Landing Procedures Mnemonic


#1

Well guys, I started flying about a month ago and have around 9 hours of flight time thus far :smiley: I’m LOVING it!
My instructor has given me a few mnemonics (memory helping phrases) for some procedures such as “GUMPS” before landing:
G: Gas, make sure fuel selector is set correctly
U: Undercarriage (gear)
M: Mixture is set
P: Prop
S: Seatbelts On

and
CRAG before any maneuvers such as stalls or slow flight:
C: Clearing Turns
R: Radio Intentions
A: Altitude/Airspeed
G: GUMPS Check

Does anybody have any more of these that can help during the pattern for flap settings, speed, etc? This might be hard as each plane has a different approach speed and such. Does anybody have any others? Keep in mind I’m flying a single with fixed gear and prop so something that works for a twin with retractable gear and a CS prop won’t be THAT useful for me at this point :slight_smile:


#2

“BGUMPC” is the one that sticks in my head. And I haven’t flown a piston engine in 10 or 12 years!

B- boost pumps
G- gas / fuel selector valve
U- undercarriage
M- mixture
P- prop
C- carb heat


#3

Emergencies

A Airspeed
B Best place to land
C Checklist


#4

For shutdown:

P–Parking Brake
R–Radio/Avionics Master
E–Electronics (not connected to the Avionics Master)
M–Mixture
M–Magnetos
M–Master


#5

D Declare Emergency
E Exits/Evacuation plan (perhaps pop open a door if you’ve got the time, and if the engine is definitely KIA prepare for the emergency landing by shutting off…
F Fuel.


#6

lieberma wrote:
Emergencies

A Airspeed
B Best place to land
C Checklist

D Declare Emergency
E Exits/Evacuation plan (perhaps pop open a door if you’ve got the time, and if the engine is definitely KIA prepare for the emergency landing by shutting off…
F Fuel.

G pray to God (:


#7

H HELP!


#8

I inhale (don’t forget to breath)


#9

J - Joke ( a little humor can ease the situation and allow greater focus)
K - Kiss your a** goodbye


#10

Who do you radio your intentions too? Unless you are on VFR advisories with ATC, I cannot think of anyone to radio to advise you are doing maneuvers.


#11

There are many kinds of emergencies, I assume this list is meant for an engine failure. For engine failure my sequence is (sorry I don’t like or use mnemonics)

Turn to landing site
Feather prop
Best glide
Restart procedure
Radio emergency


#12

121.50?


#13

Totally inappropriate use of 121.50.


#14

121.5 is emergency frequency. Maybe the CTAF for the most local airport? We always just said “…taking off runway five, departing Eastbound for maneuvering…” and kept radios on CTAF.