Operational Highlighted Items

Some Highligthed Items which might be on the checklist or not but considered very important to be focused at.
Cessna 185/206 and similair aircraft types


· Flight control check
· Stabilizer
· Flaps
· Water rudder

Before takeoff

· Mental review on emergencies (engine failure at; on water, immediately after lift off, 500 ft, 1000ft)
· Point for stop or go decision (e g short water run area)


· Final items before take off: Fuel selector Both or if no Both option -L or R(Fullest Tank) - Stab trim - Flaps 20 degr - Mixture - Prop
· Full throttle - keep your hand on the throttle
· Check engine instruments (rpm - FF - oil pressure)
· Check air speed indicator

After liftoff

· Increase speed to around 80 - 85 kts
· Glassy water - ascertain postive climb to safe altitude
· Reduce to 25 / 25
· Flaps up at 300 ft

Coming into the landning circuit

· < 100 kts Flaps 10
· Circuits and reconnaissance keep between 85 - 95 kts
· On final latest, set flaps 20 degr as final flaps for landning (30 degr if short landning distance) and speed 85 kts
· Final checks to do on final latest 300 ft : Fuel selector both - Flaps - Mixture - Prop - (Amph: check gear up for water landning or gear down for landning on land)

Going around (always GO AROUND if landning deemed to be unsafe)

· Full throttle and be prepared for nose up movement
· Check correct rudder input (otherwise aircraft will veer left)
· Aim for speed at 80 - 85 kts

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