IN FLIGHT CHECKS
F - Fuel sufficient to complete journey, check consumption vs actual distance covered.
R - Radio still working, GPS batteries OK
E - Temps etc if sensors fitted
D - Direction...are you going the right way
A -Altitude..are you flying at the right height for wind penetration or controlled airspace.
BEFORE YOU TURN
L - Look both ways then in the turn direction.
S - Start a shallow bank while looking up and down in the turn direction
F - Finally do your turn constantly looking up and down in the turn direction.
BEFORE DOING EXTREME MANOEUVERS..incl wingovers..
R - Reserve , know where it is and how to use it. ( Repack regularly )
H - Height make sure you have enough height to recover safely from the manoeuvre.
A - Airframe, don`t attempt anything unless you are 100% sure your motor & wing are up to the job.
S - Straps, make sure you are properly strapped in & helmet is on tight.
S - Security, nothing is going to fall off or flight bag / map flip up into your face
E - Check your engine is running ok & throttle will not get stuck etc.
L - Lookout both above and below.
L - Location if you screw up & throw your reserve where will you land. Over water ?