5.8. Downwind Check
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General — The Downwind Check is to be done on short flights between nearby aerodromes or during some training flights. A Downwind Check is only to be done whenever an After Take-off Check and the Cruise Check have not been done. More specifically the Downwind Check replaces the following checks: After Take-off, Cruise, Descent, In-Range. It must be done prior to the Before Landing Check. The Downwind Check should be completed at approximately the following points of various types of short flights:
- upon reaching the altitude for transit on a short flight between two nearby aerodromes;
- upon turning onto the downwind leg for circuits (normally during a training flight);
- prior to commencing an instrument approach procedure on a local flight;
- prior to commencing another instrument approach at the same aerodrome after a missed approach from a previous procedure.
- Expanded Check — The expanded form of the Downwind Check follows.
- Autofeather — Off
- Bleeds — ON
Approach review — Complete
- See the section on approach review for the required content.
- Downwind Check — Complete
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