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Inflight Emergencies

by John White |

Firetrucks at War Flying AbnormallyInflight emergencies seem to occur when we least expect them, so being prepared for the unknown is very important.

Flying Abnormally! Webinar

OK, we really don't want to think about inflight emergencies when we are taking the family for a Sunday afternoon flight to our favorite airport restaurant for that $ 100 hamburger. But, as fate would have it, not all flights go as planned. The best solution is to be prepared ahead of time for that alternator failure or other emergency, and the FAA Safety Team has scheduled a live webinar at 9:00pm EST on Thursday, November 12th, 2015. Here are the details:
This interactive, live webinar is designed to help general aviation pilots adapt an airline type approach to dealing with non-critical, in-flight situations. The failure of an alternator, engine instrument, or vacuum pump should not develop into an emergency, yet that often happens. This is why airlines and business aviation operators have established “abnormal procedures” for dealing with equipment failures. Most new general aviation airplanes now have an abnormal procedures checklist included in their manuals. But most older GA airplanes do not have these important checklists. In this seminar, pilots will have an opportunity, under the guidance of a former airline instructor, to learn how to develop their own set of “abnormals” for the type of airplane and kind of flying typically done. Click here for more information and to register. Cannot attend the webinar? Click here to take the associated online course valid for the same Wings credit. To view further details and registration information for this seminar, https://www.faasafety.gov/SPANS/event_details.aspx?eid=65414. The sponsor for this seminar is: The FAA Safety Team

A Real Life Inflight Emergency Video

This unfortunate event happened to a friend of mine. He allowed me to upload the footage and he told me this information, "Routine pleasure flight cut extremely short. Fortunately for me, 200agl ruled out a turn attempt although I had the natural urge to try for a split second. FAA still working on cause. Possible ignition or induction system. Site examination ruled out bad fuel, mags, separated engine components. Everything under cowling was intact. Typical pilot error components confirmed not an issue with the video. Checked primer locked once stopped, so also non-issue. Happy to be alive."

Have You Had An Inflight Emergency?

How about you? Have you had an inflight emergency? If so share it with us in the comments section below. Until next time keep your wings straight and level Hersch!

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