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.
F15 inflight fire landing and ejection
This F15 aircraft suffers an engine fire some distance out from a landing
site. After trying to extinguish the fire the fire remains. The pilot lands
the aircraft but a suprise when travelling down the runway
GLASAIR III SPEED MACHINE
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Aircraft Brake Failure Accident - Glasair Crash - Cockpit View Plane Crash
CONTAINS LANGUAGE NOT SUITABLE FOR YOUNGER VIEWERS.
The Glasair has no nose wheel steering... only differential braking.
Rudder effectiveness degrades rapidly as the aircraft slows below 70 MPH.
Full left rudder was applied throughout this incident.
The airplanes brake line ruptures and the plane is pulled to the right. I
wasted time pumping the left brake thinking their must be air in the line.
To avoid a runway light, the right brake was tapped just as we exited the
pavement. My plan was to allow the plane to slow in the grass, after
passing the culvert I would use the right brake to come to a stop ... the
unseen erosion gully modified that plan.
This Glasair is powered with a six cylinder 202 cubic inch Subaru SVX
Alcyone EG33 engine. We were in route to an air race in Tennessee when
this overrun occurred. We won "Silver" in the Sport Air Race League 2011
Footage of aircraft crash in Iceland
Devastating moment light aircraft crash lands into tarmac and turns into
giant fireball killing two... but not the pilot
The crash happened in Iceland last year, with footage emerging this week
The light aircraft hit the runway as it banked, with no landing gear down
A pilot made a miraculous escape from a plane crash in Iceland that killed
the other two occupants -- and footage of the incident has been released
for the first time.
The shocking footage shows the aircraft -- an ambulance plane -- banking
hard and at speed, with no landing gear visible, above a runway in
It quickly loses altitude as it passes the camera -- fixed inside a truck
-- and careers into the ground, creating a gigantic fireball.
A watching member of the ground crew in the foreground is momentarily
frozen with shock, before he runs, with another man, towards the billowing
According to Icelandic news source Visir.is, the captain and ambulance man,
Peter Robert Tryggvason, both died -- but the pilot, Axel Albert Jensen,
The exact causes of the crash, which happened on August 5, 2013, have yet
to be found, but there is some speculation that it was a fly-by that went
Airplane engine failure during take off and turn back for landing (practice)
Airplane 50 feet 210 degree low alt. emergency turning back:
First of all: This is a motorglider.
Secondly: (Disclaimer) This is a dangerous maneuver! NOT EVERY AIRCRAFT IS
ABLE TO DO IT! DO NOT TRY IT! DO NOT DO IT! USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!
And now the description.: Emergency landing practice of airplane engine
failure during take off. If the altitude is above 100 feet (cca. 30 meters)
we turn back the airplane (motorglider) and land in tail wind. If the
altitude is not enough we must find a clear landing area in front of us.
(eg. emergency landing area at the end of the airfiled)
When we realize the fact of engine failure immediately have to push the
plane into gliding slope position to maintain the necessary airspeed and
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Aero-TV: Glasair Aviation -Thoughts On The Evolution Of Sport Aviation
A Look At The Changes Taking Place In The Sport Aviation Industry
The future of sport aviation is in flux... the old ways of sport flying are
rapidly disappearing and a new reality is coming about. With that in mind,
ANN's Tom Patton took a few moments to ask one of the veterans of the sport
aviation market, Glasair's Scott Taylor, about what he sees as he works in
this ever-evolving industry.
The generation that used to build every single piece of an aircraft, from
plans, rather than a kit has all but disappeared and today's SportPlane
builder/buyer is a far more discerning and picky individual. Take the
Glasair Sportsman 2 + 2 as a case in point... the machine is surviving
because of an aggressive marketing program by the manufacturer that not
only emphasizes the ability of the aircraft , but has packaged a fast-build
program (a legal one!) to offer the more immediate gratification that
today's customer's demand. And it is innovative thinking like the 'Two Week
To Taxi' program that has made the company successful while dozens of
others have all but disappeared.
The Sportsman 2+2 gives its pilots reason to brag about 155-161 mph cruise
speeds (180-200 hp), and a Vso of only 48 mph... making the S2+2 an easy
STOL performer needing as little as 375 feet for takeoff and 260 feet for
landing. Climb rates range from 1950 fpm (solo) to 1000 fpm (gross). At 65%
power and standard tanks, the S2+2 will get you 886 sm down the road. It
has 1000 pounds of useful load, and a small bench seat behind the two front
seats (good for an adult or two small kids... or an amazing load of crap,
uh, gear). Even if you fill both seats and gas it all the way up, there's
still 300 pounds of useful load left. And its THAT kind of capability that
is much in demand by today's SportPlane buyer...
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Glasair: Build an airplane in two weeks
Glasair's "Two Weeks To Taxi" program has been approved by the FAA. Pilots
can now build their own experimental category "homebuilt" aircraft with the
help of Glasair technicians inside of two weeks vacation time.