Pre-Flight Checklist for Pilots - Cessna 152

Use this Pre Flight Checklist of Cessna 152 to ensure all safety checks are completed before takeoff, enhancing flight preparedness and passenger safety.

Pre-Flight Checklist for Pilots - Cessna 152



Before Starting The Engine

1. Is an external visual inspection of the outside of the aircraft completed?


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2. Are the flaps, tires, and hatches or anything worn examined?


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3. Are the seats adjusted and locked in position?


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4. Are seat belts and shoulder harnesses fastened?


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5. Is the fuel shutoff valve turned on and the fuel gauges checked?


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6. Are radios and electrical equipment turned off?


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7. Are the brakes tested and engaged?


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8. Are all steps in the cockpit check completed?


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To Start The Engine

1. Are the circuit breakers pushed in?


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2. Is the fuel valve turned on?


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3. Is the fuel mixture set to rich?


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4. Is the carburetor's heat level cold?


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5. Did you prime up to three strokes?


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6. Is the throttle opened to ½ inch?


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7. Is the master switch turned on?


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8. Is the beacon turned on?


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9. Is the propeller area checked and did you shout “clear” to warn anyone nearby?


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10. Once the ignition switch is on, does the engine start?


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11. Is RPM adjusted using the throttle to 1000 or less?


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12. Is the fuel mixture lean by one inch for taxi-ing?


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13. Are the flaps adjusted?


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14. Are the radios turned on?


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15. Is the transponder set to standby?


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Prior To Takeoff

1. Are the brakes set?


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2. Are the cabin doors latched?


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3. Are the flight controls tested to move freely and correctly?


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4. Is the elevator trim adjusted and set to the takeoff position?


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5. Are the running and landing lights functioning correctly?


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6. Is the fuel mixture rich when taking off below 3000 feet of elevation?


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7. Is the throttle advanced smoothly to 1700 rpm with brakes applied?


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8. Are oil pressure and temperature in the green?


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9. Is the ammeter function checked?


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10. Is the suction gauge in the green?


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11. Is the carburetor heat level checked?


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12. Are the magnetos checked?


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13. Is the throttle reduced to idle?


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14. Are flight instruments set according to requirements?


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15. Are the radios set to the desired frequencies?


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16. Are the brakes released to begin the taxi?


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