Template for: Before Takeoff


Basic checklist for before any aviation involved takeoff. Disclaimer: this site is not responsible for any consequences of following or not following the checklist at hand. It should be used as a general guideline to follow in order to understand the general pre-flight responsibilities of a starting pilot. Enjoy the checklist and use it wisely.

Auxiliary fuel pump turned off
Flight controls free and correct
Instruments and radios checked and set
Landing gear position lights checked
Altimeter set
Directional gyro set
Fuel gauges checked
Trim set
Propeller exercised
Magnetos checked
Engine idle checked
Flaps checked as required
Seat belts and shoulder harnesses fastened
Parking brake is off
NOTE, the items listed before should be completed before going further down this checklist
Doors and windows are locked
...and there are more items

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