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Bonanza A36 - Cold & Dark procedures and proper use of lights

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Hello, I've developed a list of procedures to start this aircraft with everything off.

I did this compiling the information from webpages and also from youtube videos. For that reason, if you see there is something wrong I would like you suggest me what should I change, please...

 

These are the procedures to start the Bonanza A36 from Cold and Dark.

 

*** ALL SWITCHES OFF ***

PARKING BRAKES                            - SET
CHECK RPM AND MIXTURE LEVER OPERATION     - MOVE FORWARD / REARWARD
RPM LEVER                                 - FULL RPM
MIXTURE LEVER                             - FULL RICH
ENGINE THROTTLE                           - REARWARD
BATTERY                                   - ON
ALTERNATOR                                - ON
BEACON LIGHTS                             - ON
CHECK THROTTLE LEVER OPERATION            - MOVE FORWARD / REARWARD
AUXILIARY FUEL PUMP                       - ON (10 SECONDS) / THEN OFF
ENGINE THROTTLE                           - 20%
MAGNETO SWITCH                            - START
AVIONICS MASTER SWITCH                    - ON
STROBE LIGHTS                             - ON
NAVIGATION LIGHTS                         - ON
FLOOD LIGHTS                              - ON

 

 

Are these procedures okay? or do we need more?

 

Also I have doubts with the proper use of the lights.

I did a compilation about how and when the aircraft lights should be used.

 

PROPER USE OF LIGHTS IN AN AIRCRAFT

 

LIGHTS OPERATION AND USE

ANTICOLLISION LIGHTS (BEACON / STROBE)

BEACON LIGHTS        - TURN ON WHEN ENGINE IS RUNNING
                       TURN OFF WHEN ENGINES STOP

                       FUNCTION: Alert that our engine/s is/are running.

NAVIGATION LIGHTS    - TURN ON WHEN THE AIRCRAFT HAVE POWER ON IT
                       TURN OFF WHEN ENGINES STOP TO PARK IT

                       FUNCTION: Allow other pilots to know their relative
                       possition to our aircraft.
            
STROBE LIGHTS        - DURING TAXI - OFF
                       TURN ON WHEN ENTERING THE ACTIVE RUNWAY
                       TURN OFF WHEN EXITING THE ACTIVE RUNWAY
                       TURN ON DURING ALL THE FLIGHT (USE THEM DAY OR NIGHT)
                       TURN OFF DURING FLIGHT IN CLOUDY WEATHER CONDITIONS (TO AVOID REFLECTIONS)
                       TURN OFF ON THE GROUND WHEN AFFECT ADVERSELY PERSONNEL
                       OR THE VISION FROM OTHER PILOTS

                       FUNCTION: Alert from our presence to other aircraft


TAXI LIGHTS          - TURN ON WHEN TAXING
                     - TURN OFF IN THE ACTIVE RUNWAY

LANDING LIGHTS       - DURING TAXI - OFF
                      TURN ON WHEN ENTERING IN ACTIVE RUNWAY AND USE THEM ALWAYS AT ALTITUDES TO 10000 FT
                      TURN ON WHEN DESCENDING TO LAND UNTIL EXITING THE ACTIVE RUNWAY
                      USE THEM DAY OR NIGHT

WHEN ENTERING THE DEPARTURE RUNWAY FOR TAKE OFF, LINE UP AND WAIT, ALL LIGHTS
EXCEPT LANDING LIGHTS SHOULD BE ILLUMINATED.

 

 

Is this correct? Or am I forgetting something?

 

Cheers

 

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