Cessna 172 Preflight Inspection

Use the Cessna 172 Preflight Inspection checklist for a thorough examination of the cabin, wings, empennage, etc. to ensure safety and optimal performance.

Cessna 172 Preflight Inspection



Empennage

1. Is the tail tie-down removed?


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2. Are the control surfaces checked?


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Right Wing Trailing Edge

1. Is the freedom of movement of the ailerons checked?


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Right Wing

1. Is the wing tie-down removed?


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2. Is the main tire checked for inflation?


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3. Is the wing fuel sump drained and checked for color, sediment, or water?


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4. Is the fuel quantity visually checked?


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5. Is the fuel cap secure?


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Nose

1. Is the oil level in the engine checked?


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2. Is the oil dipstick securely in place?


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3. Is the engine fuel sump knob pulled out for 4 seconds, and is the fuel caught in the fuel tester?


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4. Are the propeller and spinner checked?


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5. Are the engine air inlets clear?


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6. Is the air filter checked?


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7. Are the nose strut and tire checked?


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8. Is the static source checked?


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Left Wing

1. Is the wing fuel sump drained and checked?


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2. Is the fuel quantity checked?


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3. Is the fuel cap secure?


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4. Is the main tire checked for inflation?


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Left Wing Leading Edge

1. Is the pitot cover removed?


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2. Is the fuel tank vent checked?


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3. Is the stall warning system checked?


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4. Is the wing tie-down removed?


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Left Wing Trailing Edge

1. Are the ailerons checked?


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Cabin

1. Are the documents (ARROW) onboard?


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2. Is the control wheel lock removed?


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3. Is the ignition switch off?


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4. Are the avionics off?


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5. Is the master switched on?


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6. Is the fuel quantity checked?


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7. Are the flaps down?


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8. Are the lights and pitot heat checked?


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9. Is the master switched off?


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10. Are the Hobbs and Tach readings recorded?


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