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The atc clearance should be obtained and reviewed

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The ATC clearance should be obtained and reviewed prior to starting engines if practical. Task/Initiation Cue PF or PNF Before Starting Engines check complete. Start engines utilizing a flow pattern check. AFTER STARTING ENGINES CHECK Task/Initiation Cue PF PNF After engines have been started. Call, “After Starting Engines check.” Both pilots complete the After Starting Engines checklist. Call, “After Starting Engines check complete.” All engines running and After Starting Engines checklist complete. Call, “Ready to taxi.” Obtain taxi clearance. Aircraft cleared to taxi. Call, “Taxi check.” TAXI CHECK Nosewheel steering and braking should be checked as soon as possible during taxi and while speed is very low. When any Department aircraft is to be moved under its own power, two persons qualified to taxi the aircraft are required to be seated in the pilot seats with seat belts fastened and seats and controls properly adjusted. Operation on crowded ramps and taxiways requires the attention of both pilots. Paperwork and other cockpit duties shall not be accomplished while taxiing in close proximity to other aircraft or obstructions. Both pilots shall maintain maximum possible vigilance. When the aircraft is being maneuvered in close quarters, the pilot not controlling the aircraft will signify proper clearance on the respective side of the aircraft by placing a hand on the center of the glareshield with the thumb in a thumb-up signal. This will place the hand signal in the pilot’s peripheral vision and will allow the person taxiing to devote maximum attention to the other respective side of the aircraft and the area in front of the aircraft. The aircraft will not be taxied unless both pilots have determined that there is enough clearance to maneuver the aircraft safely. When adequate clearance is in doubt, the aircraft should be towed. Systems checks should be accomplished so that, at least, one pilot is maintaining vigilance. Checks should be accomplished at times and locations, during taxiing, with the least exposure to a ground mishap and appropriate for verification of system integrity. It may be necessary for the PNF to get the clearance during taxi. If possible, cockpit flow should be managed to avoid this. However, when the PNF is required to copy the clearance during taxi, the PF must maintain vigilance and care in taxiing. Changes to any clearance or procedure prior to departure shall be reviewed by both pilots with the airplane stopped. Task/Initiation Cue PF PNF PF calls, “Taxi check.” Both pilots complete Taxi Checklist, in accordance with aircraft type- specific AFM, through takeoff briefing. Complete checklist. NBAA Safety Best Practices
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Safety Best Practices Manual TAKEOFF BRIEFING Prior to taking the active runway for takeoff, the PF shall consider (at least) the following items, and brief the PNF, with regard to: Special factors influencing this takeoff (wet runway, anti-icing requirements, crosswind, deviations from the norm, etc.).
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