I walked to the FA-18 Hornet and conducted my regular preflight inspection
We briefed, completed the preflight inspection
and manned up nothing out of the ordinary.
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.