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Vacuum Failure in IMC

Real Pilot Story

This Real Pilot Story shows how important it is to be proficient and prepared in the event of an instrument failure during flight in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC). As Dr. Donna Wilt can attest, practice partial panel in realistic situations, be resourceful, and know when to declare an emergency and use ATC’s help.
Tablet: Compatible
Length: 11:22 mins
Topic: Aeronautical Decision Making, Emergency Procedures, IFR Procedures
FAA WINGS: Not Eligible
Accident Forgiveness: Eligible

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This video qualifies for AOPA Accident Forgiveness.