Preflight activities are important, remove control lock, check the engine oil, etc. We’re all pretty good about these things.
Let’s remember the Weight and Balance too.
Now that we have N3123Q and N747BF in the flying club, it is important to note that we have two different gross weights. The 182K straight leg cannot carry 4 full-sized adults and full fuel. Be sure to check the weight and balance and remember some passengers lie about their weight (although I don’t think it is anyone that we know).
May you stay positive and always test negative,