YOKOTA AERO CLUB

CESSNA 172F
N4972R / N5241F

CHECKLIST

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YOKOTA AFB

ATIS.................................................
...................128.40
CLEARNCE
DELIVERY......................................13
1.40
GROUND...........................................
..................133.20
TOWER.............................................
..................134.30
YOKOTA
APPROACH.......................................
.123.80
BASE
DISPATCH.........................................
......119.00
AERO
CLUB................................................
.......120.30
DME.................................................
....................113.80
ILS
RWY
36
(357°)..............................................
109.70
ILS
RWY
18
(177°)..............................................
108.70
ATSUGI NAS

GROUND...........................................
..................141.20
TOWER.............................................
...................126.20
DME.................................................
....................115.10
YOKOSUKA
VOR...............................................1
16.20
COMMON AREA FREQUENCIES

CHOFU
FLIGHT
SERVICE...................................130.8
0
IRUMA
TOWER.............................................
.......126.20
TACHIKAWA
TOWER..........................................1
18.85
TOKYO
TCA..................................................
.......124.75
HANEDA
ATIS.................................................
....128.80
HANDEA
VOR
/
DME...........................................112.
20
COMMON CROSS COUNTRY
FREQUENCIES

FUKUSHIMA
RADIO...........................................11
8.05
IZU
REMOTE...........................................
............124.30
NIIGATA
APPROACH.......................................
..121.40
NIIGATA
TOWER.............................................
...118.00
OSHIMA
RADIO..............................................
.....118.60
SENDAI
APPROACH.......................................
....120.40
SENDAI
TOWER.............................................
.....135.75
UTSUNOMIYA
APPROACH.................................126.
20
UTSUNOMIYA
TOWER........................................12
6.20
FLIGHT SERVICE CENTER
FREQUENCIES

TOKYO
(HAKONE)
FSC.......................................134.70
TOKYO
(KUMAGAYA)
FSC.................................135.75

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CABIN
Emergency and Safety Equipment…………..CHECK
Hobbs & Tach Time………………………………..…CHECK
A.R.O.W…………………………………….………..…...CHECK
Control and Throttle Lock.……………..……..REMOVE
Ignition Switch………………………………………….…..OFF
WARNING

When turning on master switch using external power
source, or pulling prop through by hand, treat as if
ignition switch were on. Do not stand, or allow
anyone to stand, within arc of prop since loose,
broken wire or component malfunction could cause
the propeller to rotate.
Item 6 thru 16 should be completed as quickly as
possible to conserve battery power.
6. Master Switch…….……………….……….………..……..ON
7. Electrical Gyro…………….……….….….….……...CHECK
8. Avionics Switch………………………….………….….……ON
9. Avionics Cooling Fan………………….……….…..CHECK
10. Avionics Switch…………………………….…………..…OFF
11. Fuel Gauges……………….…………CHECK QUANTITY
12. Flaps……………………….…..……….………FULL EXTEND
13. Pitot Heat……………………………TEST AS REQUIRED
14. Lights (Exterior/Interior)….…………………….CHECK
15. Stall Warning Horn………………………………….CHECK
16. Master Switch…………………….….………..………….OFF
17. Light Switches……………………….…………………….OFF
18. Pitot Heat…………………………….…..………………….OFF
19. Fuel Selector Valve…………………………………..BOTH
20. CO Detector……………………………………………….TEST
21. Loose Items……………………………….………… SECURE
2.

EMPENNAGE

Exterior inspection, check condition of airplane.
Look for missing/damaged screws, rivets, antennas
on top/bottom of aircraft. If sediment/water inside
sampled fuel, don’t dump on ground. Dump to fuel
barrel labeled "DRAINED FUEL"
1. Baggage Door……………………….………….…..CLOSED
2. Elevator/Elevator Trim…………………………….CHECK
3. Rudder………………………………………..……………CHECK
4. Control Cables……………………………………….…CHECK
5. Antennas………………………………….………………CHECK
6. Tie-down………………………………………………..REMOVE
3.

RIGHT WING

1. Flap………………………………………………………… CHECK
2. Aileron……………………………………………………..CHECK
3. Wing Tip……………………………………………………CHECK
4. Leading Edge & Wing Strut……………………..CHECK
5. Tie-down……………………………………………..…REMOVE
6. Main Gear Tire/Brake/Strut………………….…CHECK
7. Chock.……………………………………………………REMOVE
8. Door Hinge………………………………………….……CHECK
9. Right Fuel Tank Sump……………………………SAMPLE
10.Fuel Quantity…………………CHECK WITH DIPSTICK
11.Fuel Cap…..………………….…….…VENTED & SECURE
4.

