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Lesson 2 - Importance of Fuel. It was still below freezing, and winds were gusting between 10-15 MPH. I arrived before my instructor and the owner told me I could head out to the plane to begin my pre-flight inspection. I unlocked the plane, took out the checklist, and began the checklist. I removed the control lock, a device which locks the yoke in place, preventing movement of the ailerons and elevators. I switched on the electrical power to check instrumentation, and found both tanks appeared to be low in fuel...