Cessna 172S Checklists

Rev. 1 (09/07)

Cessna 172S
Operatorʼs Checklists
Rev. 1 (09/07), Tim Morgan

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Cessna 172S Checklists

Rev. 1 (09/07)

Cockpit Interior Check
1 Pitot tube cover 2 Pilotʼs Operating Handbook 3 Weight and balance 4 Parking brake 5 Control wheel lock 6 Ignition switch 7 Avionics Master switch 8 Master Switch 9 Fuel gauges 10 LOW FUEL annunciators 11 Avionics Master switch 12 Avionics cooling fan 13 Avionics Master switch 14 Static Pressure Alternate Source valve 15 Annunciator Panel switch 16 Annunciator Panel switch 17 Fuel Selector Valve 18 Fuel Shutoff Valve 19 Flaps 20 Pitot Heat 21 Pitot tube cover 22 Pitot Heat 23 Master Switch REMOVE In plane Checked SET REMOVE Off Off ON Check Extinguished ON Audible OFF OFF “TST” AND HOLD, ensure all annunciators illuminate RELEASE, ensure only appropriate annunicators remain illuminated BOTH On (push full in) EXTEND ON Warm to touch within 30 seconds OFF OFF

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Cessna 172S Checklists

Rev. 1 (09/07)

Exterior Check
1 Empennage a. Baggage door b. Autopilot Static Source opening c. Rudder gust lock d. Tail tie-down e. Control surfaces f. Trim tab g. Antennas 2 Right wing a. Aileron b. Flap c. Wing tie-down d. Main wheel tire e. Fuel tank sump valves f. Fuel quantity g. Fuel filler cap 3 Nose a. Fuel strainer drain valve b. Engine oil dipstick c. Engine oil filler cap d. Engine cooling air inlets e. Propeller and spinner f. Air filter g. Nose wheel strut and tire h. Left static source opening Sample and check Check (min. 5 quarts, 8 for extended flights) Secure Free of obstructions Check for nicks and security Check for restrictions Check for inflation and condition Check for blockage Check for freedom of movement and security Check for security and condition DISCONNECT REMOVE CHOCKS, check for inflation and condition Sample and check Check visually SECURE Locked Check for blockage REMOVE if installed DISCONNECT Check for freedom of movement and security Check security Check security of attachment and general condition

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Cessna 172S Checklists

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Exterior Check (cont.)
4 Left wing a. Fuel tank sump valves b. Fuel quantity c. Fuel filler cap d. Main wheel tire e. Fuel tank vent opening f. Stall warning horn opening g. Wing tie-down h. Landing/taxi lights i. Aileron j. Flap 5 Tires Sample and check Check visually Secure Check for inflation and condition Check for blockage Check for blockage Disconnect Check for condition and cleanliness Check for freedom of movement and security Check for security and condition Check for condition

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Cessna 172S Checklists

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Engine Start
1 Passengers 2 Seats and seat belts 3 Brakes 4 Circuit breakers 5 Electrical equipment 6 Avionics Master switch 7 Fuel selector valve 8 Fuel shutoff valve 9 Avionics circuit breakers 10 Throttle 11 Mixture 12 Propeller area 13 Master Switch 14 Flashing Beacon 15 Auxiliary Fuel Pump switch 16 Mixture 17 Auxiliary Fuel Pump switch 18 Ignition Switch 19 Mixture 20 Oil Pressure 21 Navigation lights 22 Avionics Master switch 23 Radios 24 Flaps 25 Mixture Briefed ADJUST and LOCK, ensure inertia reel locking TEST and SET All in All off Off Both On (push full in) All in CRACK Idle cutoff Clear ON ON ON FULL RICH, ensure stable fuel flow for 3-5 seconds, then IDLE CUTOFF OFF START (release when engine starts) ADVANCE SMOOTHLY TO RICH when engine starts Check ON as required ON ON RETRACT LEAN at 1,200 RPM

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Cessna 172S Checklists

Rev. 1 (09/07)

Run-Up
1 Parking brake 2 Passenger seat backs 3 Seats and seat belts 4 Cabin doors 5 Flight controls 6 Flight instruments 7 Fuel quantity 8 Mixture 9 Fuel selector valve 10 Throttle 11 Magnetos 12 Vacuum gauge 13 Engine instruments and ammeter 14 Annunciator panel 15 Throttle 16 Throttle friction lock 17 Strobe lights 18 Radios and avionics 19 NAV/GPS switch 20 Autopilot 21 Manual electric trim 22 Elevator trim 23 Flaps 24 Brakes SET Most upright position Check secure Closed and locked FREE AND CORRECT CHECK AND SET Check RICH Both 1800 RPM CHECK (RPM drop ≤ 150, differential ≤ 50) Check Check No annunciators illuminated ≤ 1,000 RPM ADJUST As desired SET SET Off Check Set for takeoff Set for takeoff RELEASE