FUSELAGE

1. Windshield / Cowling..…………………..………..CHECK
2. Engine Oil…………………………………CHECK (6-8 qts)
3. Oil Filler Cap……….……SECURE (FELT FOR SNAP)
4. Propeller & Spinner………………………….………CHECK
5. Engine Inlets…………………………………….………CHECK
6. Air Filter……………………………………………………CHECK
7. Nose Gear Tire/Strut……………CHECK (Approx 2")
8. Static Source Opening…………………………….CHECK
9. Fuel Strainer…………………..…….DRAIN FOR 2 SEC.
10. Battery Acess Panel...........................SECURE
5.

LEFT WING

1. Left Fuel Tank Sump………………………………SAMPLE
2. Fuel Quantity…………………CHECK WITH DIPSTICK
3. Fuel Cap……………………………………….…..…..SECURE
4. Door Hinge………………………………………….……CHECK
5. Chock.……………………………………………………REMOVE
6. Main Gear Tire/Brake/Strut……….……………CHECK
7. Tie-down………………….……….…..…………..…REMOVE
8. Pitot Tube Cover…………………………………REMOVED
9. Pitot Tube…………………………………………………CHECK
10.Fuel Tank Vent…………………………………………CHECK
11.Leading Edge & Wing Strut…………..………..CHECK
12.Wing Tip………………………………………….……….CHECK
13.Aileron……………………………………………….…….CHECK
14.Flap…………………………………………………….…….CHECK
STEP TO FRONT OF AIRCRAFT VISUAL INSPECTION
Panels - Flaps – Gear – Rudder – Tie-downs- Chocks –
Cowling – Red/Yellow Flags

6.

BRIEFINGS

PASSENGER BRIEFING

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6.

Operation of seat belts and shoulder harnesses
Operation of door and window latches
Operation of heating and air vents
Operation of intercom and use of headsets
Passenger noninterference with flight controls

No smoking in aircraft
7. Normal / Emergency exits and egress procedures
8. Emergency equipment (life vests and life rafts)
9. Passenger discomfort
CREW BRIEFING (if applicable)

1.

PIC duties, Co-pilot duties
2. Transfer of aircraft control
DEPARTURE BRIEFING
1. Type of takeoff

2.

V-speed (VR65mph, VX73mph ,VY89mph, Vglide 86mph)
3. Takeoff distance and available runway distance
4. Initial routing and altitude
Emergency procedures takeoff, after takeoff, climb

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7.

BEFORE STARTING ENGINE

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Preflight Inspection………….…………………..COMPLETE
Passenger Briefing………………………..………COMPLETE
Crew Briefing…………………………………………COMPLETE
Departure Briefing……………………..…………COMPLETE
Seats.………………ADJUST AND CONFIRM LOCKED
Seat Belts/Harness……………………………………FASTEN
Light and Pitot Heat Switches…………………………OFF
Circuit Breakers..……………………………………CHECK IN
Fuel Selector Valve..…….………………………………BOTH

8.

STARTING ENGINE

Primer…0-3 strokes AS REQUIRED- IN AND LOCKED
2. Carburetor Heat………………………………………..……OFF
3. Throttle…OPEN ¼ INCH (CLOSED if engine is warm)
4. Mixture………………………………………………….………RICH
5. Brakes.…………………………………………………………HOLD
6. Beacon Light………………………………………….…………ON
7. Propeller Area……………………………………………CLEAR
8. Master Switch……….…………………………………………ON
9. Ignition Switch…………START (MAX 30 SECONDS)
10.Throttle…………………………………………………1000 RPM
11.Oil Pressure…………….……………CHECK (30 sec max)
12.Ammeter………………………….…POSITIVE CHARGE
13.Nav Light (Night)…………………………………………….ON
14.Flaps………………………………………………………RETRACT
15.Avionics Switch…………………………….…………………ON
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AVIONICS SETUP

COMMs
1. ATIS…………………………………………………….……………OBTAIN
2. Comm Frequency…………………………………….............SET
VORs
1. VOR Selector…………………………………………………………….ID
2. Frequency………………………….…………………...............SET
3. VOR Check (IFR)……………CHECKED WITHIN 30 DAYS
GPS
1. GPS / NAV Selector…………………………………..........…GPS
2. Self Test………………………………………………………………PASS
3. Barometric Pressure………………………………….…………SET
4. VOR #1 Deflection….........2½ Dots Right; 2 Dots Up
5. Present Position……………………………………………….VERIFY
6. Database…………………………….……….CONFIRM CURRENT
TRANSPONDER
1. Mode…………………………………………..TEST then STANDBY
2. Squawk Code…………………………………….……….………….SET
AUDIO PANEL
1. Audio Selector…………………………………………….……SELECT
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AFTER STARTING ENGINE
Doors………………………………….CLOSED AND LOCKED
Flight Controls……………………………FREE & CORRECT
Flight Instruments……………………………………………SET
Fuel Quantity………………………………………………CHECK
Fuel Selector Valve………………………………………BOTH
Elevator Trim….……………………….………………TAKEOFF
Avionics.……………………………………………………………SET
ENGINE RUN-UP

