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SPORT PILOT PPC CHECK LIST 

PREFLIGHT page 1 

( )  CK WEATHER-1800-WX BRIEF– TFRs, winds, storms, fronts

( )  AIRCRAFT DOCUMENTS.– Airworthy Cert., Registration,

      Operating Limitations, Weight & Bal., Logbook Endor., DL

( )  PILOT- "I'M SAFE"-Illness, Meds., Stress, Alcohol, Fatigue, Eating

( )   ENGINE RUN UP - secure ppc, run to full after warm up to 140

( )  CK FLIGHT GEAR- helmets, goggles, coat, gloves, maps, radio

( )  SET UP CHUTE- clear lines, inspect wing - no twists

( )  CHUTE BAG & LINE SLEEVES-store in bag & close

( )  CK NOSE GEAR-wheel, fork, nut, brake, goose neck, fender

( )  CK FOOT BARS-movement, hardware, pulleys

( )  CK INSTRUMENTS– ignition off, radio, GPS, pod & mount

( )  CK POWER STICK-movement, cable, friction, dual controls

( )  CK NOSE STEERING CONTROL-movement, hardware

( )  CK SEAT & BELTS- shell, hardware, empty seat buckled

( )  CK FRONTAL FUSELAGE BARS-tubes, brackets, hardware

( )  CK LEFT MAIN RAIL-bends, brackets, hardware

( )  CK C.G. & OUTRIGGER TUBES-C.G. set, brackets, hardware

( )  CK RISERS-hardware, webbing, links, pulleys

( )  CK STEERING LINE-tie-off, trim set, pulleys, routing to chute

( )  CK LOWER SAFETY CABLE-frays, elongation

( )  CK LANDING GEAR-wheel, axle, nuts/pins, shock, tubes, brackets

( )  CK PYLON-tube, hardware, brackets

( )  CK PROP GUARD-tubes, brackets, hardware

( )  CK RADIATOR-cap, hoses, overflow bottle, leaks

( )  CK ENGINE-gaskets, plugs/wires, carbs, fuel pump, gear box

( )  CK OIL LEVEL-injection oil, rotary valve oil, caps

( )  CK ENGINE MOUNT-plate, tubes, brackets, hardware

( )  CK MUFFLER– cracks, mounts, springs, leaks

( )  CK BATTERY-box, mount, wiring, strobe light

( )  CK PROP-nicks, cracks, bolts, nuts, tape

PREFLIGHT page 2

( )  CK LANDING GEAR-wheel, axle, nut, shock, tubes, brackets

( )  CK PYLON-tube, hardware, brackets

( )  CK FUEL SYSTEM-quantity, cap, valve on, filter, primer

( )  CK LOWER SAFETY CABLE-frays, elongation

( )  CK STEERING LINE-tie-off, trim set, pulleys, routing to chute

( )  CK RISERS-hardware, webbing, links, pulleys

( )  CK C.G. & OUTRIGGER TUBES- C.G. set, brackets, hardware

( )  CK RIGHT MAIN RAIL-bends, brackets, hardware

( )  CK  ANY PART OR ACCESSORY NOT ON THIS LIST

 ENGINE STARTING CHECK LIST

( )  CK WEATHER-wind speed/direction, storms, thermals, fronts

( )  CK STUDENT-seat belt, helmet, goggles, briefed on controls

( )  CK COMMUNICATION– Intercom, radios, volume, squelch

( )  PRIME ENGINE– prime as needed

( )  POWER STICK TO IDLE-set throttle to idle

( )  LOCK BRAKE-if equipped

( )  CLEAR PROP– yell “clear prop” clear- chute, lines, no people

( )  MASTER SWITCHES ON– set master switch to on

( )  START ENGINE-turn key or pull rope - add primer as needed

 TAKE-OFF CHECK LIST

( )  SEAT BELTS-tight, can reach master switches

( )  INSTRUMENTS-on, set altimeter, GPS, radio

( )  MAG. CHECK– runs smooth with one off

( )  WARM ENGINE-to 140 water temp @ 3000 rpm

( )  CK WINDS - 15 mph max, no X wind or gusts

( )  CK TRAFFIC- Do you have enough runway?

( )  RELEASE BRAKE To start takeoff roll

( )  CK CHUTE INFLATION- "LOC" Lines clear, Open cells, Centered

AFTER LANDING CHECK LIST

( )   IGNITION OFF-switches off

( )  PULL STEERING LINES IN-deflate chute as you roll to stop

( )  BAG CHUTE - secure to frame or seat, don’t flip bag

( )  AVIONICS OFF- instruments, intercom, radio, GPS, key - turn off

( )  LOG FLIGHT TIME