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C172 Checklist

C172 Checklist

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Cessna 172 Skyhawk Normal Operations checklist
Cessna 172 Skyhawk Normal Operations checklist

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© 2008 Don Thompson© 2008 Don Thompson
Cessna 172 ChecklistCessna 172 Checklist
(cont.)
Prefight—Cabin
AROW, Charts ..................ON BOARDControl Wheel Lock ..............REMOVERadios ........................CHECK or OFFIgnition.................KEY OUT, NEARBYFuel Selector ............CHECK on BOTHMaster Switch ...............................ONFuel Quantity Indicators ..........CHECKFlaps ..................EXTEND PARTIALLY
Night Operations: 
Master Switch ........................... ONNav. and Landing Lights.......CHECKPanel and Cabin Lights ........CHECKFlashlight ......................AVAILABLEMaster Switch ..............................OFF
Prefight—Walk Around
Let Side Fuselage: 
Step Stool .........REMOVE FOR USEGeneral Condition ................CHECKUnderbelly Antennae ............CHECK
Empennage: 
Tie Down ...........................REMOVEHoriz. Stabilizer Condition ....CHECKVert. Stabilizer Condition ......CHECKControl Suraces ..................CHECKCONDITION and FREEDOMAntennae ..............................CHECKNav. Light and Beacon .........CHECK
Right Side Fuselage: 
General Condition ................CHECKUnderbelly Antennae ............CHECKFully pump Throttle ......THREE TIMESThrottle ....................CRACKED OPENStarter Switch ......................ENGAGEFully Pump Throttle .........AS NEEDEDAter Start ............SET TO 1000 RPMOil Pressure ............................CHECK
Beore Taxiing
Mixture........................PULL 1” LEANFlaps .............................................UPComs and Navs ............................SETTransponder ................SET and STBYATIS .....................................RECEIVEAltimeter ......................................SETAttitude Indicator ......CHECK and SETHdg. Indicator. ......SET TO COMPASSVert. Speed Ind. ............CHECK ZEROTaxi Area .................................CLEAR
Tower Controlled Field: 
Taxi Clearance ...................RECEIVE
Taxiing
Throttle ....................APPLY SLOWLYBrakes .....................................CHECKSteering ..................................CHECK
Engine Run Up
Brakes ..........................................SETSeats/Belts/Harnesses ..........SECUREFlight Controls....FREE and CORRECTFlight Instruments .....CHECK and SETFuel Quantities ...................RECHECKTrim.........................SET or TAKEOFFFuel Selector ......RECHECK ON BOTHThrottle ............................1,700 RPM
Right Wing: 
Right Flap .............................CHECKRight Tank Fuel .................SAMPLERight Aileron (& Cntrwt) ......CHECKWing-Tip, Nav Light .............CHECKRight Wing Underside ..........CHECKRgt Wing Leading Edge........CHECKTie Down/Chocks ..............REMOVETire ........CHECK WEAR, INFLATIONRight Brake ..........................CHECKRight Fuel Tank .........CHECK LEVELTank Cap ............................SECURE
Nose Section: 
Windshield ...........................CLEANOil (6 qts Min.) ..........CHECK LEVELFuel Line ...............DRAIN SAMPLEEngine Area ..............CHECK LEAKSExhaust Pipe ......................SECURECowling ..............................SECURESpinner ...........CHECK and SECUREPropeller .............CHECK or NICKSPropeller Area ......................CLEARLanding/Taxi Lights ..............CHECKAir Inlet ................................CLEARNose Gear Strut ...INFLATED (3–4”)Tire ........CHECK WEAR, INFLATIONChocks (I present) ...........REMOVEStatic Vent ................. HOLE CLEAR
Let Wing: 
Let Fuel Tank ............CHECK LEVELPitot Tube .............................CLEARFuel Tank Vent ........................OPEN
Prefight—Walk Around (cont.)
Stall Warning Opening .........CLEARTie Down/Chocks ..............REMOVELet Wing Leading Edge .......CHECKLet Wing Underside ............CHECKWing-Tip, Nav Light .............CHECKLet Aileron (& Cntrwt).........CHECK
 
Let Flap ...............................CHECKLet Tank Fuel ....................SAMPLETire ........CHECK WEAR, INFLATIONLet Brake .............................CHECKStep stool ..............................STOWBaggage Door ........................LOCK
Winter Operations: 
Suraces .....Free o Ice, Frost, Snow
Beore Starting Engine
Preight Inspection ..........COMPLETEPassenger Briefng ...........COMPLETESeats/Belts/Harnesses ..........SECURECockpit ..............................ORGANIZECircuit Breakers ..............................INCarb. Heat .................................COLDRadios and Electrical Switches ....OFFBeacon Switch ..............................ONMixture.......................................RICHPrimer ................CHECK IN / LOCKEDIgnition............KEY in SWITCH—OFF
Starting Engine (Cold)
Window .....................................OPENPropeller Area ............“CLEAR PROP”Brakes ..........................................SETMaster Switch ...............................ON
 
