Pilots often practice emergency situations to learn how to handle and even prevent those dreaded scenarios. The AOPA Air Safety Foundation's Emergency Procedures Safety Advisor focuses on how to handle the aircraft when things have already gone wrong. The Safety Advisor discusses the importance of distinguishing "abnormal" situations from emergencies (and keeping the former from becoming the latter). It also looks at handling a number of specific emergency situations, including engine failures, off-airport landings, fires, and vacuum failures in instrument meteorological conditions.
May 11, 2007