1. Preflight Inspection:
Prior to take-off, a Cessna 172s should undergo a thorough pre-flight inspection. This includes checking the fuel tanks, oil levels, engine temperature, propeller and control surfaces for any damage or wear. All lights and switches should be checked to ensure they are in proper working order. The entire aircraft should also be examined for any signs of damage or wear, and the fuel level must be sufficient to complete the flight.
2. Engine Failures:
In the event an engine failure occurs, it is important that the pilot understand what actions to take in order to address the issue. Depending on the type of failure, a Cessna 172s may require immediate landing or continued flight with reduced power. The checklist should include procedures for both scenarios so that they can be executed quickly and safely during emergency situations.
In some cases, a Cessna 172s may experience an onboard fire while in flight. It is essential that pilots know proper extinguishing techniques and how to recognize fire hazards, both in the cabin and on the exterior of the plane. The checklist should include procedures for addressing fires and identifying potential fire hazards.
It is important to know how to recognize and address icing conditions during flight when operating a Cessna 172s. This includes turning on the aircraft's de-icing systems and increasing power settings to help melt any ice that may be present on the wings or control surfaces. The checklist should include steps for recognizing, avoiding and mitigating icing conditions while airborne.
5. Landing with a Flat Nose Tire:
When landing with a flat nose tire, it is essential to slow down as quickly as possible using braking action from both main tires and rudder control. The checklist should include helpful tips on how to perform a successful landing with a flat nose tire, including proper techniques for decelerating the aircraft and ensuring smooth touchdown.
6. Electrical Power Supply System malfunctions:
Electrical supply system problems can occur during flight, and it is essential for pilots to be familiar with how to recognize such issues and the steps needed to resolve them. Their checklist should comprise of procedures in identification, treatment, and mitigation of any electrical power supply malfunctions while airborne.
7. Landing with a Flat Main Tire:
When landing with a flat main tire, it is essential to slow down as quickly as possible using braking action from both main tires and rudder control. The checklist should include helpful tips on how to perform a successful landing with a flat main tire, including proper techniques for decelerating the aircraft and ensuring smooth touchdown.
8. Vacuum System Failure:
In the event of a vaccum system failure, it is important that pilots know how to recognize the problem and carry out procedures necessary to ensure safe flight operations in such cases. The checklist should include steps for addressing any vaccum system issues while airborne, as well as other important safety measures to take during these types of emergencies.