Results for "engine out"


  • Your Engine Just Quit, Should You Land On A Road Or A Field?

    Found an article posing a question I often wonder about. Not a great article, and offercs inconclusive advice, but I think it might spawn interesting conversation. I had an engine out due to fuel pump in my first trike. Opted for dirt road, and suffered NO damage. Anyone else out there got an exp...

    Tags: engine out, landing, field, road

  • Engine Out...

    Two blondes were flying to Miami from Cleveland. Fifteen minutes into the flight, the captain announced "One of the engines has failed and the flight will be an hour longer. But don't worry we have three engines left".Thirty minutes later, the captain announced "One more engine has failed and the...

    Tags: blonde jokes, engine out

  • Would you ditch in water or trees?

    QUESTION: Given a choice with an engine failure, would you land in shallow water near a shoreline or go for a tall stand of pine trees? Wally Moran tackles this difficult decision HERE

    Tags: Ditching, engine out, trees or water

  • Testing my "Engine Out" flying skills.

    A bit of a boring video I know, and yes it is much easier when the landing site is one that is very familiar and available. But still, a good bit of exercise now and then to learn to judge your descent and distance judging skills.

    Tags: engine out, clipper, air creation, 582, xp15, big red, south africa, propeller, kiev, red, wing, trike, flying, skills

  • Forced Landing Checklist

    Pilots tip of the Week:  Forced Landing Checklist Question: "I had an engine failure on downwind and a forced landing in a plowed corn field. I spent the last 500 feet concentrating on landing the airplane but did not block the door open, turn all switches off, tighten seat ...

    Tags: Safety, engine out, checklist, forced landing, mayday, mayday mayday, restart the engine, airplane

  • Dead Stick Mondays

    I found this post over on the ultralight yahoo group. I though it was pretty good and wanted to post it here for others to ponder. werjamn Dec 2 8:22 PM View Source   Did you know it was dead stick Monday today?  Well, it may not have been fo...

    Tags: dead stick, engine out, practice, ability, doing, cases, experiment, confidence

  • Pilots need to understand why piston engines fail

    If you guys haven't read this guy's stuff, you're missing out on great engine info.  Blogger Mike Busch writes piston engines should be overhauled only when needed, but in order to do that, pilots need to understand how they fail. Some components, like pistons, cylinders or va...

    Tags: engine, maintenance, rotax, 912, 582, 503, Hirth, engine out, engine failure

  • Single Engine Running Rough

    Trike Pilot:  Tower, Experimental Trike 16Alpha, request priority landing due to my engine running rough. Tower:  Trike 16 Alpha you will be number two, behind a B-52 that has one engine shut down. Trike Pilot:  “Ah, the dreaded seven-engine approach.”

    Tags: Engine Rough, B-52, Engine Out, Humor, trike pilot, trike alpha, engine, alpha, pilot

  • Where we Flew- latest Conquests

    Here's the SkyVector Map for the area we flew last week.  When the other guys weren't looking, I took Nate, or Dave G, or someone to go hit as many airports as we could in the area.  On my Profile page is the full list & map of airports I've flown to. Nate (@Nwhit...

    Tags: Picking off Airports, SkyVector, Density Altitude, Engine Out

  • 503 rotax pukes- Engine Out over 2 years ago now

    Pistons seized (even 503s die some-time!) the ground was frozen ( 20deg ), and bumpy! my 12 meter wing didn't like slowing down. this happened on 1st january 2011, hell of a way to start the new year! it gets worse! in april my wallet and id was stolen! in july i had my shoulder re-manufactured...

    Tags: 503, Engine Out, Engine Out landing