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Aviagroup Eduard
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FLIGHT PLANNING

Airplane ……………………………........... CHECK MAINTENANCE RECORDS

Route & Navigation Planning ............................................................. COMPLETE

Weather ……………………………………...............……BRIEFING COMPLETE

Baggage ……………………………………......................................…. WEIGHED

Weight & Balance / CG …………………..........CALCULATED / WITHIN LIMITS

Performance Planning ……………….....................................………COMPLETE

Flight Plan ........................................................................................................ FILED


INSIDE CABIN

Aircraft Papers ………………............................................................…ARROW

Aircraft Hobbs & Tachometer ………………..............………….....…VERIFY

Fire Extinguisher (if aboard) …………........…….............………..….. CHECK

Headset, Charts, Lapboard …………………….............…... ...... ON BOARD

Baggage .......................................................................... STOWED & SECURE

Control Lock ………………………………………........…. REMOVE & STOW

Ignition Switch ……………………………………….......………......………OFF

Avionics Power Switch …………………………………………........……. OFF

Circuit Breakers ................................................................................................ IN

Compass Deviation Card ................................................................ CHECKED

Master Switch ……………………………………………....……………….. ON

Fuel Quantity Indicators ……………………………. ...…CHECK QUANTITY

Avionics Cooling Fan (if installed) … CHECK AUDIBLY FOR OPERATION

Wing Flaps ……………........……………………. .. …........….….……. DOWN

External Lights / Pitot Heat ………….............….......................……CHECKED

Master Switch …………………………. ............………………...…....…….OFF

Alternate Static Valve (if installed) …...CHECK OPERATION (then closed)


EMPENNAGE LEFT SIDE

Side and Rear Windows ................................................... CHECK / CLEAN

Baggage Door ………………………………………. ……..........…. CHECK

Empennage ………………………………………. CHECK FOR DAMAGE

Horizontal Stabilizer – Leading Edge ………………..........………CHECK

Elevator – Left Side ……..... CHECK MOVEMENT / COUNTER-WEIGHT

Tail Tie Down / Rudder Gust Lock ……………………...………. REMOVE

Rudder ………………........... CHECK MOVEMENT / COUNTER-WEIGHT


EMPENNAGE RIGHT SIDE

Elevator – Right Side ……... CHECK MOVEMENT / COUNTER-WEIGHT

Elevator Trim Tab …………………………......………..…………… CHECK

Horizontal Stabilizer – Leading Edge ………………….....…..…... CHECK

Empennage ……………………………………....... CHECK FOR DAMAGE

ELT Antenna ……………………………………….........CHECK SECURITY

Side and Rear Windows .................................................... CHECK / CLEAN


RIGHT WING TRAILING EDGE

Wing Flap …………………………... CHECK SECURITY / FLAP TRACKS

Aileron ……………………..... CHECK MOVEMENT / COUNTER-WEIGHT

Wing Tip and Lights ............................................................................ CHECK


RIGHT WING LEADING EDGE

Leading Edge ...................................................................................... CHECK

Wing Tie Down / Chocks ………………………………............…. REMOVE

Right Main Tire, Brakes, Hyd. Line …………………............………CHECK

Fuel Drain ………………………………………..............…DRAIN / SAMPLE

Air Inlets ................................................................................................. CHECK

Fuel Tank ………………….. CHECK QUANTITY / SECURE CAP (vented)


NOSE

Windshield ........................................................................... CHECK / CLEAN

Engine Oil Level ………………............................……CHECK (4 - 6 quarts)

Fuel Strainer Knob …………….. PULL / DRAIN 4 sec / CHECK CLOSED

Cowling ………………………………………………........ CHECK SECURE

Propeller & Spinner ………………...... CHECK FOR NICKS & SECURITY

Alternator Belt ………………………………............…….. CHECK TENSION

Landing Light(s) ……………………………..............……. .........….. CHECK

Carburetor Air Filter ……………………...........................… CHECK CLEAR

Nose Wheel Strut & Tire ………………………………......…………CHECK

Nose Wheel Damper ………………………………..….. CHECK SECURE

Exhaust ………………………………………...............…................…CHECK

Static Source Opening (left side) …………...... CHECK FOR STOPPAGE


LEFT WING LEADING EDGE

Air Inlets ................................................................................................ CHECK

Fuel Tank ……………………. …...... CHECK QUANTITY / SECURE CAP

Pitot Cover (if installed) ………….. REMOVE / CHECK FOR STOPPAGE

Fuel Tank Vent Opening ………….............……CHECK FOR STOPPAGE

Stall Warning Opening ……………..……. ……CHECK FOR STOPPAGE

Leading Edge ...................................................................................... CHECK

Wing Tip and Lights ............................................................................ CHECK


