- Sep 5, 2005
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I'm gonna start training soon so I've been checking out a few schools and taking intro flights. I've been studying the Jeppesen Private Pilot Manual in the mean time so I do have some basic knowledge. I went on one the other day. As we were walking around the plane a dude in the fuel truck pulls up and says, "filled you guys up a lillte bit ago, you're good to go". The CFI says thanks. I was thinking to myself....that's nice but I'd still like to visually inspect the tanks anyways. We didn't. I said nothing cause I felt it wasn't my place, but to me that's one of those things you should do on every preflight regardless what the fuel truck guy says. Or is this like driving school...where they teach you to drive with your hands and 2 and 10 but in reality no one does that. Or is it just that as time passes you start to get lax in procedures and they become more of a ritual?