Aircraft Pre-Flight Checklist

Use the Aircraft Pre-Flight Checklist to inspect aircraft parts from fuel pumps to flaps before departure to ensure the safety and security of passengers.

Aircraft Pre-Flight Checklist



Before Takeoff

1. Is the auxiliary fuel pump off?


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2. Are the flight controls free and correct?


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3. Are the instruments and radios checked and set?


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4. Are the landing gear position lights checked?


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5. Is the altimeter set?


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6. Is the directional gyro set?


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7. Are the fuel gauges checked?


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8. Is the trim set?


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9. Is the propeller exercised?


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10. Are the magnetos checked?


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11. Is the engine idle checked?


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12. Are the flaps set as required?


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13. Are the seat belts and shoulder harnesses fastened?


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14. Is the parking brake off?


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Final Items

1. Are the doors and windows locked?


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2. Is the mixture set to full rich unless above 3,000 feet MSL?


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3. Are the lights, including landing, taxi, and strobes, on?


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4. Is the transponder on for the camera?


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5. Are the engine instruments checked?


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Before Landing

1. Is the fuel selector set to the fullest tank?


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2. Is the directional gyro aligned with the magnetic compass?


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3. Are the seat belts and shoulder harnesses secure?


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4. Is the mixture set to full rich unless the airport is above 3,000 feet MSL?


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5. Are the cowl flaps set as required?


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Final Items

1. Is the landing gear down?


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2. Is the propeller set to high RPM?


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3. Are the flaps set as required?


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