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Gear Pins on the CRJ

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If you fly a CRJ 200/700/900, where do you store the gear pins? Are they in the flight deck in a holder or does your company store them outside of the flight deck in the galley somewhere?

I want to ASAP something....and no, I did not take off with the pins in. I am trying to prevent this from happening anymore at our company.
 

Brasilia Pup

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We have a gear pin holder in the cockpit closet, next to the jumpseat headset jack.
 

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But that NEVER ensures that there are NO gear pins in the ldg gear. Just a nice place to put the 4th, 5th, and 6th spare gear pins. :)
 

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On most of ASAs 200s there is a place as stated above, however on some of them that have the modified closet the pins don't have their own place. Mostly they are just on the floor where the jackets are hung.
 

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But that NEVER ensures that there are NO gear pins in the ldg gear. Just a nice place to put the 4th, 5th, and 6th spare gear pins. :)

Isn't that the truth. At the company I work for they aren't even stored in the flight deck.....just back in the galley. Trying to get that changed so at least we have a fighting chance of not taking off with pins in.
 

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Isn't that the truth. At the company I work for they aren't even stored in the flight deck.....just back in the galley. Trying to get that changed so at least we have a fighting chance of not taking off with pins in.

It's not where they are that is important. It's where they are NOT. Namely, in the gear.

Anyone who relies on seeing gear pins in the "right" place in the cockpit, will eventually takeoff with a maintenance pin, towing pin, or screwdriver, installed in the gear.

And despite the best preflight in the world, it can still happen. Some mechanics like to pin the gear for tire changes...so, you got your people loaded up and suddenly need a tire change. Bingo!! Gotcha!!

Post maintenance checks are a great idea!
 

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And despite the best preflight in the world, it can still happen. Some mechanics like to pin the gear for tire changes...so, you got your people loaded up and suddenly need a tire change. Bingo!! Gotcha!!

Post maintenance checks are a great idea!

Very good words of wisdom!
 

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SkyWest has a gear pin holder behind the FO seat. GEAR PINS-REMOVED is also on our checklist requiring a reply from both pilots.

Like someone else mentioned, it doesn't prevent different pins from being used.
 

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is it not enough to check the gear to see if the pin is in? i dont mean to sound snide, i am asking because i know i havnt been around long enough to see all the "gottchas" associated with this. what could happen after the walk around that would cause you to not get the gear up?
 

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At PSA they are stored just aft of the cockpit door, above the F/As equipment closet. It's a tiny little closet probably about 5" x 5"
 

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We used to shove them in the top of CB panel 1.
 

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I just tie them to the pitot tubes..............Is that wrong?
 

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SkyWest has a gear pin holder behind the FO seat. GEAR PINS-REMOVED is also on our checklist requiring a reply from both pilots.

Oddly enough at ASA, for the last major POH/checklist revision a couple years ago that item was removed.
 

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Gear Pins-Removed, item 2 on the before start, but only replied by the FO.
 

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eh...
They moved it from the CA saying removed to FO saying removed because the pins were left in a few times and the CA (almost) never does the walk around. So they were pretty sick of getting action against them for the FOs job.
 

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Gear Pins-Removed, item 2 on the before start, but only replied by the FO.

replied by whomever did the walk
 

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Gear Pins - Removed(FO) current om
 
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