Date Archives May 2021

As I Was Taking Off on My Flight

I was sitting on the run-up pad in my plane going through my checklist. Free movement of my ailerons and rudder, check. All circuit breakers working, check. Altimeter set, check. Magnetos, check. Then I looked at my vacuum reading. It was showing zero pressure. I waited, hoping the engine just needed more time to warm up. It didn’t move. I ran through the rest of my checklist. Everything checked out except the vacuum pump.  I sighed. I wouldn’t be flying that day.  I let the controllers in the tower know, and… Read More