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Instrument flying: flying with a partial panel

cockpit 1957 beechcraft airplane

The complexity of  flying on instruments increases when we simulate a vacuum failure. We loose one especially critical instrument necessary to our flight attitude coordination. The Loss of this instrument in flight can certainly and very quickly and easily turn into a life and death situation. The purpose of partial panel training The goal of partial panel simulation is simple: what would ...

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The Forced Approach and Landing

Forced Landing of TACA Airlines Flight 110. Image Courtesy of airliners.net

So now that we know about the precautionary procedure, what happens if we have NO engine power? We plan a forced landing! The image above shows an actual forced landing of a Boeing 737 jet. TACA Airlines Flight 110 lost power in both engines and successfully glided and landed on an unprepared, makeshift field (image courtesy of airliners.net). Is planning ...

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