August 1999 Issue

A List of Your Own

Commercially available checklist products tend to gild the lily with too much detail but Surecheck is worth considering.

Perennial aviation argument that generates equal amounts of heat and light: Should you use a checklist or not?

We donít have a dog in that fight and we claim no moral high ground on whether to use the thing as a double check for tasks done by memory, as a pre-action Gospel According to Piper or a fly swatter, for that matter. Itís your airplane.

That said, there are number of commercially prepared checklists on the market and herewith is a survey.

The point of departure is whether any of these products improves on what you can make for yourself by introducing your POH to a copy machine and applying some laminate from the office supply house.

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