1. Mixture…………………………………………………………RICH
2. Throttle / Clear Area……………………………1700 RPM
3. Magnetos…………….CHECK (MAX125/MAX DIFF50)
4. Carburetor Heat………CHECK RPM DROP then OFF
5. Suction Gauge…………….………………CHECK (4.6-5.4)
6. Engine Instruments……………………….CHECK GREEN
7. Ammeter……………………………….….…….…….……CHECK
8. Throttle………………………………..…….………CHECK IDLE
9. Throttle………………………………………….………1000 RPM
10. Throttle Friction………………………………………………SET
---------If MAGNETO drop exceeds limits--------Throttle…………….………………………………………………………2000 RPM
Mixture…….LEAN (slight RPM drop) for 20 seconds then RICH
Throttle…………………………………………………………………….1700 RPM

TOKYO
(MATSUMOTO)
FSC..............................134.85
TOKYO
(NASU)
FSC............................................135.
65
TOKYO
(NIIJIMA)
FSC.........................................124.3
0
TOKYO
(YAMANASHI)
FSC................................127.15
SENDAI
(AKITA)
FSC..........................................134.7
0
SENDAI
(JYOUBONZAN)
FSC............................135.75
SENDAI
(NIIGATA)
FSC......................................134.85
SENDAI
(SENDAI)
FSC........................................135.65
SENDAI
(SADO)
FSC...........................................124.
30
YOKOTA AB Runway and Airfield Data
INTERSECTION DEPARTURE DISTANCE

Magneto……………………………….………………..…….CHECK (125/50)
If MAGNETO drop still out of limits ABORT Flight Shutdown

ATC LIGHT SIGNALS

12.

BEFORE TAXI

1. Ground (133.20) …………………....…………………TAXI
2. Taxi Lights……………………………...……AS REQUIRED
3. Parking Brakes………………………………..……RELEASE
4.Lean For Taxi……………………...........AS REQUIRED
13.

TAXI

1. Brakes………………………………………..……….………TEST
2. Flight Instruments……………………………………CHECK
14.

PERFORMANCE DATA

BEFORE TAKEOFF CHECK

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Flaps…………………………………………SET & CHECK
Carburetor Heat………………………………………OFF
Heading Indicator/Compass…………….…CHECK
Contact Tower.....……………………………TAKEOFF

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Strobe Light ..……………………………………………ON
Landing Light……………………………….……………ON
Mixture……………………………………………………RICH
Transponder……………………….……………………ALT
Time Off…………………………………………………NOTE

----------CLEARED FOR TAKEOFF----------

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Flaps…………………………………………..………..…………UP
Throttle………………………………………..…..FULL OPEN
Rotate……………………………………….….…….…65 MPH
Climb Speed (VY) …….……………….…………89 MPH

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NORMAL TAKEOFF

SHORT-FIELD TAKEOFF

Flaps……………………………………………….………….…..UP
Brakes.…………………….……………………….……….APPLY
Throttle………………………………………………FULL OPEN
Brakes……………………………………………………RELEASE
Rotate……………………………………………….……65 MPH
Climb Speed (VX) ....……………………….……73 MPH
----------CLEAR OF OBSTRUCTION----------

7. Airspeed (VY) …………………….………….…….89 MPH
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CLIMB
Airspeed………………………………..……86-97 MPH

Carburetor Heat…….……………..………………………OFF

Throttle……………………………………..…FULL OPEN
Mixture………………………………………….….……RICH
Flaps……………………………………………..…RETRACT

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Airspeed………….……………77-86 MPH (Flaps UP)
Wing Flaps……….…………………………AS DESIRED
Airspeed……………70-81 MPH (Flaps DOWN)
Touchdown……………………MAIN WHEELS FIRST
Landing Roll……LOWER NOSE WHEEL GENTLY
Braking……………………………………MIN REQUIRED

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CRUISE

1. Circuit Breakers…………….
…………………...CHECK
2. Landing/Taxi Lights…………………AS REQUIRED
3. Throttle…………………………………2200-2700 RPM
4. Mixture……………………………………….….………LEAN
5. Fuel Selector Switch………………….………SELECT
Use Carburetor Heat when in cruise flight with power
settings less than 2000 RPM.
When cruising altitude at or above 5000' MSL, switch
fuel selector valve from BOTH to LEFT or RIGHT tank.

