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PAVE Check

(P)ilot In Command

Did I get enough sleep before this flight?

Have I recovered from a recent illness (if any)?

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

Am I dealing with a difficult situation right now?

Is this a flight that causes me stress or anxiety?

Is there pressure to quickly depart?

Pre-Flight Inspection

Cabin

Documents - A.R.R.O.W.

Hobbs/Tach - CHECK

Enter Hobbs/Tach Reading

Control Wheel Lock- REMOVE

Ignition Switch - OFF

Avionics Switch - OFF

Master Switch - ON

Fuel Gauge- CHECK

Enter Fuel Quantity Here

Flaps - DOWN

Master Switch - OFF

Fuel Shutoff Valve - ON

Note significant observation/s here

Fuselage and Empennage

Fuselage/Empennage - CHECKED CONDITION

Baggage Door - CHECKED CONDITION

Horizontal Stabilizer - SECURE

Elevator - FREE AND SECURE

Rudder - 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 - DIP/MEASURE

Fuel Filler Cap - SECURE (CHECK VENT)

Nose

Engine Oil Level - CHECK (Minimum 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 - DIP/MEASURE

Fuel Filler Cap - SECURE (CHECK VENT)

Pitot Tube - UNRESTRICTED/CLEAR

Stall Warning - OPERATIONAL

Fuel Tank Vent Opening - CLEAR

Wing Tie-Down - DISCONNECT

Leading Edge- CHECK

Lights and Wingtip - CHECK

Aileron - FREE AND SECURE

Flaps - SECURE

Before Engine Start

Pre-flight Inspection - COMPLETE

Seats and Belts - ADJUSTED/FASTENED

Fuel Shutoff Valve - ON

Avionics Switch - OFF

Electrical Equipment- OFF

Circuit Breakers- CHECK IN

Brakes - TEST AND SET

Engine Start

Mixture - RICH (IN)

Carburetor Heat - COLD (IN)

Beacon/Strobes - ON

Prime - AS REQUIRED;LOCKED

Throttle - OPENED 1/8 INCH

Propeller Area- CLEAR

Ignition - START

Oil Pressure - CHECK NORMAL

Avionics Switch - ON

Radio(s) - ON/SET

Transponder - ON

Flaps - UP

Mixture - LEAN FOR GROUND OPS

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 (125 DROP/50 DIP)

Carburetor Heat - CHECK

Engine Instruments - TEMP AND PRESSURE

Ammeter - CHARGING

Suction Gauge - CHECK

Idle- CHECK

Throttle - BELOW 1000 RPM

Radios/Avionics - SET

Transponder- ON ALTITUDE

Beacon/Lights - AS REQUIRED

Throttle Friction Lock- ADJUST

Takeoff

Flaps - UP (0 degrees)

Carburetor Heat - COLD(IN)

Throttle - FULL/OPEN

Elevator Control - LIFT NOSE AT 55 KIAS

Climb - 70-80 KIAS

En Route Climb

Tach, Oil, Airspeed - CHECK (70-85 KIAS)

REFERENCE: Attach Airspeed guide

Cruise

Power - 2000-2700 RPM

Elevator - TRIM

Mixture - LEAN

Before Landing

Seatbelts, Harnesses - FASTENED

Mixture - RICH (CHECK DENSITY ALT)

Radios - CHECKED

Landing Light - ON

Carburetor Heat- ON (any significant reduction of power)

Landing

Final Approach Airspeed- 60 KIAS

Flaps- FULL

Touchdown Airspeed- SLOWEST POSSIBLE AIRSPEED

Touchdown - MAINS FIRST

Landing Roll- LOWER NOSE GENTLY

Braking- MINIMUM REQUIRED

After Landing

Transponder- STAYS ON ALT

Flaps - UP

Carburetor Heat- COLD(IN)

Landing Light - OFF

Trim - RESET

Mixture - LEAN WHEN REQUIRED

Securing the Aircraft

Brakes - ON

Transponder- OFF

Avionics Switch - OFF

Ignition Grounding - CHECK

Mixture - LEAN 1 IN, 1700 RPM, 15 SEC

1000 RPM Mixture- IDLE/CUTOFF

Ignition- OFF/KEYS OUT

Master Switch - OFF

Beacon Light- OFF

Control Lock- INSTALL (Fuel Selector valve left or right if sloped surface)

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Cessna 172 Checklist Template

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This customizable checklist can be used by Cessna 172 pilots to complete checks from pre-flight until securing of aircraft. Pilots can attach and annotate images of any defect found on the aircraft and instantly notify technicians for a quick response. Pilots can also accomplish this checklist while in the skies and have it automatically synced once they reach the ground. Disclaimer: This checklist is not a direct replacement of your respective country's aviation regulation- mandated OEM checklist. It is only meant as a secondary source of information. Always compare your aircraft-provided checklists and customize.

