1. Pre-flight inspection
Pilots should complete a pre-flight inspection of their aircraft before every flight. They should check the fuselage, wings, propeller, landing gear, and other important parts for damage or wear. They should also make sure that all the aircraft's systems are working properly.
2. Control checks
Pilots should check the control surfaces of the aircraft to make sure they are working correctly. They should also check the flight instruments to make sure they are reading accurately.
3. Navigation check
Pilots should confirm that they have the correct maps and charts for their flight, and they should check their navigation equipment to make sure it is working properly.
Pilots should verify that they have enough fuel for their flight, and they should make sure that the fuel is being pumped into the aircraft correctly.
5. Cargo loading
Pilots should inspect cargo loads to ensure that they are securely fastened and not likely to shift during flight.
6. Seating arrangements
Pilots should confirm that all passengers are seated according to their boarding passes, and that there is no excess weight in the aircraft cabin.
7. Flight plan
Pilots should file a detailed flight plan with air traffic control before every flight. This plan will include information about the aircraft's route, altitude, and speed.
8. Weather conditions
Pilots need to be aware of current weather conditions along their route, and they may need to adjust their flight plan accordingly.
9. Air traffic control instructions
Pilots must follow all air traffic control instructions during their flight. This includes checking in with air traffic control upon takeoff and landing, and following any routing or altitude restrictions they are given.
10. In-flight emergencies
In case of an in-flight emergency, pilots need to know exactly what steps to take to ensure the safety of passengers and crew members. A flying checklist can help pilots remember the procedures they need to follow in an emergency situation.