Eddie Sez:

This is pretty straight forward. You really should pickup the small spiral bound checklist and do this step-by-step, but ignore the bit about setting the flaps in the G450. See Step 9 for the reasoning behind this.

Everything here is from the references shown below, with a few comments in blue.


AFM Procedure

[G450 Airplane Flight Manual §2-01-10]

All photos from Haskel's cockpit

  1. Circuit Breakers (EERs, PDBs, COPs) . . . CHECK
  2. COP

    LEER

    REER (Top)

    REER (Bottom)

    Left PDB

    Right PDB

    You had to unlock and move the interior door to get to the LEER and Left PDB, when you move the door back to its stowed position, don't forget to lock it again. (If you don't it will come crashing aft during takeoff.)

  3. Emergency Power . . . CHECKED
  4. Press the Emergency Power ARM switch and verify both of the ON capsules are lit and . . .

    . . . the pilot's Audio Control Panel should be powered

    . . . the pilot's clocks should be powered

    . . . as well as the copilot's clock.

  5. Standby Instruments / MCDU #1 (Fuel Quantity) / MCDU #3 . . . CHECKED
  6. The EBDI and SFD should be powered. MCDU #1 should display fuel quantity (the engine data will be dashed when the engines are not operating)

    MCDU #3 will display backup radio information

  7. LEFT / RIGHT BATTERIES . . . ON (22 - 27V DC)

  8. EMERGENCY POWER-OFF . . . SELECT

  9. CABIN PRESSURE CONTROL . . . CHECK OUTFLOW VALVE OPEN
  10. Unless the main cabin door has been opened more than once since MANUAL mode was selected, this should just require deselecting MANUAL mode, since with WOW the auto mode will drive it open.

  11. Gear Handle / Lights . . . DOWN / 3 GREEN

  12. Parking Brake Accumulator Pressure . . . CHECK
  13. You will need to cycle the parking brake a few times to get to the accumulator pressure, which should read 1200 psi at 70°F, varying 25 psi for each 10°F multiple.

  14. FLAPS . . . SET (10° RECOMMENDED FOR PREFLIGHT)
  15. Yes, this works just fine in the G-V/G-550, but it doesn't in the G450. The Operating Manual once called for using the EMER STAB and now calls for using ALT FLAP. Both procedures often result in a FLAPS FAIL state. You should leave the flaps where they are until you have AC power on the aircraft.

  16. PARK / EMERGENCY BRAKE . . . SET
  17. BRAKE PRESS Indicator . . . CHECK (3000 PSI)
  18. Fuel Quantity . . . CHECK
  19. Oxygen Quantity . . . CHECK
  20. LEFT / RIGHT BATTERIES . . . OFF

References

Gulfstream G450 Airplane Flight Manual, Revision 35, April 18, 2013