When it comes to checklists, I think you can divide the pilot world into two distinct categories and a third, secret, grouping. I believe about half of us are in what many call the “challenge/response” mode, or what the FAA considers the “Challenge-Do-Verify” process. Here, the checklist item is read, the action is accomplished, the accomplishment is confirmed, and that process is repeated until the checklist is completed. The other half of us believes in what we ...

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