Cessna 152 Checklist

Preflight
CABIN 1. Check Discrepancies and Inspections 2. Required Papers in Airplane (AROW) 2. Enter HOBBS Reading on TACH Sheet 3. Control Wheel Lock . . . . . REMOVE 4. Ignition Switch . . . . . . . . . OFF 5. Master Switch . . . . . . . . . . ON 6. Fuel Gauges . . . . . . . . . . . QUANTITY 7. Flaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30° 8. Master Switch . . . . . . . . . . OFF 9. Fuel Shutoff Valve . . . . . . ON 2) FUSELAGE AND EMPENNAGE 1. Fuel Drain . . . . . . . . . . . . . DRAIN 2. Fuselage/Empennage . . . . CHECK CONDITION 3. Rudder Gust Lock . . . . . . . REMOVE 4. Tail Tie-down . . . . . . . . . . DISCONNECT 5. Control Surfaces . . . . . . . . CHECK Attachment and Movement 6. Empennage/Fuselage. . . . CHECK CONDITION 3) RIGHT WING TRAILING EDGE 1. Flap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHECK Attachment and Movement 2. Aileron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHECK Attachment, Movement, and Counterweights 4) RIGHT WING 1. Wing Tie Down . . . . . . . . .DISCONNECT 2. Undercarriage/Tire . . . . . . CHECK Condition, Inflation, and Brakes 3. Fuel Drain . . . . . . . . . . . . . DRAIN 4. Fuel Quantity . . . . . . . . . . DIP/MEASURE 5. Fuel Filler Cap . . . . . . . . . SECURE (Check Vent) NIGHT PREFLIGHT 6. Wing Surface . . . . . . . . . . CHECK CONDITION 1. Master Switch . . . . . . . ON 7. Windshield………………..CLEAN 2. Beacon/Strobes . . . . . . . TEST 5) NOSE 3. NAV Lights . . . . . . . . . . TEST 1. Engine Oil Level . . . . . . . . 4-6 QUARTS 4. Landing Light . . . . . . . . TEST 2. Fuel Sump . . . . . . . . . . . . . DRAIN 5. Interior Lights . . . . . . . . TEST 3. Prop/Spinner . . . . . . . . . . . CONDITION 6. Master Switch . . . . . . . . OFF 4. Alternator Belt . . . . . . . . . TIGHT 5. Oil Cooler . . . . . . . . . . . . . UNOBSTRUCTED 6. Landing Light…………….CLEAN 7. Air Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UNOBSTRUCTED 8. Wheel Strut/Tire . . . . . . . . CHECK Condition and Inflation 9. Static Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . UNRESTRICTED 6) LEFT WING 1. Fuel Quantity . . . . . . . . . . DIP/MEASURE 2. Fuel Filler Cap . . . . . . . . . SECURE (Check Vent) 3. Pitot Tube . . . . . . . . . . . . . UNRESTRICTED/CLEAR 4. Fuel Tank Vent . . . . . . . . . CLEAR 5. Wing Tie Down . . . . . . . . DISCONNECT 6. Stall Warning . . . . . . . . . . OPERATION 7. Wing Surface . . . . . . . . . . CHECK CONDITION 7) LEFT WING TRAILING EDGE 1. Aileron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHECK Attachment, Movement, and Counterweights 2. Flap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHECK Attachment and Movement 3. Undercarriage/Tire . . . . . . CHECK Condition, Inflation, and Brakes 4. Remove Chalks…………...SECURE TOW BAR

Master Switch . Ignition Switch . Oil Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RICH 2. . COLD 3. . . Magnetos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IN IGNITION 6. . . . RISING 13. . . . . FREE and CORRECT 3. . Carburetor Heat . AS REQUIRED 3. . . .1/8 Inch 7. . . . . IDLE (1000 RPM or Below) 12. . . . . . . . Throttle . . . . . . . . ON 8. . OFF 6. . . . Propeller Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Throttle Friction Lock . COMPLETE 3. . . . . . .RICH 6. . CHECK RIGHT. Transponder . . . . . . . AS REQUIRED (Verify In and Locked) 9. . Mixture . Carburetor Heat . . . 