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Cessna 172 Annual Inspection Checklist

A Cessna 172 annual inspection checklist is an invaluable tool for ensuring that your aircraft is in good working order. Lumiform’s customizable checklist is used by Cessna 172 pilots to complete checks from pre-flight until securing of aircraft. Disclaimer: This checklist is not a direct replacement of your respective country’s aviation regulation- mandated OEM checklist. It is only meant as a secondary source of information. Always compare your aircraft-provided checklists and customize.
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PAVE Check
(P)ilot In Command
Did I get enough sleep before this flight?
Have I recovered from a recent illness (if any)?
Am I ready?
(A)ircraft
Is the aircraft airworthy?
Do I have the fuel necessary?
Did the aircraft undergo inspections recently?
en(V)ironment
Am I comfortable to fly in the forecasted weather?
Am I instrument-current?
Have I checked the available PIREPs and NOTAMs?
(E)xternal Pressures
Am I dealing with a difficult situation right now?
Is this a flight that causes me stress or anxiety?
Is there pressure to quickly depart?
Pre-Flight Inspection
Cabin
Documents - A.R.R.O.W.
Hobbs/Tach - CHECK
Enter Hobbs/Tach Reading
Control Wheel Lock- REMOVE
Ignition Switch - OFF
Avionics Switch - OFF
Master Switch - ON
Fuel Gauge- CHECK
Enter Fuel Quantity Here
Flaps - DOWN
Master Switch - OFF
Fuel Shutoff Valve - ON
Note significant observation/s here
Fuselage and Empennage
Fuselage/Empennage - CHECKED CONDITION
Baggage Door - CHECKED CONDITION
Horizontal Stabilizer - SECURE
Elevator - FREE AND SECURE
Rudder - REMOVE
Tail Tie-Down - DISCONNECT
Lights and Antenna - CHECK
ELT Antenna- CHECK
Note significant observation/s here
Right Wing
Flaps - SECURE
Aileron - FREE AND SECURE
Lights and Wingtip- CHECK
Leading Edge - CHECK
Wing Tie Down- DISCONNECT
Undercarriage/Tire - INFLATED
Fuel Tank Sump - SAMPLE
Fuel Quantity - DIP/MEASURE
Fuel Filler Cap - SECURE (CHECK VENT)
Nose
Engine Oil Level - CHECK (Minimum 6 qts)
Fuel Strainer - SAMPLE
Propeller and Spinner - CHECK CONDITION
Air Intake - CHECK
Landing Light - CLEAN
Nose Wheel Strut & Tire - CHECK CONDITION AND INFLATION
Static Port - UNRESTRICTED
Left Wing
Main Wheel Tire - INFLATED
Fuel Tank Sump - SAMPLE
Fuel Quantity - DIP/MEASURE
Fuel Filler Cap - SECURE (CHECK VENT)
Pitot Tube - UNRESTRICTED/CLEAR
Stall Warning - OPERATIONAL
Fuel Tank Vent Opening - CLEAR
Wing Tie-Down - DISCONNECT
Leading Edge- CHECK
Lights and Wingtip - CHECK
Aileron - FREE AND SECURE
Flaps - SECURE
Before Engine Start
Pre-flight Inspection - COMPLETE
Seats and Belts - ADJUSTED/FASTENED
Fuel Shutoff Valve - ON
Avionics Switch - OFF
Electrical Equipment- OFF
Circuit Breakers- CHECK IN
Brakes - TEST AND SET
Engine Start
Mixture - RICH (IN)
Carburetor Heat - COLD (IN)
Beacon/Strobes - ON
Prime - AS REQUIRED;LOCKED
Throttle - OPENED 1/8 INCH
Propeller Area- CLEAR
Ignition - START
Oil Pressure - CHECK NORMAL
Avionics Switch - ON
Radio(s) - ON/SET
Transponder - ON
Flaps - UP
Mixture - LEAN FOR GROUND OPS
Taxi to Run-Up Area
Runup Before Takeoff
Cabin Doors - CLOSED/LATCHED
Parking Brake - SET
Flight Controls - FREE AND CORRECT
Flight Instruments - CHECK AND SET
Fuel Shutoff Valve - ON
Mixture - RICH (IN)
Trim - SET FOR TAKEOFF
Throttle
Throttle - AT 1700 RPM
Magnetos - CHECK RIGHT, then LEFT (125 DROP/50 DIP)
Carburetor Heat - CHECK
Engine Instruments - TEMP AND PRESSURE
Ammeter - CHARGING
Suction Gauge - CHECK
Idle- CHECK
Throttle - BELOW 1000 RPM
Radios/Avionics - SET
Transponder- ON ALTITUDE
Beacon/Lights - AS REQUIRED
Throttle Friction Lock- ADJUST
Takeoff
Flaps - UP (0 degrees)
Carburetor Heat - COLD(IN)
Throttle - FULL/OPEN
Elevator Control - LIFT NOSE AT 55 KIAS
Climb - 70-80 KIAS
En Route Climb
Tach, Oil, Airspeed - CHECK (70-85 KIAS)
REFERENCE: Attach Airspeed guide
Cruise
Power - 2000-2700 RPM
Elevator - TRIM
Mixture - LEAN
Before Landing
Seatbelts, Harnesses - FASTENED
Mixture - RICH (CHECK DENSITY ALT)
Radios - CHECKED
Landing Light - ON
Carburetor Heat- ON (any significant reduction of power)
Landing
Final Approach Airspeed- 60 KIAS
Flaps- FULL
Touchdown Airspeed- SLOWEST POSSIBLE AIRSPEED
Touchdown - MAINS FIRST
Landing Roll- LOWER NOSE GENTLY
Braking- MINIMUM REQUIRED
After Landing
Transponder- STAYS ON ALT
Flaps - UP
Carburetor Heat- COLD(IN)
Landing Light - OFF
Trim - RESET
Mixture - LEAN WHEN REQUIRED
Securing the Aircraft
Brakes - ON
Transponder- OFF
Avionics Switch - OFF
Ignition Grounding - CHECK
Mixture - LEAN 1 IN, 1700 RPM, 15 SEC
1000 RPM Mixture- IDLE/CUTOFF
Ignition- OFF/KEYS OUT
Master Switch - OFF
Beacon Light- OFF
Control Lock- INSTALL (Fuel Selector valve left or right if sloped surface)
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Comprehensive Cessna 172 Annual Inspection Checklist to Keep Your Aircraft in Optimum Condition


A Cessna 172 annual inspection checklist is an important tool for ensuring the safety and reliability of your aircraft. The checklist covers a wide range of areas that must be inspected and serviced, including engine and fuel systems, electrical systems, avionics, landing gear, and airframe components. The cessna 172 annual checklist consist of a general inspection of the airframe, including a visual inspection of the fuselage and wings. The airplane’s systems must be also inspected and tested, including the fuel system, electrical system, avionics, and flight instruments. Any components that appear to be worn or damaged should be replaced and instantly notify technicians for a quick response.


The importance of using a Cessna 172 annual inspection checklist is paramount to ensuring the safe and reliable operation of your aircraft. By using a Cessna 172 annual inspection checklist, you can ensure that your aircraft is safe, reliable, and free from any potential problems. This will also help you to save money in the long run, as it will help you to identify any potential problems before they become costly repairs.

Please note that this checklist template is a hypothetical appuses-hero example and provides only standard information. The template does not aim to replace, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment, or any other applicable law. You should seek your professional advice to determine whether the use of such a checklist is appropriate in your workplace or jurisdiction.
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