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I’m walking, yes indeed

The walk around outside check prior to takeoff

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Source | PilotsEYE.tv / YouTube | 11 January 2023 1 minute
Look over the shoulder of Chief Pilot Claus Richter, while he performs an outside check prior to the take off to Dakar. In aviation, an outside check or walk around refers to an inspection of certain elements of an aircraft prior to boarding for security, safety, and operational reasons. The pilot primarily inspects parts of the aircraft visible to the naked eye. These elements include for example control surfaces, tires and possible leaks from fuel or oil, the hydraulic and break system and lights. In the case of smaller planes, the captain also looks for damage caused by impacts or cracks and broken seams as a result of airframe fatigue, hard landings, or other mishaps. The production company, PilotsEYE.tv, captures the fascination of flight from a pilot’s point of view – in unprecedented quality. The groundbreaking HD recording technique comprising ten HD cameras and eight microphones guarantees a true-to-life experience from the plane’s control center. PilotsEYE.tv episodes only show the most interesting and beautiful moments of each journey, a compelling mix of information and entertainment. The pilots themselves provide explanations of the procedures, while also letting the audience share more private conversations. For more please check out www.pilotseye.tv