Briefing Your Takeoff

Everything you need to know or watch out for during takeoff can result in a very long checklist. Here's how to make certain you won't miss anything.

The pilot’s operating handbook (POH) or airplane flight manual (AFM) checklists help make certain the airplane is configured properly before beginning the takeoff roll. Professional flight crews supplement this “hardware” checklist with a pre-takeoff briefing covering the “software” considerations, the pilot decision-making process that accompanies takeoff. Examples include: What are the unique hazards affecting takeoff? […]
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