I was downwind to base, getting checked out in a light twin, when my instructor asked me if I’d done my GUMPS check yet.
Most of my flying has been in large transport aircraft, so, no, I hadn’t. I’d forgotten. I fumbled my way through GUMPS, three times, before I remembered that the “U” is to remind me to check the gear, not the, uh, the, uh…Crap. What is it again? Gas, UNDERCARRIAGE, mixture, props, switches.
I’m probably alone on this, but that’s why I hate GUMPS. Not the concept because that concept is great. [Read more…]