3.3. Before Taxi

[The following example caters to an aircraft that can only be taxied from the pilot's (left) seat. If your aircraft can be taxied from either the pilot's or co-pilot's seat, amend the following appropriately.]

[The following example caters to an operation that has a flight attendant. If your operation does not use a Flight Attendant, some of the FA's duties will need to be carried out by the pilots.]

Prior to moving the aircraft under its own power the "Before Taxi Check" shall be completed. As the aircraft is normally taxied only from the pilot's seat, for the "Before Taxi Check," the pilot is considered the PF and the Co-pilot the PNF. The expanded "Before Taxi Check" follows.

BEFORE TAXI CHECK (Challenge and Response)
    • The External Power switch must be selected off to prevent arcing at the ground power receptacle.
  • External Power - Disconnected
  • Chocks - Removed
  • Ground Services - Clear
    • Ensure all ground power equipment, towing tractors, and any other ground support equipment is clear of the aircraft prior to taxi.
  • Standby to Taxi (FA) Cabin - secure
    • It is necessary to establish contact with the Flight Attendant (FA) to ensure that passengers are seated prior to taxiing the aircraft. Normally the public address system is chimed once to attract the FA's attention prior to this call. The FA should then respond to the challenge of "Standby to Taxi" with the statement "Cabin Secure."
  • Before Taxi Check - Complete

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