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3 Conditions require you to do a preflight exterior inspection?

Originating Flight, Aircraft Change, FO Change


How does the Captain verify the maintenance status is acceptable for flight?

All write-ups are properly deferred or cleared.
Aircraft systems and controls can be safely actuated and no maintenance repairs are in progress.
MEL/CDL items agree with remarks in the Dispatch Release.


How would you recognize a TR failure during your preflight in a Classic?

TR1 or TR2 Failure.
The DC ammeter on TR1 and TR2 would register zero amps and the DC voltmeter would register 22-30 volts.

TR3 Failure.
The DC ammeter on TR3 would register zero amps and the DC voltmeter would register zero volts.


Does the NG aircraft have any additional indication(s)?

Does the NG aircraft have any additional indication(s)?
Yes. The TR UNIT light will illuminate, indicating
On the ground -
A single failure of TR1, TR2, or TR3.
In Flight –
A failure of TR1, or
A failure of TR2 and TR3.


You’re preparing to depart BWI on a scheduled flight to an international destination. What documents must be on board?

• International Forms Kit
• Crew Passports


What kind of servicing and provisioning must you ensure has been completed before departing?

The aircraft must have lavatory and potable water servicing. It is Southwest Airlines policy to transport ice for the return leg in the aircraft cargo bin.


The Dispatch Release will indicate whether you have been dispatched under Flag Operation or OpSpec A012. What will vary, depending on the method of dispatch?

Required Fuel Onboard at Takeoff.


You have a few minutes to study for your particular destination. Where can you find individualized Route Briefs for your flight?

EFB or SWALife


It’s the first flight of the day, and a seal is missing on a clear plastic container with two seals. Neither a SWA Mechanic nor a contract maintenance technician is immediately available. Can a Pilot replace the seal?

Yes, if the other seal is intact, the container has not been tampered with, and there are no other items in the container. Ensure the WN-966/966i is annotated in the resolution block.


During your preflight on an originator, you discover a tripped circuit breaker behind the First Officer’s seat. You suspect it was tripped inadvertently the previous night by the terminating crew. Can you reset the circuit breaker and continue your preflight?
What is the proper procedure?

The Flight Deck Crew should not reset a tripped circuit breaker on the ground until Maintenance has determined that it is safe to reset. Aircraft logbook documentation is required and includes one of the following:
Any time a tripped circuit breaker is reset by a Flight Deck Crew Member, an Info-Only entry is required in the aircraft logbook. The Maintenance Controller’s name must be included in the entry. If Maintenance Control directs the tripped circuit breaker is not to be reset, the defect is entered into the logbook.


During the Captain’s Flight Deck Preparation on an originator, the OFF light does not extinguish when the Flight Recorder Test Switch is moved to TEST. Is this a successful test? Should the OFF light be extinguished after the test switch is returned to the normal (guarded) position?

No, this test is not successful. The OFF light should extinguish when the test switch is moved to TEST. After returning the switch to the normal (guarded) position, the OFF light will be illuminated (with the engines shut down and AC power available).


You’re at the gate with an inoperative APU and require a ground air start. Which engine will you start first? Why?

Engine #1, to minimize the hazard to the ground crew.


What is the minimum duct pressure required for the ground air start?

Classic - 30 psi. Allow for a 0.5psi reduction per thousand feet above sea level.
NG – Not Applicable


After engine start and prior to push from the gate, what must be accomplished before placing the #1 generator online?

Verify with the Ground Crew that the towbar and nose wheel are aligned prior to placing the generator on the buses.


After pushback is complete and the ground crew has departed, you determine a two-engine taxi is appropriate and need to perform a Crossbleed start. What must the crew first do? How much Duct Pressure is required to start?

Ensure the area behind the aircraft is safe to accomplish the crossbleed start. Advance thrust lever to obtain a minimum duct pressure is 30 psi (subtract 0.5 psi per thousand feet above sea level).


After pushback has commenced, do not make _____ or _____ power changes with the towbar connected.

Electrical or hydraulic.


You are starting the #2 engine. Before the start lever is raised to IDLE you notice no N1 rotation. What should you do?

Accomplish the Aborted Engine Start checklist in the QRC.


During engine start, the START VALVE OPEN alert comes on and starts flashing. What is the proper procedure to deal with this problem?

Perform the QRH “Start Valve Open” checklist.


After starting the first engine (through the rollback), what is the only After Start Flow item that is allowed prior to Pushback Crew departure?

Configure the air conditioning panel as appropriate for conditioned air.


You have completed a normal pushback and start of the #2 engine. You elect to single engine taxi. How will you configure the Bleed Air control panel?

Left Engine BLEED Air Switch – OFF APU BLEED Air Switch – ON
Right Engine BLEED Air Switch – ON


After pushback, if the taxi clearance is to a runway different from the runway planned in the FMC, what must be accomplished?

Program the correct runway in the FMC, confirm takeoff performance on OPC, and re-accomplish the Pilot Flying Briefing. Conduct the Departure Plan Checklist. This must be done either prior to taxi or coordinate to stop the aircraft prior to takeoff.


After a two engine start, you decide to single engine taxi. Do the engine idle limitations for Engine Shutdown apply to a shutdown following ramp departure?



During single and dual engine taxi use caution when exceeding the following recommended thrust values: _____ percent N1 congested ramps, _____ percent N1 non-congested ramps, and _____ percent N1 taxiways.

35, 40, 45


You are planning a two engine taxi in hot weather. What is the recommended configuration for maximum cooling air to the Passengers?

Both Pack Switches – AUTO/HIGH Isolation Valve Switch – CLOSED Left Engine Bleed Air Switch – OFF APU Bleed – ON
Right Engine Bleed Air Switch – ON


In an NG aircraft, with LNAV armed on the ground, LNAV guidance becomes active at _____ ft. AGL.



Southwest Airlines is not authorized for takeoff visibility below _____ RVR unless the Jeppesen -9A page lists HGS _____ RVR.

500 300


During takeoff (NG), you slowly advance the thrust levers. By the time you push the TOGA button the aircraft is past 95 knots. You expect the thrust levers to advance to the FMC N1 setting, but they do not. What caused the thrust levers to remain where you last set them and how can you manage the situation?

Because the aircraft was greater than 84 KIAS when the TOGA button was pushed, the autothrottle engaged in THR HLD mode. The thrust lever autothrottle servos are inhibited; the pilot must then set the thrust levers manually. The autothrottles will remain in the THR HLD mode until 800 ft. RA.


Takeoff or landing is not authorized if the most current runway friction Mu report includes what value?

20 or less on any section of the runway.


You’re preparing for an HGS Takeoff at 300 RVR. What is the maximum steady crosswind allowed? Peak gust tailwind?

10 knots 10 knots


Above what speed will the Autobrakes apply maximum braking when thrust levers are retarded to idle during takeoff roll in the Classic? In the NG?

90 knots in both the Classic and NG aircraft