Cessna 172 Preflight

This customizable checklist can be used by Cessna 172 pilots to complete pre-flight checks, attach and annotate images of any defect found, and instantly notify technicians for a quick response. 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.

Digitalize this paper form now

Register for free on lumiformapp.com and conduct inspections via our mobile app

  • Cut inspection time by 50%
  • Uncover more issues and solve them 4x faster
  • Select from over 4000 expert-proofed templates
Rated 4.8/5 stars on Capterra
App StorePlay Store

Cessna 172 Preflight

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

Signature

Conducted by

Position