Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:40 pm #1778433
rf3flyer wrote:@Miscellaneous Down to my piloting skills, I'm sure.
Exactly, that's what makes it interesting. Given the time you have owned the aeroplane and your experience of it, a halving/doubling of the height lost is very significant.
Take someone much less familiar with the aeroplane, throw in the additional pressures of doing for real, possibly with the distraction of a passenger and it's anyones guess how big the factor between actual and possible will be. Let's be very conservative and say your first effort could be replicated by others for real. For the average 10:1 glide ratio aeroplanes that's 800'.
That's a significant gamble to be taking.
At what point after take off does an EFATO become an engine failure in flight?