pre-flight checks

internal checks

Checks carried out inside the cockpit prior to start-up. Also called pre-flight checks and before-start checks.
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Flight Lieutenant Sean Cunningham was fatally injured after being ejected from his Hawk T1 aircraft while conducting pre-flight checks on the ground at RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire, in 2011.
Flight Lieutenant Sean Cunningham, 35, died after being ejected from his aircraft while conducting pre-flight checks on the ground at RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire, on November 8, 2011.
Flight Lieutenant Sean Cunningham (pictured) was fatally injured after being ejected from his Hawk T1 aircraft while conducting pre-flight checks on the ground at RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire, on November 8, 2011.
Flight Lieutenant Sean Cunningham, an experienced flyer and Iraq war veteran, was fatally injured after being ejected 300ft into the air from his Hawk T1 aircraft during pre-flight checks at RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire, on November 8, 2011.
Flt Lt Sean Cunningham died after being thrown 300ft in to the air when the ejector seat in his Hawk jet initiated during pre-flight checks in 2011.
David Piffarerio, does pre-flight checks on a F-22A Raptor during his final flight as 477th Fighter Group commander July 8, 2016 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.
While pre-flight checks are not in-depth mechanical inspections, the condition of these systems can be a good indication of a potential problem.
Flt Lt Cunningham died after his ejector seat initiated during the pre-flight checks of his Hawk XX177 jet while on the ground.
A senior pilot explains the mechanisms of flying, dealing with safety procedures, pre-flight checks and what the different bumps and noises mean.
Please allow time for travel to the airport and minimum two hours for pre-flight checks.
Pre-flight checks require the pilot to walk round the aircraft to inspect the exterior.