Horizontal stabilizer, and elevator Check for
skin damage, such as buckling, distortion
indicated position on the trim tab
position indicator and the actual
position of the elevator trim tab
signifies an unairworthy condition
and must be corrected prior to the
next flight of the aircraft.
Elevator trim tab Verify "O" (neutral)
accumulation on the horizontal
stabilizer or elevator exists, takeoff
will not be attempted.
Position and beacon lights Check condition.
8-26. FUSELAGE, LEFT SIDE. AREA 6.
Fuselage left side Check as follows:
General condition Check for skin damage
such as buckling, distortion, or dents.
Static ports Check clear of obstructions.
APR-44 antennas (2) Check.
Emergency light Check condition.
Cabin door Check door seal and general
Fuselage top side Check general condition
Chocks and tiedowns Check removed.
8-27. * INTERIOR CHECK.
Cargo/loose equipment Check secure.
Cabin/cargo doors Test and lock:
Cabin door Check closed and latched by
Safety arm and diaphram plunger Check
position (lift door step).
Index marks on rotary cam locks (6) Check
aligned with indicator windows.
Cargo door Check closed and latched by
the following: 1. Upper handle Check
closed and latched. (Observe through
cargo door latch handle access cover
window.) 2. Index marks on rotary cam
locks (4) Check aligned with indicator
Lower pin latch handle Check closed and
latched. (Observe through cargo door
lower latch handle access cover window.)
Carrier rod Check indicator aligned with
orange stripe on carrier rod. (Observe
through window aft lower corner.)
Battery switch OFF.
Cargo door Check closed and latched.
Cabin door Close but leave unlatched.
Check CABIN DOOR annunciator light
Cabin door Open. Check CABIN DOOR
annunciator light extinguished.
Battery switch ON. Check CABIN DOOR
annunciator light illuminated.
Cabin door Close and latch. Check CABIN
DOOR annunciator light extinguished.
Battery switch OFF.
Emergency exit Check secure and key removed.
Mission cooling ducts Check open and free of
Flare/chaff dispenser preflight test Completed.
Crew briefing As required. Refer to Section VI.