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Exterior Preflight Inspection

G500 Normal Procedures

THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS


[AFM, §02-01-20] Exterior Preflight Inspection

1. Ground Service Panel . . . Switches OFF / Door Secure / Unlocked

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Photo: 1. Ground Service Panel . . . Switches OFF / Door Secure / Unlocked

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2. Emergency LDG Gear Extension Bottle . . . Verify 3000 PSI.

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Photo: 2. Emergency LDG Gear Extension Bottle . . . Verify 3000 PSI

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3. NWS Unit Overtravel Indicator . . . Check

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Photo: 3. NWS Unit Overtravel Indicator . . . Check

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4. NLG Down-Lock Springs . . . Check

While you don't have to reset the uplocks if they are in the wrong position, you should make sure the springs attached to them are present.

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Photo: 4. NLG Down-Lock Springs . . . Check

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5. Taxi Lights / NLG Tires . . . Check

I've heard that a good technique for checking strut extension is "1-3-5," meaning the nose strut should be between 1-3" and the mains should be between 3-5" -- I'm not sure where this comes from.

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Photo: 5. Taxi Lights / NLG Tires . . . Check

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6. Ice Detection Probes . . . Check

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Photo: 6. Ice Detection Probes . . . Check

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7. Air Data / TAT Probes . . . Check

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Photo: 7. Air Data / TAT Probes . . . Check

Note: the air data probes are shown with flags on them, the TAT probes are just below.

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Photo: 7. Air data probe example

Note: An example air data probe (one of four)

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Photo: 7. TAT probe example

Note: An example TAT probe (one of two)

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8. NLG Torque Link . . . Pinned / Saftied

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Photo: 8. NLG Torque Link . . . Pinned / Saftied

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9. NLG Safety Pin . . . Remove

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Photo: 9. NLG Safety Pin . . . Remove

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10. PRV / TROV . . . Clear / Check

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Photo: 10. PRV / TROV . . . Clear / Check

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11. PRV Vortex Generators (4) . . . Check

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Photo: 11. PRV Vortex Generators (4) . . . Check

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12. Oxygen System Overboard Discharge Disk . . . Intact

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Photo: 12. Oxygen System Overboard Discharge Disk . . . Intact

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13. Landing Gear Control Maintenance Panel . . . Check

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Photo: 13. Landing Gear Control Maintenance Panel . . . Check

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14. PRV Static Ports . . . Check

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Photo: 14. PRV Static Ports . . . Check

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15. Antennas . . . Check

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Photo: 15. Antennas . . . Check

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16. Wing-to-Body Fairing Inlet Vents . . . Check

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Photo: 16. Wing-to-Body Fairing Inlet Vents . . . Check

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17. Right Landing Light . . Check

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Photo: 17. Right Landing Light . . Check

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18. Right Window Emergency Releases / Windows . . . Secure

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Photo: 18. Right Window Emergency Releases / Windows . . . Secure

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19. Right Wing Leading Edge . . . Check

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Photo: 19. Right Wing Leading Edge . . . Check

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20. Right Fuel Tank Vent . . . Check

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Photo: 20. Right Fuel Tank Vent . . . Check

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21. Right Wing Equipment Bay Vent . . . Check

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Photo: 21. Right Wing Equipment Bay Vent . . . Check

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22. Right Leading Edge Wing Tip Vent . . . Check

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Photo: 22. Right Leading Edge Wing Tip Vent . . . Check

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23. Right Wing NAV / Strobe / Wingtip Lights . . . Check

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Photo: 23. Right Wing NAV / Strobe / Wingtip Lights . . . Check

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24. Right Winglet . . . Check

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Photo: 24. Right Winglet . . . Check

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25. Static Wicks (3) . . . Check

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Photo: 25. Static Wicks (3) . . . Check

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26. Right Wing Aileron / Spoilers / Flaps . . . Check

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Photo: 26. Right Wing Aileron / Spoilers / Flaps . . . Check

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27. Right MLG Wheel Well Compartment . . . Check

While you don't have to reset the uplocks if they are in the wrong position, you should make sure the springs attached to them are present.

