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Flight Control Problems

The following is a post by Bob Martens of the “Pilot Workshop tip of the week”.

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Subscriber Question:

“What should you do if you encounter any kind of flight control problem in-flight (aileron, rudder, etc.)?”       Mike R.

“Any flight control issues are VERY serious. Don’t hesitate to declare an emergency with ATC. They can help you a lot!

Ideally, they are discovered on the ground, which leads me to my first key point. […]

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Cessna Preflight Exterior Inspection

Cessna preflight exterior inspection

NOTE**the following information is a general inspection tool. You should use the POH preflight inspection check list that is issued by the aircraft manufacture for the aircraft in which you are flying.

Visually inspect the aircraft for general condition during the walk around.

In cold weather, remove even small accumulations of frost, ice or snow from wing, tail and control surfaces.
Also be sure all control surfaces contain no internal accumulations of ice or debris.

If night flight is planned, check […]

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How well do you follow your Check List?

     From the time I first stepped in an airplane to train as a pilot in 2001 it has been imbedded in my head Check List, Check List, Check list! I remember my instructor telling me “I don’t want to see you doing your preflight without that check list in your hand”. I developed a very good habit way back then to keep it with me. It seems however that lately I have been reminded a lot about the importance […]

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