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Taking to the skies

I’ve been taking up flying lessons lately at the North Shore Aero Club – flying a number of their planes such as the Robin 2120, Piper PA-28, and some past flying in the Slingsby T67M200.

This page contains some useful stuff that I’ve written during my years of training which others may find helpful.

 

Check Lists

The following checklists are design specifically for aircraft available from the North Shore Aero Club and operating from the North Shore Airfield. They may well be useful for other places and aircraft.

I wrote these checklist as a part of my training and flight tests. Each is available as a PDF file ( you need Adobe Acrobat reader ) or an OpenOffice document. They are all formatted as an A5 page to be inserted into a small folder, or bound into a small booklet – small enough to add to a flight kit without taking up too much room.

NOTE – these lists are provided without guarantee of accuracy. Do not rely on the information in these lists to conduct a safe flight : ultimately it is up to the Pilot in Charge ( PIC ) to ensure that a flight is conducted safely. Please notify me of any corrections or omissions.

 

Robin R2120U

Robin R2120 ZK-TZJ

Robin R2120U Short Checklist – a short 2-page A5 checklist for the Robin R2120U
Last update : 23 August 2007

R2120U_Short_Checklist – PDF

R2120U_Short_Checklist – ODT

R2120U Pre-flight Checklist
Last update : 23 August 2007

R2120U_Preflight_Checklist – PDF

R2120U_Preflight_Checklist – ODT

Passenger Briefing Checklist
Last update : 23 August 2007

R2120U_Passenger_Briefing – PDF

R2120U_Passenger_Briefing – ODT

Line-up & Take-off Checklist
Last update : 23 August 2007

R2120U_PreTakeOff_Checklist – PDF

R2120U_PreTakeOff_Checklist – ODT

Cruise checks – SADIE, HASELL, HELL Checklist
Last update : 23 August 2007

R2120U_Cruise_Checks – PDF

R2120U_Cruise_Checks ODT

Forced Landings Without Power (FLWOP) Checklist – Don’t save this somewhere and start looking for it when your engine fails – this checklist needs to be memorised
Last update : 23 August 2007

R2120U_FLWOP_Checks – PDF

R2120U_FLWOP_Checks – ODT

Landing and Shutdown Checklist
Last update : 23 August 2007

R2120U_LandShut_Checks – PDF

R2120U_LandShut_Checks – ODT

Robin R2120U Performance Data
Last update : 23 August 2007

R2120U_Performance_Data – PDF

R2120U_Performance_Data – ODT

Robin R2120U Speeds Card – a short card listing important air-speeds for the R2120U
Last update : 23 August 2007

R2120U_Speeds_Card – PDF

R2120U_Speeds_Card – ODT

 

Piper PA28-140 & PA28-161

Piper PA28-140 Short Checklist – a short 2-page A5 checklist for the PA28-140 (ZK-DGH)
Last update : 23 August 2007

PA28-140 Short Checklist – PDF

PA28-140 Short Checklist – ODT

Piper PA28-140 Speeds Card – a short card listing important air-speeds for the PA28-140 (ZK-DGH)
Last update : 23 August 2007

PA28-140 Speeds Card – PDF

PA28-140 Speeds Card – ODT

Piper PA28-161 Short Checklist – a short 2-page A5 checklist for the PA28-161 (ZK-DXI)
Last update : 9 March 2009

PA28-161 Short Checklist – PDF

PA28-161 Short Checklist – ODT

Piper PA28-161 Speeds Card – a short card listing important air-speeds for the PA28-161 (ZK-DXI)
Last update : 9 March 2009

PA28-161 Speeds Card – PDF

PA28-161 Speeds Card – ODT

 

Slingsby T67M200 ZK-TZX

Slingsby T67M200 Firefly

Slingsby Firefly T67M200 Short Checklist – a short 4-page A5 checklist for the Slingsby Firefly T67M200 (ZK-TZX). This was adapted from the Slingsby flight manual and changed to work around the aircraft anti-clockwise, like we do with the Robins. This needs a couple more sections to be added yet.
Last update : 21 February 2009

T67M200 Short Checklist – PDF

T67M200 Short Checklist – ODT

Slingsby Firefly T67M200 Speeds Card – a short card listing important airspeeds for the T67M200 (ZK-TZX)
Last update : 23 August 2007

T67M200 Speeds Card – PDF

T67M200 Speeds Card – ODT