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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He finished the pre-flight checks, taxied, accelerated and took off into the clear blue skies, marking a huge milestone for regional aviation.
He told the hearing the pilot made normal pre-flight checks and take-off was normal.
Normal operating procedures consisted of pre-flight checks, tanker contact preparation, air refueling, refueling F-16 receivers, post-air refueling and post-landing checks.
Keen to beat their competitors they quickly completed their pre-flight checks and took to their skies, narrowly clearing the trees at the end of the runway.
Pre-flight checks) or equipment replenishment, While maximising the availability of the fleet and utilising a balanced maintenance regime rather than an overhaul regime,
And as Santa prepares his pre-flight checks, we take a look at the handful of games hitting consoles very early this month.
A Rafale Marine attached to squadron 17F of the French navy awaits pre-flight checks before flight Operations aboard aircraft carrier USS George H.W.
Although the healthier co-pilot was perfectly capable of landing the aircraft with a pilot short, he decided to not to take any chances and asked one of the flight attendants to assist him in conducting all the pre-flight checks before landing the plane.
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.