1700 RPM A. . . . . . . . . . Cabin Doors . TEST RUNUP BEFORE TAKEOFF 1. . . . . ON 5. Radios/Avionics . . . . . . Circuit Breakers . . . OPEN 1/4 . . . Brakes . .LEAN PK RPM 9. TEMP & PRESSURE E. . Radios/Avionics . . . CHARGING D. . Suction Gauge . . . . . . . Flight Instruments . . . . . . CLEAR 10. . . . . . UP 15. Transponder .1700 RPM 12. . Flaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . Avionics . . . . . . . . . Ammeter . . . . . . . . . ALTITUDE 5. . . CHECK IN 7. . . Engine Instruments . . . ADJUST 2. . . . . .START (Release When Engine Starts) 11. . . . . . . . . . Throttle . . . . . . . . . ADJUSTED/FASTENED 4. ON and Frequency Set 16. . . . . Throttle . . . . TAKEOFF 4. . . . Brakes . . Continue RUNUP . . . . IDLE 1. . . . . . . . Mixture . . . . Seats. . . . . Brakes . . . COMPLETE 2. . . Elevator Trim . . . . . . . . . . . . STANDBY (Set 1200 or Assigned Squawk) 17. Taxi to Run-Up Area 18. . . . . . . . . . . . CLOSED and LATCHED 2. . . ON/SET 6. . Throttle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ON STARTING ENGINE 1. . . . . . . Throttle . . . . . Mixture…………………. . . . .RICH 11. . . . . . . . Seatbelts . . . Lights . . Mixture . . Prime . . . . . . . . . . SET 4. TEST C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Key………………………. . . . . . . Preflight Inspection . . TEST and SET 5. . Throttle .Cessna 152 Checklist Normal Operating Procedures BEFORE STARTING ENGINE 1. . . Fuel Shutoff Valve . . . . . STARTER DISENGAGED (Charging) 14. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Passenger Briefing . . . . . . . . . . . Flight Controls . . Time . . CHECK ROUGH MAG PROCEDURE 7. . . . then LEFT B. . ON 4. . . . CHECK and SET 5. . . . Beacon/Strobes . . . . . . . . . . . .2000 RPM 8. . Ammeter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 SECONDS 10. . . Brakes .

Mixture. .40 VS0 . .. . . . . .. . . . ... ... . . . ..000 ft 2200 6. ..000 ft 2200 Note: Refer to POH for further details or precise numbers. . . .. Wing Flaps . . . . . . FULL/OPEN 6.7 GPH 53% BHP 87 KTAS 4. .9 GPH 56% BHP 88 KTAS 4.35 20° C Above Standard 58% BHP 89 KTAS 4. . . . . .... . . .0 GPH 64% BHP 94 KTAS 5. . . . .3 GPH 60% BHP 93 KTAS 5. .... . Speeds shown are for a 1984 Cessna 152 with fairings removed.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . ..9 GPH 55% BHP 88 KTAS 4.8 GPH 54% BHP 90 KTAS 4.. .. . RELEASE 7.85 VY... .. . SET TO CRUISE 3. . . . . . . . . .93-104 VFE . .. 4. . . .. . Elevator Control . . .6 GPH AIRSPEEDS (KIAS) VNE . . . . . 3. .. . . Carburetor Heat .. . 10° 2..L. ...1 GPH 57% BHP 92 KTAS 4. .. Throttle . SET 4. .. VX. . . . . .. . .0 GPH 57% BHP 92 KTAS 4. . . Climb Speed . . . . .. . . . .7 GPH 60% BHP 93 KTAS 5. . . . 2..000 ft 2300 10. ROTATE @ 50 KIAS 8. . . . .L.. RETRACT @ 60+ KIAS CRUISE 1. . . . 0°-10° COLD FULL/OPEN ROTATE @ 50 KIAS 65-75 KIAS SHORT FIELD TAKEOFF 1.1 GPH 59% BHP 89 KTAS 4.67 @ S. .. . . . .. . . . Elevator Control . Cold 3. .. . 5.. RICH 5. ..Cessna 152 Checklist Normal Operating Procedures NORMAL TAKEOFF 1. . . . .. . .000 ft 2300 . 8. . . . . . . . . . . . . ... . . . . Wing Flaps . . ..54 @ S.. .000 ft 2300 12. . .9 GPH Standard Temperature 62% BHP 90 KTAS 5.4 GPH 62% BHP 90 KTAS 5. Carburetor Heat .. . . . . . .. ....111 VA. . . . ....149 VNO .. . Mixture . Brakes . . Power. .1 GPH 59% BHP 89 KTAS 5. .. .LEANED Pressure Altitude RPM 20° C Below Standard 65% BHP 91 KTAS 5..6 GPH 51% BHP 87 KTAS 4.. . .. . . . ... . . . . .000 ft 2200 4... Trim. . . ..6 GPH 56% BHP 92 KTAS 4. . APPLY 4. . .. . . . .. Pitch.. .. . . . . . . Brakes . . Wing Flaps . . .. . 54 KIAS (Until Obstacles Cleared) 9.. LEVEL FLIGHT 2. . VS1 .. . . . .8 GPH 54% BHP 90 KTAS 4. Climb Speed . . . .. . .5 GPH 2. . . . . . . Throttle . . .

