checks

1. Are the seatbelt signs off?


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2. Are the air conditioning & press checked?


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3. Is the engine/wing anti-ice used as required?


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Decent Checks

1. Are the landing lights on?


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2. Are the seatbelt signs on?


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3. Are the air conditioning & press checked?


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4. Is the engine/wing anti-ice checked as required?


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5. Is the transition altitude set to the local QNH?


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6. Is the ATIS obtained?


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7. Are the engine start switches in the CONT position?


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8. Is the FMC set for arrival/approach?


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Approach Checks

1. Are the landing lights on?


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2. Are the auto brakes set as required?


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3. Has the decision height been set?


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4. Has the master caution been checked for any recalls?


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5. Is the MCP missed approach altitude set?


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6. Is the speed brake armed?


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7. Are the flaps set?


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8. Is the landing gear down?


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9. Are the taxi light switches on?


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After Landing Checks

1. Are the landing lights off?


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2. Are the strobe lights off?


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3. Are the taxi lights on?


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4. Are the flaps up?


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5. Is the speed brake lever down?


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6. Is the transponder in standby mode?


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7. Are the engine start switches off?


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8. Is the engine/wing anti-ice off?


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9. Is the stabilizer trim set?


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10. Has the APU started?


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Parking Checks

1. Is the parking brake set?


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2. Are the seatbelt signs turned off?


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3. Are the no-smoking signs turned off?


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4. Are the APU generator switches on?


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5. Are the fuel cutoff switches down?


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6. Is the ground power established?


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7. Is the APU bleed switched off?


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8. Is the APU off?


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9. Are the pack switches (L/R) set to auto?


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10. Is the engine/wing anti-ice off?


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11. Are the probe heat switches (A&B) off?


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12. Are the window heat switches off?


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13. Are the emergency lights off?


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14. Are the fuel pumps turned off?


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15. Is the yaw damper off?


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16. Is the IRS off?


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17. Is the galley switched off?


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18. Are the anti-collision lights off?


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19. Are the position lights off?


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20. Are the wing lights off?


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21. Is the battery switched off?


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