Articles > A lesson in Pre-flight checksphilip robinson, 17 Jun 11
As all pilots are aware, flying is a serious business and the training we receive is always directed to safe and smooth operation of our aircraft. As we gain in experience, many of the things we learned by rote as a student (and didn't fully understand) are consolidated as our knowledge increases. We start to question the logic, “Hmm... I wonder why I have to check the hatches are closed before landing in my PA28, they have been firmly closed for the last hour since I took off ?” or “Sigh, this aircraft has been pre-flight checked at least a dozen times today, why do I need to do it again ?”
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