LEFT WING TRAILING EDGE

Aileron …………………....CHECK MOVEMENT / COUNTER-WEIGHTS

Wing Flap …………………………. CHECK SECURITY / FLAP TRACKS

Wing Tie Down / Chocks ……………..….………….............……REMOVE

Left Main Tire, Brakes, Hyd. Line ……………......……....……….. CHECK

Fuel Drain …………………………………………........…DRAIN / SAMPLE


BEFORE ENGINE START

Preflight Inspection

Cell Phones OFF

Seat Belts & Harnesses

Passenger Briefing

Fuel Selector BOTH

Avionics Power OFF

Autopilot OFF

Circuit Breakers

Parking Brake SET

ATIS / SET ALTIMETER


STARTING ENGINE

Mixture FULL RICH

Throttle OPEN 1/8 INCH

Carburetor Heat COLD

Master Switch ON

Rotating Beacon / NAV Lights

Ignition Key IN

Prime AS REQ

Propeller Area “ CLEAR”

Ignition Switch START

Mixture Adjust

Oil Pressure

Ammeter

Suction Gauge

Wing Flaps UP

NAV/COMM

Avionics Power ON

Intercom CHECK

Marker Beacon TEST

Com 1 SET

Com 2 SET

Nav 1 TEST / SET

Nav 2 TEST / SET

GPS SET

DME SET

ADF SET


BEFORE TAXI

Flight Instruments

Transponder 1200

Taxi Light ON

Parking Brake OFF

Permission to Taxi


RUNUP CHECK

Parking Brake SET

Flight Controls & Trim

Fuel Selector BOTH

Fuel Quantity

Fuel Primer LOCKED

Autopilot / Air Cond OFF

Throttle 1700

Mixture Adjust

Carburetor Heat

Magnetos

Oil Pressure

Oil Temperature

Ammeter

Suction Gauge

Throttle IDLE

Throttle 1000

Circuit Breakers

Flight Instruments

Radios

Transponder ALT

Landing Light / Strobes

Cabin Doors &Windows

Takeoff Briefing

Wing Flaps SET

Parking Brake OFF

Permission to Take Off


NORMAL TAKEOFF

Throttle FULL

Rotate 55 KIAS

Climb 70 KIAS


CRUISE CLIMB

Airspeed 70-80 KIAS

Throttle FULL

Mixture Adjust

Landing Light OFF


CRUISE

Throttle 2200-2700 RPM (< 75%)

Mixture Adjust

Elevator & Rudder Trim

Engine Instruments


DESCENT

Fuel Selector Valve BOTH

Power

Mixture

Carburetor Heat AS REQ


APPROACH (Trim for 70 KIAS)

Gas

Undercarriage

Mixture

Propeller

Safety

Landing Light ON

Carburetor Heat ON

Autopilot OFF


BALKED LANDING

Power FULL

Flaps 20°

Climb 55 KIAS

FLAPS 10° (Retract after safe

altitude and 60KIAS)


AFTER LANDING CHECK

Wing Flaps UP

Mixture Adjust

Carburetor Heat COLD

Landing Lights / Strobes

Transponder STANDBY


SHUTDOWN

Parking Brake SET

Throttle 1000 RPM

Magneto Safety Check

Throttle 1700 RPM

Mixture LEAN MAX RPM

Avionics Power Switch OFF

Electrical Equipment OFF

External Lights (except Beacon) OFF

Throttle 1200 RPM

Mixture IDLE CUTOFF

Ignition Switch OFF - remove key

Beacon Light OFF

Master Switch OFF

Fuel Selector RIGHT or LEFT

Parking Brake RELEASED


SECURING AIRCRAFT

Chocks & Tie-downs

Control Lock INSTALL

Aircraft Hobbs & Tachometer RECORD

Windows CLOSE

Electrical Switches OFF

Ignition Switch OFF

Master Switch OFF

Doors and Baggage Door LOCK

Post Flight Inspection

Pitot Cover - Install


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AIRSPEEDS FOR SAFE OPERATION


Takeoff – Flaps Up

Rotation ……...................…55 KIAS

Short Field …………..…..... 59 KIAS


Enroute Climb – Flaps Up

Normal Climbout …....... 70-80 KIAS

Best Rate (VY) ................... 70 KIAS

Best Angle (VX) ….............. 60 KIAS


Landing Approach

Normal – Flaps Up ……..... 65 KIAS

Normal – Flaps 30° …….... 60 KIAS

Short Field – Flaps 30° ..…60 KIAS


Balked Landing

Max Pwr – Flaps 20° …….. 55 KIAS


Maximum Maneuvering Speeds

2300 lbs. ….....................…97 KIAS

1950 lbs. ……...............….. 89 KIAS

1600 lbs. ……...............….. 80 KIAS


Best Glide

Flaps UP ........................... 65 KIAS

Flaps DOWN ..................... 60 KIAS

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