GUMPS

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GUMPS is an acronym widely used by fixed wing aircraft pilots as a mental checklist to ensure nothing critical has been forgotten before landing. Its popularity is widespread, appearing in flight student curricula, FAA publications and aviation magazines.[1][2][3]

Due to distraction and preoccupation during the landing sequence approximately 100 gear-up landing incidents occurred each year in the United States between 1998 and 2003.[4]

The checklist

GUMPS stands for:[5][6]

References

  1. ^ National Transportation Safety Board (February 2002). "NYC02LA061". http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20020222X00247&key=1. Retrieved 17 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Federal Aviation Administration (April 2007). "Gear Up Landing - Not Me!". Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. http://web.archive.org/web/20070928102300/http://www.faasafety.gov/hottopics.aspx?id=30. Retrieved 17 March 2010. 
  3. ^ King Schools (2010). "KwikVote Results". http://www.kingschools.com/vote/voteResults.asp?q=34. Retrieved 17 March 2010. [dead link]
  4. ^ NASA (January 2004). "Checklist Checkup". Archived from the original on 2007-08-25. http://web.archive.org/web/20070825072605/http://asrs.arc.nasa.gov/callback_issues/cb_292.htmm. Retrieved 2010-02-26. 
  5. ^ Stoller, Joel. "Preflight prep". Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association. http://cfiresources.aopa.org/pdfs/5%20Steps%20to%20Efficient%20Flight%20Training.pdf. Retrieved 14 December 2010. 
  6. ^ Love, Michael Charles (June 1995). Better takeoffs & landings. McGraw-Hill, Inc.. p. 53. ISBN 0-07-038805-9. 
  7. ^ Thomas P. Turner. "Leading Edge #4: Checklists and Flows". http://www.avweb.com/news/leadingedge/leading_edge_checklists_and_flows_194990-1.html. Retrieved 2011-02-20.