By Jeff Bernier
For pilots, the pre-flight checklist is 100% mandatory. To be sure everything is in working order before leaving the ground, pilot and co-pilot work as a team. Together, they walk through each item on the checklist and verbally verify that every step has been completed. “Landing gear.” Check. “Flaps and slats.” Check. “Spoilers.” Check. “Autobrakes.” Check. Each of these items is carefully checked and crosschecked to keep the plane—and everyone onboard—safe and sound from takeoff to landing.
From delicious holiday treats to carefully wrapped—and hastily unwrapped!—presents under the tree, it’s the time of the year when kids of all ages gleefully anticipate surprises and gifts of every kind. Of course, there’s one surprise no one wants: a shocking tax bill. Just ask Susan.