Old 24th Feb 2019, 20:37
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HPSOV L
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: expat
Posts: 115
Agree.
If I am sitting down the back with my family I’d rather you didn’t climb up and fly off somewhere remote to spend 45 minutes dumping fuel on one engine if the aircraft has the ability to land immediately with ample performance margins.
Land at Nearest Suitable Airport implies a certain urgency due to lack of redundancy. Of course it may be safer to reduce the landing weight depending on the circumstances , so let’s not make absolute statements.
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