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Old 13th Jan 2015, 16:53
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hugh flung_dung
Join Date: Jan 1999
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Forced landing WITH power

When I was instructing it was a normal part of our training for studes to learn how to pick a field and to fly timed circuits around it for inspection and then an approach, all assuming poor viz and low cloud. Mutterings on another thread make me suspect that this is not taught by some schools, or that PPLs don't practice it. If you don't know how to do it then it would be a good thing to practice during the next flight with an FI ...

There's a reasonable description of the procedure here: but it doesn't mention timings for poor viz - ask your FI.
Remember that field length can be estimated by flying down it and timing: 1 second equates to 100 feet at 60kt (or 125 feet at 75kt, and so on).

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