- Dec 6, 2001
This post is to solicit advice mainly from guys that have been in the left seat for a while, but anyone who has a good idea, chime in. I'm a rather new captain and want to refine my takeoff briefing to make it informative, flow smoothly, and cover all of the items necessary to enhance crew coordination. I've tried to elliminate redundant, obvious things like:
- "standard left seat departure"
- "VFR, dry runway"
- "in the event of an aborted takeoff, I'll talk to ATC, you advise the PAX"
- "standard company callouts, profiles and procedures"
- expected route to the first fix
- initial altitude, filed altitude
- things NOT TO abort a takeoff for, things TO abort a takeoff for
- review of acceleration altitude/pattern altitude, and positive transfer of control after an engine failure
- weather, if it is marginal at takeoff or at the destination airport