. Carburetor Heat . 1200/OFF 3. . . . . Airspeed . . . . . . . . . IDLE (After Obstacle Clearance) 5. . . . Magnetos . . Airspeed . Transponder . . . . . . Fuel . . 30° (Below 85 KIAS) 3. . . . Secure . . . . . 60-70 KIAS (Flaps Up) 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mixture . . . . . . . Electrical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UP 3. . MAINTAIN 55 KIAS FINAL APPROACH 4. . . . .RETRACT AFTER LANDING 1. . . . . . . . . . AS REQUIRED 3. . . . . . TIE DOWN and LOCK 11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MAIN GEAR FIRST 6. . . . . Seatbelts . . . 1200 RPM 5. . . . . . . Brake……………………. . . 55-65 KIAS FINAL APPROACH SHORT FIELD LANDING 1. . . . IDLE/CUT-OFF 6. . . Ignition Switch . . . . . Throttle . . Prop . . AS REQUIRED 7. . Carburetor heat . . ENRICHEN AS APPROPRIATE 4. . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FASTENED 8. . . Wing Flaps . . OFF 7. . . . Mixture. . . . . . CLOSE . . .LIGHTS AS REQUIRED NORMAL LANDING 1. . Flaps . Power . . . . . . . .Cessna 152 Checklist Normal Operating Procedures DESCENT 1. . . AS DESIRED (Below 85 KIAS) 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gas . . . . . CHECK QUANTITY 10. . . . . . Control Lock . Switches…………………. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SELECTOR ON 2. . . Airspeed . . . . . Transponder . . Mixture . . . . . . Airspeed . . . . . .APPLY HEAVILY 7. . . . . Power. . . . . . Touchdown………………. COLD 2. STANDBY SECURING AIRCRAFT 1. . . . . OFF 2. . . Wing Flaps . . . . . . 60-70 KIAS (Flaps Up) or 55-65 KIAS (Flaps 30°) 2. AS REQUIRED APPROACH 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . ON 9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Radios. . . Wing Flaps………………. . .FIXED 5. . . . . . . . GOOD TIRE INFLATION 3. AS REQUIRED 2. . Wing Flaps . . . . .Flight Plan . . . . . . . . . Undercarriage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHECK GROUND 4. . . . .. . . . . . . . . OFF 8. . . . . . . . . . . Master Switch . . .

