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Cessna Skyhawk G1000 Quick Cold and Dark Start Checklist

  1. Confirm Parking Brake is set ON
  2. Confirm Landing Gear is DOWN
  3. Confirm FLAPS are closed
  4. Confirm all switches are OFF
  5. Confirm ignition start is OFF
  6. Confirm throttle and mixture sliders are closed
  7. Master BAT ON
  8. Master ALT ON
  9. Avionics switch ON
  10. Fuel pump ON
  11. Pitot heat ON
  12. Nav lights ON
  13. Anti collison beacon: ON
  14. Open door and call "Clear Prop"
  15. Strobe ON
  16. Turn key to START
  17. Push MIX lever half in
  18. After start pull MIX lever out slightly to IDLE engine
  19. Turn key to BOTH/ALL
  20. Confirm runway in use on ATIS
  21. Turn on TAXI lights
  22. External view - test all control surfaces
  23. Obtain taxi clearence and follow ATC instructions
  24. Climb and maintain 2000 ft - set trim for balanced flight

  25. Use the VOR table above to navigate your route
  26. Start of Descent Formula: current altitude x 3 example 4,500 ft x 3 = start of descent 13.5 miles from destination
  27. Reduce speed
  28. Contact ATC for instructions

  29. Listen to ATIS
  30. Review airport maps
  31. set descent rate - about 3,000 p/m
  32. Final approach checklist.....
  33. Landing lights ON
  34. Flaps SET
  35. Parking......
  36. Pull mixture rod fully out
  37. Switch off Igniton switch
  38. All switches OFF
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