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PAVE Check

(P)ilot In Command

Did I get enough sleep before this flight?

Have I recovered from a recent illness (if any)?

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

Am I dealing with a difficult situation right now?

Is this a flight that causes me stress or anxiety?

Is there pressure to quickly depart?

Pre-Flight Inspection

Cabin

Documents - A.R.R.O.W.

Hobbs/Tach - CHECK

Enter Hobbs/Tach Reading

Control Wheel Lock- REMOVE

Ignition Switch - OFF

Avionics Switch - OFF

Master Switch - ON

Fuel Gauge- CHECK

Enter Fuel Quantity Here

Flaps - DOWN

Master Switch - OFF

Fuel Shutoff Valve - ON

Note significant observation/s here

Fuselage and Empennage

Fuselage/Empennage - CHECKED CONDITION

Baggage Door - CHECKED CONDITION

Horizontal Stabilizer - SECURE

Elevator - FREE AND SECURE

Rudder - 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 - DIP/MEASURE

Fuel Filler Cap - SECURE (CHECK VENT)

Nose

Engine Oil Level - CHECK (Minimum 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 - DIP/MEASURE

Fuel Filler Cap - SECURE (CHECK VENT)

Pitot Tube - UNRESTRICTED/CLEAR

Stall Warning - OPERATIONAL

Fuel Tank Vent Opening - CLEAR

Wing Tie-Down - DISCONNECT

Leading Edge- CHECK

Lights and Wingtip - CHECK

Aileron - FREE AND SECURE

Flaps - SECURE

Before Engine Start

Pre-flight Inspection - COMPLETE

Seats and Belts - ADJUSTED/FASTENED

Fuel Shutoff Valve - ON

Avionics Switch - OFF

Electrical Equipment- OFF

Circuit Breakers- CHECK IN

Brakes - TEST AND SET

Engine Start

Mixture - RICH (IN)

Carburetor Heat - COLD (IN)

Beacon/Strobes - ON

Prime - AS REQUIRED;LOCKED

Throttle - OPENED 1/8 INCH

Propeller Area- CLEAR

Ignition - START

Oil Pressure - CHECK NORMAL

Avionics Switch - ON

Radio(s) - ON/SET

Transponder - ON

Flaps - UP

Mixture - LEAN FOR GROUND OPS

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 (125 DROP/50 DIP)

Carburetor Heat - CHECK

Engine Instruments - TEMP AND PRESSURE

Ammeter - CHARGING

Suction Gauge - CHECK

Idle- CHECK

Throttle - BELOW 1000 RPM

Radios/Avionics - SET

Transponder- ON ALTITUDE

Beacon/Lights - AS REQUIRED

Throttle Friction Lock- ADJUST

Takeoff

Flaps - UP (0 degrees)

Carburetor Heat - COLD(IN)

Throttle - FULL/OPEN

Elevator Control - LIFT NOSE AT 55 KIAS

Climb - 70-80 KIAS

En Route Climb

Tach, Oil, Airspeed - CHECK (70-85 KIAS)

REFERENCE: Attach Airspeed guide

Cruise

Power - 2000-2700 RPM

Elevator - TRIM

Mixture - LEAN

Before Landing

Seatbelts, Harnesses - FASTENED

Mixture - RICH (CHECK DENSITY ALT)

Radios - CHECKED

Landing Light - ON

Carburetor Heat- ON (any significant reduction of power)

Landing

Final Approach Airspeed- 60 KIAS

Flaps- FULL

Touchdown Airspeed- SLOWEST POSSIBLE AIRSPEED

Touchdown - MAINS FIRST

Landing Roll- LOWER NOSE GENTLY

Braking- MINIMUM REQUIRED

After Landing

Transponder- STAYS ON ALT

Flaps - UP

Carburetor Heat- COLD(IN)

Landing Light - OFF

Trim - RESET

Mixture - LEAN WHEN REQUIRED

Securing the Aircraft

Brakes - ON

Transponder- OFF

Avionics Switch - OFF

Ignition Grounding - CHECK

Mixture - LEAN 1 IN, 1700 RPM, 15 SEC

1000 RPM Mixture- IDLE/CUTOFF

Ignition- OFF/KEYS OUT

Master Switch - OFF

Beacon Light- OFF

Control Lock- INSTALL (Fuel Selector valve left or right if sloped surface)

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