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Cessna 172S Checklists

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Takeoff
1 Flaps 2 Throttle 3 Mixture 4 Elevator 5 Airspeed 6 Flaps Set FULL OPEN RICH (above 3,000 feat, lean to obtain max. RPM) ROTATE at 55 KIAS 70-80 KIAS RETRACT if necessary

After Takeoff & Climb-Out
1 Airspeed 2 Throttle 3 Mixture 70-85 KIAS FULL OPEN RICH (above 3,000 feet, lean to obtain max. RPM)

Cruise
1 Power 2 Elevator trim 3 Mixture 2100-2700 RPM ADJUST LEAN

Descent
1 Power 2 Mixture 3 Altimeter 4 NAV/GPS switch 5 Fuel selector valve 6 Wing flaps As desired ADJUST for smooth operation (full rich for idle power) SET SET BOTH As desired

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Cessna 172S Checklists

Rev. 1 (09/07)

Before Landing
1 Pilot and passenger seat backs 2 Seats and seat belts 3 Fuel selector valve 4 Mixture 5 Landing/taxi lights 6 Autopilot MOST UPRIGHT Secured and locked Both RICH ON OFF

After Landing
1 Flaps 3 Transponder 4 Landing light UP STANDBY OFF

Shutdown
1 Parking brake 2 Electrical equipment 3 Avionics Master switch 4 Mixture 5 Ignition Switch 6 Master Switch 7 Control lock 8 Fuel selector valve 9 Pitot tube cover 10 Airplane SET OFF OFF IDLE CUTOFF OFF OFF INSTALL LEFT or RIGHT to prevent crossfeeding INSTALL TIE DOWN, CHOCK, SECURE

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Cessna 172S Checklists

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Engine Failure
1 Airspeed 2 Landing site 3 Landing turn 4 Wind direction 5 Fuel shutoff valve 6 Fuel selector valve 7 Auxiliary Fuel Pump switch 8 Mixture 9 Ignition Switch 10 Auxiliary Fuel Pump switch 68 KIAS CHOOSE INITIATE Determine ON (push full in) BOTH ON RICH if restart has not occurred BOTH or START if propeller is stopped OFF

Forced Landing
1 Passenger seat backs 2 Seats and seat belts 3 Airspeed 4 Mixture 5 Fuel shutoff valve 6 Ignition Switch 7 Flaps 8 Master Switch 9 Doors 10 Touchdown 11 Brakes MOST UPRIGHT Secure 70 KIAS (flaps up) or 65 KIAS (flaps down) IDLE CUTOFF OFF (pull full out) OFF AS REQUIRED (30° recommended) OFF when landing is assured UNLATCH Slightly tail low APPLY HEAVILY

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Cessna 172S Checklists

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Engine Fire in Flight
1 Mixture 2 Fuel shutoff valve 3 Auxiliary Fuel Pump switch 4 Master Switch 5 Cabin Heat and Air 6 Airspeed 7 Forced landing IDLE CUTOFF OFF (pull out) OFF OFF OFF (except overhead vents) 100 KIAS; increase if fire persists EXECUTE

Electrical Fire in Flight
1 Master Switch 2 Vents, Cabin Air, Cabin Heat 3 Fire extinguisher 4 Avionics Master Switch 5 All other switches except ignition 6 Vents, Cabin Air, Cabin Heat 7 Master Switch 8 Circuit breakers 9 Radio switches 10 Avionics Master Switch 11 Radio/electrical switches OFF CLOSE ACTIVATE OFF OFF OPEN when fire is extinguished ON Locate faulty circuit OFF ON ON SEQUENTIALLY until short is located

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Cessna 172S Checklists

Rev. 1 (09/07)

Speeds and Weights
Std VS0 VS1 VY VX VA VNE VNO VFE GWmax EW Load Bags Fuel 48 kts. 53 kts. 74 kts. 62 kts. 105 kts. 163 kts. 129 kts. 110/85 kts. 2550 lbs. 1663 lbs. 895 lbs. 120 lbs. 56 gal.

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Cessna 172S Checklists

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Frequencies
OAK ATIS OAK Clearance Delivery OAK Ground OAK Tower (North Field) Bay (North) Bay (East) Oakland FSS OAK VOR SFO VOR ILS 27R 133.77 121.1 121.9 118.3 120.9 135.4 122.5 116.8 115.8 109.9

Telephone Numbers
Flight Service KaiserAir OAK ATIS UCFC (800) WX-BRIEF (510) 569-9622 (510) 635-5850 (510) 642-6640

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