2.6. Pre-Flight Inspections and Checks

[In this section insert any company policy that deals with crew coordination as it pertains to any flight crew maintenance activities. Also, this section is to include expanded checklists. The following checklist is a guide only and cannot apply to all aircraft. The checklist particular to the aircraft must be inserted here]

  1. Inspections [Insert your company and aircraft type inspection and maintenance requirements an example follows.] - When operating at locations where company maintenance is not available, flight crews are authorized and required to carry out inspections as detailed in the following paragraphs. Note that routine replenishment of fluids is approved as a flight crew function at any time.
  2. Pre-external Check - The Pre-external Check shall be completed before starting the External Check. It shall be completed in its entirety whenever the aircraft has been completely de-powered. The expanded Pre-external Checklist follows.
PRE-EXTERNAL CHECK
  • Chocks - a/r
  • Parking Brakes - ON
  • Batteries - ON
  • External Power - a/r
  • External power is to be used if available. Ensure bus voltage with external power is a minimum of 26 VDC.
  • Flight Controls - Locked
    (24) Safety Equipment - Checked
  • Check: crash axe, flashlights, flight crew oxygen masks and quantity.
  • Batteries - a/r

External Check - The External Check shall be completed in its entirety at least once every 24 hrs. and whenever the crew deems that it is appropriate to do so. For brief "station stops" between flights, items prefixed with (24) need not be completed. The External Check is commenced at [insert the point that the check begins for your type of aircraft] and continues in a clockwise direction (when looking down on the aircraft) until complete. Unless otherwise arranged, the External check shall be completed by the FE. The expanded External Checklist follows.

EXTERNAL CHECK
  • Left & Right Fuselage
    • Fuel Caps - Secure
    • Left Fuselage - Checked
    • Left Main Landing Gear Pin - a/r
  • Left & Right Engine Nacelle and Wing
    • (24) No. 1&2 Engine Oil - Checked
    • Minimum engine oil for dispatch is ___ US gal. At least an additional __ US gal. is required for each planned hour of flight above ___ hrs. to a maximum of ___ US gal.
    • CAUTION: Ensure oil tank cover is secure. Unsecured oil tank cover will cause complete loss of oil supply.
    • Wing trailing edge - Checked
    • Wing tip & position lights - Checked

Internal Check - The Internal Check shall be completed in its entirety at least once every 24 hrs. and whenever the crew deems that it is appropriate to do so. For brief "station stops" between flights, items prefixed with (24) need not be completed. The Internal Check applies to the interior of the aircraft but does not include the flight deck. Unless otherwise arranged, the Internal check shall be completed by the FE/FA. Verify that the passenger seats are securely fastened to the floor, seats do not block emergency exits, seat back locks in the upright position and seatbelt is in good working condition. The expanded Internal Checklist follows.

INTERNAL CHECK
  • Passenger Seats - Checked
  • (24) Cabin Oxygen Supply - Min pres __ psi
  • (24) First Aid Kits - Checked
    • The 3 First Aid Kits are located at the forward right emergency bulkhead, the aft cabin bulkhead and the aft wall of the galley.
  • (24) Fire Extinguishers - Checked
    • The ___ Fire Extinguishers (in addition to the one in the flight compartment) are located on the back of the flight compartment bulkhead, at the galley, in the baggage compartment, and the aft cabin bulkhead.
  • Cabin Windows - Checked

Flight Deck Geographic Checks - The Flight Deck Geographic Checks shall be completed in their entirety at least once every 24 hrs and whenever the crew deems so. For brief "station stops" between flights, items prefixed with (24) need not be completed. The respective checks shall be completed by the flight crew member whose duty station is at that seat. The expanded Flight Deck Geographic Checklists follow.

FLIGHT DECK GEOGRAPHIC CHECK - PILOT
  • Batteries - ON
  • Bus Tie - Normal
  • Engine Overspeed - Checked
  • Engine overspeed check is completed by selecting the overspeed test switch to TEST and observing the ENGINE OVERSPEED WARNING lights illuminate.
  • Power Levers - Check full travel
    • The flight control lock limits power lever travel. Therefore, it must be unlocked to check full power lever travel.
    • NOTE: Unlocking the controls with a tailwind may cause the control columns to move suddenly and violently
  • Engine Fire Warning - Test
    • To prevent unintended emergency response by the crew, advise other crew members prior to carrying out the engine fire warning test
  • Ignition - Normal
  • FMS/RNAV/GPS/INS - Initialize and program

[See the section that deals with recommended practises for initializing and programming FMS and RNAV systems]

FLIGHT DECK GEOGRAPHIC CHECK - CO-PILOT

[The Flight Deck Geographic Check for the Co-pilot would follow the same format as for the pilot.]

FLIGHT DECK GEOGRAPHIC CHECK FLIGHT ENGINEER

[The Flight Deck Geographic Check for the FE would follow the same format as for the pilot.]

 
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