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Old 08-13-2017, 01:16 AM
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Default Only missed one preflight item.....

Sometimes it's the little things that finally catch up to you. I have a routine for strapping into the aircraft that includes sliding the "keepers" down on my shoulder harness. I missed that item today and it bit me. Last 30 seconds of video,,,,,


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FB-PDo-HZWg
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Old 08-13-2017, 01:25 AM
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If itīs only the keepers...
Much worse things happened to me!
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Old 08-13-2017, 08:32 AM
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Default You saw the cool Helmet now see the cool airplane

https://youtu.be/Xv1yQ0b93Fo

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Old 08-13-2017, 07:18 PM
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Bob, I've done that and also found floating objects (flashlight, pens), unlatched secondary lap belt, and primary lap belt loose, etc. As soon as I reach pattern altitude, I now do a quick right, left 45 degree banks, about 20 degree pitch up, push to zero Gs, and continue push to 1 negative G, and see what's not secure. Better to check before show time.
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Old 08-13-2017, 10:11 PM
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Bob, I've done that and also found floating objects (flashlight, pens), unlatched secondary lap belt, and primary lap belt loose, etc. As soon as I reach pattern altitude, I now do a quick right, left 45 degree banks, about 20 degree pitch up, push to zero Gs, and continue push to 1 negative G, and see what's not secure. Better to check before show time.
Bill McLean
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lower AL
Good suggestion Bill. I'm going to start doing that.
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