Tools

Acronym's

ATOMATOFLAMES

  • Altimeter
  • Tachimeter
  • Oil Pressure
  • Manafold Pressure
  • Air Speed
  • Temperature Gauge
  • Oil Temperature
  • Fuel?
  • Landing Gear Position indicator
  • Anti-Collision Lights
  • Magnetic Compass
  • ELT
  • Seat Belts

FLAPS (night)

  • Fuses
  • Landing Light
  • Anti-Collision Lights
  • Position Lights
  • Source of Power

NWKRAFT (14 CFR 91.103)

  • Notams
  • Weather
  • Known ATC Delays
  • Runway Lengths
  • Alternate Airports
  • Fuel Requirements
  • Take off and Landing Distances

AV1ATE

  • Annual (12 calendar months)
  • VOR (30 days for IFR)
  • 100 Hour (100 hours if used for flight training schools)
  • Altimeter (24 calendar months)
  • Transponder (24 calendar months)
  • ELT (12 months, 50% battery, 1hr of use)

IMSAFE

  • Illness
  • Medications (14 CFR 91.17)
  • Stress
  • Alcohol (8 hours bottle to throttle and not over .04%) (14 CFR 91.17)
  • Fatigue
  • Emotion

PAVE

  • Pilot (IMSAFE Checklist)
  • Aircraft
  • EnVironment (NWKRAFT Checklist)
  • External Pressures

LHAND

  • Lycoming 0-360 180 Horsepower
  • Horizontally Opposed
  • Air-Cooled
  • Naturally Aspirated
  • Direct Drive

ABCDE

  • Airspeed
  • Best Place to Land
  • Checklist
  • Declare
  • Evacuate/ELT

ARROW

  • Airworthliness Certificate
  • Registration
  • Radio Station License
  • Operating Handbook
  • Weight and Balance

Other helpful info

The 5 C's

  • Climb and Circle
  • Conserve
  • Confess
  • Communicate
  • Comply

How the engine works

  • Intake
  • Compress
  • Combustion
  • Exhast