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Hawk incident near Culdrose

Old 31st Jul 2022, 13:30
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I wasn't criticising the pilot's actions, merely expressing surprise that he didn't fly a simple spiral descent (in benign Wx condtions) from the overhead.

It's 41 years since my last trip in XX189 at Chiv. Back then we weren't taught any fixed power straight-in options; the radar PFL (a lot easier than a 1-in-1 in the Hunter) was the preferred option. A visual spiral from 8000ft to high or low key wouldn't have been particularly demanding in my view. The Hawk T1 was extremely easy to fly and had good systems redundancy; personally with any engine associated caption I wouldn't wish to fly beyond gliding range of the aerodrome if at all possible - and the Hawk glides extremely well too.

Perhaps current teaching might be reviewed following this accident?
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Old 31st Jul 2022, 13:42
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Experience from other oil related incidents had shown that the engine will work just fine with limited oil as long as you keep the RPM stable. That is probably what led us down the straight in path instead of forced landings.

On the flip side can you imagine if they had proceeded to high key, chopped the throttle, the engine had failed and then they screwed up the forced landing pattern? Guess what the criticism would have been then?!

Maybe the handling advice will be reviewed. But not by me. Iím out!

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Old 31st Jul 2022, 14:02
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Oil pressure low.
1981: Land ASAP, using min power.
If the engine vibrates it may seize.
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