II Preflight Procedures
F. Before Takeoff Check
References FAA-H-8083-2, FAA-H-8083-3, POH/AFM
Objective To determine that the applicant exhibits satisfactory knowledge, risk management, and skills associated with the before takeoff check
The Applicant demonstrates understanding of:
K1 Purpose of pre-takeoff checklist items including:  
K1a a. Reasons for checking each item  
K1b b. Detecting malfunctions  
K1c c. Ensuring the airplane is in safe operating condition as recommended by the manufacturer  
The Applicant demonstrates the ability to identify, assess and mitigate risks encompassing:
R1 Division of attention while conducting pre-flight checks  
R2 Unexpected runway changes by ATC  
R3 Wake Turbulence  
R4 A powerplant failure during takeoff or other malfunction considering operational factors such as:
  • airplane characteristics
  • runway/takeoff path length
  • surface conditions
  • environmental conditions
  • obstructions
The applicant demonstrates the ability to
S1 Review takeoff performance  
S2 Complete the appropriate checklist  
S3 Position the airplane appropriately considering other aircraft, vessels, and wind  
S4 Divide attention inside and outside the flight deck  
S5 Verify that engine parameters and airplane configuration are suitable