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CIGAR C I G A R controls check instruments set

Runup/Ground Check

gas (proper tank, pump on, etc) attitude (flaps, trim, etc.) runup

LCA LIGHTS CAMERA ACTION strobes, navs, landing

Before Takeoff

transponder (so ATC can "see" you) any other actions to be performed like boost pump on, control checks, flaps and trim set, etc.

BLITTS B L I T T S boost pump on lights as required instruments set transponder on takeoff time noted

Line-Up Check

seat, belts, doors secured

FLARE F L A R E

Enroute flaps set (if extended during takeoff) lights as required auxiliary fuel pump off (if on for departure) radar transponder on engine (lean mixture when at altitude)

GUMPS G U M P S
Note: add C in front of GUMPS for carb heat (becomes "Charlie GUMPS")

Before Landing gas (proper tank, pump on or off, etc.) undercarriage mixture set prop set and/or primer in/locked switches (lights, pitot heat, etc.)

MPG M P G mixture set prop set

Before Landing

three green (gear down)

CCCC C C C C
Note: if your aircraft has carb heat rather than cowl flaps, use that for "cool it."

Go Around cram it (full throttle) clean it (flaps up) cool it (cowl flaps) call it (make radio call)

FACTS F flaps up

After Landing

A C T S

auxiliary fuel pump off cowl flaps transponder standby switches (pitot heat, lights, etc.)

FLARE F L A R E flaps up lights as required auxiliary fuel pump off

After Landing

radar transponder standby check for ELT activation

MIDGET M I D G E T master off ignition off doors/windows locked gust lock installed ELT off tiedown plane

After Landing

TTTTTT T T T T T

(IFR) Crossing a Fix / Approach turn to proper headnig time hold or approach twist OBS knob to inbound course throttle adjustments, as required talk - procedure turn inbound, entering the hold, etc.

WIRETAP W I R E T A P

(IFR) Nearing Destination Weather (AWOS, ATIS, ASOS, etc.) instruments set radios tuned elevation (check final approach fix altitude) talk to ATC altitudes for decision height or minimum descent altitude procedure for missed approach

APTATEN A P T A T E N

(IFR) I tems in Sequence aircraft identification position (name of fix) time crossing fix altitude type of flight plan ETA at next reporting point name of next reporting point

HAMSACC H A M S A C

(IFR) Required Reported Items holding (time and altitude) altitude changes missed approach safety of flight (if anything affects it) airspeed changes (of 5% or 10kts) communication or navigation capability loss

climb rate (when unable to maintain 500fpm)