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Task: Forced landing without power
To determine that the candidate;
(a) Is aware of the factors affecting the choice of the best available landing area for a forced landing without power.
(b) Exhibits adequate knowledge of the recommended procedures, including the initial actions, to be used in the event of engine failure (above 1000′).
(c) Maintains control of the aircraft during all phases of the simulated emergency (critical element).
(d) Maintains airspeed within ± 5 knots of the nominated glide speed.
(e) Plans and follows a flight pattern to the selected landing area, considering altitude, wind, terrain, obstructions and other relevant factors so as to achieve the 1/3 aim point at 500′ AGL (critical element).
(f) Attempts to determine the reason for the simulated malfunction by following an appropriate emergency checklist.
(g) Initiates the missed approach at the minimum safe altitude (or higher as directed by the flight examiner or instructor).
The examiner/instructor will;
(a) By questioning, ensure the candidate is aware of the factors affecting the choice of the forced landing area and advise the candidate of the forced landing area to be used.
(b) Simulate an engine failure at a suitable altitude (not below 2000′ AGL) and determine that the candidate’s performance meets the objectives.
(c) Place emphasis on the candidate’s aircraft control, judgement, planning, checklist use and passenger handling during the simulated emergency.
(d) Place emphasis on the candidate’s ability to achieve the 1/3 aim point from 500′ AGL.
(e) Place emphasis on the candidate’s termination of the emergency procedure not below minimum safe height.
(f) Place emphasis on the candidate’s go around procedure.