CIGAR (aviation)

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CIGAR or CIGARS is a mnemonic that refers to a pre-takeoff checklist performed by general aviation pilots. The mnemonic stands for:[1]

  • Controls
  • Instruments
  • Gas
  • Airplane secure
  • Run-up.

Alternately:[2]

  • Controls
  • Instruments
  • Gas
  • Attitude
  • Run-up

Yet another version was used by the U.S. Air Force:[3]

CIGarettes For The Poor Russian Soldiers:

  • Controls
  • Instruments
  • Gas
  • Flaps
  • Trim
  • Prop
  • Radios
  • Straps.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Flightinfo.com (2007). "Checklists". Retrieved 2010-02-26. 
  2. ^ Whittsflying (n.d.). "Preflight and Checklists". Retrieved 2010-02-26. 
  3. ^ Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (April 1998). "Mnemonics". Retrieved 2010-02-26.