WARNING - Improper leaning procedures will
greatly reduce endurance.

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YOKOTA AB (042-552-2510)
GROUND & TOWER..225-3104 (EXT 5-3104)
YOKOTA RAPCON .…225-3858 (EXT 5-3858)
BASE OPERATION….225-7214 (EXT 5-7214)
AERO CLUB…….…….225-8988 (EXT 5-8988)

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SOFT-FIELD LANDING
Wing Flaps……………………………………….…………30°
Airspeed……………..………….…….……………69 MPH
Touchdown…………………….…WITH LOW POWER
Nose Wheel………………………KEEP OFF GROUND

25.

BALKED LANDING- GO AROUND

Throttle…………………………………………….…FULL OPEN
Carburetor Heat…….…………..…………….……………OFF
Flaps……………….…………………………RETRACT TO 20°
Airspeed………………………………………………….70 MPH
Flaps………………………………………….……………RETRACT

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AFTER CLEARING RUNWAY
Time On……………………….…………………………NOTE
Flaps…………………………………………………RETRACT
Carburetor Heat….……………………………….……OFF
Transponder………………………………….…STANDBY
Landing Light…………………………………….………OFF
Pitot Heat………………………………….………….……OFF
Taxi Light…………………………...……AS REQUIRED
Strobe Light………………………….……………………OFF
Ground (133.20).…………………………….………TAXI

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DESCENT
Landing Light…….……………………….….…………ON
Carburetor Heat….………………….AS REQUIRED
Throttle……………………………………AS REQUIRED
Mixture….………………………………….………ADJUST
Fuel Selector Valve………………………………BOTH
BEFORE LANDING
Carburetor Heat….…………………………..…….…ON
Mixture…………………………………………….…...RICH
Fuel Selector Valve…………………………….…BOTH
Seats Belts and Harness…………………..SECURE

SHUTDOWN
Brake…………………………….……….SET AND HOLD
Avionics Switch…………….……………….…………OFF
Throttle……………………….………………….1000 RPM
Magneto Ground Check………………….……CHECK
Mixture…………………..……………………….…CUT OFF
Ignition Switch……..…OFF WHEN PROP STOPS
Master Switch………………………………...……..…OFF
Lights (Exterior/Interior).……………..….………OFF

28.

REFUELING

Cessna 172F (T-41) uses MOGAS, minimum octane
91, and it should be serviced to full top (36 gallons
total / 18 gallons each) unless specifically requested
otherwise. Note–Internal wing tip tanks should be
serviced AS REQUIRED (23 gallons usable / 11.5
gallons each). When adding oil, refill using
increments of whole quarts.
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4.

Airframe Grounding Wire…………………….ATTACHED
Fuel Pump Counter………………………………………RESET
Ladder……………………………………………OBTAIN & USE
Nozzle Grounding Wire.....................ATTACHED
Fuel (MOGAS) …………………………RIGHT FUEL TANK

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Fuel Caps……………………….…………………….……SECURE
Windscreen/Leading Edges………….…………….CLEAN
Oil Quantity……………CHECK; REFILL AS REQUIRED
Oil Can……………………STORE AT DESIGNATED BOX
Oil Filler Cap……………………………………..………SECURE

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SHORT-FIELD LANDING
Wing Flaps………………….………………………………30°
Airspeed…………………….………………………69 MPH
Touchdown……………………MAIN WHEELS FIRST
Braking…………………………..………APPLY HEAVILY
Flaps…………………………………………………RETRACT

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NORMAL LANDING

SOFT-FIELD TAKEOFF

Flaps………………………………………………………………10°
Elevator Control…KEEP PRESSURE OFF NOSE WHEEL
Throttle…….………………SMOOTHLY TO FULL OPEN
Liftoff……….………SLOWEST POSSIBLE AIRSPEED
Accelerate in Ground Effect….…………...…89 MPH
Climb (VY)………………………………………………89 MPH
Flaps……….…………………….……RETRACT AT 50'AGL

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----------AFTER REFUELING----------

PARKING
Pitot Tube Cover………………………………….INSTALL
Tie-downs……………………………………………SECURE
Chocks…..…………………………….…………..…INSTALL
Hobbs and Tach Time…………………………RECORD
Fuel and Oil Quantity………………………….RECORD
Windows, Vents & Cabin Air…….……………CLOSE
Control and Throttle Locks…………………INSTALL
Sun Screen…………………………………….……INSTALL
Master Switch……………………………………………OFF

IF DISCREPANCIES ARE FOUND, PLEASE
NOTIFY THE AERO CLUB STAFF AND ANNOTATE
DISCREPANCIES ON MAINTENANCE FORM AND
DISPATCH PROGRAM.

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