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Photo: 27. Right MLG Wheel Well Compartment . . . Check

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28. Right MLG Tires . . . Check

I've heard that a good technique for checking strut extension is "1-3-5," meaning the nose strut should be between 1-3" and the mains should be between 3-5" -- I'm not sure where this comes from.

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Photo: 28. Right MLG Tires . . . Check

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29. Right MLG Safety Pin . . . Remove

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Photo: 29. Right MLG Safety Pin . . . Remove

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30. Beacon . . . Check

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Photo: 30. Beacon . . . Check

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31. Wing-to-body Fairing Exhaust Vents . . . Check

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Photo: 31. Wing-to-body Fairing Exhaust Vents . . . Check

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32. Right Engine Cowl / Access Doors / Vents / Exhausts . . . Check

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Photo: 32. Right Engine Cowl / Access Doors / Vents / Exhausts . . . Check

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33. APU Exhaust . . . Check

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Photo: 33. APU Exhaust . . . Check

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34. Rudder . . . Check

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Photo: 34. Rudder . . . Check

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35. Tailcone . . . Check

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Photo: 35. Tailcone . . . Check

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36. Vertical / Horizontal Leading Edges . . . Check

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Photo: 36. Vertical / Horizontal Leading Edges . . . Check

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37. Horizontal Stabilizer / Elevators . . . Check

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Photo: 37. Horizontal Stabilizer / Elevators . . . Check

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38. Tail Navigation / Strobe Light Condition . . . Check

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Photo: 38. Tail Navigation / Strobe Light Condition . . . Check

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39. Static Wicks (3) . . . Check

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Photo: 39. Static Wicks (3) . . . Check

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40. Left Engine Cowl / Access Doors / Vents / Exhausts . . . Check

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Photo: 40. Left Engine Cowl / Access Doors / Vents / Exhausts . . . Check

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41. Left MLG Wheel Well Compartment . . . Check

While you don't have to reset the uplocks if they are in the wrong position, you should make sure the springs attached to them are present.

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Photo: 41. Left MLG Wheel Well Compartment . . . Check

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42. Left MLG Tires . . . Check

I've heard that a good technique for checking strut extension is "1-3-5," meaning the nose strut should be between 1-3" and the mains should be between 3-5" -- I'm not sure where this comes from.

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Photo: 42. Left MLG Tires . . . Check

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43. Left MLG Safety Pin . . . Remove

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Photo: 43. Left MLG Safety Pin . . . Remove

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44. Left Wing Flaps / Spoilers / Ailerons . . . Check

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Photo: 44. Left Wing Flaps / Spoilers / Ailerons . . . Check

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45. Static Wicks (3) . . . Check

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Photo: 45. Static Wicks (3) . . . Check

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46. Left Winglet . . . Check

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Photo: 46. Left Winglet . . . Check

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47. Left NAV / Strobe / Wingtip Lights . . . Check

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Photo: 47. Left NAV / Strobe / Wingtip Lights . . . Check

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48. Left Leading Edge Wing Tip Vent . . . Check

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Photo: 48. Left Leading Edge Wing Tip Vent . . . Check

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49. Left Wing Equipment Bay Vent . . . Check

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Photo: 49. Left Wing Equipment Bay Vent . . . Check

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50. Left Fuel Tank Vent . . . Check

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Photo: 50. Left Fuel Tank Vent . . . Check

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51. Left Wing Leading Edge . . . Check

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Photo: 51. Left Wing Leading Edge . . . Check

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52. Left Window Emergency Releases / Windows . . . Secure

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Photo: 52. Left Window Emergency Releases / Windows . . . Secure

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53. Left Landing Light . . . Check

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Photo: 53. Left Landing Light . . . Check

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54. MED . . . Check

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Photo: 54. MED . . . Check

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55. MED Emergency Open Button . . . Unlocked

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Photo: 55. MED Emergency Open Button . . . Unlocked

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56. Confirm all gear pins (8) are removed and stowed. All external covers removed and stowed.

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Photo: 56. Confirm all gear pins (8) are removed and stowed. All external covers removed and stowed.

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References

Gulfstream GVII-G500 Aicraft Operating Manual, Revision 2, February 20, 2019

Gulfstream GVII-G500 Airplane Flight Manual, Revision 1, August 31, 2018

Revision: 20190605
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