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AFH Chapter 2

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.


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FIGURE 2-1

Pilots must view the aircraft’s maintenance logbook prior to flight to ensure the aircraft is safe to fly.


FIGURE 2-2

A visual inspection of the aircraft before flight is an important step in mitigating airplane flight hazards.


FIGURE 2-3

Airplane Flight Manuals (AFM) and the Pilot Operating Handbook (POH) for each individual aircraft explain the required items for inspection.


FIGURE 2-4

A sample airworthiness checklist used by pilots to inspect an aircraft.


FIGURE 2-5

Seats should be inspected to ensure that they are properly latched into the seat rails and checked for damage.


FIGURE 2-6

Ground-based inspections include verification that “Xs” on the instrument display are displayed until the sensor activates.


FIGURE 2-7

Example of rivet heads where black oxide film has formed due to the rivet becoming loose in its hole.


FIGURE 2-8

Cracks radiating from screw holes that have been stopdrilled to prevent crack progression.


FIGURE 2-9

An aircraft piston showing damage that occurred in just minutes as a result of detonation and overheating.


FIGURE 2-10

An AVGAS fuel filler nozzle is straight with a constant diameter.


FIGURE 2-11

A jet fuel filler nozzle is flared at the end to prevent an inadvertent insertion into an AVGAS fuel tank.


FIGURE 2-12

Evidence of fuel leakage can be found along rivet lines.


FIGURE 2-13

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.


FIGURE 2-14

Airport Diagram of Monterey Peninsula (MRY), Monterey, California.


FIGURE 2-15

Control positions of the nosewheel airplane.


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