Deadstick Landing

Deadstick Landing

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A deadstick landing, also called a dead-stick landing or forced landing, occurs when an aircraft loses all of its propulsive power and is forced to land. The term is often misunderstood, as the flight controls in the majority of aircraft are either fully or partially functional, even with no engine power. Instead, the term refers to the wooden propeller (the "stick") being stopped in an engine-out setting. All fixed-wing aircraft have some capability to glide with no engine power; that is, they do not sink straight down like a stone, but rather continue to glide horizontally while descending. After a loss of power, the pilot's goal is to fly the descending aircraft to the most suitable landing spot within gliding distance, and then land with the least amount of damage possible. The area open for potential landing sites depends on the original altitude, local terrain, and the engine-out gliding capabilities of the aircraft.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • Log Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136716720
  • 9786136716725