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Engine Failure After Takeoff
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Location: AOPA Tent
Presenter: Brian Schiff
Conventional training and wisdom has dictated that pilots should always land straight ahead when an engine failure occurs shortly after takeoff in a Single Engine Airplane.
This controversial topic has been hotly debated to the point where turning to land on the departure runway has been called “the impossible turn.” The FAA now states that “flight instructors should demonstrate and teach trainees when and how to make a safe 180-degree turnback to the field after an engine failure.