Updated: Apr 19, 2022
CHAPTER TITLE: Ground Operations
Below is a list of the figures (diagrams, charts, and pictures) from the AFH Chapter 2. They are listed in the order they are found in the Airplane Flying Handbook.
Pilots must view the aircraft’s maintenance logbook prior to flight to ensure the aircraft is safe to fly.
A visual inspection of the aircraft before flight is an important step in mitigating airplane flight hazards.
Airplane Flight Manuals (AFM) and the Pilot Operating Handbook (POH) for each individual aircraft explain the required items for inspection.
A sample airworthiness checklist used by pilots to inspect an aircraft.
Seats should be inspected to ensure that they are properly latched into the seat rails and checked for damage.
Ground-based inspections include verification that “Xs” on the instrument display are displayed until the sensor activates.
Example of rivet heads where black oxide film has formed due to the rivet becoming loose in its hole.
Cracks radiating from screw holes that have been stopdrilled to prevent crack progression.
An aircraft piston showing damage that occurred in just minutes as a result of detonation and overheating.
An AVGAS fuel filler nozzle is straight with a constant diameter.
A jet fuel filler nozzle is flared at the end to prevent an inadvertent insertion into an AVGAS fuel tank.
Evidence of fuel leakage can be found along rivet lines.
Standard hand signals used to assist pilots in managing a safe departure from the ramp to the taxiway or runway. Note that at night, the Emergency Stop signal is used for all stop indications.
Airport Diagram of Monterey Peninsula (MRY), Monterey, California.
Control positions of the nosewheel airplane.