Tutorials

Resources for instructional purposes

Checklists falling between the seat and the door? Dropped it and can't find it? Gave it to your granddaughter and she has colored it in neon pink?

No worries because you can keep it right on your ipad in Foreflight. Gary Cooper put together a quick tutorial showing you how to download, save, and preserve the checklist right in Foreflight so you'll always have it just a button or two away.

Please take a look at this video:

checklist upload frame

https://texinsflyingclub.box.com/s/s8tmc1102rccal6b5q7wankjw47rghuv

The club keeps a cleanup kit in each airplane. We have blue rags for cleaning the leading edges and red rags for wiping any oil. Each plane has a spray bottle of a product called "Wash Wax All" to be used for cleaning the leading edges. It's a fast easy way to keep the planes looking great and it's much easier to clean off the bugs if we do it after each flight. Here is a great "how to" video from Gary Cooper and Marty Walker:

https://texinsflyingclub.box.com/s/ole2qi2qehg6apaad6cgct59ad9xzh53

wiping leading edges

Other tips from some members who have seen it all too many times:

  • Replace pitot covers, install gust locks, lock the doors and tie down the planes properly. This is Texas y'all! There is no telling what critters may sneak in or what the weather will do to those planes
  • After spraying and washing the leading edges you may have a) some dirty rags; and b) no Wash Wax All in your bottle. PLEASE take the dirty rags to the keyroom to be washed and refill the bottle.
  • Nobody really wants your leftover peanut butter crackers or a snickers wrapper. Take them with you and put them in the trash
  • Double check that you haven't left your Raybans or cellphone or whatever in the plane.
  • Put the AROW documents back in the pockets where you found them
  • Take a minute after your flight, before you walk away, and think how cool that was to soar through the air and then think "did I leave this plane better than i found it?"

We have a great club here let's make it better by taking care of those planes and doing our part!

A reminder to all that after each flight it is the member's responsibility to:

post flight cleanup frame

  • Check the plane back in on FlightCircle
  • Post engine-shutdown complete: including turning off electrical equipment and the master switches
  • Clean the leading edges of the airplane to remove bugs
  • Remove trash from the airplane
  • Install gust locks and pitot covers
  • Install sunscreens
  • Ensure that the aircraft is secured with tie-down chains or wheel chocks
  • Post flight walkaround to inspect for any new problems
  • Squawk any problems you find
  • Personal items removed
  • Key returned to the keybox