I CRANKED it around and landed back at the departure field with no damage to the airplane, me or anyone else thank God.
[/b] [/u I was lucky... very lucky to have had this happen so close to the airport in day VFR conditions.
I don't think you were "lucky", just skillful. A nice piece of flying.Please reply directly to email@example.com
I don't want to change the topic.
I am most interested in how you turned back to the airport. To see why go here: http://www.nar-associates.com/technical-flying/technical-flying.html#Turnback
I assume that because you say "I CRANKED it around..." that you did a teardrop
return to the airport and a downwind landing. Is that correct?
Approximately what bank angle did you use in the turn?
Approximately what speed did you use in the turn?
At what speed did you climbout after lift off?
Was the engine producing any power at all?
Did you pull the propeller back to coarse pitch?
Did the engine seize and the propeller stop?
What model aircraft?
What was the approximate aircraft weight?
Was the aircraft equipped with vortex generators?
What ratings do you hold?
How many hours PIC do you have?
Have you had any aerobatic instruction? If so, how much?
Have you ever practiced this maneuver at altitude?
Any other comments that you think are useful.
Thanks in advance,
David F. Rogers, PhD, ATP
Professor of Aerospace Engineering
Rogers Aerospace Engineering & Consulting
Over 50 years of experiencewww.nar-associates.com
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