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    Best kind of panic reaction. Get things taken care of, THEN get the shakes!

    Doesn't work that way for everyone, unfortunately.

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    That was as smooth as a powered landing. Credit is due for that as well as maintaining composure. I'm fairly sure I'd have panicked.

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    The correct procedure for a dead stick landing at night is to turn on your landing lights as you make your final approach and if you don't like what you see ahead of you then turn them off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by owen moore View Post
    The correct procedure for a dead stick landing at night is to turn on your landing lights as you make your final approach and if you don't like what you see ahead of you then turn them off.
    "The Joo Janta 200 Super-Chromatic Peril Sensitive Sunglasses have been designed to help people develop a relaxed attitude to danger. They follow the principle "what you don't know can't hurt you" and turn completely dark and opaque at the first sign of danger. This prevents you from seeing anything that might alarm you. This does, however, mean that you see absolutely nothing, including where you're going. " From The Restaurant at the End of the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

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    AT least you might have a chance to locate a suitable landing spot. But when you loose your engine just after take off on small rural runways you might not have enough altitude to pick a landing area, let alone make a turn about back to the runway.
    I saw that happen to an instructor friend of mine teaching a student to to touch and go's they managed to land on a 1 lane gravel road but just barely got stopped before 1 of the wings was about to hit a tree
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    Roger, have landed safely, require holding codes and a clean set of undershorts, over.

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    About cool-handed as possible. Composure is a product of knowledge and nerve.

    But there is a old funny joke.
    Student pilot is up with instructor for air trials. His assignment, make 3 strips for grading of navigation, instruments, radio, time/ distance, fuel management in a series of touch and go. After fueling at third, he'll return to base.
    First strip, combination commercial and private, is a breeze. Right on time, perfect comm's, approach and departure.
    Second is textbook quality, at a smaller private strip. Touches down, rolls along and throttles up and away, en-route for the third.
    It's otherwise unimproved dirt strip, high in the mountains and very small.
    Approaching, he is shocked at the conditions, it really is small, he gets hesitant. It is incredibly short.
    Low on fuel, instructor tells him it's required that he land. Student balks, while instructor becomes more insistent. Anxiety grows, instructor now virtually ordering him to land.

    Student grits teeth, white knuckles with full flaps, touches down hard, reverses propeller, and stands on brake pedal..(imagine screeching cartoon effects)............lurching to a stop.
    Whew! In amazement says "This runway is crazy short!"

    Instructor, pauses chewing gum and writing on pad, looks slowly out port, then starboard window; remarks "Yes, but it sure is wide"........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolmaker51 View Post
    About cool-handed as possible. Composure is a product of knowledge and nerve.

    But there is a old funny joke.
    Student pilot is up with instructor for air trials. His assignment, make 3 strips for grading of navigation, instruments, radio, time/ distance, fuel management in a series of touch and go. After fueling at third, he'll return to base.
    First strip, combination commercial and private, is a breeze. Right on time, perfect comm's, approach and departure.
    Second is textbook quality, at a smaller private strip. Touches down, rolls along and throttles up and away, en-route for the third.
    It's otherwise unimproved dirt strip, high in the mountains and very small.
    Approaching, he is shocked at the conditions, it really is small, he gets hesitant. It is incredibly short.
    Low on fuel, instructor tells him it's required that he land. Student balks, while instructor becomes more insistent. Anxiety grows, instructor now virtually ordering him to land.

    Student grits teeth, white knuckles with full flaps, touches down hard, reverses propeller, and stands on brake pedal..(imagine screeching cartoon effects)............lurching to a stop.
    Whew! In amazement says "This runway is crazy short!"

    Instructor, pauses chewing gum and writing on pad, looks slowly out port, then starboard window; remarks "Yes, but it sure is wide"........
    After working on airplane for Uncle Sam for a while, and then photographing auto and aircraft accidents for a longer while for the same employer, I decided I'd rather drive myself. Yes, automobiles are also heavier than air, but they generally don't get up in the air very much.

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