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Crisis Management – Preventing and handling in-flight failures

Even though structural failures can occur at any time, a pilot must always react with safety as the most important concern. Always keep the aircraft away from the crowd and make every effort to land the aircraft.
Sooner or later, every giant-scale pilot will encounter a situation where something within fails during flight. Even though the builder/pilot may not be able to predict all types of malfunctions, it is important to know some common problems and how to react when a malfunction occurs. Let’s explore some unknowns: electrical and structural failures, pre-flight problems and common engine issues. While not every situation can be prevented, it is best to be ready for when,...

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Crisis Management – Preventing and handling in-flight failures

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