IDLE/CUT-OFF 5. . . . . Flaps .ON -Ignition Switch . . . . . . . . Best Field………………. . . . . . .ON -Mixture . . 60 KIAS 2. . . . . IDLE 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Master Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . OFF DURING FLIGHT 1. . . Fuel Shutoff Valve . . . . 60 KIAS 2. Mixture . . . . . OFF 6. OFF 4. . RICH -Carburetor Heat . . . Final Airspeed . . . . . SLIGHTLY TAIL LOW 9. OFF 5. Doors . . . . . . . . . . Throttle . . . RETRACT 4. . . . . . . . . Master Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . APPLY 3. . . . . . OFF IMMEDIATELY AFTER TAKEOFF 1. . . . . . . ON 3. . . . . . . . . . . Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . Airspeed . . . Checklist -Fuel Shutoff Valve .SELECTED 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Airspeed . . . . . . . . . . . . Flaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 KIAS (Flaps Up) 60 KIAS (Flaps Down) 2. . . . . . Ignition Switch . . . . . . . SLIGHTLY TAIL LOW 9. . . . . . . Master Switch . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . BOTH (START if Prop is Stopped) -Primer . 60 KIAS 2. . . . Fuel Shutoff Valve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OFF 5. . . . APPLY HEAVILY WITH ENGINE POWER 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . Airspeed . . . . IDLE/CUT-OFF 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ignition Switch . . . . . Airspeed . Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . Flaps . Mixture . ……IN and LOCKED FORCED LANDING WITHOUT ENGINE POWER 1. Ignition Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . UNLATCH Prior to Touchdown 8. . . . . . . . . . . AS REQUIRED 6. . . Master Switch . . .. . . . . . Touchdown . . . . 55 KIAS 4. . . . . . Brakes . . . APPLY HEAVILY .Cessna 152 Checklist EMERGENCY PROCEDURES ENGINE FAILURE DURING TAKEOFF RUN 1. . . . Carburetor Heat . . . . . . . . 30° 3. . AS REQUIRED 6. . . . . Ignition Switch . . . UNLATCH Prior to Touchdown 8. . . . Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OFF 4. . OFF 5. OFF 10. . . . . . . . . . . . . OFF 7. . . . IDLE/CUT-OFF 3. . . Mixture . . . . . . . Flaps . . . . . . Touchdown . . . . . . .

. . heavy swells PARALLEL TO SWELLS 4. . . Touchdown . . If necessary. . . . . . . . . . . OFF 4. . Radio . Ignition switch . . . . . SECURE A. . . Power . CUSHION at touchdown with folded coat 9.OBTAIN (have ground worker obtain if not installed) 6. . IDLE CUT-OFF 2. LEVEL ATTITUDE AT 300 FT/MIN DESCENT 8.Cessna 152 Checklist EMERGENCY PROCEDURES DITCHING 1. . . Engine . .5 MHZ. . EVACUATE through cabin doors. . . . . . Heavy objects . If engine starts: 2. . . . . . . . . Fire . . . . . SHUTDOWN and inspect for damage. . . . . . . . . wool blanket. Forced landing . . . TRANSMIT MAYDAY on 121. . . increase glide speed to find an airspeed which will provide an in combustible mixture) 6. . . . . . INFLATE FIRE DURING START ON GROUND 1. . . . . . Mixture . . . . EXECUTE (as described in Emergency Landing Without Engine Power) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cranking . . . . . Face . . . . giving location and intentions and SQUAWK 7700 2. . . . . . . . Fire extinguisher. Life vests and raft . . . . . . . . . to get a start which would suck the flames and accumulated fuel through the carburetor and into the engine. . . . INSPECT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CONTINUE in an effort to obtain a start. . . . .EXTINQUISH using fire extinguisher. . . . . . . . . . . 6. . . . . . . . . OFF (except wing root vents) 5. . . CONTINUE. 5. . . . . . 85 KIAS (if fire is not extinguished. . . . . ENGINE FIRE IN FLIGHT 1. OFF B. 30° 5. . heavy seas INTO THE WIND Light winds. . . . . Approach . . . . . . Cabin doors . . If engine fails to start: 4. OFF 7. . . . . . . . Cranking . . . . . . . . . . Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . 3. High winds. Power . . . Fuel shutoff valve . . . . . UNLATCH 7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1700 RPM for a few minutes. . . . . . . Master switch . . . Airplane. . open windows and flood cabin to equalize pressure so doors can be opened. . . . . . . Cabin heat and air . . . . . Wing flaps . . . Fuel shutoff valve . . . . . . . repair damage or replace damaged components or wiring before conducting another flight. . . . . . ESTABLISH 300 FT/MIN DESCENT AT 55 KIAS. . . . . . . . 10. OFF C. . . . OFF 3. 