Re: Aircraft Turnaround

From: (Simon Craig)
Organization: OzEmail Pty Ltd - Australia
Date:         08 May 95 02:09:10 
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In article <airliners.1995.568@ohare.Chicago.COM>, (Tim
Smith) wrote:

> (Mr Ted Pleavin) writes:
> >The cockpit crew are busy doing prefilght checks as well, which
> >ussally includes a walk arround and loading the navigation information.
> >About 20 minutes before departure the passengers show up and you know the
> >rest.  :-)
> Are actual walkarounds still done by aircrew? I tend to watch what
> happens before flights that I take, and in the past 15 years or so, I
> can't ever remember seeing the flight crew go to the ground and walk
> around the aircraft. I'm not saying that they never do, just that I
> have never seen it. What is the SOP for commercial aircarriers?

Qantas flight crew are required to do a walk around (as well as the
engineering personnel) though it is normally the junior and (in my
experience) I am not sure if they really know what they are looking for.
By junior I mean second officer (or whoever is the least senior of

Simon Craig