Flight Preparation

Flight Preparation

  • Preflight preparation duties/responsibilities


  • Accessibility/use of ATS flight plan

  • Requirement for IFR Flight Plan

  • Availability/use of taxi/takeoff/climb/landing performance information/data


  • Determination of safe usable fuel

  • Determination of en route aircraft engine-out performance

  • Determination of relevant aircraft performance factors

Dispatch Considerations

  • Determination of relevant airport operational requirements

  • Determination of relevant airport RVR requirements/associated limitations

  • Determination of relevant approach/landing RVR requirements

  • Consideration of relevant airport conditions/facilities

  • Determination of minimum dispatch/departure fuel

  • Identification of en route alternate airports

  • Calculation/use of PSR (isolated airport)

Flight Deck Documentation

Flight Deck Documentation

  • OM published in designated common language(s)

  • Content/accessibility of onboard library (could be in EFB)

  • Use of EFB systems/devices

  • Onboard library includes ground handling guidance

Preflight Procedures/Activities

Preflight Procedures/Activities

Maintenance and Equipment

  • Determination of aircraft airworthiness; use/application of ATL/CDL/MEL; entry of information in accordance with OM

  • PIC option to reject aircraft for airworthiness/maintenance issues

  • Aircraft exterior inspection; safety-critical areas

  • Flight deck emergency equipment/systems inspection

  • Cabin emergency equipment/systems inspection

  • Cargo/supernumerary compartment(s) inspection (cargo aircraft only)


  • Validation of navigation database

Evacuation Preparation

  • Coordination for potential cabin evacuation

Ground Services

  • Preparation/acceptance of loadsheet

  • Flight crew notification of onboard weapons

  • Operations in ground icing conditions; de-/anti-icing procedures

  • Notification/ acceptance of onboard dangerous goods

Flight Crew Operations

Flight Crew Operations

  • Flight crew responsibilities/duties defined

  • PIC demonstrates responsibility for safety of flight; ensures compliance with checklists

  • Designation of primary PIC (when flight crew includes more than one qualified PIC)

  • Use of current OM; proper interpretation, application of OM and related checklists

  • Crew member use of designated common language(s)

  • Control/role/use of supernumeraries

  • Flight deck jump seat occupancy


  • Flight crew demonstrates familiarity with:

  • Flight crew demonstrates knowledge of areas, routes, route segments, airports to be used in operations

CRM Elements

  • Application of CRM/TEM principles/skills to flight management

  • Flight crew task sharing/prioritization

In Flight Procedures

  • Management of flight automation; use of level appropriate for conditions

  • Procedures for transfer of aircraft control

  • Flight crew crosscheck/confirmation when performing critical actions

  • Procedures for flight crew members leaving duty station

  • Flight crew use of standardized verbal callouts

  • Flight deck entry door operation; procedures for personnel entry, monitoring of area outside door

  • Adherence to sterile flight deck

Security and Safety

  • Flight crew compliance with seat belt/safety harness requirements

  • Prevention of unauthorized flight deck entry (no flight deck entry door)

  • Procedures for transport of passengers/ supernumeraries

Situation Awareness

  • Application of altitude awareness/actions in accordance OM procedures

  • Visual vigilance for conflicting traffic

  • Adherence to minimum altitudes


  • Flight/cabin crew notification prior to takeoff/landing

  • Flight/cabin crew communication/coordination

  • ATC communications; use of standard phraseology

  • English language proficiency in communication with ATC

  • Flight/cabin crew safety announcements

  • Conduct of departure/approach briefings that include

  • Use of oxygen masks/ supplemental oxygen

  • Determination of airport operating minima

  • Determination of airport RVR requirements/associated limitations

  • Conduct of low visibility operations


  • Use/setting of barometric altimeter

  • Barometric altimeters referenced to QNH for takeoff/approach/landing

  • Barometric altimeter conversion/corrections

Adverse Weather and Condition

  • Operations near adverse weather/environmental conditions

  • Windshear awareness/avoidance

  • Wake turbulence awareness/avoidance

  • Compliance with wind component limitations

  • Compliance with aircraft operating limitations

  • Computation of relevant aircraft performance

  • Runway incursion prevention/risk reduction

  • PIC responsibility to record required flight information

Taxi/Takeoff/Climb/Cruise Operations

Taxi/Takeoff/Climb/Cruise Operations

  • Determination of safe all-engine climb gradient

  • Compliance with turn-after-takeoff altitude limitations

  • Procedures for VFR partial operations

  • Monitoring of radio frequencies

  • Monitoring of navigation performance

  • Verification of navigation accuracy

  • Conduct of specialized navigation operations

  • Conduct of RVSM/RNP operations

  • Conduct of EDTO

  • In-flight fuel management procedures

  • Monitoring destination/alternate airport weather conditions

  • Uncontrolled airspace/airport operations

Descent/Approach/Landing Operations

Descent/Approach/Landing Operations

  • Prohibition of flight crew transfer of duties below 10,000 ft

  • Compliance with descent rate restrictions at low altitudes

  • Determination of conditions for approach/landing

  • Adherence to approach/landing operating minima

  • Assessment of landing factors/computation of landing distance

  • Application of stabilized approach criteria

  • Missed approach/go-around from unstabilized approach

  • Landing in touchdown zone

  • Visual approach operations

  • Non-ILS approach operations

  • Non-ILS approach operations; final segment profile

  • ILS approach operations

  • Circling approach operations

Non-Normal/Abnormal and Emergency Operations

Non-Normal/Abnormal and Emergency Operations


  • Flight-cabin crew communication during non-normal/abnormal/emergency situations

  • Communication procedures for abnormal/emergency situations

  • Flight crew execution of normal/non-normal/emergency procedures

  • Rejected takeoff procedures/considerations

  • Engine fire/failure after V1 procedures

  • TCAS/ACAS RA procedures

  • GPWS/terrain alert/warning procedures

  • Emergency descent procedure

  • Circuit breaker re-set procedures

  • Flight-cabin crew emergency evacuation procedures (with cabin crew)

  • Flight crew emergency evacuation procedures (without cabin crew)

  • Medical emergency procedures

  • Flight crew incapacitation procedures

Aircraft Systems/Equipment

Aircraft Systems/Equipment

  • Flight deck instrumentation/navigation/ communication systems

  • Flight crew oxygen system/components

  • Pressurization system; warning for loss of pressurization

  • PBE type/installation/locations

  • Hand-held fire extinguisher type/locations

  • Crash axe/crowbar installation

  • Flashlight/torch installation at flight crew stations

  • ELT type/installation

  • Navigation equipment type/installation suitable for meeting MNPS

  • Systems/equipment suitable for meeting RVSM

  • ACAS II installation

  • ACAS II installation with system software version 7

  • Pressure altitude reporting transponder installation

  • Airborne weather radar system installation

  • GPWS installation/EGPWS and required warning functions

  • Forward-looking windshear warning system installation

  • FDR type/installation/functions

  • CVR installation/functions

  • First aid kit installation/locations

  • Seat belt/safety harness installation

  • Flight deck door design/installation

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