General. Check and report each item on the Takeoff Checklist to your instructor while in
the runup area. The importance of the Takeoff Checklist as a safety factor cannot be
overemphasized. You will occasionally hear of pilots who take off with improper trim tab
settings or other circumstances that contribute to accidents. This is invariably due to
carelessness and haste in completing the checklist.
Procedures. Complete the checklist in accordance with NATOPS.
Omitting items from checklist.
General. Once clear of the duty runway, switch to Ground Control in accordance with
local course rules and complete the Postlanding Checklist. It is important not to get anxious
during the landing rollout. Do not start the checklist until clear of the duty runway.
Procedures. After clearing the runway, switch to Ground Control and complete the
checklist in accordance with NATOPS.
Switching to Ground Control or Starting Checklist prior to clearing duty runway.
Omitting items on checklist.
Forgetting to note the land time.
ENGINE SHUTDOWN CHECKLIST
General. Once clear of the duty runway, taxi in accordance with course rules to the
appropriate spot. Once the aircraft is stopped, focus your attention to the side of the aircraft that
the lineman is on. This will allow you to detect movement of the aircraft, especially at night.
Maintain the PCL at idle until the plane captain has signaled the chocks are in place. Then,
acknowledge the plane captain and perform the Engine Shutdown Checklist in accordance with
Procedures (in accordance with NATOPS)
5-10 GROUND PROCEDURES