I cracked a joke in 0251 about my preflight checklist and that locating the AED on the plane was one of the tasks on my list. Â I wasn’t making fun of the preflight Â as much as I was making fun of me. Â Well I felt a little better when I got a comment from a listener letting me know that I’m not the only passenger out there with a preflight checklist. Â Well, I decided that today would be a great day to talk about my routine as I will be traveling to Las Vegas for SHOT Show soon. Â the concept of a preflilght doesn’t just have to apply to flying, so listen up and think of how you can apply this concept to help make your life a little safer!
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Why Have a Pre-Anything Checklist?
I can only think of one reason. Â STUFF HAPPENS!
I am not afraid to fly, I just know that building preparedness into my lifestyle IS going to pay off. Â I know this because it has in the past. Â Check lists help us to be prepared.
The purpose of a checklist is to:
- Discover anything that has already happened and mitigate consequences
- Are the tires on your vehicle properly inflated
- Fuel tank full
- Windshield clean
- Wiper blades in good condition
- Ensure readiness for anything that might happen to mitigate consequences
- Spare, tools and jack ready to go in case of a flat
- Cash for fuel or spare fuel in vehicle
- Â Fluid to wash the windshield
- Spare set of wiper blades
Today we are talking about my preflight checklist, but we could b talking about just about anything.
- Pre drive checklist
- Pre shift checklist for emergency service workers
- Pre bedtime checklist
- Pre vacation checklist
On My Person
My Carry On
My Immediate Area
- Safety Card
- Personal item
- Trauma Kit
- Rows forward to exit
- Rows back to exit
- First Aid
- Those that could help
- Those that will need help