3.8. Take-off Briefing

[To the extent practical the Take-off briefing should be concise. It is not necessary to repeat standard items and procedures. For example, if it is standard to always abort the take-off in the event of a malfunction before V1 (and it should be) there is no need to repeat this fact. The items that should be included in the Take-off briefing are those that change routinely (ie., speeds that change with weight) or items that are normally standard but are different for this particular take-off (ie, a turn before 400 ft. above the departure end due to obstacles). Similarly, procedures that are published in Flight Information Publications such as the CAP may be referred to by name only, ie, "The departure procedure is SOMEWHERE SIX." Depending on the circumstances and the type of aircraft, the Take-off briefing may be as simple as "This will be a Standard Take-off" to one that is quite complex. In setting a company policy for briefings, consider that short, simple briefings are more likely to be understood and remembered than ones that are long and complex but very complete.]

[The example below is for a fictitious aircraft. Insert the relevant procedures for your operation.]

  1. Prior to each take-off the PF shall give a Take-off briefing. Note that for a touch and go landing the Take-off briefing is given as part of the Landing Briefing. Procedures that are standard as published in these SOPs need not be repeated in detail. Should it be necessary to amend the normal procedure as a result of the application of a supplement subsequent to a malfunction, that requirement shall be fully briefed. The Take-off Briefing shall include the following elements:
    1. Take-off weight;
    2. Flap setting;
    3. If other than standard: Take-off power and Maximum Take-off Power (uptrim power);
    4. Speeds, V1, Vr, V2, Vfri, Vclimb;
    5. Procedures if other than the aerodrome of departure is intended for recovery in the event of an emergency;
    6. Departure procedure;
    7. Climb profile;
    8. A statement of when the briefing is complete.
  2. In the event that any of the items listed in the previous subsection are not included in the take-off briefing or if the PNF did not hear an item, the PNF shall query the PF to obtain the missing information.
  3. An example of a Take-off briefing follows.
    1. "This will be a 34,500 LB, flap 5 take-off using standard power settings. Speeds: V1 - 93, Vr - 99, V2 - 110 bugged, Vfri - 117, Vclimb - 125. In the event of an emergency we will recover at ELSEWHERE which is our take-off alternate. Departure is a SOMEWHERE SIX, and we will use a type 2 climb profile. If there are no questions the briefing is complete."

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