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    Smile When to build a simpit

    If you are unsure about when the time has come to build your self a simpit. Here comes a hint.

    If you, like me, also do this:


    It's a sunday morning at zulu time 9:28

    1: Make a route from point A to point B, online and print it out.

    2: Metar check for the route, and print it out.

    3: Make a "walk around check": Oil, tire pressure, brake, lamp glass, air intake, check fuel quality surfaces for birdstrike and so on......

    4: Cockpit check.

    5: Battery power

    6: Check handbrake pulled

    7: Pos. lights on

    8: Avionics turned on, set the lokal radio frequency.

    9: GPS turned on, GPS programming

    10: Calculation of fuel consumption and center wieght.

    11: Control of fuelgauge.

    12: Cabin pressure (blowing steps 1-3)

    13: Window heat on

    14: Instrument check

    15: Start APU
    (I have not, however, the APU, so I play the APU sound from a CD )

    16: Contacts ground staff over the intercom: Ground Power disconnected

    17: Ask for pusback on my hand radio
    (my children are now pushing the car out of the driveway)

    18: handbrake pulled

    19: Strobelight switched on
    (hazard warning lights)

    20: Starting the engine

    21: Engine instruments checked

    22: thumbs-up from the ground staff, everything OK

    23: APU switched off
    (The cd player turned off)

    24: Motor heating

    25: 3000 RPM motor check / instrument check

    26: Checking the funktion of the steering and brakes.

    27: Strobe light turns off (hazard warning light)

    28: Taxi permission asked on hand radio channel 1
    (the wife calls back, "permission given, and remember to buy one liter of milk")

    29: The radio is set to TA
    (TA -Traffic Announcement)

    30: "Taxi" lights switched on

    The children jumps into the back seat,

    31: Seatbelt and no smoking signs on

    And I give a short safety briefing about life jacket, the 4 exits, and prioritize that they must be seated to a full stop and to the engine are turned off.

    We are now driving 200 meters down the road, to the baker and get 10 rolls.

    Then we check out the items 4-14, 16-26 and 28-29

    Follow the GPS back, stop, and then make a push back to the "gate"

    30: Secure the vessel.

    The zulu time now is 10:33


    And ****... the wife is mad
    just because I forgot the milk.

    Well ... we need to do it all over again from point 1
    Last edited by Geremy Britton; 09-17-2009 at 07:23 PM.
    Sincerely,

    Claus


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    Re: When to build a simpit

    ROTFLMAO
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