Originally Posted by plehrke
I had my CFI during a BFR ask for my Min Equip List 10 years ago. He must have read about it or had to do something with it at his work (chief pilot for a charity flying patients to receive treatment in other cities). I made one up and put it in my POH for all the reasons mentioned above by rmartingt. Good to have it thought through before you need it while out flying. I also carry electronically in a Dropbox my entire equipment list, including hoses, with serial numbers, phone numbers, and dates manufactured and installed just In case I need that while out and about.
I have a friend that runs his 172 full rich all the time because a CFI told him to decades ago. Because CFI thinks it so doesn't make it true.
Check the regs on applying for a MEL, you're not flying a 787. Going to have a dispatch department too? We needed dispatch approval when deferring items via the MEL at the airlines.
Don't complicate your life these aircraft are not that complex.