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Lesson 2a - Pre-Takeoff Checklist

Lesson Objective

During this lesson, the student/candidate will learn the procedures for a successful pre-takeoff checklist, including the importance of each item on the checklist.

Regulatory Requirement


  • The importance of a Pre-Takeoff Checklist
  • The difference between a "Check" list and "To Do" list
  • A BB CCCCC DDD E, expanded club standard
  • Alternate club standard CB SIFTT CB WET
  • Use of seatbelts and seat harnesses

Completion Standards

The student must be able to perform either of the club standard checklists (at the student's preference) without prompting from the instructor

The student must be able to explain:

  • the importance of a pre-takeoff checklist
  • each of the items on the checklist, in order

Prerequisite Study

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