8. . . SECURE OR JETTISON 3. . . Fire damage . . . . . . or dirt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Master switch . . Airspeed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Aircraft Cabin . . TERMINATE as soon as practical. . . Vents/Cabin Air/Heat. . . . . . . . Alternator . . . . . Nonessential Electrical Equipment. do not reset. . . AS DESIRED 2. . . . . . Fire Extinguisher . VENTILATE If fire appears out and electrical power is necessary for continuance of flight: 6. . Approach . . . . . . Land the airplane as soon as possible to inspect for damage. .OPEN when it is ascertained that fire is completely extinguished. Master Switch . OFF (if installed) 3. . OFF 2. . . . . . . OFF 2. . . . ELECTRICAL POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM MALFUNCTIONS AMMETER SHOWS EXCESSIVE RATE OF CHARGE (full scale deflection) 1. . . . . . . ON 7. . . 8. Strobe Light Switch . . . . WING FIRE 1. . OFF (except ignition switch) 3. . . . . . . ACTIVATE (if available). Master Switch . Pitot Heat Switch . . ON one at a time. LANDING WITH A FLAT MAIN TIRE 1. Vents/Cabin Air/Heat . . . Touchdown . CABIN FIRE 1. ACTIVATE (if available) 5. . . . . .PULL 3. . with flaps retracted. . . . . . . . . . Flight . . . . . . hold airplane off flat tire as long as possible. . . . OFF (if installed) NOTE—Perform a side slip to keep the flames away from the fuel tank and cabin. Radio/Electrical Switches . . . . . . 9. NORMAL 3. . . . . . . 3. . CHECK for faulty circuit. . . . . . . . . . . . All other switches . . . . Wing Flaps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Navigation Light Switch .CLOSED (to avoid drafts). . . and land as soon as possible. . . . . Fire Extinguisher . OFF 2.Cessna 152 Checklist EMERGENCY PROCEDURES FIRES (CONT) ELECTRICAL FIRE IN FLIGHT 1. . 4.OFF 4. CLOSED 4. . . . . . . . Master Switch . . . . . . . . . . .. . OFF 2. . . . . Vents/Cabin Air/Heat . . . . . . . . Alternator Circuit Breaker . . . with delay after each until short circuit is localized. . . GOOD TIRE FIRST. . Circuit Breakers. . . . . . . . Aircraft Cabin . . . . . VENTILATE 5. . . . . . . . . . .

if necessary. . . . OFF 8. . . . . 5. . . . . . . Alternator . 9. . . OFF 2. . . . With an extremely rapid ice build-up. . Plan a landing at the nearest airport. . . . . . . . . .Cessna 152 Checklist EMERGENCY PROCEDURES LOW-VOLTAGE LIGHT ILLUMINATES DURING FLIGHT (Ammeter Indicates Discharge) NOTE—Illumination of the low-voltage light may occur during low RPM conditions with an electrical load on the system such as during a low RPM taxi. . . 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHECK IN 3. for improved visibility. Perform a landing in level attitude. . . select a suitable “off airport” landing site. . 8. . . ON 5. Lean the mixture for maximum RPM if carburetor heat is used continuously. . . . . . . . . 7. Radios . . . . if practical. . . 11. . . ICING ENCOUNTER 1. Open left window and. . Master Switch . . . Open the throttle to increase engine speed and minimize ice buildup on propeller blades. . An unexpected loss in engine speed could be caused by carburetor ice or air intake filter ice. . . . . . the change in wing wake airflow direction caused by wing flap extension could result in a loss of elevator effectiveness. . . 10. . . . . . . Low-Voltage Light . . . . . . Flight . . . . . . . . . 6. . . . . . Turn pitot heat switch ON (if installed). . . With a severe ice build-up on the horizontal tail. . Perform a landing approach using a forward slip. be prepared for significantly higher stall speed. 1. . The master switch need not be recycled since an over-voltage condition has not occurred to de-activate the alternator system. . . . . 3. Master Switch . . CHECK OFF 6. . . Leave wing flaps retracted. . For greater air flow at reduced temperatures. Turn back or change altitude to obtain an outside air temperature that is less conducive to icing. . OFF (both sides) 4. . With an ice accumulation of 1/4 inch or more on the wing leading edges. . . . . Under these conditions. adjust the cabin air control as required. . ON If low-voltage light illuminates again: 7. Alternator Circuit Breaker . . TERMINATE as soon as practical. Approach at 65 to 75 KIAS depending upon the amount of ice accumulation. 12. Watch for signs of carburetor air filter ice and apply carburetor heat as required. . scrape ice from a portion of the windshield for visibility in the landing approach. . . . . Pull cabin heat control full out to obtain maximum defroster air temperature. .. . . . . . . . 4. . . . Nonessential Radio and Electrical Equipment OFF 9. . . the light will go out at higher RPM. . Radios . .