• checklist question- GUMPFS

    From steve.burrington@gmail.com@21:1/5 to Dan Dillon on Fri May 24 11:50:57 2019
    On Sunday, October 18, 1998 at 2:00:00 AM UTC-5, Dan Dillon wrote:
    Today I had the aircraft reserved at my flight school for my first
    solo where I could 'just go out and fly.' I was looking forward to
    this. Unfortunately, things didn't go well when I got to the
    airport. First, my plane wasn't in yet. (A frequent problem that
    annoys me.) When the student got back in with the plane, he told me
    the radios were intermittant, so I chose another plane that was
    available on the schedule, and out to the ramp I went. During my
    preflight, I found that the checklists were gone. Damn- off to the
    pilot shop I went and I bought one of those plastic Checkmate
    checklists. Anyway- back out to the ramp to restart my checklist.
    Unchain the airplane, inspect everything, and discover that the tail
    beacon was haning in the rudder hinges by it's wires! Damn I can't fly
    this thing- and I blew $15 on this stupid checklist.

    Back to the office where I found my favorate plane had become
    available, and I ended up having a fantastic flight over the Queen
    Mary, Long Beach, looking out toward Catalina Island, and the coast.
    It was absolutely fantastic weather, not a cloud in the sky, 15 mile visibility, and the dew point down in the negative numbers (never
    heard that on the ATIS before today.)
    Anyway, now that I have shared the high points of my day, back to my question. On this fancy-schmancy checklist, it has something under
    the landing portion as follows:
    Flaps - 30 deg or as req
    Speed* 55(63)

    My question is this- What does GUMPFS mean. I can't remember ever
    seeing that before.


    Dan Dillon KD6FPX http://www.catalina-inter.net/dpdillon/
    Seeking Electrical Engineering Position


    Its a quick landing checklist.


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  • From ouwerkerkpk@shaw.ca@21:1/5 to All on Thu Jan 9 17:03:38 2020
    G – Gas (Fuel on the proper tank, fuel pump on as required, positive fuel pressure)
    U – Undercarriage (landing gear down)
    M – Mixture (fuel mixture set)
    P – Propeller (prop set)
    S – Seat belts and Switches (lights, pitot heat, etc.)

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  • From airwolfjbs@gmail.com@21:1/5 to All on Tue May 12 07:52:28 2020
    Well I have been flying since since I was 14 and I am 76 and still teaching. 25 years ago Checkmate met with the small aircraft mfg. and sold them on a great idea.
    Checkmate would work with each company and make a visual friendlychecklist for all their aircrafts. From then on checklist became raiser to read and were very accurate.
    This is a warning DO NOT EVER use a printed checklist that doesn't have identification on it.
    If it has not been copied from the Ops. Manual and laminated do not use it. There was a case about 15 years ago where the chief pilot put checklists from older aircraft into new aircraft with fuel injection. You guessed it on final the students turned on
    the fuel pumps as listed on the checklist. They lost two aircraft to fires and the third badly damaged. ALWAYS USE A CHECKMATE CHECKLIST. They are all approved by each mfg. and very easy to use.
    I have a friend with a 37 or 38 Fairchild and they had a Checkmate for it. Happy flying
    John Slate
    AGI/IGI and over 1500 students

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  • From eisenzimmer5@gmail.com@21:1/5 to Michael Horwith on Fri Jul 3 13:49:03 2020
    On Sunday, October 18, 1998 at 12:00:00 AM UTC-7, Michael Horwith wrote:
    Dan Dillon wrote in message <362ABC93.CCAA2323@catalina-inter.net>...
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    My question is this- What does GUMPFS mean. I can't remember ever
    seeing that before.

    Maybe it is an acronym for pre-landing checks. I'll take a shot:

    G - Gas (check tank selector)
    U - Undercarriage
    M - Mixture
    P - PROP (Full Forward)
    F - Flaps (You can add 2 F's to this for Fuel Pump)
    S - Seatbelts

    I learned SEGUM

    S - Seatbelts
    E - Carb heat (don't ask me, I don't get it either)
    G - Gas
    U - Undercarriage
    M - Mixture

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  • From kylefroy@gmail.com@21:1/5 to All on Sun Jul 5 07:41:00 2020
    P=prop full forward (only applies to constant speed / variable pitch props)

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