preflight inspection

preflight inspection

A regular procedure followed by a ground or flight crew each time or each day before a particular aircraft is flown, consisting of visual and operational checks of controls, instruments, etc., except for those items checked by the flight crew with the engines operating. It means checking the aircraft and systems for their serviceability and the fuel, oil, and lubricants. It does not include loading the aircraft with armament. Also called a before-flight inspection.
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I walked to the FA-18 Hornet and conducted my regular preflight inspection.
During a plane captain preflight inspection of the engine compartment of an SH-60B, Petty Officer Ramosruano noticed a missing torque stripe on the B-nut for the load-demand-spindle (LDS) cable.
My next command was a test squadron, and those pilots were a little better about doing a preflight inspection of their survival gear.
While doing a preflight inspection for a functional check flight on Scorpion 501, Petty Officer Briggs discovered that the slat fingers were installed incorrectly.
Then we walk to the aircraft and complete a very detailed preflight inspection of the aircraft before departing on our mission.
Neither of these incidents happened in flight: One was during a preflight inspection and the other on post-flight inspection.
During the final preflight inspection on squadron aircraft AN Gutzmer discovered a missing cotter pin and loose trailing edge flap-shroud bolt on the outboard aileron.
I discussed my concern to the FEs, and they conducted another preflight inspection of the rudder.
During his preflight inspection, Airman Farley had noticed the fluid was red, instead of the usual orange tint he was used to seeing.
The only thing left was the preflight inspection, and I promised myself to do that as carefully as I had done the other planning.
While deployed with the 'Garudas' of VAQ-134 at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, Airman Apprentice Nijnic was doing his preflight inspection on aircraft 541.