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Task: Engine failure techniques


To determine that the candidate; 

(a) Maintains control of the aircraft at all times (critical element).

(b) Executes an appropriate emergency procedure when the take-off is abandoned or an engine is failed after take-off.

(c) Nominates an achievable landing site, executes a procedure to achieve the nominated landing site and carries out appropriate checklist items, if time permits.

(d) Initiates the go around procedure correctly when prompted by the examiner.


The examiner/instructor will; 

(a) Simulate emergencies without risk to aircraft or crew.

(b) Ensure that ATS is aware of the simulated emergency.

(c) Early in the take-off roll, either simulate an event that would require the take-off to be abandoned (low oil pressure), or simulate engine failure by moving the mixture control to ICO; and/or

(d) Simulate an engine failure after take-off by partially retarding the throttle and;

(e) Place emphasis on the candidate’s control of the aircraft.

(f) Observe the candidate’s subsequent actions and determine that they meet the objectives.

(g) Place emphasis on the candidate’s go around procedure.