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Questions tagged [checklist]

For questions about checklists used for operating aircraft.

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Do any airlines have Braille emergency checklists?

In reading the report into the crash of UPS Flight 6, I noticed that one of the items of feedback from pilots in a simulated inflight-fire scenario utilising a smoke-filled simulator was (page 287 of ...
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What is in the A320 Smoke and Fume checklist?

What does the "Smoke and Fume Checklist" for the Airbus 320 series look like? Is it a printed item or is it on the ECAM screen?
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What checklist does ATC have to follow?

Why does ATC ask emergency aircraft about fuel on board? Looking to this topic I can see that in case of emergency, ATC has to obtain this information from the pilots. Does anyone know other ...
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What were the procedures to follow in US Airways Flight 1549 during descent?

In the documentaries, and in the texts about the US Airways Flight 1549, procedures and checklists are mentioned and shown as a good example. What procedures were they following in that case, and ...
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Is there any form of checklist that a pilot needs to go through before they use their ejection seat?

Obviously, the use of an ejection seat is a last resort tactic but is there anything at all that a pilot must consider, any buttons they need to hit or something similar before they may eject? ...
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What is the appropriate fuel tank selection to land a 172?

On a recent checkout on a C172 I was told to select "fullest tank" as opposed to "both" that I have been doing for years. Given the aircraft is high wing (gravity feed) with no auxiliary fuel pump ...
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How to verify the runway numbers in a systematic way given the high workload during landing?

I have never had a runway number verification on my checklists because normally the landing checklist is completed and stowed by the time I am on short final and can clearly see the numbers. However, ...
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Checklists before take off - how often must they be performed?

Friday I was on a plane from MXP to Prague, should have been a 737-400, and the take off was preceded by something I'm not sure what it was: probably a pre-flight checklist, but it's the first time I ...
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Is there a checklist for lightning strike?

Is there a specific checklist or procedure to follow, after a confirmed or suspected lightning strike on the aircraft? Or is a basic scan around the cockpit (plane is flying, no warning lights, no ...
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Why are the windshield wipers in the A320 power-up checklist?

I was watching the startup sequence for an A320 and it struck me as unnecessary minutiae to ensure the wipers are off before power on. Is there something important that I'm missing that puts ...
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Is it better to begin the gear down before landing checklist abeam the touchdown point or midfield? [closed]

For complex aircraft, I had always been taught to begin the before landing checklist, or the gear down before landing checklist, abeam the touchdown point, which for me is normally the thousand foot ...
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Are checklists always written in English?

Are checklists normally written in English? If pilots are native speakers in another language, is it possible/legal for them to use the translated version of the checklist? This may be different for ...
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How many emergency/abnormal checklists are there for a typical airliner?

(Related to, but hopefully not a dupe of, this question) The latest NASA ASRS newsletter includes the case of an A320 crew that forgot to retract the gear and started detailed troubleshooting without ...
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How many checklists are there for a commercial pilot for the entire flight?

I wanted to know the number of times a pilot has to refer to his/her checklist for the entire flight (before startup to engine shutdown).
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Does the FAA have a best practice for highlighting memory items on a checklist?

voretaq7 mentioned the following two months ago in an answer: The process of designing a good checklist is an interesting Human Factors problem - there's a lot of literature on it but it's way out ...
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Who decides the regular procedure followed by the pilots before takeoff?

Pilots need to go through a checklist before they take off. Are these procedures decided by the airlines and (or) the manufacturer, or by the Civil Aviation Regulatory Authority of the respective ...
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Is there a best-practice method to work through a checklist?

I've noticed that there appear to be many ways to read of a checklist between aircraft types and operators. The task and work division confuse me: In some cases it appears to be entirely managed by ...