Checklist Day has been celebrated annually on October 30th of every year. A checklist is a self-made reminder for those living in the fast-moving world. Maintaining a checklist will help the best during the emergency times. Checklist Day appreciates the value of using checklists and those using it.
“People now feel time accelerating. Lists allow them to feel some sense of accomplishment.” – David Viscott
History of Checklist Day
The first observance of Checklist Day was unknown. A tragic accident inspired the first known checklist. A Model 299 prototype for the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress had crashed during the takeoff on October 30, 1935, at Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio. Later the cause of the crash was recognized as a gust lock that was still engaged. A group of pilots looked for a way to prevent future pilot error accidents after this mishap. It resulted in the checklist.
They have planned to go with checklists for flight takeoff, before landing and after landing. The origins of this Day can be traced back to this single event. Ever since this, several similar checklists have been used by the pilots. At present days, there are checklists for almost anything one might want to do. There is checklist website that gives checklists for the home, health, travel and more. Online safety, flu prevention are those super serious checklists.
Other Celebrations on October 30
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How to Celebrate Checklist Day
Celebrating the Checklist Day is very simple. Start it from your door. Take a paper and pen, make a checklist before planning for shopping, traveling, making a project or even more. You can check if you have ticked all the list of items on the checklist. Post and share your celebrations on the social media using the hashtag #ChecklistDay.