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Old 16th Aug 2007, 01:50
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Captain Nomad
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Paul's research has raised some interesting questions though...

Operationally speaking it is a good thing that the type has not had a spate of engine failures in IMC. I wonder how many pilots flying the machine IFR actually recalculate their approach minima's to a height that would guarantee obstacle clearance based on what can only be argued as increadibly poor single engine climb performance? The figures suggested for the type fall way short of the 100' clearance @ 2.5% which the charts are based on...
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