4.2. Cruise Check

The Cruise Check is to be done only if an After Take-off Check has been completed. If an After Take-off Check has not been completed, as would occur for a short flight, a Downwind Check is to be done, and the Cruise Check omitted. Upon reaching the target cruising altitude the PF shall make the required level call and allow the aircraft to accelerate to the planned cruise speed. Approaching the planned cruise speed the PF should call "Cruise Check." The PNF will then acknowledge, make any radio transmissions, and complete the Cruise Check as follows.

  • Power - Set
    • Set the appropriate cruise power for the temperature, altitude and planned cruise profile.
    • NOTE: It may be necessary to reset the engine power after the aircraft speed has stabilized.
  • Altimeters - Checked
    • As the altimeters should have already been set as consequence of other events (such as climb through transition) there should be no requirement, other than for the PNF, to visually check the PF/PNF's altimeters for correct setting.
  • Pressurization - Checked
    • Confirm sufficient fuel for the planned flight. If appropriate begin a fuel log.
  • Cruise Check - Complete

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