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Checklist Day

October 30, 2021

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An event every year that begins at 00:00 on day 30 of October, repeating indefinitely

October 30
First occurrence:
This is a good day to work on making checklists
to make sure you do not forget anything that is essential
to include in whatever it is that you are doing
Checklist Day remembers a day when a good and complete checklist would have prevented a disaster.
In 1935 on October 30 Boeing introduced their new model that would revolutionize U.S. military.
The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress had been in intensive
development for 5 years.
Great efforts were made to use well researched and
hyper modern technology.
A great show was planned to introduce this price model
that would supposedly change everything.
Everything was going to be perfect.
Everything was perfect.
Except that after take off the crew forgot to
disengage the gust locks.
With the gust locks still active, the action of increasing
altitude had an opposite result of going down in a  nosedive.
The crash killed both the pilot and the test pilot.
Later on the B-17 Flying Fortress would still get into
production and was used as a war plane during WW II.
But the first impression was an epic fail so they missed a
multi-million contract …and the lives of two crew members.

Had the anyone in the test process made a good
well revised checklist, and used it, then this crash
would not have happened.

And that is why checklists save lives.

#ChecklistDay #ChecklistsDay






October 30, 2021
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