Preflight Descriptions: More Than Merely ‘Check,’ Part 1

Windshield seal
When an aircraft's exterior windshield seal deteriorates due to erosion by wind and rain, moisture seeps into the window assembly.
Credit: Patrick Veillette
Preflight descriptions should better explain “how, what and why” to properly evaluate a component’s airworthiness The authors of preflight checklists are addicted to the “Windshield-check” or “Radome-check” format. The standard response of “check” does little to provide specific information that...

Preflight Descriptions: More Than Merely ‘Check,’ Part 1 is part of Aviation Week Network's complimentary online access.

Register now to read this content, plus receive complimentary access to articles from our experts in the global aerospace, air transport, mro, defense and space and business aviation communities.

Already registered to or AWIN? Log in with your existing email and password.