Why October 30?
October 30, 1935 — airplane crash — that led to the use of checklists by pilots.
A prototype for the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress crashed during takeoff at Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio. The cause of the crash was a “gust lock” that was still engaged.
After the crash, a group of pilots looked for a way to prevent “pilot errors.” Checklists were the answer. The pilots developed checklists for takeoff, in-flight, pre-landing, and post-landing.
Boeing then delivered 12 Flying Fortresses that flew 1.8 million miles with no mishaps.
Checklists Day — explained by it’s sponsor Checklists.com
“Checklists Day is an opportunity to appreciate the value of using checklists to help avoid tragedy and disappointments and to take advantage of opportunities. Checklists are a great way to take care of things so that you’ll have peace of mind. They are a perfect place to add a note about something you don’t want to forget the next time you do something.”
Checklists.com — what does it do?
checklists.com provides easy-to-use checklists to help you take care of things so you can relax, enjoy life, live better and longer, be safe and successful, and help save the earth. The checklists have useful links to other great sites.