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Aircraft Control After Engine Failure on Takeoff

This is a document that just came out from the FAA January 2016. It’s only two pages long in pdf. It’s a good quick read and should be part of any initial jump pilot training to reinforce what should already be known but sadly we’ve seen the results from inaction or incorrect action. YOU WILL BE STARTLED

This is a document that just came out from the FAA January 2016. It’s only two pages long in pdf. It’s a good quick read and should be part of any initial jump pilot training to reinforce what should already be known but sadly we’ve seen the results from inaction or incorrect action. YOU WILL BE STARTLED when it really happens. Getting through the startle response is the point of this document and back into performing like you trained. No one is immune. Even though we call training “Stress Inoculation” it’s not really true. Training is the road map of what to do next. Having a clear map will get you past the startle response faster.

Click on the link to download this file produced by the FAA: GAJSC – Training Aid

One reply on “Aircraft Control After Engine Failure on Takeoff”

I have spoken many times of this on DZ.com and elsewhere. Part of the mindset is the desire to save the aircraft, turn back to safety,… Etc.. The issue is also the FACT that no one trains stall spin at gross. This needs to change. Until we change how we train and how we think, this will continue to surprise those that are unprepared. You have an engine issue, fuel or fire or whatever,…it needs to be put on the ground, now, do the best job you can at destroying the aircraft right into the ground,…we see the alternative when the PIC tries in vain to save the property.

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