PAVE Check

(P)ilot In Command

  • Did I get enough sleep before this flight?

  • Did I battle any illness recently?

  • Am I ready?

(A)ircraft

  • Is the aircraft airworthy?

  • Do I have the fuel necessary?

  • Did the aircraft undergo inspections recently?

en(V)ironment

  • Am I comfortable to fly in the forecasted weather?

  • Am I instrument-current?

  • Have I checked the available PIREPs and NOTAMs?

(E)xternal Pressures

  • Is this a flight that causes me stress or anxiety?

  • Am I dealing with difficult situation right now?

  • Is there pressure to quickly depart?

Pre-Flight Inspection

Cabin

  • Documents - A.R.R.O.W.

  • Hobbs/Tach - CHECK

  • Enter Hobbs Reading on Tach Sheet

  • Control Wheel Lock- REMOVE

  • Ignition Switch - OFF

  • Master Switch - ON

  • Flaps - DOWN

  • Fuel Gauge- CHECK

  • Enter Fuel Quantity Here

  • Master Switch - OFF

  • Fuel Shutoff Valve - ON

  • Note significant observation/s here

Fuselage and Empennage

  • Fuselage/Empennage - CHECKED CONDITION

  • Horizontal Stabilizer- SECURE

  • Elevator - FREE AND SECURE

  • Rudder Gust Lock - REMOVE

  • Tail Tie-Down - DISCONNECT

  • Lights and Antenna - CHECK

  • ELT Antenna- CHECK

  • Note significant observation/s here

Right Wing

  • Flaps - SECURE

  • Aileron - FREE AND SECURE

  • Lights and Wingtip - CHECK

  • Leading Edge - CHECK

  • Wing tie-down - DISCONNECT

  • Undercarriage/Tire - INFLATED

  • Fuel Tank Sump - SAMPLE

  • Fuel Quantity - VISUAL CHECK

  • Fuel Filler Cap - SECURE

Nose

  • Engine Oil Level - CHECK LEVEL (Min 4 qts MAX 6 qts)

  • Fuel Strainer - SAMPLE

  • Propeller and Spinner - CHECK CONDITION

  • Air Intake - CHECK

  • Landing Light - CLEAN

  • Nose Wheel Strut & Tire - CHECK CONDITION AND INFLATION

  • Static Port - UNRESTRICTED

Left Wing

  • Main Wheel Tire - INFLATED

  • Fuel Tank Sump - SAMPLE

  • Fuel Quantity - VISUALLY CHECK

  • Fuel Filler Cap - SECURE (CHECK VENT)

  • Pitot Tube - REMOVE CHECK

  • Stall Warning - OPERATIONAL

  • Fuel Tank Vent Opening - CLEAR

  • Wing Tie-Down - DISCONNECT

  • Leading Edge- CHECK

  • Lights/Wingtip - CHECK

  • Aileron - FREE AND SECURE

  • Flaps - SECURE

Before Engine Start

  • Pre-flight Inspection - COMPLETE

  • Passenger Briefing - COMPLETED

  • Fuel Shutoff Valve - ON

  • Radios - OFF

  • Electrical Equipment - OFF

  • Circuit Breakers- CHECK IN

  • Brakes - TEST AND SET

Engine Start

  • Mixture - RICH (IN)

  • Carburetor Heat - COLD (IN)

  • Prime - AS REQUIRED;LOCKED

  • Master Switch - ON

  • Beacon/Strobes - ON

  • Throttle - OPENED 1/8 INCH

  • Propeller Area- CLEAR

  • Ignition - START

  • Oil Pressure - CHECK NORMAL

  • Radio - ON/SET

  • Transponder - ON

  • Wing Flaps - UP

  • Mixture - LEAN 1 INCH

  • Taxi to Run-Up Area

Runup Before Takeoff

  • Cabin Doors - CLOSED/LATCHED

  • Parking Brake - SET

  • Flight Controls - FREE AND CORRECT

  • Flight Instruments - CHECK AND SET

  • Fuel Shutoff Valve - ON

  • Mixture - RICH (IN)

  • Trim - SET FOR TAKEOFF

Throttle

  • Throttle - AT 1700 RPM

  • Magnetos - CHECK RIGHT, then LEFT (150 Drop/75 Diff)

  • Carburetor Heat - CHECK

  • Ammeter - CHARGING

  • Engine Instruments - TEMP AND PRESSURE

  • Suction Gauge - CHECK

  • Idle- CHECK

  • Throttle - BELOW 1000 RPM

  • Radios - SET

  • Transponder- ON ALTITUDE

  • Beacon/Lights - ON

  • Throttle Friction Lock- ADJUST

Takeoff

  • Mixture- RICH

  • Flaps - UP (0 degrees)

  • Carburetor Heat - COLD(IN)

  • Throttle - FULL/OPEN

  • Elevator - ROTATE 50-55 KIAS

  • Climb speed - 60-70 KIAS

Enroute Climb

  • Airspeed- 65-75 KIAS

  • REFERENCE: Attach Airspeed guide

Cruise

  • Power - 2000-2700 RPM

  • Elevator - TRIM

  • Mixture- LEAN

Before Landing

  • Seats, Seatbelts, Harnesses - ON

  • Mixture - RICH OR DENSITY ALT

  • Radios - CHECKED

  • Landing Light- ON

  • Carburetor Heat - ON BEFORE CLOSING THROTTLE

After Landing

  • Flaps - UP

  • Carburetor Heat- COLD(IN)

  • Transponder- ON

  • Mixture - LEAN FOR GROUND OPS

  • Landing Light - OFF

Securing the Aircraft

  • Radios, Electrical - OFF

  • Transponder- 1200/OFF

  • Magnetos- CHECK GROUND

  • Throttle - 1200 RPM

  • Mixture - IDLE/CUT OFF

  • Ignition Switch - OFF

  • Master Switch - OFF

  • Control Lock- ON

  • Fuel - CHECK QUANTITY

  • Secure- TIE DOWN AND LOCK

  • Flight Plan - CLOSE

Signature

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