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Old 10th Jul 2013, 00:32
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Ascend Charlie
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Great South East, tired and retired
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From 1000' you will be on the ground in about 30 seconds, give or take a few. Doesn't leave you much time to enter autorotation, make a mayday call, turn towards a safe spot, hopefully into wind, adjust your glidepath to make that spot, flare and land. About as much time as it took to read that.

You should have a good idea of where your "cone" of landing spots is, under and forward of your machine, and where in the window is the cutoff between making it and being impossible to get there.
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