Feedback on C172M checklist

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Feedback on C172M checklist

Posted by Mosley Hardy on Mar 11, 2019 4:25 pm

I'm a student pilot entering the solo cross country phase of my PPL training, and trying to "tighten up" a few things in anticipation of my check ride. One thing I've tackled is coming up with a pair of checklists (one non-emergency, one emergency) that are easy to read, easy to handle, and cover the parts of the check ride that specifically reference use of a checklist. These are geared specifically to the 1974-76 Cessna Skyhawk 172M's that my flight school uses. The starting point was the Cessna POH, with some items added. I'm a graphics nerd too, so getting the appearance right was important.

First up is the non-emergency variety. This is both sides, which are printed back to back and laminated. Overall size is about 4" x 11".

I'd appreciate any constructive feedback.
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Re: Feedback on C172M checklist

Posted by Mosley Hardy on Mar 14, 2019 5:18 pm

Ronald Levy:
One thing you might consider is flip-flopping the Run-Up and Before Takeoff checks.  There are things which you might do during run-up which might alter the normal takeoff settings, so the Before.Takeoff checks should probably be the last thing you do.  In fact, you might even move the Run-Up in front of the Takeoff Briefing.  I think my order on that would be Run-Up, Takeoff Brief, and then the final Before Takeoff checks just before taking the runway.

That's an interesting thought. This is what it would look like:

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