“To Return or not to Return? That is the question.”
Topic: Engine Failure on Take-Off
On: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at 7:00 PM
West Valley Flying Club
1901 Embarcadero Rd. ste 100
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Why would anyone contemplate a dangerous, often fatal maneuver? We all have an internal recording of our instructor’s voice saying, “If the engine quits on take-off, land straight ahead!”
The question is, “why?” Why is it dangerous to attempt a return to the runway after an engine failure on take-off?
Is there an altitude high enough to warrant a try? If so, how do you determine that altitude? Or, should we decide that we will never try a turn back for landing, no matter what altitude we have, and no matter what lies ahead? To view further details and registration information for this event, click here.