by Captain Joe
What is a outside-check?
I am sure you might have experienced this once you were waiting at the gate prior to boarding, the pilot walking around the aircraft and closely looking at the exterior of his aircraft.
What is he/she doing? That is what I’d like to explain in today’s video!
Every pilot has to check if his aircraft, helicopter, gilder, little sports plane or a big commercial jet, hasn’t encountered any damage or leakage from prior flights.
Aviators call this regular procedure the outside check or exterior walk around!
Let’s take the Airbus A320 as an example.