3.11. After Take-off Check

[The following example considers circumstances where a landing will be made shortly after the take-off. In such a case it may not be appropriate to do an sufficient items to be completed as are needed for a short flight. Such a check could also be used during training. In this guide we have called such a check the "Downwind Check." However, it may be appropriate to use another name for your operation.]

The After Take-off Check should be completed at a convenient time but no less than 2000 ft above the aerodrome elevation, except when the final cruising altitude is less than 2000 ft in which case it should be done when level, but before the Cruise Check. The after take-off check should be called for by the PF and completed by the PNF. The expanded After Take-off Check follows. Note that for short flights, (ie., training, circuits, flights to a nearby aerodrome) it may be more appropriate to do a "Downwind Check" than an "After Take-off Check". See the chapter on Safe Operating Practices for guidance.

  • Landing Gear - Up
    • Re-confirm that the landing gear is up. Also check that the gear doors have not partially opened with the change of airflow when the Flaps were retracted.
  • Flaps - Up
    • Re-confirm that the Flaps are up.
  • Auto-feather - Off
  • Bleeds - ON/MAX
  • FASTEN BELTS Lights - a/r
    • Depending on the flight conditions it may be appropriate to leave the FASTEN BELTS Lights ON. If it is intended to leave the FASTEN BELTS Lights ON, advise the Flight Attendant of reason (ie. turbulence) and expected duration.
  • After Take-off Check - Complete

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