Go back to the main Weight-Shift Control Aircraft Flight Page.
Preflight preparations should include the overall evaluation of the:
- Pilot: experience, sleep, food and water, drugs or medications, stress, illness
- Aircraft: certificates/documents, airworthiness, fuel, weight (does not exceed maximum), performance requirements, equipment
- EnVironment: weather conditions, density altitude, forecast for departure and destination airfields, route of flight, runway lengths
- External pressures: schedules, available alternatives, purpose of flight
Often remembered as PAVE, it is important to consider each of these factors and establish personal minimums for flying.
- Where To Fly and Preflight Actions
- Weather (Weight-Shift Control Aircraft)
- Weight, Loading, and Transporting (Part One)
- Weight, Loading, and Transporting (Part Two) Setup and Takedown
- Wing Tuning
- Preflight Inspection (Part One)
- Preflight Inspection (Part Two)
- Taxiing (Part One)
- Taxiing (Part Two)