7 comments on “Pilot vs. mechanic preflight
  1. chimothy says:

    This very well might be your best ever….sums it up perfectly!!!

  2. JP says:

    Was Chuck the pilot of that Tri Motor that tried to take off with a Gust Lock still in?
    Impressive crash footage..

  3. Nan says:

    very confusing to be a pilot AND a mechanic

  4. reynard61 says:

    You would think that pilots, who would suffer the most Ill effects should anything mechanical/electrical fail in-flight, would be *at least* as careful as the mechanics/technicians when it comes to pre-flighting their ride.

  5. Cpt. Blade says:

    Well, I know a pilot who once tried to take-off without removing the air intake’s cover. And at the flightclub where I am training, every student pilot has tried to take off with the pitot tube’s cover on at least once. But the icing on the cake was when I heard our mechanic complain that “pilots don’t know how to really start up an engine”.

    Nice strip, by the way!

  6. Jan says:

    Yeah, “Hit the tyre, light the fire!” but NEVER forget to first piss behind the left wheel..

  7. Jan says:

    Btw: don’t piss under a fillercap, overflow or fueldrain. Someone might get nervous. The only airplanes that intend to leak are SR71 Blackbirds and I doubt that’s the plane you’re going to fly.

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