Engine failure immediately after takeoff.

Date:       3 March 16
By:          Frank Gue, B.Sc., MBA, P.Eng.,
               Professional Engineer,
               Burlington ON      L7R 2B5
For:        Boldmethod and all pilots
Re:         Engine failure immediately after takeoff.

Colin:

Suggestion:  What you do in the first one second after the engine failure can
save you or kill you.
In that first one second, never mind switches, flaps, or anything else:
GET THE NOSE DOWN.
 
You were climbing under full power, nose well up.  You’ll lose airspeed and stall
at once unless you get the nose down.
In that same second, check your height above ground.  Do you have enough
altitude to turn back to the runway (you did calculate your turn-back
decision height before you opened the throttle, didn’t you)?  And you did, a while
back, at altitude, check the height you lose making the three turns you need to
get lined-up on your downwind runway, didn’t you?  And you did make a
rough calc of the correction needed for the height ASL of your airfield, didn’t
you?  You did reset your altimeter, didn’t you?
We plan our flights, we don’t plan to crash.  But in the light of all the business
that goes into that first second after an engine failure, wouldn’t it be wise to
say we should
PLAN THE CRASH?
 
Frank.
On Mar 3, 2016, at 5:44 AM, Boldmethod <no-reply@boldmethod.com> wrote:
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