Videos

Plan for Gliding Distance and Engine Out Over Water — 1 Minute Wings

If you find yourself needing to cross large bodies of water in a single engine airplane on wheels, and even those on floats, consider your gliding distance and ability to reach land for an emergency landing. Imagine the alternative, especially in colder climates where the water can be inhospitable. If you survive the crash (and …

Plan for Gliding Distance and Engine Out Over Water — 1 Minute Wings »

Subcribe and stay connected

If you find yourself needing to cross large bodies of water in a single engine airplane on wheels, and even those on floats, consider your gliding distance and ability to reach land for an emergency landing.

Imagine the alternative, especially in colder climates where the water can be inhospitable. If you survive the crash (and an airplane can flip), now you’re in the water, with or without a PFD (personal floatation device or life jacket) and far from shore.

Even in the best of circumstances, survival could be difficult to impossible.

Plan for this by choosing an altitude that will allow for gliding distance to either shore. You can determine your glide ratio, and then punch that into ForeFlight. This is something to be planned ahead of time, but can also work in a pinch if you need to find another course of action.

Always keep this gliding distance and plan for the unlikely so that Murphy’s Law doesn’t come to haunt you.

#flying #aviation #glidingdistance

via https://youtu.be/gnoi84UMPSs

AUTHOR

Chris Palmer

Chief Flight Instructor and President of Angle of Attack. Founded in 2006.

ON THE SAME TOPIC

Flying + Photos: Student Pilot’s Sky-High Senior Snaps

Welcome to our latest video where we dive into the exciting world of flight training and the journey of becoming a pilot. The process of building a student pilot up is a step-by-step process, where with each flight lesson, the necessary skills and mindset are added to make you a safe aviator. In this video, …

Flying + Photos: Student Pilot’s Sky-High Senior Snaps »

Read more

Friendship, Flying Formation & Photos

Welcome to our Alaska adventure, where we take to the skies with friends. We will capture the beauty of the Last Frontier from a unique perspective. We’re flying in a Cessna 172 as the photo airplane, with the talented Deon Mitton behind the lens. Deon is a professional photographer with a keen eye for capturing …

Friendship, Flying Formation & Photos »

Read more

Can She Hang? Flight Training in Turbulence + Stalls

Flight training is a fun process, but flight training in turbulence is also quite challenging at times. It’s good to go flying when the weather and conditions aren’t perfect, and that’s exactly what we do on this flight lesson. Sienna is a student pilot and working on her private pilot. This is her 4th flight …

Can She Hang? Flight Training in Turbulence + Stalls »

Read more

Sienna is SLICING the Skies | Flight Training with Real Student Pilot

We are continuing on with Flight Training Lessons for Sienna, a student pilot working on her Private Pilot license (certificate). We’ve been flying a lot recently and she’s making progress as she learns to become a pilot. In this lesson, we mix things up a little bit. Instead of going out and doing a syllabus-type …

Sienna is SLICING the Skies | Flight Training with Real Student Pilot »

Read more

Stay Connected

Be the very first to get notified when we publish new flying videos, free lessons, and special offers on our courses.

YOUR FLYING JOURNEY STARTS HERE

ENROLL IN YOUR PRIVATE PILOT COURSES NOW