© 2008 Don Thompson© 2008 Don Thompson
Beore Landing
Airspeed (Downwind) ...........80 KIASGUMPSS ......CHECK ON DOWNWINDMixture......................................SETBelts/Harnesses ......ON AND TIGHTSwitches ...................................SETFlaps ............AS NEEDED (
87 KIAS)Carb Heat .......ON BELOW 1900 RPMTrim..............................................SET
Normal Landing
Airspeed (Final) .....................61 KIASTrim..............................................SET
NOTE: For crosswinds more than 12 kts, use partial or no faps and 65 KIAS.
Airplane ...............CENTER OVER R/WControls .......KEEP NOSE WHEEL OFFThrottle .................................RETARDTouch Down ......................ON MAINSBrakes .............................AS NEEDED
Short Field Landing
Set Up .........PER NORMAL LANDINGFlaps ................................FULL (40°)Airspeed (Final) ...........V
APP
(58 KIAS)Throttle ............IDLE ater OBSTACLETouch Down ......................ON MAINSBrakes .......................APPLY HEAVILYFlaps ...................................RETRACT
Cessna 172 Checklist
(cont.)
Cessna 172 Checklist
(cont.)
Engine Run Up (cont.)
Mixture.......LEAN to PEAK, 1/2” RICHMagnetos ................................CHECK(Max. Drop – 125, Max. Di. – 50)Suction..................CHECK 4.6 to 5.4”Ammeter .................................CHECKOil Temperature .......................CHECKOil Pressure ............................CHECKCarb. Heat ............HOT, CHECK DROPThrottle .............FULLY BACK (IDLE)* 
*Engine should not stall with C.H. HOT
Carb. Heat ..........................IN (COLD)Throttle .............................1000 RPMRadios, Trans. Code ..CHECK and SET
Beore Takeo
Landing Light ................................ONTransponder .................SET ON “ALT”Doors and Windows................CLOSE
Tower Controlled Field: 
Takeo Clearance ..............RECEIVE
Uncontrolled Field: 
Intentions .....................ANNOUNCETrafc Pattern..........................CHECK
Normal Takeo
Flaps ..............................................Takeo Area ............................CLEARAirplane ...................ON CENTERLINEBrakes ..........................................OFFThrottle ............................FULL OPEN
On Takeo Roll: 
Oil Pressure ............CHECK GREENAirspeed ................................ALIVEAccelerate to V
R
................52 KIAS
Lito: 
Control Wheel .....BACK PRESSUREClimb Airspeed ...................70 KIAS
Short-Field Takeo
Flaps ..............................................Trim..............................................SETCarb. Heat .....................CHECK COLDTakeo Area ............................CLEARAirplane .................ON CENTERLINE* 
*Use maximum available runway
Brakes .....................................APPLYThrottle ............................FULL OPENBrakes .................................RELEASE
On Takeo Roll: 
Oil Pressure ............CHECK GREENAirspeed ................................ALIVEAccelerate to V
R
................52 KIAS
Lito: 
Control Wheel .....BACK PRESSUREClimb Attitude ...............ESTABLISHAirspeed to V
x
...................57 KIAS
Beyond Obstacle: 
Airspeed to V
y
...................70 KIASAirspeed (Enroute) ....75 to 85 KIASMixture......LEAN OUT with ASCENT
Sot-Field Takeo
Flaps ............................................10°Trim..............................................SETControl Wheel ..................FULL BACKBrakes ..............NONE THROUGHOUTTakeo Area ............................CLEARAirplane ...........................ROLLING—LINE UP ON CENTERLINEThrottle ........FULL OPEN SMOOTHLY
Sot-Field Takeo Roll: 
Oil Pressure ............CHECK GREENAirspeed ................................ALIVEControl Wheel .........REDUCE BACKPRESSURE SLIGHTLY
Sot-Field Lito: 
Control Wheel ..... GENTLY REDUCEBACK PRESSURE AFTER MAINSLEAVE RUNWAYStraight and Level .........ESTABLISHAirspeed ............................52 KIAS
Sot-Field Climb Out: 
Positive Climb ...................EstablishAirspeed to V
y
...................70 KIASFlaps ................................RETRACTAirspeed (Enroute) ....75 to 85 KIASMixture.........ADJUST with ASCENT
Cruise Setup
Power...................2300 to 2500 RPMMixture................LEAN to PEAK RPMTrim.......................................ADJUSTEngine Gages .....................MONITOR
Descent
Power...............................as NEEDEDCarb. Heat .....FULL HEAT as NEEDEDMixture..........RICHEN with DESCENT

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