Unlabeled lights.


All lights and controls in the cockpit are required to be labeled. Imagine a pilot’s surprise when either the red light or white light on this panel illuminates in flight! Is it time to switch tanks, or did the oil pressure just go out of limits? Is a door open, or is the alternator dead? Without knowing the answer, the potential situation could pose a serious problem.

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Vic Syracuse
Vic is a fixed-wing and helicopter commercial pilot, CFII with ASMEL/ASES ratings, an A&P/IA, DAR, and EAA technical advisor and flight counselor. Passionately involved in aviation for over 40 years, he has built 11 aircraft and logged over 10,000 hours in 72 different kinds of aircraft. Vic volunteers as a Young Eagle pilot, has his own sport aviation business called Base Leg Aviation, and has written two books on aircraft prebuy and condition inspections.


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