Aircraft Emergency And Landing in a Glasair - the impossible turn ???

My Glasair engine is a Subaru SVX EG-33. Six bearings in the planetary speed reduction unit failed during departure. I declared an in-flight emergency and immediately returned for landing. Total flight time was 63 seconds. I failed to plug the camera mike in so you don't hear the engine monitor blaring out alarms or chatter between other pilots and myself. Departure was made with 10 degrees of flaps and remained there until landing with 25 degrees. The buzzer during much of the flight is the "gear up" with "flaps extended" warning horn ... the stall horn never sounded. Speed did drop but the flight never reached critically low speed. Power was intentionally reduced to keep gearbox temps down. I fly patrol flights at 500 ft or less, often 6 to 7 hrs a day. So I do have low level maneuvering experience. Some may call this the impossible turn but power was available during the entire flight.

More Videos...


Stoddard Hamilton demo video of the GlaStar aircraft on floats
Stoddard Hamilton demo video of the GlaStar aircraft on floats.





Glasair 1RG Fly By 260 MPH - Subaru EG33 Motor
Father-In-Law's first flight in a Glasair aircraft powered by a Subaru Alcyone SVX EG33 six cylinder 202 cubic inch engine. He had never before experienced any "G Loads" and handled them well. Watch us make a high speed missed approach.





Practicing the impossible turn Cessna 182
500 to 700AGL power off and a 180 back to the field. The first 600ft of the runway coming from the sea has some holes , so thats why I give some gas before landing, but the runway is made. One of the attempts ipower wasnt pulled all the way (not on purposse.





GLASAIR III SPEED MACHINE
LOOPTV flight tests the two-seat kit-built Glasiar III. For more incredible flight tests and flying stories and of course aviation news: http://www.looptv.aero




Follow