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...

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