Emergency Landing at John Day, OR in a Glasair
Lots of narrative, fewer pictures (I was a little at the time). Hope you find this instructive. On a flight from Richland, WA to Salt Lake City, I smelled smoke in the cockpit and saw a very high reading on the oil pressure gauge. Made an idle-power landing from 15,000 feet to an airport 15 miles away and met the local fire fighters at John Day, OR. Good people!
Airplane engine failure during take off and turn back for landing (practice)
Aircraft 500 feet emergency turning back via simulated engine failure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMLvDozdB6o ----------------------------------- 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 start turning. More info and videos: http://www.youtube.com/starnoczi
Dave Keller's successful Mooney 20C turn back (The Impossible Turn)
Ripped from http://flash.aopa.org/asf/pilotstories/impossibleturn/?WT.mc_id=091204epilo t&WT.mc_sect=sap Following excerpt from: http://www.nar-associates.com/technical-flying/impossible/TurnbackValidatio n.htm In January of 2009 Dave Keller had a piston failure in a Mooney 20C whilst he was departing runway 18 at Anderson Municipal Darlington (KAID) airport. He successfully turned back and successfuly landed on runway 36, i.e., in the opposite direction on the departure runway. Fortuitously he had recently installed a video camera in the aircraft. It was running during the maneuver. At the time of the incident the Metar for a nearby airport (Delaware County Airport-Johnson Field, Muncie, IN) which is 13 nm northeast of Anderson was KMIE 061753Z 22006KT 10SM CLR 02/M06 A3019 RMK AO2 SLP230 T00221061 10022 21067 58008
Glasair Sportsman 2+2 Aircraft Demo Video
Glasair Sportsman 2+2 Aircraft demo video produced by Glasair Aviation. http://glasairaviation.com