chopperman Posted June 21, 2006 Report Share Posted June 21, 2006 After 19 years of flying I've done most of the things talked about in this thread and most of them are from being in a rush. Some of the tricks I use are any fuel caps that are not teathered to the machine get placed on my seat (hard to fly away sitting on a fuel cap) but the main thing I do now and have done for quite awhile is a complete walk around before I get in and do a start. This allows me to check for open cowlings, tied down blades, fuel caps, seat belts left hanging out the door, covers still on etc. and knocking on wood it has worked well. I preach big time to all our pilots to slow down and do your checks whether it's a medivac or routine flight it will save you from making mistakes that I and others have made. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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